Medical Internships with Save a Child’s Heart offer an opportunity for medical students to gain knowledge and experiences that can help you make a difference in the world.

*Applications are accepted throughout the year and positions are offered on a rolling admission basis. Only students who are currently enrolled in a recognized medical school will be considered.

It is a two week program (with a possibility of an extension with permission from the Save a Child's Heart doctors) where medical students shadow doctors, observe procedures and surgeries, and gain insight into how the Israeli hospital system functions.

The main components of the internship are observing: surgery in the mornings; the free Palestinian clinic on Tuesdays where Palestinian children are screened and receive follow-up care; catheterization on Wednesdays; and a meeting of Save a Child's Heart doctors on Thursday morning. They can also observe rounds in the ICU and the pediatric surgical wing, where Save a Child's Heart patients recover after surgery.


The hospital is a Hebrew speaking environment, but all of the Save a Child’s Heart doctors speak English (though this is not a given with the other medical personnel). Interns will be met on their first day by a Save a Child’s Heart staff member or volunteer and will be given a tour of the Wolfson Medical Center, and introduced to some of the doctors. The internship provides you with an excellent learning opportunity with doctors, who even though they are extremely busy, are more than willing to share their knowledge. We also highly recommend that interns take the time to come and visit the Children’s Home where half of our patients reside before and after their surgeries.


Interns are responsible for food, health insurance, and a cell phone while they are in Israel. With our move to the Legacy Heritage Children’s Home for Save a Child’s Heart, it is now possible to request accommodations at the SACH house ($100/week), but otherwise medical interns must arrange their own accommodations.





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Applications for the 2017 Award are due December 31, 2016. 


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Application Process

Step 1

Submit online application.


Step 2

Email CV and 2 recommendation letters to

Step 3

Once all documents have been received and reviewed by the doctors you will receive notification.

Step 4

Internship Fee – $200 USD per week and the money will be collected on the first day of your internship.

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