• Assist in the review of patient background information and interviewing them to obtain case history and prepare intake reports
  • Participate in assessing patients to identify appropriate nursing interventions
  • Learn how to collaborate with members of an interdisciplinary health team to plan, implement, co-ordinate and evaluate patient care in consultation with patients and their families
  • Assist to administer medications and treatments as prescribed by a physician or according to established policies and protocols
  • Assist in monitoring, assessing, addressing, documenting and reporting symptoms and changes in patients' conditions
  • Learn to operate or monitor medical apparatus or equipment
  • Observe or assist during surgery and other medical procedures as necessary
  • May participate in the supervision of licensed practical nurses and other nursing staff
  • May learn to develop and implement discharge planning process on admission of patients
  • May participate during sessions of teaching and counseling patients and their families on health-related issues in collaboration with other health care providers.

Physiotherapist’s Intern

  • Exposure to assessing patients' physical abilities through evaluative procedures such as functional ability tests
  • Learn to establish treatment goals with patients based on physical or neurological diagnoses
  • Familiarize yourself with planning and implementing programs of physiotherapy including therapeutic exercise, manipulations, massage, body-weight supported treadmill, the use of electro-therapeutic and other mechanical equipment
  • Understand how to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment plans and modify them accordingly
  • Observe the communication with referring physician(s) and other healthcare professionals regarding patients' problems, needs and progress
  • Understand the process of maintaining clinical and statistical records and how to confer with other healthcare professionals
  • Understand how to develop and implement health promotion programs for patients, staff and the community
  • May observe practitioners on methods of providing consultation or educational services

Natural Healing Practioner’s Aide

Natural Healing

A customized internship can be created in any of these occupations to assist alternative medical practitioners and specialists. India is renowned for practices in Ayurvedic medicine, spa/massage therapies, acupuncture, yoga, meditation and spiritual teachings. Detailed tasks and responsibilities are to be outlined as per specific employer and intern needs and expectations.

  • Observe and assist traditional Ayurveda medicine practitioners and understand how to diagnose patients and treat them using raw herbs and other holistic medicines.
  • Familiarize yourself with methods followed by midwives to provide full-course care to women and their babies during pregnancy, labour, birth and the post-natal period including monitoring the health of mother and baby; managing labour and spontaneous normal deliveries; caring for, assessing and monitoring the healthy newborns; and providing advice and information regarding care for newborns and young infants
  • Observe and recognize methods used by acupuncturists to diagnose symptoms, physiological disorders and injuries of patients and treat them by the insertion of acupuncture needles or through stimulation techniques such as acupressure, moxibustion, cupping or electrical current
  • Observe and assist herbalists assess patients and advise them on the use of herbs for the treatment of conditions such as arthritis, rheumatism, asthma, skin disorders and stomach ailments and may cultivate herbs and manufacture and sell herbal compounds
  • Exposure to homeopathic medicine and methods used to diagnose illnesses and treat them by administering, in chemical or herbal form, a small dosage of the illness itself or by suggesting lifestyle changes
  • Familiarize yourself with techniques used by reflexologists to apply gentle finger pressure to specific spots on the clients' feet or hands to promote relaxation and better health and well-being.

Yoga Practioners

  • Observe and assist yoga instructors or practitioners to design course and lesson, recognize the needs of beginners, experienced students and mixed ability groups, teach a wide range of yoga postures from simple to complex, modifying postures for individual conditions such as pregnancy or arthritis. Yoga practitioners also teach efficient breathing habits, ranging from basic breathing techniques to breath control exercises
  • Understand and learn how to assess students' progress and achievements as well as evaluating your own teaching skills