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

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This 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 this internship include:
-Observing morning surgeries
-Tuesdays are spent in the the free clinic where Palestinian children come for  screening and follow-up care
-Wednesdays are spent in the Catheterization clinic
-Attending the Thursday morning meeting of the Save a Child's Heart doctors

Medical Interns also have the opportunity to observe rounds in the ICU and the pediatric surgical wing, where Save a Child's Heart patients recover after surgery.

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.

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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. There is a cost to the program of $200 per week.


The Hospital

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 despite being extremely busy are more than willing to share their knowledge. We 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.

Application Process

Step 1: Submit your online application HERE

Step 2
: Email your resume and a letter of recommendation to

Step 3:
Once all documents have been received, our medical team will review the applications

Step 4
: Interview with Young Leadership Director

Step 5:
Scholarship Opportunities exist for Canadian applicants. For more information, contact Gillian at



In this small global village that we all share, we must care for our own children as well as our own neighbor's, no matter how near or far, for we are all one people and neither geography nor prejudice should impede us

– Dr. Lior Sasson,
Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery WMC