Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone

by justineh

PICS Organization Name
Hôpital d’enfants de la Timone


Marseille, France 

Weekly Stipend
$450 + Room & Board

Public Transportation

Housing Provided

Former Interns
Owen Ayers '19, Selah Hampton '18, Imani Williams '18

Organization Description
National and public university hospital, the children’s hospital of “la Timone” has 290 beds including all the facilities as well in medical pediatric specialties and surgical one (E&T, orthopedics, visceral and thoracic surgery, urology, neurology, plastic surgery, cardiac surgery); and a  Maternity type III (means the best one for delicate pregnancy).
Situated beside an adult hospital of 700 beds, sharing some equipment (MRI, body Scan, PET scan, last generation of gamma unit (only 2 in France), conventional radiotherapy, robotic surgery …). 

 Largest hospital for children in France. Most important children’s hospital in France after “Necker Enfant Malade” (Paris). Numerous collaborations with North Africa, certified and accredited for medical residency in all Europe.

Public university hospital / Regional children's hospital / Accredited in Europe and national reference center /
Hosting Princeton interns has been very successful for the past 4 years in terms of friendship, collaboration and a great opportunity for exchange for our french medical students and residents.

Internship Description

  • Review of medical charts concerning pediatric urology and general pediatric surgery in order to publish the collected data in a scientific review.
  • Learning how the french medical system functions.
  • Participating in the 'life' of a pediatric surgical department: staff /  out patient clinic / operating theater.

Internship Qualifications

  • Active involvement with the clinical care of children as a member of a team
  • Fluency in French language
  • Tolerance and acceptance of a multiracial community
  • Previous experience (any kind) in 'Latin countries' 


  • Practice in Excel, PowerPoint, pub med research and some background in statistical analysis

Expected Start Time
8:00 am

Expected End Time
4:00 pm

Required Dates
6/1/18 - 7/31/18

Internship Length
8 Weeks

Meets Certificate Requirement
Yes, Global Health Policy

Additional Info
Vaccination against tuberculosis and preferably hepatitis B & C also required

Insurance covering health and civic responsibility

Evaluation Excerpt

Before this summer, I had never considered pediatric surgery as anything that I would pursue as a career, but now I'm absolutely set on it. Seeing the breadth of a pediatric specialists responsibilities convinced me that is the academic, technical, and emotional challenge that I seek from a career in medicine.
—Owen Ayers '19

To see whether this internship is still accepting applications for 2018, please check the Second Round page.


To read evaluations written by former interns, please contact the
Student Program