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PROJECTS ABROAD PROVIDES INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS THIS SUMMER

Internship Programs in Over 20 Destinations Around the Globe

NEW YORK – April 8, 2011 - Students can now forego the traditional summer job and opt for a rewarding internship with Projects Abroad’s global internship programs.

This summer, Projects Abroad, a leading international volunteer placement organization, is offering more than 10 types of summer internships in disciplines including medicine, journalism, law and human rights, business and veterinary medicine, in over 20 locations on five continents. Participants will gain practical work experience in an international location, all while giving back to communities in need.

“Summer internships have started to replace the standard summer job for many students hoping to make their resume stand-out against the competition at graduation time,” said Projects Abroad’s Vice President, Thomas Pastorius, Jr. “A summer internship at a Projects Abroad location provides valuable experience that’s educational and meaningful. Projects Abroad offers a departure from the typical internship, allowing students to explore the world while sharpening their skills in a particular field.”

Projects Abroad offers a variety of internships in areas including:

Medicine & Healthcare
Students interested in pursuing a medical career can intern in a variety of practice areas. Internships are available in Medicine, Physical Therapy, Midwifery, Dentistry, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. Medical interns learn directly from doctors and medical staff in hospitals and clinics, and are a valuable asset in developing countries where resources can be limited. Placements are made to suit people of all levels of qualification and experience, ranging from high school students to medical school students and beyond.

Law & Human Rights
International Law internships with Projects Abroad give students the opportunity to work side-by-side with legal professionals, becoming involved in many different aspects of the legal process. Offered in China, Mongolia, and Togo, these programs expose participants to unique legal practices and customs. Similarly, Projects Abroad’s Human Rights internships provide students the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations that have a significant impact on the lives of locals. Law & Human Rights internships are available for a variety of qualification levels, including high school students with no formal law experience.

Journalism
Journalism interns can choose to work on a print journalism internship with an international newspaper or magazine, or on a broadcast internship, where interns work with a radio or TV station abroad. During the Print Journalism placements, interns not only get an insider's view of how publications are run, but they also compile an impressive portfolio to take home. In the Broadcast Internship, interns are provided with an array of tapes and discs, as well as a host of broadcasting and production experience. Internships are offered to practicing journalists, as well students studying, or planning on studying, journalism in college.

Business
Projects Abroad’s business internships are designed to give practical work experience to those looking to acquire professional skills and hands-on experience in the business world with a company abroad. Business internships are specially tailored to suit the individual intern, as qualifications, previous work experience, and personal interests are directly relevant. International business internships give interns the chance to discover a way of life in another country with promising economic growth. Positions offer work experience in business sectors that are relevant for the 21st century, and provide a challenging environment that makes a business internship abroad an enriching experience.

Veterinary Medicine
Interns with a passion for working with animals, either in the field of veterinary medicine or in a more general animal-oriented role should consider Projects Abroad’s Veterinary Internship opportunities, as they’re an ideal way to gain knowledge and put skills to practice in the developing world. Participants in Veterinary Medicine or Animal Care internship projects can gain great insight through working with many exciting types of animals like snakes, big cats or even elephants. Interns will also see cases that have been virtually eliminated in the developed world, and will develop a better understanding of the problems people are faced with in their host country.

For more information on summer internship opportunities, visit http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/intern-abroad/.

About Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad was founded in 1992 by Dr. Peter Slowe, a geography professor, as a program for students to travel and work while on break from full-time study. The program had its genesis in post-USSR Romania, where students were given the chance to teach conversational English. After a few years just sending volunteers to Eastern Europe for teaching, the company expanded to sending volunteers of all ages around the world on a wide range of projects.

Projects Abroad is a global leader in short-term international volunteer programs with projects in 27 countries and recruitment offices in the UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Holland, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden and the United States.

For details on volunteering overseas, visit Projects Abroad’s Web site at www.projects-abroad.org

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