A Projects Abroad intern assists with checking a patient to gain internship work experience overseas.

Internship Abroad Programs

Get international work experience and develop personally and professionally

Do an overseas internship with Projects Abroad and learn from experienced local professionals in developing countries.

Through our work abroad programs, you can expect to: 

  • Get first-hand practical knowledge in your field of interest, like Medicine or Law
  • Immerse yourself in experiential education and learn by doing
  • Network with local and international professionals
  • Drive your career forward with real professional development 

Our Project Experts can help you find work opportunities abroad that match your requirements and level of experience. Our programs run throughout the year, so we offer a variety of long and short-term internships that you can join at any time.

What are the best internship abroad programs for me?

With us, you don’t need to worry about how to get an internship abroad. Our international work programs are open to people of all ages and occupations. They’re especially popular for:

  • High School Graduates
  • College Students
  • Recent Graduates

By interning abroad, you’ll gain practical work experience and skills that will help set you apart with university admission panels and future employers. In addition, we can easily organize research opportunities at your project if you need to collect data for a thesis.

Is an internship not quite what you're looking for? Take a look at our volunteer programs abroad. You can work in ChildcareConservation and more.

How to Intern Abroad

Interested in getting international experience as an intern? We recommend Flexi Trips for anyone aged 18 and older. You’ll be independent while still having the support of our in-country staff when you need it.

If you’re between the ages of 15-18, our High School Special programs are for you. You’ll work in a safe, supportive environment, and our staff will be by your side throughout your trip. 

To learn more about the types of trips we offer, go to our trip formats page.

To join an international internship program, follow these easy steps. You can also speak directly to one of our Project Experts for guidance

Projects Abroad interns edit a spreadsheet as part of their internship work overseas.

What are the benefits of an internship abroad?

This is what you can gain from an internship abroad:  

  • Add practical work experience to your resume
  • Work alongside professionals and learn from their experience
  • Get an insight into global issues and challenges
  • Improve global competencies like communication, time management, and planning

With our flexibility, we can organize certificates of hours and accommodate any other requirements you have.  

Our internship abroad programs are also ethical, and we have guidelines in place for those working with children or animals, or in medical settings. Read more about our approach to ethical programs.

Summer Internships Abroad

If you want to work abroad for the summer, our global internships are a great fit. You can travel with us at any point over June, July, or August, from as little as one week. 

Our Medicine & Healthcare, Law & Human Rights, and Conservation Internships fill up very quickly for the summer. If you want work opportunities abroad in one of these fields, we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible! 

Organizing a summer internship abroad at the last minute? We can arrange a program for you on short notice. Read our page about last-minute internships and volunteering abroad.

Choose an International Internship

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An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $1770 USD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Last Minute Trip
A workshop on suturing during our Medicine internship for teenagers in Argentina.

From $3070 USD

Medicine Internships in Argentina for Teenagers
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Travel to South America with a group your age and learn directly from doctors, while also studying Spanish

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
A high school student takes a child's blood sugar measure on our medical internship in Peru

From $2970 USD

Medical Internship in Peru for Teenagers
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Learn directly from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches with a group your age.

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2170 USD

Medical Internships in Nepal for Teenagers
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Join a group your age on a medical placement and learn from qualified doctors in local hospitals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
A teenager measures blood pressure during our medical internship in Ghana

From $3270 USD

Medical Internships in Ghana for Teenagers
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Join other teenagers as you learn from doctors in hospitals and do health checks during outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Legal clinic in session in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town

From $3365 USD

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Last Minute Trip
A human trafficking awareness campaign during our Human Rights internship for high school students in Argentina

From $3070 USD

Human Rights Internship in Argentina for Teenagers
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Work with people your age and learn directly from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Female Projects Abroad Medicine intern learns how to tie a sature at a hopsital as part of her medical work experience in Argentina.

From $2520 USD

Medicine Internship in Argentina
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Get medical work experience by learning directly from doctors in different hospital departments

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From $2970 USD

Medical Internship for High School Students in Tanzania
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Gain valuable medical experience learning from professional doctors and nurses in vibrant Tanzania

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
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