A local child gets a medical check during an outreach from an intern doing her Nursing internship in Vietnam.

Nursing Internships Abroad

Get the practical work experience you need to prepare for or advance your nursing career

A Nursing Internship with Projects Abroad is an opportunity for you to get the work experience you need to support a career in the medical field. Our programs are suitable for all levels, whether you want a pre-nursing internship, or clinical experience as a nursing student. 

This is what you can expect from our nursing internships abroad: 

  • Get first-hand insight into nursing practices in a different country
  • Shadow professionals in clinical environments like hospitals and clinics
  • Learn about global healthcare issues and challenges
  • Develop essential medical skills, like measuring blood pressure and blood sugar levels
  • Give back through community healthcare outreach programs

You can do nursing abroad in several developing countries around the world. Our internship programs are flexible and safe, and placements are adjusted to your level of experience. 

Looking to learn about a specific branch of nursing? We can organize nursing overseas opportunities in:

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Adult Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Learning Disabilities Nursing

Speak directly to our Projects Experts to learn more about where we can facilitate these placements for you, and how we can tailor your experience to fit your clinical interests. 

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A projects abroad intern is seen giving a check up to a local boy whilst on her nursing work experience in Peru.
Nursing Internship in Peru
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  • Price: $3,700 USD for 4 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $400 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 4 weeks
  • Ages: 18 or over
Male Projects Abroad intern giving a baby a check up whilst on his nursing internship in Sri Lanka where there are lots of nursing internship oppurtunities.
Nursing Internship in Sri Lanka
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  • Price: $2,300 USD for 1 week
  • Extra Weeks: $400 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 1 week
  • Ages: 18 or over
A student doing a Nursing internship in Ghana with Projects Abroad treats a local woman during a medical outreach.
Nursing Internship in Ghana
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  • Price: $2,900 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $400 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 16 or over
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How to find a Nursing Internship?

Our internship opportunities are open to those with all levels of experience. To get into a program, all you need to do is check that you meet the requirements for the Nursing Project of your choice, and fill in the application form. Our Project Experts are here to assist if you need help finding a program that meets your needs and goals.

Having this kind of clinical work experience will strengthen your resume and give you great discussion points in interviews and essays, perfect for pre-nursing and nursing students. It’s also suitable for experienced nurses who want to branch out in their career and volunteer abroad. 

Not 100% convinced a nursing internship abroad is for you? Here are other options for you to look at:

Read a full list of our overseas internships.

A pair of students completing Nursing internships abroad work through patients' notes after a community outreach in Peru.

Summer Hospital Internships for Undergraduates

Our programs run year-round, and we’re entirely flexible. You choose your own travel dates from a duration as little as one week. So, we’re always able to accommodate summer hospital internships for undergraduates. If you’re interested in pre-nursing internships for college students, or wanting to volunteer at a hospital as a nursing student, take a look at our Flexi Trips

Looking to organize a last-minute nursing internship? Read more about which trips we can accommodate at short notice.

Benefits of Nursing Internships

Whether you’re just getting started in pre-nursing or you’re in the middle of your nursing studies, our programs will give you unparalleled clinical experience to support your future career.  

Here are just some of the benefits that our previous nursing interns talk about:

  • Global competencies such as communication, planning, teamwork, resilience, time management, and leadership
  • Experience with illnesses and medical conditions that might not exist in your home country
  • More in-depth work experience that you might not be able to get in your home country
  • A greater understanding of other people and cultures, helping you to develop a ‘global mindset’ as you work together
  • Increased confidence as you expand your horizons and push past your comfort zone

All of the above will enhance your resume, university applications, and your personal and professional development.

Why do Nursing Programs matter?

This experience will bring you closer to a future working in your chosen field. We’re proud to support future talent who will bring vital skills to communities in need.

Will my internship be an ethical experience?

Yes! At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your Nursing Project is ethical, well supported, and part of a better future. All of our Medicine & Healthcare Projects are guided by a comprehensive code of conduct, as we take the safety of our volunteers, interns, and the people they work with very seriously. 

Our nursing opportunities abroad are also structured in a way that you’ll still make a real impact, even if you’re only there for a short time. Our blog about short-term volunteering explains how we facilitate this

Here are a few more elements of our work that set it apart from other nursing programs:

We record our work in a secure database

We have a Global Impact Database to track the positive impact of our projects. It’s secure and anonymous and we use it to identify specific areas of need. The data we record helps us shape aspects of our work, like medical outreaches and health awareness campaigns. We also use it to monitor the progress of individuals, report our results, and collect data for research. All this work follows our carefully researched Management Plans.

Real work with trained professionals

On our Nursing Projects, you’ll work alongside real healthcare professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions and hear more about their experiences. You’re likely to get more insight into the frontline of medical care than in your home country.

A tailored approach

We're often able to tailor your Nursing Internship to suit your interests. You can work in more than one department or focus on one particular area, and experience outreach work in the local community.

A student doing a Nursing internship abroad in Tanzania enjoys spending time with her local colleagues.

Our Medicine & Healthcare Policy

We take the safety of our volunteers, interns, and the people they work with very seriously. That’s why we’ve put in place a comprehensive Medical Ethics Policy.

Next Steps

Need more help?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re here to answer your questions, big or small.

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