A local child is treated by a student doing a Speech Therapy internship abroad in Africa.

Speech Therapy Internships Abroad

Gain speech therapy work experience in under-resourced countries by observing local professionals

Gain valuable experience during a Speech Therapy internship abroad. This is an opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice, and learn more about global and local healthcare issues.

Choose to do your internship in one of several work settings. You could be placed in a mainstream or special-needs school, or choose a daycare or rehabilitation center. You’ll learn new skills by observing the work of experienced professionals. This is an ideal way to gain speech therapy work experience if you’re starting a career in the field.

Our internships suit those considering a career in speech therapy or those already qualified but are looking for a new challenge. The experience will improve your resume for future job or study applications. It’s also a great opportunity for personal development, as you build confidence and empathy towards others.

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An intern is seen helping a young girl learn how to read and pronunciate whilst on her speech therapy internship in Ghana.
Speech Therapy internship in Ghana
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  • Price: $2,700 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $400 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 18 or over
Speech Therapy Internship
Speech Therapy Internship in Cambodia
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  • Price: $2,400 USD for 2 weeks
  • Extra Weeks: $350 USD
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Minimum Duration: 2 weeks
  • Ages: 18 or over

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Is a Speech Therapy internship abroad right for me?

Are you considering a career in speech therapy? Maybe you’re a current student, or a recent graduate? Whatever your skill level, we have an internship to suit you.

You can work at a level you’re comfortable with. This overseas work experience will see you broaden your horizons and gain invaluable work experience. You’ll learn more about how speech therapy is practiced in a different country. This will give your resume the edge it needs, and it’ll give you a lot to talk about in future interviews.

You’ll be well supported by local colleagues and our local Projects Abroad staff will always be available to help where needed. There will be opportunities to take part in outreach work in communities in need, so this is an opportunity to give back to others while you learn.

If you’re interested in other medical therapies, you can consider our Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy internships. For a broader look at medical issues that affect local communities, we recommend a Public Health placement. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

A local girl talks to a student doing her Speech Therapy internship abroad in Tanzania.

What are the benefits of a Speech Therapy placement abroad?

An internship abroad will help you prepare you for the next stage of your career or education.

Some of the other benefits include:

  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • In-depth work experience opportunity that might not be possible in your home country
  • Exposure to conditions and diseases less common back home
  • Developing a global mindset from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone

A Speech Therapy internship will add to your personal and professional development. It’ll give your resume the edge it needs to stand out in future interviews.

What sets Projects Abroad’s Speech Therapy internships apart?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our internships are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:

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

As an intern, 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 greater exposure to the frontline of medical care than in your home country.

A tailored approach

We are often able to tailor your 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 young man participates in a therapy session run by a student doing a Speech Therapy internship in Africa.

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.

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