Join a Business internship in Mongolia and set yourself on the path to a successful business career. Work with professionals at local companies and get practical work experience to strengthen your CV. This is a great opportunity to broaden your perspective of business practices on a global scale.
You’ll work with a supervisor and be placed in an area of your choice, like finance or marketing. However, you’re not just limited to one of these areas. Our interns often work with consulting firms that deal with various companies that need help. This means you’ll have opportunities to work with companies in multiple sectors. You can also choose to make an impact in smaller companies and help with staff training or organising workshops.
You’ll live and work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city. Use your free time to roam the Mongolian Steppe, socialise with other interns and volunteers, and spend time with your host family.
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 1 212 244 7234 for more info.
When you apply you only pay $295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1 212 244 7234 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Is this Business placement in Mongolia right for me?
This project is perfect if you're an undergraduate student hoping to take your theory-based business knowledge to the next level. If you're a recent graduate, you'll also benefit as you'll gain practical experience before seeking a job.
Business work experience in Mongolia will give you insight into global business practices, boost your CV, and give you the chance to network with professionals.
An internship of this kind also prepares you for the working world, and helps you practise the skills needed to be a successful businessperson. You will excel in your internship if you are punctual, professional, and hard-working at your business placement in Mongolia.
Please note that to engage with your colleagues and clients, you should have conversational English skills. You’ll also need to bring your personal laptop with you on the project.
Volunteering for Professionals
This project is also perfect for qualified professionals. With your skills backing up our ongoing efforts, we can make an even bigger difference together. We'll match you to the placement where your skills are needed most.
This means you can share your training and and knowledge with others. You can work hand-in-hand with our partner organisations and local communities to support sustainable development.
If you have relevant skills or qualifications, read more about how you can make use of them with Projects Abroad.
What will I do on this project?
On this Business internship in Mongolia, you can expect to:
- Gain practical business experience while working alongside professionals
- Learn about business practices and opportunities within a developing country
- Lead training and workshops to help local staff at smaller companies
Your work will focus on the following areas:
Gain practical business experience
The hands-on experience you’ll get at your business placement in Mongolia will make your CV stand out. You’ll assist with research, attend business meetings (when possible), and apply your academic knowledge to real-world situations.
Depending on your placement, you could find yourself writing project proposals or coming up with new organisational development ideas. All activities are guided by professional staff at your placement.
Learn about business practices and opportunities within a developing country
This internship is also a great opportunity for you to learn. In Mongolia, many firms work with international clients and deal with issues around cross-border contracts. Learn about where international clients can invest, conduct research, or provide information to foreign investors.
You will also find that English plays an important role in Mongolian businesses. Use your English language skills to quickly assess the practices of your placement, and compare this to your home country.
Lead training and workshops to help local staff at smaller companies
As some of the companies we work with are in their developing stages, you can have a bigger impact there. Help with the training of staff, or organise workshops to develop the skills of employees. This is a chance to put your theory into practice!
You can also give English lessons to staff at your business placement, boosting staff capacity.
Where in Mongolia will I work?
Our Business placements are in Ulaanbaatar, your home city for the duration of your internship in Mongolia.
The capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is the largest in Mongolia, and has become the country’s financial hub. Your time abroad will give you an opportunity to explore the professional and fun side of Mongolia, as you live and work with locals.
You can explore the city during your free time. Visit a Mongolian Buddhist monastery, take a trip out of the city to visit the nomads, or just wander Sükhbaatar Square.
A typical day on a Business Internship in Mongolia
Working hours are usually between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.
At the start of each day, you’ll eat breakfast with your Mongolian host family, then prepare for your working day. Dressed smartly and with your laptop packed in your bag, you’ll either walk to your placement, or use public transport.
Punctuality and professionalism are important in a Mongolian work space. When you arrive at your placement, you’ll chat with your supervisor about the tasks for that day. Use this time to ask your colleagues questions, and get advice on challenging assignments.
Your work may include a research study you have taken upon yourself or a presentation you’ve been asked to prepare. Tasks will be assigned to you by your supervisor. Write down your questions, ask staff for advice, or join meetings when possible.
Free time and weekends are the perfect time to explore Mongolia’s cultural and historical side. Roam Ulaanbaatar’s streets, spend time with your host family, or plan a weekend trip to visit the nomads and see the vast roaming plains of Mongolia.
What are the aims and impact of this Business Internship in Mongolia?
The main aim of this internship is to give you practical work experience in a professional setting, and broaden your business knowledge.You’ll learn the ins and outs of companies working in different sectors.
English is very important on the Mongolian business scene. Companies working with international clients need to be comfortable with their English skills. You’ll work with colleagues who want to practise their English with you. This is a great opportunity to help your colleagues improve their English skills.
Regardless of which company you end up working with, you will have a role to play. Work hard, use your initiative, be ready to learn, and you’ll have the business experience of a lifetime!
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
I have never had an experience like this before in my life. I am working in a position that you could only dream of getting in Europe if you had years of work experience.
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