A student doing an international internship with Projects Abroad intern assists with checking a patient during a community healthcare outreach.

Internships Abroad

Gain practical work experience overseas and develop personally and professionally

Join one of our international internships and learn from experienced local professionals in developing countries. This is a chance for you to gain first-hand practical knowledge in your field of interest. You’ll also get to share your ideas and contribute to your placement, while learning what you’re capable of.


We can help you find overseas internships that match your requirements and level of experience as closely as possible, so that you get the most out of your project. We offer a wide variety of short-term and long-term internship placements. Whether you’re looking to learn more about law and human rights or you want to shadow doctors in a hospital, we’ll help you select the perfect project.

Why do international internships?

A placement abroad is an excellent way to equip yourself with new knowledge and skills. You’ll also gain experience in your chosen field and it will help you decide whether a specific career is really for you.


At the same time, you’ll improve valuable skills like communication and planning. This is also an opportunity to enhance your capabilities and build an international network. You’ll be working and connecting with local professionals and interns from around the world.

An intern abroad participates in a legal clinic with the help of a lawyer in Cape Town, South Africa.

How can I get an internship overseas?

Our internships abroad are open to people of all ages and occupations. They are particularly valuable if you’re about to join university, or if you’re a university student or a recent graduate. You’ll gain practical work experience and skills that will help set you apart for future employers or university admission panels.


Requirements vary depending on the internship you choose, but for most internships, you can join without any specific qualifications or expertise. You'll work alongside experienced professionals and you'll be guided every step of the way if you need it.


Throughout your project, you’ll be supervised by our friendly local staff. They’ll be available 24/7 to support you and guide you through the work you do.

How do I find a summer internship abroad?

If you’re planning to use your holidays to give your CV an extra edge, our projects are a great fit. They run throughout the year and have flexible dates, so you can do summer internships abroad with us any point over June, July, or August.


Summer is a popular time of year to intern abroad, especially for high school graduates and university students. We recommend applying early to make sure you get a spot on the placement of your choice. This is especially important if you’re applying for a trip with fixed dates, as those fill up quickly!

Choose an Internship Placement

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A legal aid clinic at our Law and Human Rights Placement in South Africa

From £1865

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
Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From £1220

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 holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A doctor explains how to take healthcare measures on our medical internship for high school students in Tanzania

From £1645

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 holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A group of interns from Projects Abroad during a screening and conducting assessments whilst on theri public health internship in the Phillippines.

From £1395

Public Health Internship in the Philippines
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Gain practical experience conducting basic medical checks and raising awareness to prevent diseases

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Female doctors in the Phillipines with their recent medical internship student.

From £1370

Medical Internships in the Philippines
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Learn directly from doctors in professional medical settings while experiencing life in the Philippines

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A young girl has her blood pressure taken on Projects Abroad's medical internship for high school students in Sri Lanka

From £1545

Medical Internship for Teenagers in Sri Lanka
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Spend your summer learning directly from doctors and doing health checks during medical outreaches

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
A student speaks to a local man during a campaign on her Human Rights internship in Argentina.

From £1395

Human Rights Internship in Argentina
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Gain practical work experience and help raise awareness of human rights issues in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From £995

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
Projects Abroad intern assists with testing blood pressure and sugar levels in Sri Lanka whilst on her medical placement.

From £1440

Medicine Internship in Sri Lanka
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Gain medical work experience learning directly from doctors in hospitals and doing health checks

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
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