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

Nursing Overseas Opportunities

Gain practical nursing experience as an intern in disadvantaged communities.

A nursing placement with Projects Abroad is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of nursing practice in a different country. At the same time, you’ll also learn about global healthcare issues.


We offer international nursing placements in several developing countries around the world. You can complete your internship in a hospital, health clinic, or care centre. During your time abroad with us, you’ll learn from skilled local nurses and shadow them as they go about their day. If you have a particular area of interest, we’ll do our best to accomodate you.


This internship will provide you with international nursing experience, invaluable for your future career in the field. As an added bonus, it will help boost your CV and supplement future job or study applications.

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A local dentist treats a patient in Argentina as Projects Abroad dental interns observe for their Dentistry internship
Dentistry Internship in Argentina

From £1590

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Gain dental work experience while shadowing and learning directly from dentists at a paediatric hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern on a Dentistry Project in Ghana with local medical staff at a clinic.
Dentistry Internship in Ghana

From £1540

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Gain practical work experience by observing experienced dentists at a teaching hospital

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A local child has his teeth checked by a student doing her Dentistry internship in Jamaica.
Dentistry Internship in Jamaica

From £1715

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Learn from local professionals and gain international work experience at a dental clinic

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A local child has his teeth checked by two students doing a Dentistry internship in Mexico.
Dentistry Internship in Mexico

From £1540

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Gain work experience by learning directly from dentists and participating in dental outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A child brushes her teeth outside a school during a hygiene workshop run by Projects Abroad Dentistry interns in Nepal.
Dentistry Internship in Nepal

From £1355

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Gain work experience by learning directly from experienced dentists in Nepal and participating in dental outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Dentistry interns and healthcare staff after completing a dental outreach and medical camp in Sri Lanka.
Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka

From £1780

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Learn directly from dentists at a hospital and get involved with doing health checks during community outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Projects Abroad interns at a clinic during our Dentistry internship for teenagers in Sri Lanka
Dentistry Internship in Sri Lanka for Teenagers

From £1545

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Gain dentistry work experience in local hospitals and do health checks in local communities with a group your age

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Dentistry interns pose with a local healthcare staff member during their Dentistry placement in Tanzania.
Dentistry Internship in Tanzania

From £1540

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Learn from experienced dentists and observe complicated dental procedures up-close

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern gains dental work experience in Vietnam by teaching children how to brush their teeth during an outreach.
Dentistry Internship in Vietnam

From £1540

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Live in beautiful Vietnam and learn from experienced dentists at local hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
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A pair of students completing Nursing internships abroad work through patients' notes after a community outreach in Peru.

Is a Nursing placement abroad right for me?

We have nursing internships available to suit all skill levels. Are you considering a career in the nursing field? These placements will give you greater insight into the profession and boost your study applications and CV.


Currently studying towards your nursing qualification? Joining us on an internship will provide you with first-hand experience and enhance your learning progress. We also offer Nursing Electives for those who need to complete an elective module. 


Recently qualified? Our overseas nursing opportunities are a great way to broaden your horizons and put your skills to good use in disadvantaged local communities.


Projects Abroad provide you with 24/7 support while you gain international nursing experience, develop your skill set, and learn more about global healthcare issues. As many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. Many of our nursing placements also include a community outreach component, so that you can help others while you’re abroad.


If you’re interested in more hands-on healthcare work within local communities, our Public Health internships may be a better fit for you. For those with a special interest in healthy eating and lifestyle choices, our Nutrition internships are also a great option. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Nursing placement abroad?

Our Nursing placements abroad provide you with unique international medical experience that will be useful to your own career as a nurse. It also gives your CV an extra edge.


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


  • Soft skills such as communication, planning, organising, 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


It’s an opportunity for both personal and professional growth as you have a memorable learning experience abroad.

Why does this internship 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.

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

How are Projects Abroad’s international Nursing placements different?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your internship is ethical, well supported, and part of a better future. Here’s just a few elements of our work that set it apart from other internship programmes:


Recording our work in a secure database


We created a Global Impact Database so we can track the positive impact our projects have. This is a secure and anonymous database that we use to identify specific areas of need. It allows us to use data to shape medical outreaches and health awareness programmes. We can also monitor individuals we see often, report our results and collect data for research. All of this work is guided by our Management Plans.


Real work with trained professionals


On our internships, 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 insights into the frontline of medical care than in your home country.


A tailored approach


We are often able to tailor your internship to your interests. You can work in more than one department or focus on one particular area, or experience outreach work in the local community.

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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