Pharmacy interns in Tanzania sort and label medication needed for a medical outreach.

Pharmacy Internships Abroad

Gain experience by working alongside qualified pharmacists in a developing country

A Pharmacy internship with Projects Abroad is an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience of pharmacy practices in a developing country. You’ll deepen your understanding of both global and local healthcare issues. You’ll also observe medical conditions that you might not see in your home country.


You can complete your pharmacy internship in the dispensary unit of a hospital, a local pharmacy, or a medical centre. Apart from observing in these clinical settings, you’ll also spend time dispensing medication during medical outreaches in disadvantaged communities. All of your work at outreaches is supervised.


Doing a Pharmacy placement abroad is a great way to give your CV an extra edge and it gives you unique talking points during interviews. You’ll also boost your job or study applications to further your career.

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Projects Abroad Internship students can gain valuable pharmacy work experience in Ghana whilst learning about prevalent medical conditions.
Pharmacy Internship in Ghana

From £1540

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Learn from experienced pharmacists as you work alongside them at a teaching hospital and during outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Gain international work experience on a pharmacy internship in Sri Lanka with Projects Abroad and assist with handing out and organising medications.
Pharmacy Internship in Sri Lanka

From £1780

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Gain pharmacy work experience in Sri Lanka which will enhance your CV and teach you new skills

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks

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During a medical outreach in Kenya, pharmacy interns help local staff by preparing and sorting medication.

Is a Pharmacy internship abroad right for me?

If you’re looking to learn more about pharmacy practices in a developing country, then these internships are ideal for you. We have options to suit all experience levels and will start you out at a skill level that you’re comfortable with.


Are you thinking about pursuing a career in pharmacy? With us, you’ll get to observe the daily working life of a pharmacist, which can help you make up your mind. Or maybe you’re a current pharmacy student? Doing an internship will provide you with first-hand work experience to complement your studies.


This project is also a good fit for graduates looking for a new challenge. You will certainly have the opportunity to broaden your horizons and put your knowledge into practice.


During your time abroad, you will be well supported by your new colleagues, as well as local Projects Abroad staff. There is also the opportunity to give back to the community you’ll be based in through outreaches, so you can help while you learn.


If you’re currently studying pharmacy at university, we offer Pharmacy Electives. Interested in broader health issues affecting local communities? Take a look at our Public Health internship options. You can also browse our full range of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Pharmacy placement abroad?

Our Pharmacy opportunities abroad give you the chance to gain relevant work experience in the field that will prepare you for the next stage of your education and career. There are numerous other benefits, including:


  • Developing soft skills such as teamwork, time-management, leadership, resilience, organisation, and planning
  • Experience with diseases and medical conditions that you might not encounter in your home country
  • A more in-depth internship experience than you’d receive back home
  • Developing a global mindset through working with people from a range of different backgrounds
  • Increased self-confidence as you push past your comfort zone


Overall, these international pharmacy internships are a fantastic way to develop both personally and professionally.

During a medical outreach, a pharmacy intern learns from observing a local pharmacist.

How are Projects Abroad’s Pharmacy internships 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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