A graduate doing a Physiotherapy internship abroad works with a patient during a treatment session in Samoa.

Physiotherapy Placements Abroad

Gain international physiotherapy work experience learning from skilled local staff in developing countries.

A Projects Abroad Physiotherapy internship gives you the opportunity to develop your own skills and gain international work experience in a developing country. You’ll gain insight into global physiotherapy practices and deepen your understanding of local healthcare issues.


You can complete your placement in hospital physiotherapy departments or specialised clinics for particular conditions. You can also work in care centres for children, the elderly, or those with special needs. You’ll shadow trained local professionals and observe conditions that you might not encounter back home.


These internships will be a great asset for your CV and help you to stand out from other candidates. They will also help you to prepare for your career by giving you the knowledge and experience that you’ll need.

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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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Is a Physiotherapy placement abroad right for me?

Are you considering a career in physiotherapy? Maybe you’re a current student looking to supplement your studies with practical experience, or a recent graduate looking for a new career challenge. Our international Physiotherapy internships are suited to a wide range of different skill levels, whether you’re just starting out or have prior experience.


Many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, so you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. Throughout your internship, you’ll be fully supported by Projects Abroad staff, as well as the healthcare professionals you’ll be working with.


These Physiotherapy work experience placements are a fantastic way to boost your CV and job or study applications. They’ll also help you to perform well in interviews. 


If you’re a current physiotherapy student, we also offer Physiotherapy Electives which might suit you better. For those who are interested in a related field, you can take a look at our Occupational Therapy options. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Physiotherapy placement abroad?

Our Physiotherapy internships provide you with the relevant skills and experience to prepare you for the next stage of your studies or career. These international internships also give you a unique talking point during interviews.


Here are just some of the benefits of these internships:


  • Experience with diseases and conditions that might not occur in your home country
  • Soft skills such as communication, organisation, teamwork, leadership, resilience, and time-management
  • A more in-depth work experience than you might receive in your home country
  • Learning how to work and empathise with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Increased self-confidence as you push past your comfort zone


All of the above will also enhance your CV, UCAS applications, and your personal development.

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 child is treated at home by a student doing a Physiotherapy internship abroad in the Philippines.

How are Projects Abroad’s Physiotherapy 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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