Two students volunteering overseas during university prepare for reforestation work at one of our Conservation Projects.

Internships Abroad and Volunteering for UK University Students

Step away from the classroom and gain valuable practical experience overseas during your university years

Work placements abroad for students are an exciting and different way to build your CV and enhance your studies with real-world experience. You’ll work alongside local professionals and actively learn from them, something that’s difficult to replicate in a typical classroom environment.


Beyond those traditional four walls, you’ll find fresh new perspectives and you’ll discover more of what you’re capable of. With our dedicated in-country staff at your side, you’ll also be inspired to learn about the local culture, the language, and new ways of thinking.


Our internships abroad for undergraduates can help shape your mindset, goals, and the trajectory for your future career. So whether you want to boost your CV, or push yourself outside of your comfort zone, an internship overseas will help you realise your potential.


Volunteering abroad as an undergraduate can also help you achieve something similar. It’s ideal if you’re more focused on giving back than gaining work experience. Our programmes are centred around long-term, sustainable solutions, not quick fixes. So by volunteering with us, you know you’ll be a part of something bigger. You’ll be able to help create positive change in the world.

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Projects Abroad Conservation volunteers working in the Himayalas take a break from activities in Ghandruk, Nepal.

From £1440

Volunteer Conservation Work in the Himalayas in Nepal
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Live and work in the Himalayas and help preserve and enhance the biodiversity of this renowned area

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Children are taught by female volunteers working with children in Cambodia inside a community care centre to further their childhood development.

From £1265

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia
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Work with children in Cambodia and provide a fun and supportive environment for them to learn and grow in

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
A group of children with Projects Abroad Childcare volunteers outside a kindergarten in Sri Lanka.

From £1265

Volunteer with Children in Sri Lanka
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Support early childhood development in disadvantaged care centres while experiencing life in Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers doing work with children in Nepal, do an activity with children on the playground.

From £1220

Volunteer with Children in Nepal as a Teenager
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Team up with teenagers from around the world and work with children in culture-rich Nepal

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Teenage volunteers working with children in Cambodia use weekends to explore local attractions.

From £1370

Volunteer with Children in Cambodia for Teenagers
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Work with other teenage volunteers as you teach and care for children from disadvantaged communities in Cambodia

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Children line up with their backpacks outside their classroom in Nepal

From £995

Volunteer with Children in Nepal
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Gain childcare experience and support early childhood development in care centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad volunteers scaling a canopy walkway during their Conservation volunteering in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru.

From £1795

Volunteer in the Amazon Rainforest in Peru
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Live in the Amazon Rainforest and help with vital conservation work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A group of sharks pictured by Projects Abroad volunteers whilst diving on their Shark Conservation volunteering project in Fiji.

From £2365

Shark Conservation Volunteering in Fiji
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Dive in the stunning waters of the South Pacific and play a vital role in shark conservation efforts

  • 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
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Two students doing an internship abroad during university do health checks at a community outreach in the Philippines.

Internships Abroad for UK Students

Doing an internship abroad as an undergraduate can help you grow professionally and personally during your university years. The experience of travelling overseas will also give you more independence and confidence.


You’ll learn directly from experienced local professionals and get first-hand knowledge of the field you’re working in. It’s a different and exciting way to add practical work experience to your CV. It’s also an opportunity to explore potential career paths and enhance your studies. For example, learn about marketing in action at a company in China, or help draft legal documents at a law firm in Ghana


As you grow professionally, you’ll also further develop your personal skills. You’ll learn to adapt to working in different environments and cultures. You’ll also hone your communication and organisational skills. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to network on a global level!


Our internships run throughout the year, no matter how many interns we have, so you can choose when to start and end. Throughout your internship, our dedicated in-country staff are there to support you 24/7 and provide a hassle-free experience. We’re also available if you want to speak to us about arranging academic credit for your internship.

Volunteering Abroad as an Undergraduate

Volunteering abroad as a student can help you make an impact in the world and give you more experience in the field you’re studying at the same time.


For example, getting out into the field and actively working with conservationists and scientists on a Conservation Project can enhance your understanding of subjects like biology, ecology, or geography. Or, if you’re studying Early Childhood Education or becoming a teacher, you can put your knowledge into practice at a Childcare or Teaching Project.


We’re happy to help you find the project that best matches your studies. If you’re writing a dissertation for your degree, we can also give you the support you need to build all the primary source information you need.

Why should I intern or volunteer with Projects Abroad?

Going abroad with us will give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd when it comes to applications and job interviews. You’ll learn valuable soft skills like:


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and organisation
  • Responsibility
  • How to adapt to different environments and work cultures


Your experiences and the challenges you faced overseas will encourage employers to sit up and take notice. Talk about what you’ve learned and how you overcame challenges and found solutions to help demonstrate your potential!

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