Projects Abroad interns gaining work experience in China attend a meeting held by a local lawyer.

Work Experience Abroad

Travel overseas and gain practical experience to help you grow professionally and personally

With Projects Abroad, you can gain work experience overseas to give your CV an extra edge. You can do this through any one of our international internships or volunteer abroad programmes. But we don’t just stop there. Our goal is to help you discover what you’re capable of. We help you grow professionally and personally in different environments where you gain hands-on, real-world experience. 


A work placement abroad with us also helps you:


  • Stand out from the crowd in university or job applications
  • Get interesting and unique points to talk about in interviews
  • Learn to overcome the different challenges you encounter, making you more adaptable and independent

Is gaining work experience abroad right for me?

Our projects are a great fit for you if you want to:


  • Explore an area of interest before university, like Human Rights or Medicine
  • Get work experience during university to enhance your studies
  • Do something different and challenging yourself during a career break


We have work placements abroad for people of all ages, abilities, and levels of experience. You can choose what you want to do, where you want to go, and when you want to start and finish your programme. Our Flexi Trips are the best option if you’re more independent and want to pick dates to fit your schedule.


We also have various work placements abroad for students. If you’re a teenager, our High School Specials are ideal. University students will find that a Flexi Trip or Team Trip is most suited to them. 


Summer is our most popular time of year for interns and volunteers, so if you’re keen to have a summer work experience abroad, book your trip early.

A student gets medical work experience abroad in Sri Lanka during a community outreach.

Work Experience Placements

We have a wide variety of work experience projects in countries around the world. Some options include:



Whichever project you choose, you’ll spend your time learning directly from local professionals. This is especially valuable if you’re interning in an area you want to explore as a potential career. Or, you can use this opportunity to hone your skills in a field you already work in.


Adjusting to working in a different culture and environment is challenging, but it will help you grow personally and professionally.


This year could see you drafting legal documents at a law firm in China or helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs launch small businesses in Tanzania. Whatever you see yourself doing, we have a work experience placement to fit your interests and personal goals.

Can't find what you're looking for?

We can help you learn more about getting work experience overseas. Most of our staff have been volunteers and interns themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

01903­ 708 300

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