A Projects Abroad intern assists with checking a patient to gain internship work experience overseas.

Internships Abroad

Gain practical work experience overseas and discover what you're capable of

Join one of our internships abroad and learn directly from experienced local professionals in developing countries. This is a chance for you to gain first-hand practical knowledge in your field of interest. You’ll also get to share your ideas and contribute to the placement, while learning what you’re truly capable of.


We’ll find you internship work overseas that matches your requirements and level of experience as closely as possible, so that you get the most out of your placement. We offer a wide variety of short-term and long-term internship options. Whether you’re looking to learn more about law and human rights or you want to shadow doctors in a hospital, we’ll help you select the perfect internship.


Internship work experience overseas is an excellent way to equip yourself with new knowledge and skills. You’ll also gain experience in your chosen field and it will help you decide whether a specific career is really for you.


During your internship work abroad, you’ll also improve valuable skills like communication and planning. This is also an opportunity to enhance your capabilities and build an international network. You’ll be working and connecting with local professionals and interns from around the world.

Choose an International Internship

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Projects Abroad interns working at an outreach during our medical internship for teenagers in Nepal

From $2920 NZD

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
A legal aid clinic at our Law and Human Rights Placement in South Africa

From $4515 NZD

Law and Human Rights Internship in South Africa
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Live and work in Cape Town and gain work experience while learning from lawyers and human rights professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern participates in health screenings as part of their medical work experience in Nepal.

From $2370 NZD

Medical Internship in Nepal
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Gain invaluable medical experience while working alongside knowledgeable nurses and doctors in Nepal

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.

From $2370 NZD

Nursing Internship in Nepal
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Shadow nurses in hospitals or clinics and gain practical work experience during outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 1 week
Projects Abroad female intern is seen making a child laugh during a routine check up on her nursing work experience in Vietnam.

From $3690 NZD

Nursing Internships in Vietnam
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Get a headstart with your nursing career by learning directly from nurses in Hanoi

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.

From $3690 NZD

Nutrition Internship in Samoa
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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female Business staff stand in a line with Projects Abroad interns on their Businnes Work Placement in Mexico.

From $4780 NZD

Business Internship in Mexico
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Work at a consulting firm in Guadalajara and gain invaluable business experience to boost your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
A group of Business Interns pose for a group photo infront of a reception desk at a law office in China.

From $5330 NZD

Business Internship in China
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Gain practical work experience while learning from business professionals in a rapidly developing economy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 18 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
Business Interns pose for a photo with staff at a local bank in Mongolia.

From $4230 NZD

Business Internship in Mongolia
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Gain practical work experience and learn from professionals at a company in Ulaanbaatar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged 16 or over can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Projects Abroad interns edit a spreadsheet as part of their internship work overseas.

Is internship work overseas right for me?

Our internships abroad are open to people of all ages and from all walks of life. They are particularly valuable if you’re about to join university, or if you are a university student or a recent graduate. This experience will boost your CV and set you apart for future employers or university admission panels.


Requirements vary depending on the internship you choose, but for most internships, you can join without any specific qualifications or expertise. You'll work alongside experienced professionals and you'll be guided every step of the way if you need it.


Throughout your project, you’ll be supervised by our friendly local staff. They’ll be available 24/7 to support you and guide you through the work you do.

Summer Internships Abroad

Summer is a popular time of year to intern abroad, especially for high school graduates and university students. You can make the most of the holiday and use the time to get work experience and give your CV an extra edge. A summer internship abroad will also give you lots to talk about in interviews and applications.