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 student on the Physiotherapy internship for teenagers in the Philippines, observes as staff assist a man.
Physiotherapy Internship for High School Students in the Philippines

From $4095

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Work with teenagers your age and learn directly from experienced physiotherapists

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad physiotherapy internships in Cambodia offer the chance to gain valuable work experience whilst helping local children and adults.
Physiotherapy Internship in Cambodia

From $3065

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Gain practical work experience in a rehabilitation centre and help treat patients with different conditions

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female intern from Projects Abroad giving phsyiotherapy to a local man during her physiotherapy work experience in Ghana.
Physiotherapy Internship in Ghana

From $3690

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Gain physiotherapy work experience by learning directly from qualified physiotherapists at a hospital in Ghana

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A projects Abroad physiotherapy internship in Mexico gives you valuable work experience working alongside local staff members.
Physiotherapy Internship in Mexico

From $3690

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Gain practical physiotherapy experience by working at a hospital or with disabled children

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Gain physiotherapy work experience in Nepal and help local children and adults whilst on an physiotherapy internship with Projects Abroad.
Physiotherapy Internship in Nepal

From $2370

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Gain work experience in Nepal by observing physiotherapists in hospitals and rehabilitation centres

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A Projects Abroad intern is pictured watching over a doctor as part of their physiotherapy internship in Sri Lanka.
Physiotherapy Internship in Sri Lanka

From $3440

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Learn directly from physiotherapists and gain work experience in beautiful Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern is pictured gaining physiotherapy work experience whilst assisting locals affected by Agent Orange during her physiotherapy internship in Vietnam.
Physiotherapy Internship in Vietnam

From $3690

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Get practical experience and learn from physiotherapists working with disabled patients

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad intern is seen gaining valuable work experience whilst giving physiotherapy to a local child during his physiotherapy internship in the Phillippines.
Physiotherapy Internship in the Philippines

From $3370

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Gain practical work experience helping physiotherapists treat people with disabilities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A child and Projects Abroad student work on an activity on the Physiotherapy internship for teenagers in Nepal.
Physiotherapy Internships for High School Students in Nepal

From $2920

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Spend your summer in Nepal and learn directly from physiotherapists in a teaching hospital or in a spinal injury centre

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • 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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