Business Internships and Work Experience in Sri Lanka
Volunteers joining the Business project in Sri Lanka have the opportunity to work in one of the most exciting economies in the world.
This project is perfect for those who are on a gap year, looking to be accepted onto a business course at university, or for those who are simply looking to break into a fast paced business sector where business knowledge and experience can be acquired. We have a variety of Business placements available, so depending on your skills and needs we will be able to find a placement suitable for you.
- Placement location: Colombo
- Role: To gain valuable business experience in a fast paced business sector
- Business Sectors: Marketing, Public Relations, Human Resources, Accountancy and Finance.
- Requirements: Volunteers must be a minimum of 18 years old, and speak English to an intermediate level
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What's included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What's not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money and local travel
- Length of placement: From 12 weeks
- Start dates: Flexible
Business Work Experience Opportunities with Projects Abroad in Sri Lanka
All of our Business placements are located in Sri Lanka’s busy capital city, Colombo. Colombo is Sri Lanka’s commercial capital and one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Many business opportunities are now developing here.
The Business placements focus mainly on marketing, public relations, human resources, accountancy and finance. Should you be interested in other business areas, please contact us for more information on these possibilities.
Working on a Business Placement in Sri Lanka
As a Business volunteer, you can provide effective and constructive help while you work on a variety of projects. During your placement, you are expected to be punctual, professional, hard-working and willing to adapt to the local working environment. You will be required to work an average of 25 to 40 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday. The language for business in Sri Lanka is English.
When you arrive at work on your first day, you will be assigned a supervisor who will be able to advise and support you during your placement, and give you a short introduction to the business. Of course you will also have Projects Abroad staff on hand to support you throughout the duration of your placement.
The work you do will depend on the needs of your placement, but be prepared to be challenged! You will be treated as a local employee and get involved with the day-to-day activities of the office whether that be contacting different clients, working with business support teams, attending meetings, researching for current or future projects, putting together portfolios or attending meetings.
Whichever voluntary placement you are working on, your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own suggestions, explain how things work back home or learn some of the local languages! Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be greatly appreciated.