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If you are finding yourself in a career slump, you may want to consider internship opportunities abroad. Internships provide an excellent opportunity to travel to a new country, immerse into a culture, and take home invaluable skills. Maybe you’re just looking to beef up your resume, or you are trying to decide on a career path, regardless of your reason an overseas internship experience could be the game changer for you.
The benefits of doing an internship abroad are many, including:
Types of internships you can do abroad:
Responsible travel program in India
If you are looking for a short term program that aids in your professional skills development, you’ll want to check out a responsible travel program in India. A program like this gives you the chance to fully immerse into a culture in rural India. You’ll spend time with local people, getting to know their language, customs, traditions, as well as a sustainable domestic processes workshop.
Your presence at this program helps not only to inspire local youth but to bring awareness to the diverse cultures of India.
This 10-day program is a taster of a month-long program from Nativefolks.
Safari field guide course in South Africa
Spend a month in South Africa at an in-depth field guide course. This program gives you more than a safari holiday by introducing you to the safari field guide career. You’ll spend time getting to know theoretical and practical information about the environment. Some of what you will learn includes: geology, ecology, soil, the vegetation of the area, guide skills, astronomy, tracks identification, habitat management, and more.
Consider joining Intern Africa on this 28-day field guide course. There are also longer duration trips if you can stay 55 days or 1 year.
Pre-Vet program in South Africa
If you’re considering a career in veterinary care, this is a fabulous place to start. During the course of this program, you will have the opportunity to aid in a number of areas including animal welfare, animal management, and veterinary science. Based out of Cape Town, you will also learn how each area applies to the iconic African wildlife, domestic animals, and agricultural livestock. Your internship will be a hands-on experience, allowing you to get the most practical experience possible.
Join SAVE Volunteering in South Africa on a 2-week program to gain experience that will aid in the success of a career as a veterinarian.
Elephant care internship in Thailand
Elephants are some of the most cherished animals for travelers abroad, and joining an elephant care internship is a wonderful way to aid in re-introducing these animals to their natural habitats. The main goals of an elephant internship focus on the areas of the community, plant biodiversity, and elephants.
During the community portion, you will work with members of the local community to teach them language skills. You will also follow a program which helps mahouts decrease their financial dependence on the elephants.
With the plant biodiversity area, you will help develop an elephant foraging guide by observing the elephants. This will also include identifying nocturnal animals, surveying biodiversity, and more.
In the elephant portion, you will help study the behavior of elephants, lead health checks, and more.
Join GVI at this elephant internship in Chiang Mai, Thailand for 6 months.
Climate activist internship in St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Travel to St. Vincent & the Grenadines and join a 1-month climate activist internship. Through taking part in this program, you will gain the wonderful experience of developing your skills and testing your own knowledge of climate change.
Over the course of 4 weeks at Richmond Vale Academy, you will take part in classes and studies of ocean studies, sustainable agriculture, global warming, climate change, biodiversity, and pollution. In addition to this, you will also learn about UN Climate Literacy, Tree Planting Movements, Climate Studies, and Solar Energy, and have a chance to learn about herbs and other vegetables, how to make compost and develop the Richmond Vale Academy forest garden.
Marine conservation & professional diving in Mexico
Gain your PADI Divemaster certification while diving and contributing to marine conservation in Mexico’s Yucatan. Through your time here, you will gain the qualifications needed as a PADI certified Dive Master, including PADI Coral Reef Research Diver Distinctive Specialty, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Dive Master, First Aid & CPR, and Biological Survey Techniques.
During your time in Mexico, get to know the local culture, explore ruins, and taste delicious local cuisine.
Join GVI at this 6-month Divemaster internship, and make the career switch to marine conservation.
Study Spanish in Cusco
If you are hoping to make a career switch that requires the Spanish language, you can opt for an immersive Spanish language development course. For durations of 2, 4, and 6 weeks, you will take part in intensive daily Spanish classes, while enjoying the opportunity to live in and explore this beautiful city.
Whether you have no experience, or a little experience speaking Spanish, this course is for you. You will have grammar lessons, conservation, interactive activities, and written exercises.
Join Kaya Volunteer on this unique opportunity to take your Spanish from beginner to intermediate, or intermediate to advanced, this program is perfect.
Medical internship in Cameroon
If you are a pre-med student, or currently studying medicine, you may want to take the chance to put your skills to use at a medical internship in Cameroon, Africa. As a volunteer at this program, you will work towards the goals of: Improving the future of the people of Bamenda, providing quality medical care to the impoverished people of the area, raising awareness and understanding of health issues in the community, and creating a better cultural understanding between participants.
A medical internship gives participants work experience in areas they may never have known otherwise. By putting to use your skills in a region that has limited resources, can you truly make a difference and give local people confidence in the medical fields.
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Length of Trip: 10 days
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Length of Trip: 2 weeks
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Length of Trip: 28 days
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Length of Trip: 21 days
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Length of Trip: 2 weeks