A local child gets a medical check during an outreach from an intern doing her Nursing internship in Vietnam.

Nursing Overseas Opportunities

Gain practical nursing experience as an intern in disadvantaged communities.

A nursing placement with Projects Abroad is a great opportunity to gain first-hand experience of nursing practice in a different country. At the same time, you’ll also learn about global healthcare issues.


We offer international nursing placements in several developing countries around the world. You can complete your internship in a hospital, health clinic, or care centre. During your time abroad with us, you’ll learn from skilled local nurses and shadow them as they go about their day. If you have a particular area of interest, we’ll do our best to accomodate you.


This internship will provide you with international nursing experience, invaluable for your future career in the field. As an added bonus, it will help boost your CV and supplement future job or study applications.

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A student doing a Nursing internship in Ghana with Projects Abroad treats a local woman during a medical outreach.
Nursing Internship in Ghana

From $3315

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Learn from nurses in different hospital departments and do health checks during medical outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Interns from Projects Abroad take a photo with local doctors whilst on their nursing work experience in Kenya.
Nursing Internship in Kenya

From $3315

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Gain practical experience while working in a hospital or clinic in Nanyuki and learn directly from nurses

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad work experience intern in Mexico is seen examining a child at local doctors.
Nursing Internship in Mexico

From $3315

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Get practical work experience and learn from professional nurses in Mexican hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.
Nursing Internship in Nepal

From $2120

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A projects abroad intern is seen giving a check up to a local boy whilst on her nursing work experience in Peru.
Nursing Internship in Peru

From $4055

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Gain overseas experience as a nursing intern in Peru by working alongside professional medical staff

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Male Projects Abroad intern giving a baby a check up whilst on his nursing internship in Sri Lanka where there are lots of nursing internship oppurtunities.
Nursing Internship in Sri Lanka

From $3830

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Learn directly from nurses and get work experience in hospitals while experiencing life in vibrant Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Australian intern on a nursing internship in Tanzania with Proejcts Abroad takes a photo with colleagues during her work experience.
Nursing Internship in Tanzania

From $3315

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Learn directly from experienced nurses in Tanzanian hospitals and do outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad female intern is seen making a child laugh during a routine check up on her nursing work experience in Vietnam.
Nursing Internships in Vietnam

From $3315

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

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks

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A pair of students completing Nursing internships abroad work through patients' notes after a community outreach in Peru.

Is a Nursing placement abroad right for me?

We have nursing internships available to suit all skill levels. Are you considering a career in the nursing field? These placements will give you greater insight into the profession and boost your study applications and CV.


Currently studying towards your nursing qualification? Joining us on an internship will provide you with first-hand experience and enhance your learning progress. We also offer Nursing Electives for those who need to complete an elective module. 


Recently qualified? Our overseas nursing opportunities are a great way to broaden your horizons and put your skills to good use in disadvantaged local communities.


Projects Abroad provide you with 24/7 support while you gain international nursing experience, develop your skill set, and learn more about global healthcare issues. As many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. Many of our nursing placements also include a community outreach component, so that you can help others while you’re abroad.


If you’re interested in more hands-on healthcare work within local communities, our Public Health internships may be a better fit for you. For those with a special interest in healthy eating and lifestyle choices, our Nutrition internships are also a great option. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Nursing placement abroad?

Our Nursing placements abroad provide you with unique international medical experience that will be useful to your own career as a nurse. It also gives your CV an extra edge.


Here are just some of the benefits that our previous nursing interns talk about:


  • Soft skills such as communication, planning, organising, teamwork, resilience, time management, and leadership
  • Experience with illnesses and medical conditions that might not exist in your home country
  • More in-depth work experience that you might not be able to get in your home country
  • A greater understanding of other people and cultures, helping you to develop a ‘global mindset’ as you work together
  • Increased confidence as you expand your horizons and push past your comfort zone


It’s an opportunity for both personal and professional growth as you have a memorable learning experience abroad.

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 student doing a Nursing internship abroad in Tanzania enjoys spending time with her local colleagues.

How are Projects Abroad’s international Nursing placements 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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