A pair of students doing Nutrition internships abroad with materials they prepared for an education and awareness campaign in local communiities.

Nutrition Internships Abroad

Support disadvantaged communities while gaining work experience on a Nutrition internship abroad

A Nutrition internship abroad is an ideal way to learn more about healthcare practice in a different country while deepening your understanding of global food issues. You’ll gain first-hand nutrition work experience which will prepare you for a career in the field.


As an intern, you can complete your internship in a number of different settings. These include hospitals, clinics, nutrition centres, and community centres. You may also take part in school and home visits. You’ll shadow trained local professionals, learning from them directly as they go about their day.


These international internships provide you with the opportunity to develop your own skills and expand your knowledge. It’s also a fantastic way to boost your CV, as well as future job or study applications.

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An intern gains nutrition work experience in Peru by planning and presenting at a workshop on healthy foods.
Nutrition Internship in Peru

From $4055

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Help rural communities in Peru live healthier lives to reduce malnutrition, and add overseas experience to your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Students hold up educational posters during their Nutrition internship in Samoa.
Nutrition Internship in Samoa

From $3315

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Gain valuable nutrition work experience promoting healthy living alongside qualified healthcare professionals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad Intern giving nutritional advice whilst on nutritional internship in Fiji.
Nutrition Internships in Fiji

From $3415

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Work with professionals and raise awareness in local communities about the importance of healthy living

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Female intern measuring a child and gaining valuable work experience with Projects Abroad giving nutriton advice whilst on a nutritional internship in South Africa.
Nutrition Internships in South Africa

From $4015

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Gain practical experience and raise awareness of the importance of good nutrition in township communities

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

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A local woman chats about her dietary choices and lifestyle with a student doing a Nutrition internship abroad in Samoa.

Is a Nutrition internship abroad right for me?

Are you interested in learning more about nutrition issues in developing countries? Looking to prepare yourself for a career in the nutrition field? Then these internships are ideal for you. We have placements to suit a wide range of skill levels, whether you’re just starting out or have a relevant qualification.


Many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, so you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. During your time abroad, you’ll receive extensive support from local Projects Abroad staff. There is also the opportunity to take part in outreaches in disadvantaged communities, so that you can give back while you learn.


The time you spend learning and teaching nutrition abroad will provide you with a unique internship experience. This is sure to enhance your CV and job or study applications.


If you’re interested in more general healthcare issues affecting local communities, our Public Health internships may be a better fit. We also offer a number of other internships in the healthcare field, such as Nursing or Occupational Therapy. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Nutrition internship abroad?

Our nutrition work experience placements are an excellent way to prepare yourself for the next stage in your education or career. Apart from the opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop skills relevant to the profession, there are also many other benefits. These include:


  • Developing soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, resilience, organisation, time-management, and planning
  • Encountering conditions and challenges that might not exist in your home country
  • More in-depth work experience that you might get in your home country
  • Cultivating a global mindset as you work with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Improved 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.

Local girls learn about the importance of healthy diets from a student doing a Nutrition internship abroad in Samoa.

How are Projects Abroad’s Nutrition 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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