A local child is treated by a student doing a Speech Therapy internship abroad in Africa.

Speech Therapy Internships Abroad

Gain speech therapy work experience while observing skilled staff in developing countries.

Taking part in a Speech Therapy internship abroad is an incredible opportunity to deepen your understanding of the practice. At the same time, you’ll also learn more about global and local healthcare issues.


As an intern, you can complete your placement in a number of different settings. You may find yourself working in mainstream or special-needs schools, as well as daycares and rehabilitation centres. You’ll work with local staff to learn new skills while observing trained professionals, an ideal way to gain speech therapy work experience.


Whether you’re considering a career in the field or are a qualified professional looking for a new challenge, these internships will certainly enhance your CV and job or study applications. It’s also an excellent opportunity for personal development, as you build confidence and empathy.

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A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured helping a young boy learn how to write whilst on her speech therapy internship in Tanzania.
Speech Therapy Internship in Tanzania

From $3315

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Gain practical speech therapy work experience while helping disadvantaged children with language difficulties

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad intern is seen helping a young boy read during her speech therapy internship in Vietnam.
Speech Therapy Internship in Vietnam

From $3315

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Gain practical experience working with special needs children on a Speech Therapy placement in Vietnam

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
An intern is seen helping a young girl learn how to read and pronunciate whilst on her speech therapy internship in Ghana.
Speech Therapy internship in Ghana

From $3090

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Gain practical speech therapy experience while helping children with language difficulties at a special needs school

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

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A local girl talks to a student doing her Speech Therapy internship abroad in Tanzania.

Is a Speech Therapy internship abroad right for me?

Are you considering a career in speech therapy? Perhaps you’re a current student, or a recent graduate? Whatever your skill level, we have an internship to suit you.


Many of our interns don’t have previous experience in their chosen field, so you can start at a level you’re comfortable with. It’s a fantastic way to broaden your horizons, gain relevant work experience, and learn more about how speech therapy is practiced in a different country. This in turn will enhance your CV and give you unique talking points in interviews.


During your time abroad, you’ll be well supported by your local colleagues and Projects Abroad staff. There may also be the opportunity to take part in outreach work in disadvantaged communities. This is a wonderful way to give back to others while you learn.


If you’re interested in other medical therapies, our Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy internships might also appeal to you. For a broader look at medical issues that affect local communities, we recommend a Public Health placement. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

What will I gain from a Speech Therapy placement abroad?

These internships provide you with invaluable work experience that will prepare you for the next stage of your career or education.


Some of the other benefits include:


  • Developing soft skills such as communication, teamwork, time-management, resilience, planning, organisation and leadership
  • A more in-depth internship experience than you might receive back home
  • Exposure to conditions and diseases that you might not encounter in your home country
  • Learning to work and empathise with people from a range of different backgrounds
  • Building your self-confidence as you push past your boundaries


It’s a wonderful opportunity for personal growth, and will provide a definite boost to your CV and job or study applications.

A young man participates in a therapy session run by a student doing a Speech Therapy internship in Africa.

How are Projects Abroad’s Speech Therapy 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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