Two students volunteering overseas during university prepare for reforestation work at one of our Conservation Projects.

Internships Abroad for Australian Students

Step away from the classroom and gain valuable practical experience during your university years

Work placements abroad for students are an exciting way to build your CV and enhance your studies with real-world experience. You’ll work alongside local professionals and actively learn from them, something that’s difficult to replicate in a typical classroom environment.  


Beyond those traditional four walls, you’ll find fresh new perspectives and discover more of what you’re capable of. With our dedicated in-country staff at your side, you’ll also be inspired to learn about the local culture, the language, and new ways of thinking.


Our internships abroad for undergraduates can help shape your mindset, goals, and the trajectory for your future career. So whether you want to boost your CV, or push yourself outside of your comfort zone, an internship abroad will help you realise your potential.   

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Undergraduate Internships Abroad

Doing an internship abroad as an undergraduate can help you grow professionally and personally during your university years. The experience of travelling overseas will also give you more independence and confidence.


You’ll learn directly from experienced local professionals and get first-hand knowledge of the field you’re working in. It’s a different and exciting way to add practical work experience to your CV. Some of these programmes can align well with your student coursework, and are often deemed suitable for credit.


It’s also an opportunity to explore potential career paths and enhance your studies. For example, you can learn directly from doctors or specialists at medical facilities in areas such as Medicine, Nursing, and Physiotherapy. Or learn about practical solutions to the challenges faced by disadvantaged communities on International Development Projects.  


As you grow professionally, you’ll also further develop your personal skills. You’ll learn to adapt to working in different environments and cultures. You’ll also hone your communication and organisational skills. In addition, it’s a great opportunity to network on a global level!


Our student internships abroad run throughout the year, no matter how many interns we have, so you can choose when to start and end. Throughout your internship, our dedicated in-country staff are there to support you 24/7 and provide a hassle-free experience. We’re also available if you want to speak to us about arranging academic credit for your internship.

Two students doing an internship abroad during university do health checks at a community outreach in the Philippines.

Why should I go overseas with Projects Abroad?

Going abroad with us will give you an opportunity to stand out from the crowd when it comes to applications and job interviews. You’ll learn valuable soft skills like:


  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Planning and organisation
  • Responsibility
  • How to adapt to different environments and work cultures


The experiences and the challenges you faced overseas will encourage employers to sit up and take notice. You’ll be able to talk about what you’ve learned, how you overcame challenges, and found solutions. This will help demonstrate your potential.


If you're an FHS student, you can get more information about overseas placements here.