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International Business Internships in Mongolia

  • Placement location: Ulaanbaatar
  • Role: To work within the business sector of a local company in a fast growing economy
  • Requirements: None
  • Business Sectors: Business Administration, Management, Accountancy, Finance, Agricultural Finance, Market Research, Construction, IT, Marketing and Business Consulting
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 4 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

A Projects Abroad Business internship in Mongolia is a chance for interns to gain international work experience and contribute to the economic growth of a developing country. Whether you are on a gap-year and looking to get into a related university course or looking for employment in a particular sector following graduation, our Business internships offer you the opportunity to gain direct work experience that will increase your prospects in a highly competitive job market.

Since the democratic revolution of 1990, Mongolia's capital has become one of the fastest-growing cities in Central Asia. Ulaanbaatar now has many surprising opportunities for business growth.

The country's major industries include mining, agriculture, and cashmere. China, Russia, the US, and Canada are some of Mongolia's major trading partners. Many world famous corporations are doing business in Mongolia and more than 70 countries have already invested in the country. As well as planning to increase its economic trade with neighbouring countries, Mongolia is also eager to boost its tourist industry.

Interning Abroad with Business in Mongolia

Interns on the Business Project in Mongolia work together in the office

There are opportunities for those who wish to work within the areas of business administration, management, accountancy, finance, agricultural finance, market research, construction, IT, marketing, and business consulting. We have internships for you in a wide range of manufacturing companies. Imports account for around 90 per cent of Mongolia's consumer spending and as a result, trading companies dominate the economy.

If you have an interest in a different area of business please let us know. Provided we have been given enough notice, we will work hard to find an internship to suit your requirements. Please contact us for more information.

Business Interns in Mongolia

Business Intern in Mongolia consulting with local staff

An internship in the business sector could involve you working with a director or general manager of a small or medium-sized company. These companies often handle cross-border contracts with Russian and Chinese clients. You will therefore get a first-hand experience of the global economy.

During the internship, you are expected to be punctual and professional and are required to work normal office hours. When you arrive at work on your first day, you will be assigned a supervisor who will be able to give you advice and support you during your placement. Of course our Projects Abroad staff are always on hand too, if you should have any questions or problems.

The work you do will depend on the placement, but be prepared for a challenge. You will get involved with the day-to-day activities of the office. These could include contacting different clients, working with business support teams, researching for current or future projects, putting together portfolios, attending meetings, or working on set briefs.

For your colleagues, exposure to an English language speaker is highly beneficial as it will enable them to advance their own language skills. Work colleagues will often have good levels of English but will be eager to learn more. You might find yourself teaching a few informal bits of English at times, or proofreading texts and you will probably find yourself receiving dinner invitations too.

Whichever internship you are working on, your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own suggestions, explain about how things work back home, or learn some of the language. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be greatly appreciated.

"Not only is my placement itself amazing but so are the people I am working with. All Mongolian people are so friendly that I can call my co-workers colleagues and also my best friends. Mongolian people are very hospitable and it is normal that just after you meet someone new, you will be called their friend and that you will be invited to their home for dinner!”

Valerie van den Brule
Business Project intern in Mongolia

If you have qualifications or experience in this field then we can make use of your skills volunteering abroad as a professional in Mongolia.

While you’re in Mongolia, you might also consider joining a 1 week Conservation & Environment Project. For more information, please visit our Nomad Project in Mongolia page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

Although it is not required for you to speak Mongolian to volunteer in Mongolia, learning a few basics is always helpful. You can also choose to do the Mongolian Language Course before or during your placement.

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