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International Business Internships

International Business Internships
  • Role: Working with qualified professionals from NGOs and companies in the fields of marketing, business administration, finance, hospitality, PR, tourism, and more.
  • Requirements: None in most cases. Varies by project and destination.
Project Info

Our business internships abroad are designed to give you practical work experience and enhance your resume. The internships are for those who would like to acquire professional skills and hands-on experience in the business world with a company abroad.

Business intern working in a professional office abroad

Each Business internship is designed to suit the individual intern. Qualifications, previous work experience, aspirations and personal preferences are directly relevant. We ask you to send us a copy of your resume with your application as well as a cover letter explaining the type of internship you'd like us to organize for you.

As with all of our programs, our international Business Internships give you the chance to discover a way of life in a different environment - Shanghai in China, Heredia in Costa Rica, Guadalajara in Mexico, Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia, Colombo in Sri Lanka, and Hanoi in Vietnam. These cities were chosen as they are located in some of the most dynamic countries with promising economic growth.

In addition to this, their position in the global economy presents work experience opportunities within business sectors that are relevant for the 21st century. They also provide the challenging environment that makes a business internship abroad an enriching voyage of discovery.

Business Internships Abroad

Projects Abroad work with companies in a wide variety of business areas. International business internships in Shanghai, Madurai, Chisinau, Ulaanbaatar, and Cape Town range from working in high-rise buildings with all the latest technologies to smaller companies that operate without large resources.

Interns work normal office hours. In whichever business internship you find yourself, you need to be ready for a challenge. You will get involved with the day-to-day activities of the office whether they be contacting clients, working with business support teams, researching for current or future projects, putting together portfolios, attending meetings or working on set briefs.

When you arrive at work on your first day, you will be assigned a supervisor who will be able to advise and support you during your internship and of course Projects Abroad staff is always on hand too.

Work colleagues will often have good levels of English but will be eager to learn more! Take advantage of the opportunities presented by your hospitable colleagues; have lunch with them or spend some of your free time with them and you will learn many things about their culture.

No matter where you are placed your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated, especially if you prove to be flexible and eager to learn. Our business internships abroad give you a unique insight into the business world. Take every opportunity offered to you and you will reap the rewards!

Thoughts from Business Interns Abroad

"I was given a huge responsibility from the start of my placement. I was given a plan for the company's English Clubhouse and left to it. The success of the project was on my shoulders from the start, and I enjoyed this challenge alongside learning about Human Resource Management and marketing."

Fenny Mehta
Business Intern in China
"For me, the challenge was to assess a young software development company and make recommendations to improve the management processes and increase market share. Previously I had worked in a large multinational, but now I had to operate without the vast resources that I had become accustomed to. However, what I could depend upon was the enthusiasm and hospitality of my Mongolian colleagues. Their willingness to learn, accept change and take risks to grow their business should serve as an inspiration to many Western managers."

Ian Bromage
Business Intern in Mongolia

Volunteering Abroad as a Professional on a Business Project

If you are a professional and want to put your skills to use on a Business project, Projects Abroad has a skilled and qualified arm called Projects Abroad PRO. Our main focus is to match your skills with our partner organizations' needs. Please visit the Business Projects for Professionals section for more information.

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