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Nursing Internships Abroad


Volunteers working in a clinic on the Nursing project overseas

  • Role: Observing local nurses and performing routine tasks in various departments at hospitals, clinics, and community outreach programs.
  • Requirements:
    • None for Ghana, Kenya, Mongolia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Tanzania
    • Some related education for Morocco, Senegal, and Vietnam.
    • Spanish skills for Bolivia, Mexico, and Peru.
    • French skills for Senegal and Togo.
    • French or Arabic skills for Morocco.
Project Info

If you want to take up an internship abroad as a nurse, we have a huge number of opportunities available. Whether you are hoping to get into the field, a trained professional looking for some work experience, or somewhere in-between, you will return with many experiences in one of the hospitals, clinics, orphanages, and disabled centres that we work with. Whenever possible, we tailor your internship to your level of experience and interests.

Intern on the Nursing project preparing medicine in a clinic abroad

Nursing Internships and Volunteer Work Abroad

By interning on this program, you will have a great opportunity to understand how health care systems work in a developing country. Hospitals and clinics are often understaffed, so depending on your education, experience level, and work capabilities you may be able to assist with duties such as bandaging, taking blood pressure and generally caring for the patients. 

On your first day at the internship, a Projects Abroad staff member will introduce you to your supervisor and you will be given a work schedule. It is very important that you stick to your hours or give plenty of advanced notice if you wish to change them because from this moment on you will be part of a team. Your supervisor will be eager to know your skills and level of experience and what you will take on will be strongly influenced by this.

Of course a Projects Abroad internship is not all about work. Once you finish for the day there are always other volunteers and interns around to meet up with, and our staff will arrange regular social events and even weekend trips for you to join in on.

Intern with Orphans and Volunteer Work in Care Centres

If you are interested in nursing, but would like a less medically orientated internship, you could be perfect for our Care Projects. We have volunteers working in all sorts of capacities, providing support, guidance and a huge amount of love for some of the neediest people in the developing world. Please visit our Care Projects.

"During my four weeks there, I got to spend time in the operating theatre, emergency department, psychiatric ward, surgical ward and radiology department. As the week went on, in each new department, I got to know the doctors and nurses, which made the time spent there much more valuable. If you are proactive and willing to put yourself out there and see and learn things, the doctors are great at showing and explaining what they’re doing and getting you involved."

Jordan Taylor
Nursing intern in Nepal

Medical Elective Students

If you are in medical school and planning to do an elective please go to our Medical Electives project.


At some of our Nursing Projects, you will need language skills and/or a certain level of experience before you can join. If this is the case, the specific project page will tell you. For some programs, we also require you to be above the age of 18. Please note that you need to be a minimum of 18 years old to join projects in Bolivia and Mexico.

If you are under 18 years of age, we recommend taking a look at our Medicine & Healthcare High School Specials for teenagers.

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