Nursing Internships Abroad

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Nursing Internships Abroad


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A great majority of the poor in Vietnam do not have access to government health programs. Charity clinics supported by churches and charities and staffed by volunteers endeavor to fill the gap. ELI interns get the chance to shadow and provide assistance to a doctor. The clinical placements are ideal for pharmacy and medical students, public health students, physical therapy students, and advanc...

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies. As a leader in the field of international volunteer travel since 1995, we know that the best approach to international volunteering—the only approach—is one designed by the community. In every communi...


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Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs

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Adelante International Internships and Study Abroad

This is Adelante's most developed International Internship Program with over 250 participating companies. Placements are available in social media, medicine, international education and business, broadcasting, marketing, social work, sports education and development, graphic design, tourism and much more. Having an understanding of the Spanish language is definitely helpful but Adelante acce...

Projects Abroad

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CAPA International Education

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Intrax Global Internships - Faculty-Led Custom Groups

Intrax Global Internships offers programs that are customized for student, academic, and professional groups that want immersive and experiential exposure in different countries. Leaders accompany participants into the field in Belize, Peru, or Ghana to train in practical and intercultural contexts. Past faculty-led trips include service learning projects, externship, practicum, and pre-profess...

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Public Health and Pre-Medical Internships in Cape Town

For those seeking an internship placement working in the field of healthcare, there are a number of possibilities in the Cape Town area. This is a very popular and highly competitive internship opportunity because interns are given incredible access to the South African healthcare system. With a population estimated at approximately 3,5 million people in 2007, Cape Town's public health proj...

International Internships & Volunteer Programs in Colombia

Intern Latin America is the leading provider of internship programs in the emerging market of Colombia! We provide international students with internships in top private companies, NGOs and state ministries. Our programs are regularly featured on CNN International and other mainstream media. Apply now for a wonderful experience and propel your professional development! Develop your Spanish l...

GoEco - Volunteer Abroad

This program offers medical internships and volunteer projects in Palampur for Pre-Med, Medical, and Nursing students. Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist medical professionals and gain hands-on medical experience and exposure in their field of study.

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

ISA Service-Learning offers structured service-learning programs year-round, in a variety of fields, yielding valuable personal and professional experience. Through building and contributing their skills through meaningful community engagement, participants can develop real-world language skills and cultural awareness. Every ISA Service-Learning participant will develop a Portfolio throughout t...

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Nursing Internships Abroad

Nursing is one of the most demanding industries with long hours and high competition for skilled and reliable workers. Interning abroad in nursing gives students a competitive advantage by exposing them to different practices and environments of medicine and healthcare, as well as giving them the chance to improve foreign language skills specific to the industry.

Why Intern Abroad

Nursing internships abroad provide opportunities to both explore specializations and gain work experience in a variety of healthcare systems. Most nursing internship placements are in a specific field (i.e. pediatrics, surgery, etc.) creating a good opportunity for nursing students to focus on one area of medicine. Internships in nursing also tend to vary, from hospitals to clinics to field work, allowing interns to work in all environments and get to know healthcare standards that differ from the U.S. All of this experience abroad will greatly benefit interns when seeking future employment and competing for jobs in the health care industry.


Internships in nursing are available around the globe. Depending on where you choose to intern abroad, you will be exposed to a variety of medical settings. In developed countries and urban areas, most nursing internships will be based in a hospital setting, while rural or developing nations will offer the opportunity to work in field clinics or education centers.

Nursing internships in Ghana provide opportunities for interns to work in hospitals, although the hospital conditions are much different from Western standards. Some hospitals may have traditional building locations, while others may be set up in the field. Standards of cleanliness differ widely and availability of supplies changes frequently. Learning to adapt to unique conditions while interning in Ghana will be invaluable experience for future nurses.

Argentina offers many nursing intern abroad programs in both English and Spanish, allowing students to hone foreign language skills. Many nursing internships in Argentina involve community education, specifically in the realm of nutrition and public health policy. Public speaking skills and day-to-day workplace immersion are key benefits of these internships.

China is home to many unique medical practices. Hospitals that utilize Western medicine exist, as do facilities that use Eastern style techniques. Nursing internships in China are available in pharmaceuticals as well as in public health education. While Chinese is rarely required for internships in China, there will be plenty of opportunities to practice one of the world’s most desired languages while interning in the Middle Kingdom.

If you are interested in learning about crisis management while also working in an industrial hospital setting South Africa has incredible nursing internship opportunities to gain both perspectives. As home to many HIV/AIDs treatment and management facilities, interns can work on the front lines of controlling and studying one of the world’s largest epidemics.

Nursing Internships Abroad

There are literally hundreds of placements for interning in Nursing abroad, located on nearly every continent, in a variety of languages, and in nearly every specialty. Nursing interns may find themselves working in hospitals, although many placements are also available in labs or working for government agencies.

Interning in a Hospital setting can be a great way to gain professional experience that is easily translated into a nursing career in the U.S. Nurses who intern in hospitals abroad can even work in settings that are reserved for more skilled workers domestically; for example, nursing interns may have opportunities to work in operating rooms while abroad, which typically requires special training and certification in the United States.

If you are more interested in experiencing different health care practices, working in a Rural Health Clinic is a great way to experience the local culture while also working with facilities that differ from traditional hospital settings. The available technology may vary greatly, and the disease and conditions you treat may not be unusual in more developed countries. 

Public Health Education is perhaps one of the most popular type of nursing internships abroad. Working to help teach communities about basic health care practices--from maternity issues, to birth control, or even basic hygiene--there are lots of skillsets that nursing interns can share in an international setting.

Interns can apply throughout the year with most nursing internship opportunities being offered on a rolling basis. The length of nursing internships abroad typically range from one to twelve weeks. While most placements in public health education are not competitive, research and hospital work may be screened a bit closer. Previous hospital and volunteer experience may be advantageous for securing one of these positions.


Language acquisition—medical vocabulary is often unique and not taught in most foreign language classes. Immersion working in an international environment can help develop this skillset.

Various technology, environments, and standards—while many modern medical techniques have been developed in the U.S. and taught worldwide, there are a variety of other methods still used globally. Nursing students hoping to work abroad can develop an understanding of alternative practices through interning abroad.

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