Nursing Internships Abroad

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Nursing Internships Abroad


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It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of Nepali people, especially women and children, suffer unnecessarily due to a lack of basic medical care. Interning at a hospital in Nepal provides participants an opportunity to learn about healthcare in a developing country and about tropical diseases. This internship placement is ideal for pre-med, pre-dental, nursing, and medical students who have...

Cross-Cultural Solutions

Cross-Cultural Solutions (CCS) volunteer abroad programs have a few factors that make them unique: 1.Volunteers stay in a CCS Homebase where they enjoy 24-hour security, delicious and safely prepared meals, and the companionship of other CCS volunteers. 2.Our on-the-ground staff (usually around 5 vs. maybe 1 for other organizations) is always there to immerse you in the community, ensure that...


Imagine spending the semester living in the heart of London, while taking classes and completing an international internship. You will split your time between the University of Westminster, where you'll be taking classes in a wide variety of topics, and gaining professional experience in an internship chosen according to your background and interests. Fulfill major course requirements and boost...

Connect-123 Internship & Volunteer Programs

Make your resume stand out against all the others with an internship in Cape Town, South Africa! Connect-123 helps those looking to add international work experience to their background find the perfect placement in this amazing city. Opportunities are available in business, entrepreneurship, human rights, economic development, health care, public health, education and many more! With onsite ...


Get professional experience and qualify for university credit through our Medical Internship in Peru. Whether you're getting ready to apply to medical school or are looking to expand upon your medical school knowledge, partnering with a local doctor at a hospital, clinic, or private practice in a foreign country will open your eyes to a world of medicine you may not otherwise experience. Throug...

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

Projects Abroad offers a Public Health internship in Placencia, Belize. This internship is open to anyone ranging from students who are looking to gain practical experience in the field to medical professionals. On this internship, volunteers will play a vital role in developing the field of healthcare in impoverished communities. The Public Health internship provides these communities with out...

CAPA International Education

Our internship placements are available for students interested in a wide variety of industries and from virtually any field of study. Students receive training and guidance and are monitored throughout the internship. For 40 years we have expanded our vast network of businesses, organizations and non-profits to be able to match students with extraordinary opportunities to develop lasting skill...

World Internships

As the capital city of Ecuador located on the slopes of an active volcano, Quito is an exhilarating and beautiful place for students, recent graduates, and pre-professionals to explore their career paths. The land in Quito is some of the best-protected and least-altered on the planet, making it a great spot for our programs in agriculture, animal sciences, biology, environmental studies/conserv...

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...

The Intern Group

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

Come along to Vietnam and provide humanitarian aid, education and community assistance in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. As Vietnam's largest city, Ho Chi Minh City brings a large amount of tourists each year. A stroll through the city's streets will reveal the diverse architecture that exhibits the stylistic influences of China and Europe. CULTURAL WEEK This week will provide volunteers w...

ISA (International Studies Abroad)

ISA Service-Learning provides opportunities to serve in local NGOs, schools, clinics, and businesses through structured service-learning programs year-round. Through service at a local organization and guided reflection activities, our goal is to help you gain a better understanding of the local language, culture and community. Throughout your program, you will create a portfolio, which consist...

Work the World

Work the World is the leading provider of international elective placements for a whole host of reasons. The quality of our service is certainly one of them the sheer number of happy returned students has enabled us to build an unrivaled reputation within universities and healthcare institutions around the globe.

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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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