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Intern Abroad Information for Faculty & University Staff

Intern Abroad Information for Faculty & University Staff

Are you looking to lead or send your students on a safe and affordable service learning program or internship abroad? For more than 15 years, International Volunteer HQ and Intern Abroad HQ have been partnering with universities around the world to increase access to low cost international educational opportunities.

200+ in-country and remote internship programs across 20 destinations
300+ volunteer projects across 52+ destinations worldwide
Customizable group programs with flexible start dates
Academic credit is available on all programs through our School of Record

All internships are conducted in English, or the local language if preferred

The quality and reputation of our international internships and volunteer programs has led us to be awarded the Top Rated Intern Abroad Organization for both 2021 and 2022 by GoAbroad and the Top Volunteer Abroad Provider for the last four years running by Go Overseas.

Our recent awards

GoAbroad Top Rated Organization 2022 - Intern Abroad HQ.
GoAbroad Top Online Program 2022 - Intern Abroad HQ.
GoAbroad Top Rated Organization 2021 - Intern Abroad HQ.
GoAbroad Innovative New Program 2020 Finalist - Intern Abroad HQ.
The PIEoneer Awards 2022 Real Life Learning Award highly recommended - Intern Abroad HQ.
The PIEoneer Awards 2022 Sustainability International Impact Award highly recommended - Intern Abroad HQ.

If you’re seeking affordable and accessible ways for your students to gain practical career experience and enhance their employability, please get in touch to schedule a call with our Campus Partnerships Team today!

Remote Internships with Intern Abroad HQ.

Remote Internships

In addition to our 200+ intern abroad programs, we also offer affordable remote internship programs for both individuals and student groups. These programs can include academic credit and are customized to meet the unique academic requirements of your students.

Students can choose from 67 career-focused remote internship programs worldwide, hosted out of Spain, Italy, Greece, Japan, Ireland, Tanzania, South Africa, Czech Republic, Israel, Guatemala, Morocco, Argentina, India, USA and Jamaica.

All Intern Abroad HQ internships are conducted in English, or students can participate in the language of the host organization if they want to practice foreign language skills.

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We are trusted by hundreds of universities worldwide

Every year we facilitate international internships and volunteer trips for thousands of high school, college, and university students. These are some of the organizations whose students we have hosted:

City U University Logo.University of California Berkeley Logo.De Montfort University Logo.University of Florida Logo.University of Michigan Logo.UCLA Logo.Coastal Carolina University Logo.Southern Utah University Logo.Northeastern University Logo.Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Logo.Princeton University Logo.University of Bristol Logo.University of Montana Logo.Bournemouth University Logo.Schreiner University Logo.Morehead State University Logo.Earlham College Logo.Valencia International University Logo.

How to get started

1: Schedule a call with us

Book in a time that suits you to chat with our dedicated Campus Team based in the United States. We will be in touch within the next business day.

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2: Share your objectives, logistics & desired learning outcomes

We will follow up with additional resources and/or create a custom proposal to meet your budget, needs, and intended goals.

3: Let us know your university’s requirements

We’ve worked with hundreds of universities and have extensive documentation available to satisfy university travel policies, including health and safety management, risk mitigation, insurance information, and individualized agreements (MOUs).

4: We assist your students to prepare for the experience

Our team of experienced professionals offer support throughout the application, payment, pre-departure, and feedback process. You can be sure your students are in good hands!

How we work for you

Every year, hundreds of faculty members trust Intern Abroad HQ and International Volunteer HQ to deliver their service learning programs around the world. Our tailored approach starts with understanding the needs of your academic institution by providing detailed estimates and custom itineraries. Our low cost fees and flexible payment schedules make interning or volunteering abroad highly accessible for students.

From the moment you make an inquiry with Intern Abroad HQ, our dedicated Group Support team will work with you to help your planning, including:

  • Understanding your budget constraints
  • Finding a destination and placement best suited to your group’s preferences, skills, and objectives
  • Arranging any custom accommodation requirements
  • Developing weekly schedules (interning, accommodation, meals, trips, etc.)
  • Organizing local transportation
  • Booking tours

We’ve facilitated more than 1,000 trips for student groups with a wide range of special interests and skills, ranging in size from 8 group members up to 100. We are happy to customize a site visit for your faculty and staff to help them plan programming for your students at any of our destinations. Please email or schedule a call with us to set up your custom familiarization trip with us today.

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Every university affiliating with Intern Abroad HQ or International Volunteer HQ is eligible to award students scholarships driven by their own vision for diversity, equity and inclusion.

For institutions who partner with us, we offer our Affiliates the choice between one of the following reward options that best serves the university and students:

1) Affiliate Scholarship Program, or
2) Intern Abroad HQ Ambassador Program

Please note, we are only able to offer our Affiliates one of these programs, not both together.

For more information, please contact the Campus Team.

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We offer highly flexible internships from 2 weeks to 6 months with year-round start dates. Here are a selection of our internship fees - click here to view our full pricing page.

Internship Destination
2 weeks price
Including accommodation
4 weeks price
Including accommodation
12 weeks price
Including accommodation
Bali US$41/day
Costa Rica - Manuel Antonio US$122/day US$93/day
Costa Rica - San Ramon US$103/day US$74/day US$35/day
Czech Republic US$86/day US$52/day
England US$96/day
Greece - Athens US$155/day US$113/day US$78/day
Greece - Samos US$46/day
Greece - Thessaloniki US$155/day US$113/day US$78/day
Guatemala US$59/day US$31/day
Ireland US$122/day US$74/day
Italy US$98/day
Japan - Tokyo US$40/day
Morocco US$74/day US$58/day
New Zealand US$53/day
Peru US$74/day US$49/day US$30/day
South Africa - Cape Town US$110/day US$67/day US$40/day
Spain US$175/day US$108/day US$61/day
Tanzania - Arusha US$57/day US$29/day
Zanzibar US$108/day US$66/day US$40/day
USA - New York US$217/day US$119/day

Looking for volunteer abroad programs for your students? Take a look at our service learning options through our sister organization, International Volunteer HQ.

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Every year, hundreds of faculty members trust Intern Abroad HQ to deliver their internship programs around the world. Our tailored approach to meeting the needs of your faculty allows us to provide detailed estimates and itineraries and deliver the safest programs, backed by a schedule that enables tangible learning outcomes and full immersion in a new culture, enhancing global perspective. Our affordable fees and flexible payment schedules mean programs are attainable for students and we can work with you on package options.

From the moment you make an inquiry with Intern Abroad HQ, our Campus Team offer you full support in your planning, including:

  • Putting together weekly schedules (internship and volunteering program, accommodation and meals)
  • Booking flights and insurance
  • Organizing transport
  • Booking tours

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Students seeking academic credit for their internship experience may utilize IVHQ/Intern Abroad HQ’s School of Record with the University of Montana to help facilitate credit transfer. This School of Record provides oversight of the academic process and experience, including review of syllabi, evaluating course offerings, and ensuring academic quality.

Students enroll in an equivalent course at the School of Record, complete coursework and assignments as outlined in the course syllabus, and will be issued a transcript by the School of Record. This transcript will be provided to the student’s home university. Students are encouraged to discuss their academic needs and obtain course approval prior to enrolling in the School of Record program. IVHQ/Intern Abroad HQ’s School of Record is the University of Montana.

Intern Abroad HQ offers three different ways in which you can gain academic credit on one of our international internships:

  • We support interns to apply for academic credits via their home academic institution. This can save students the cost of expensive third-party tuition fees.
  • We can assist interns to enroll through our own School of Record program through the University of Montana. This is available across all our internship destinations and career fields.
  • Intern Abroad HQ offers a diverse range of credit-bearing internships in Greece, with credits awarded through US partner universities to enable accreditation to be applied worldwide.

Learn more about Academic Credit


We offer year round start dates and variable durations. Students can select their start date from almost any week throughout the calendar year, helping to fit around any student’s busy schedule. With our quick turnaround times, students can apply and be on the ground within 60 days, enabling them to secure last minute placements if they have already missed other application windows. We also know that plans can change, so we offer students the flexibility to change their start date, destination and program for free, even after paying their deposit.

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We’re Certified as a B Corporation & Zero Carbon Organization

As a certified B Corporation since 2015, our impact on our interns, local communities, and the planet is regularly audited and held to the highest ethical, social, and environmental standards. Our business operations have been certified as 100% carbon neutral since 2019 and we were the first international internships and volunteer provider to declare a Climate Emergency. Our approach creates enhanced awareness of the need for sustainable travel and responsible community engagement.

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We get 5 star reviews from faculty, students, and staff

My primary focus during the semester abroad internship program was to improve my Spanish. I’m working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish so this program was perfect for me. The program allowed me to live abroad and gain cultural experience as well as improve my Spanish speaking abilities.

I conducted my Medical internship in a top private hospital with cutting-edge technology in Athens. It was one of the most impressive organizations I have ever seen in healthcare. I had the chance to observe one of the best hematologists in Europe at work, they were an amazing supervisor, teaching me a lot! I gained a lot of new clinical and hands-on experience. Everything I learned will be useful in my future career and help me to complete my medical degree.

My favorite outcome was being able to observe the CEO educating local Tanzanian farmers about agriculture and how to improve their production. I think passing on this knowledge and enriching the youth is a very important step towards achieving sustainable agriculture.

This internship experience made me more sure of my self-learning ability, and I believe that in the future if I encounter a problem I have never seen before, I will use logic to analyze it.

I’d say the experience was just what I needed. It taught me so much about communication, patience, and compassion. I now feel more empowered to be successful within my field, as this internship has given me tools that I didn’t know I was missing. It shook me out of my comfort zone, and it made me look at everything differently. I have an edge now, and I feel empowered to use it and make a difference within my field.

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Our internship and volunteer programs work towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Are you looking for service learning options that support your university’s commitment to the SDGs? Each of our internships and volunteer programs are designed to work towards one or more of these goals, giving students the opportunity to supplement their studies, while participating in efforts which address vital social and environmental issues.

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We have comprehensive safety & risk management policies

All Intern Abroad HQ ad International Volunteer HQ programs adhere to comprehensive risk management and health & safety requirements. All of our placements and accommodation have been vetted by our local teams and are regularly audited. We also give faculty the opportunity to visit our volunteer programs as part of university requirements and familiarization trips.

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We champion diversity, accessibility, and inclusion

Intern Abroad HQ ad International Volunteer HQ’s low cost fees, flexible programs, and commitment to diversity enables students of all backgrounds to volunteer or intern abroad. We’re proud to have helped students of 100+ different nationalities, including those from minority and LGBTQ+ communities, to gain experience overseas in just the last 12 months. All of our teams adhere to a strict Non-Discrimination Policy.

See how we deliver on diversity

We organize everything including accommodation

Our Program Fees cover the cost of your students’ accommodation and meals during their internship or volunteering trip, which ensures these have been sourced and vetted by us. We arrange everything and can attend campus events upon request to talk to your students first-hand.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals*
  • Airport pick-up*
  • 24/7 in-country support
  • In-country program orientation
  • Experiential Learning Curriculum Outcomes
  • Pre-departure support from your Program or Internship Manager
  • Personalized preparation tools, guides and checklists
  • Access to our preferred insurance and flights partners
  • Discounts on language lessons, tours and activities
  • Certificate of International Volunteer Service or International Reference Letter

* Meal and airport pick-up inclusions vary by program

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Our internship and volunteer programs maximize learning outcomes for students

Whether your students are looking to explore a career field or diversify their studies, our programs facilitate important personal and professional development. We give students the opportunity to:

We work to develop student employability

Whether students choose to intern abroad or remotely with Intern Abroad HQ, our Experiential Learning Curriculum is included for all. Through using proactive experiential learning exercises, we provide interns with tangible tools and support that build character and self-awareness, along with personal and professional development.

Learn more about our Experiential Learning Program

We follow responsible travel practices

We think it’s important to consider what it means to travel responsibly and to identify the potential ethical issues that can arise when taking a volunteer trip or internship abroad. That’s why we have clear codes of conduct for working with children and vulnerable adults, animal welfare, selecting care facility placements, making donations, and cultural exchange.

Learn more about our responsible practices

We know that having resources available on campus is the best way to reach students. Please feel free to download and print the resources below to share with students in office or electronically.

International Education Week Resources

Contact us for resources regarding keynote speakers, webinars, events, and other activities on your campus.

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