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2018 Summer Internships Abroad

Now’s the perfect time to start planning your summer internship for 2018! If you’ve always wanted to travel, and you’d like to gain some skills while you’re at it, we’re here to help. Intern Abroad HQ offers cheap and affordable internships in the best destinations. They include an excellent focus on personal and professional development, with guided reflections to ensure you’ll boost your resume. Since there’s no substitute for learning by doing, check out our top picks for the best internship opportunities in 2018!

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Summer Intern Abroad in Bali 2018

Internships in Bali

The Indonesian island of Bali is famous for stunning scenery, gorgeous beaches, amazing surf and vibrant culture. While our own take on “Eat, Pray, Love” in Bali may have more of an academic spin, you won’t fail to fall in love with the region as a top internship destination. The affordable internships offer insight into sustainability challenges within a thriving tourism economy. Whether you’re passionate about internships in business, marketing, engineering, design, education or conservation, Bali will have an exciting internship for you.

  • NGO Management & Administration
  • Tourism & Hospitality Training
  • Early Childhood & Primary Education
  • Endangered Starling Conservation
  • Marketing & Media
  • Event Management & Public Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Engineering - Renewable Energies
  • Architecture & Design

Apply to intern in Bali

Summer Intern Abroad in Cape Town South Africa 2018

Internships in Cape Town

If you want an internship in a destination that has it all, then look no further than Cape Town, South Africa. The city is the perfect hub for exciting urban events, adventure sports, natural, cultural and historical attractions. Interning in South Africa’s most entrepreneurial city means that you’ll have access to professional internship opportunities that are surprisingly affordable. You’ll need to sign up for an internship in Cape Town with the energy to make new friendships that’ll last a lifetime.

  • Youth Development & Education
  • Social Work
  • Start Up Entrepreneurship
  • Law & Human Rights
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Journalism & Public Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Real Estate & Property Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Public Health

Apply to intern in Cape Town

Summer Intern Abroad in Costa Rica 2018

Internships in Costa Rica

Frequently cited as the happiest place on earth, there’s no better place to intern this summer than the “pura vida” capital of the world. Costa Rica’s rapidly developing economy offers diverse internship opportunities, including microfinance and medical internships. Internship placements in Costa Rica are based in and around San Ramon, Palmares or Punta Arenas, so you’ll have the perfect chance over weekends to explore one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Brush up on your Spanish and get ready to add bilingualism to your resume!

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Animal & Veterinary Care
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Special Needs / Childcare
  • Health & Medical
  • Microfinance / Women’s Empowerment
  • Teaching English / Education

Apply to intern in Costa Rica

Summer Intern Abroad in Greece 2018

Internships in Greece

Internships in Greece are based in Samos, where interns work alongside an established NGO. Exciting internship projects also take place from various bases and research vessels around surrounding islands of the Aegean. If you’ve always wanted to intern in the Mediterranean, alongside an incredible conservation crew, this is the opportunity for you. All programs are available from just 4 weeks, but we wouldn’t blame you for wanting to stay longer!

  • Aegean Marine Conservation internship
  • Environmental Law internship
  • GIS Mapping internship
  • Laboratory Research & Microplastics internship
  • Marine Mammals & Sea Turtle Conservation internship
  • Media, Communications & Public Relations internship
  • Terrestrial Conservation internship
  • Sustainable Aquaculture internship

Apply to intern in Greece

Summer Intern Abroad in Guatemala 2018

Internships in Guatemala

Internships in Guatemala provide a true Central American experience! Whether marveling at the masonry of Tikal, the waters of Semuc Champey, or the eruptions of Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala is visually, culturally, and historically stunning. Unique internship opportunities in Guatemala offer insight into indigenous culture and modern development challenges. If you’re passionate about Latin American culture, history and language, choose Guatemala for an intern abroad experience like no other.

  • Teaching English / Education
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Special Needs / Childcare
  • Agriculture
  • Physiotherapy
  • Health & Medical
  • Microfinance
  • Hospitality & Tourism

Apply to intern in Guatemala

Summer Intern Abroad in Peru 2018

Internships in Peru

If visiting Machu Picchu is on your bucket list, then living in Cusco is also an important “must do”. When you intern in Cusco, you will be accommodated within convenient walking distance of the city center (so there’s no excuse for missing the weekly salsa lessons). If you already have some basic Spanish up your sleeve, but you want to become a little more fluent, then an internship in this South American hotspot will help you lock those second-language skills down. The internships cover a wide range of fields, so there’s something for everybody!

  • Animal Care
  • Kindergarten
  • Youth Development & Education
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Special Needs Care
  • Sports & Education
  • Language Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Dentistry
  • Midwifery
  • NGO Support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Nutrition
  • Eco-Tourism

Apply to intern in Peru

Summer Intern Abroad in South Africa 2018

Internships in South Africa - Environmental

For Environmental Internships in South Africa, you’ll need a spirit of adventure, a passion for the great outdoors, and a willingness to work hard and get your hands dirty! The internship programs all include educational lectures on topics such as ecology, species identification, data collection and survey techniques. They are perfect entry-level opportunities for students with a passion for conservation, so that you can see how scientific careers can come to life. Whether you’re interested in marine or terrestrial conservation, habitat management or animal behaviour, the right internship awaits you in South Africa.

  • Dinokeng Game Reserve
    Wildlife Conservation, Animal Behaviour & Reserve Management
  • Balule Game Reserve at Kruger National Park
    Wildlife Conservation, Predator Research & Reserve Management
  • Sodwana Bay Marine National Park
    Marine Ecology Training & Scuba Project: Indian Ocean Reef Conservation Awareness

Apply to intern in South Africa

Summer Internships Abroad in 2018

Internship opportunities are flexible and there’s something for everyone. It can be challenging to take the first step, but once that decision has been made, the experience only gets better!

  1. Apply online first. The application process is non-obligatory and free.

  2. After applying, you’ll receive more details on how to confirm your internship placement.

  3. To confirm, you’ll register online after your application has been accepted. This means taking care of the US$299 Registration Fee, which enables us to provide services and pre-departure support. Internship fees can be reviewed online.

  4. Once you’re registered, the adventure begins and you’ll be guided every step of the way!

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