Who are we?

Backed by a global team, Intern Abroad HQ is proudly brought to you by the people behind International Volunteer HQ. We have collectively supported over 113,000 program participants since 2007. As pioneers in the field of meaningful travel, we are also the only international volunteer and internship provider to be B Corporation certified, meaning that we have been externally audited and meet the highest social and environmental standards.


What do we live for?

Our mission is to make your dream career a reality. Our internships take you on a journey to enhance your skills, push your boundaries, uncover your competencies and empower you to reach your highest potential. By interning with our fantastic local teams around the globe, you’ll gain invaluable cultural intelligence and broad international insight. These desirable attributes not only enable you to stand out from the crowd to future employers, they also enrich your sense of self and strength, for a resilient career over the course of a professional lifetime.


Why choose Intern Abroad HQ?

Intern Abroad HQ facilitates an experiential learning curriculum in both our remote and in-country internships that takes your learning beyond your placement and deepens its long term value. This guided approach empowers our interns to become more confident, self-aware and culturally intelligent, as we work with you through specific exercises that translate your internship experiences into the essential soft skills for employability and professional maturity.

Affordable global experiences

Affordable global experiences

Competitively priced placements with international organizations that enhance your cultural intelligence, self-awareness and global understanding.
Exclusive experiential learning curriculum

Exclusive experiential learning curriculum

Our reflection-based curriculum supports your learning experience to foster transferable skills that are essential for employability.
Customized for you

Customized for you

Our flexible internships are tailored to meet your course credit, academic major or career path requirements, with remote and in-country options across 13 destinations.
Socially & environmentally responsible

Socially & environmentally responsible

As a certified B Corporation, our impact on interns, local teams, communities and the environment is audited and held to the highest standards


Our values:

Fostering Integrity

Fostering Integrity

We put our interns first – always placing your goals at the forefront of our efforts. We value straightforward communication, offer realistic advice, and give our interns the tools to make confident and pragmatic choices. We take great pride in our ethics and the quality and support of the placements that we offer. We are genuinely excited about the positive outcomes of the internship journeys we facilitate.
Accessible Opportunities

Accessible Opportunities

We champion equal opportunities and believe that everyone should have access to dedicated support on their journey of professional development. This is reflected in our affordable and transparent fees, customized placements, wide variety of sought-after destinations, and flexible options - including remote internships you can undertake without having to travel.
Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries

Interning with an international organization fosters the deep cultural and global appreciation that is highly valued within an inclusive and interconnected society. Our interns gain cultural insight, enhanced self-awareness and confidence, enabling them to take on new ideas and ways of thinking. Our guided reflections stimulate and support learning, helping to address the challenges that arise when pushing personal and professional boundaries.
Enhancing Global Careers

Enhancing Global Careers

Delivering tangible, career-enhancing value to our interns is at the heart of what we do. We set clearly defined objectives and connect you with a dedicated support network to ensure that your internship delivers impact – both to your placement organization and to your own personal and professional development. Our guided reflection-based curriculum has been designed to ensure that you can maximize your experiential learning experience to set you up for a successful global career.

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