A meeting held during one of our international business internships.

International Business Internships

Gain business skills while experiencing life overseas

You can take on a Projects Abroad internship and experience international business first hand.


The best and brightest business people often come from a place of deep cultural and social knowledge. They understand their industry, their markets and the systems that make them run effectively. International Business internships with Projects Abroad are an unparalleled opportunity to get the practical and cultural insights you need. This experience will help you stand out in a fast-paced international business environment.


We’ll arrange for you to travel overseas and become an international Business intern with a company. You’ll immerse yourself in their day-to-day work and get you the chance to build connections. First, we’ll work with you to identify where your skills and interests lie. Then we’ll place you in an internship that will allow you to pursue your own career goals. You’ll work with permanent employees and business leaders to better understand your chosen industry. You’ll also be matched with a supervisor who will support you throughout your internship.


This tailored, intelligent approach to an internship will set you up for a bright future.

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Business Internship in China

From €2955

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Gain practical work experience while learning from business professionals in a rapidly developing economy

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Business Internship in Mexico

From €2705

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Work at a consulting firm in Guadalajara and gain invaluable business experience to boost your CV

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
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Business Internship in Mongolia

From €2355

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Gain practical work experience and learn from professionals at a company in Ulaanbaatar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Projects Abroad interns at their business placement in Sri Lanka.
Business Internship in Sri Lanka
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Prepare for your future career in business and gain practical work experience in vibrant Colombo

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 12 weeks
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Business Internship in Vietnam

From €2065

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Gain business work experience by helping disadvantaged youth at small community enterprises

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
High school students stand outside a local lawfirm on their Law and Business internship in China
Law and Business Internships in China for Teenagers

From €2520

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Live in Chengdu with other teenagers and gain work experience at law firms and local companies

  • Fixed dates during school holidays
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Male Music Production Intern is at a local Recording Studio mixing at a sound desk during his work experience in South Africa.
Music Production Internship in South Africa

From €2070

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Work in a modern music studio in Cape Town and learn about all aspects of music production

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

We’d be happy to talk about creating a custom project for you. Most of our staff have been volunteers themselves, so they’re well placed to answer your questions, big or small.

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Is an international Business internship right for me?

Our international Business internships are ideal for people who want to get a taste of the real business world and get pushed beyond their own comfort zone.


We will help you reach your goals, whether you’re planning on studying business in higher education or getting ready to apply for your first job. Whatever stage you’re at, we can help you up your game.


You’ll work alongside professionals and Projects Abroad staff, to gain the business work experience and skills you need to excel.


Every internship is different. You’ll be involved in the day-to-day activities of the office. That could include contacting clients or working with business support teams. You could be researching current or future projects, attending meetings or working on briefs.


It’s an excellent way for you to get unique business work experience that will help you stand out.


If you’re interested in business, but feel a Business internship isn’t right for you, read about our Micro-finance Projects. Read our full list of projects for internships abroad.

An intern working in an office on one of our international business internships.

What will I gain as an international Business intern?

An internship gives you skills that prepare you for your next stage of education and career. You’ll also get a unique experience that you can talk about at interviews.


Here are just some of the benefits that our previous interns talk about:

  • Soft skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organising, planning, and time management.
  • Business skills that you can add to your CV.
  • The ability to work and empathise with people of different cultures and backgrounds, helping to develop a ‘global mindset’.
  • Confidence from pushing past your comfort zone.

All of the above will enhance your CV, UCAS applications, and your personal development.

How are Projects Abroad’s international Business internships different?


At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. You can be assured that your internship is ethical and well supported. Here’s just a few elements of our work that set it apart from other internship programmes.


Be fully supported by staff


On these projects, you’ll work alongside business professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, and be supported by them as you complete your tasks. This really matters when it comes to business internships – we want your placement to be a transformative experience, where you gain real skills and find out what you are capable of.


A tailored approach


We are often able to tailor your internship to your interests. If there is a particular sector or industry you’d like to work in, let our team know.

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