Projects Abroad interns gaining work experience in China attend a meeting held by a local lawyer.

Work Experience Abroad

Travel overseas and gain practical experience to help you grow professionally and personally

Join Projects Abroad on an international internship or volunteer abroad programme and use the work experience you gain to give your CV an extra edge. It will help your CV stand out from the crowd in university or job applications. Doing a work placement abroad will give you some great points to talk about in interviews. Talk about what you learned and how you overcame the challenges you faced.  

Is gaining work experience abroad right for me?

Our projects are a great fit for you if you’re interested in:


  • Exploring an area of interest before university
  • Getting work experience during university to enhance your studies
  • Doing something different and challenging yourself during a career break


We have work experience placements available for people of all ages, abilities, and levels of experience. You can choose what you want to do, where you want to go, and when you want to start and finish your programme. Our Flexi Trips are the best option if you want to be more independent and pick dates to fit your schedule. 

A student gets medical work experience abroad in Sri Lanka during a community outreach.

Work Experience Placements

We have a wide variety of work experience projects in countries around the world. Some options include:


  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • International Development
  • Micro-finance
  • Law and Human Rights
  • Veterinary Medicine


Whichever project you choose, you’ll spend your time learning directly from local professionals. This is especially valuable if you’re interning in an area you want to explore as a potential career. Or, you can use this opportunity to hone your skills in a field you already work in. You can see a list of all of our projects here.


Adjusting to working in a different culture and environment is challenging, but it will help you grow personally and professionally.

Getting International Work Experience with Projects Abroad

This year could see you drafting legal documents at a law firm in China or helping disadvantaged entrepreneurs launch small businesses in Tanzania. Whatever you see yourself doing, we have a work experience placement to fit your interests and personal goals. 

Can't find what you're looking for?

To learn more about how to get work experience abroad, give us a call on 021­ 234 8002 or email us at info@projects-abroad.ie.

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