A local child gets a medical check during an outreach from an intern doing her Nursing internship in Vietnam.

Nursing Overseas Opportunities

Gain practical nursing experience as an intern in communities with limited resources

An international Nursing Internship with Projects Abroad is an opportunity to gain first-hand experience working in a different country. You’ll also get to broaden your understanding of healthcare issues from another part of the world.


We offer international nursing placements in under-resourced countries around the world. You can work in a hospital, health clinic, or care center. You’ll shadow skilled local nurses during their daily tasks. If there’s a specific are you want to focus on, we’ll do our best to accomodate you.


This internship will provide you with valuable international nursing experience, which will help you in your future career. Give your resume that boost it needs to strengthen your future job or study applications.

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A student doing a Nursing internship in Ghana with Projects Abroad treats a local woman during a medical outreach.
Nursing Internship in Ghana

From $3090

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Learn from nurses in different hospital departments and do health checks during medical outreaches

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Interns from Projects Abroad take a photo with local doctors whilst on their nursing work experience in Kenya.
Nursing Internship in Kenya

From $3090

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Gain practical experience while working in a hospital or clinic in Nanyuki and learn directly from nurses

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A Projects Abroad work experience intern in Mexico is seen examining a child at local doctors.
Nursing Internship in Mexico

From $3090

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Get practical work experience and learn from professional nurses in Mexican hospitals

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern from Projects Abroad is pictured treating a child using a stethoscope on her nursing intership in Nepal.
Nursing Internship in Nepal

From $1970

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Shadow nurses in hospitals or clinics and gain practical work experience during outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A projects abroad intern is seen giving a check up to a local boy whilst on her nursing work experience in Peru.
Nursing Internship in Peru

From $3780

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Gain overseas experience as a nursing intern in Peru by working alongside professional medical staff

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Male Projects Abroad intern giving a baby a check up whilst on his nursing internship in Sri Lanka where there are lots of nursing internship oppurtunities.
Nursing Internship in Sri Lanka

From $3555

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Learn directly from nurses and get work experience in hospitals while experiencing life in vibrant Sri Lanka

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 18 can join
  • From 4 weeks
Australian intern on a nursing internship in Tanzania with Proejcts Abroad takes a photo with colleagues during her work experience.
Nursing Internship in Tanzania

From $3090

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Learn directly from experienced nurses in Tanzanian hospitals and do outreach work

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
Projects Abroad female intern is seen making a child laugh during a routine check up on her nursing work experience in Vietnam.
Nursing Internships in Vietnam

From $3090

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Get a headstart with your nursing career by learning directly from nurses in Hanoi

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks

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A pair of students completing Nursing internships abroad work through patients' notes after a community outreach in Peru.

Is a Nursing placement abroad right for me?

We have nursing internships available to suit all skill levels. Internship will give you skills and experience to in the profession to boost your resume and study applications. This will get your career off to an excellent start.


Currently studying towards your nursing qualification? An internship will provide you with first-hand experience and enhance your learning progress. We also offer Nursing Electives for those who need to complete an elective module.


Recently qualified? Our overseas nursing opportunities will allow you to put your skills to good use in communities abroad. This will develop your global perspective on healthcare.


We’ll provide you with 24/7 staff support in the destination you choose. This is to make sure that you get what you want out of your project - international nursing experience, new set of skills, and greater knowledge about global healthcare issues. Many of our nursing placements also include a community outreach work, so that you can help others while you’re abroad.


If you’d like to be more hands-on working in local communities during your internship, our Public Health internships might be a better fit for you. For those with a special interest in healthy eating and lifestyle choices, our Nutrition internships are also a great option. Read our full list of internship programs abroad.

What are the benefits of an international Nursing Internship?

Our Nursing placements abroad provide you with valuable international medical experience. This will help you advance your nursing career, and will give your resume that boost in needs to stand out in future applications.


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


  • Skills like teamwork, communication, leadership, resilience, organizing, planning, and time management
  • Experience with illnesses and medical conditions less common back home
  • In-depth work experience opportunity that might not be possible in your home country
  • Developing a global mindset from working and empathizing with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Confidence from challenging yourself outside of your comfort zone

Why does this internship matter?

This experience will bring you closer to a future working in your chosen field. We’re proud to support future talent who will bring vital skills to communities in need.

A student doing a Nursing internship abroad in Tanzania enjoys spending time with her local colleagues.

What sets Projects Abroad’s international Nursing placements apart?

At Projects Abroad, our first aim is to benefit the communities we work in. Our internships are ethical and well supported. Here are some factors that set us apart:


We record our work in a secure database


We have a Global Impact Database to track the positive impact of our projects. It’s secure and anonymous and we use it to identify specific areas of need. The data we record helps us shape aspects of our work, like medical outreaches and health awareness campaigns. We also use it to monitor the progress of individuals, report our results and collect data for research. All this work follows our carefully researched Management Plans.


Real work with trained professionals


As an intern, you’ll work alongside real healthcare professionals. You can observe them in their everyday work, ask questions and hear more about their experiences. You’re likely to get greater exposure to the frontline of medical care than in your home country.


A tailored approach


We are often able to tailor your internship to suit your interests. You can work in more than one department or focus on one particular area, and experience outreach work in the local community.

Our Medicine & Healthcare policy

We take the safety of our volunteers, interns, and the people they work with very seriously. That’s why we’ve put in place a comprehensive Medical Ethics Policy.

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