During outreach work in Sri Lanka, a public health intern takes a woman’s blood pressure reading.

Public Health Internships Abroad

Gain relevant work experience by participating in medical outreaches and educational campaigns.

Support community healthcare and gain practical experience on a Public Health internship with Projects Abroad. This will deepen your understanding of healthcare practices in another country and broaden your medical knowledge, all while actively helping others.


You can complete an international health internship in local clinics, community centers, or schools. You’ll take part in conducting health checks and delivering educational talks during community outreaches in under-resourced, rural areas. These may include home visits.


You’ll develop your medical skills during one of our Public Health opportunities abroad. This is good preparation for the next stage of your education and career. The experience you gain will improve your resume and give it the edge it needs for future work or study applications.

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Students lead a health campaign on obesity as part of their Projects Abroad Public Health work for teenagers in Belize.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Belize

From $3620

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Intern in Belize and work with teenagers your age to do health checks and raise awareness of diseases

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Interns learn how to take people’s blood pressure readings as part of Public Health work for teenagers in Cambodia.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Cambodia

From $3395

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Work with a group your age and get healthcare experience by doing health checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Students take part in a training activity at their Public Health placement for teenagers in Mexico.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Mexico

From $3395

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Learn directly from healthcare professionals and do health checks and raise awareness of disease in local communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
On the Projects Abroad Public Health Internship for teenagers in Tanzania, Projects Abroad staff and students run an outreach for locals.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in Tanzania

From $3395

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Get hands-on medical experience while helping to provide basic healthcare to remote communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
As part of the Projects Abroad Public Health Internship for teenagers in the Philippines, student assists a local doctor during a medical outreach.
Public Health Internship for Teenagers in the Philippines

From $3395

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Work with teenagers your age and do basic medical checks and raise awareness about disease in local communities

  • Fixed dates during school break
  • This project is only for 15-18 year olds
  • From 2 weeks
Assist local doctors and gain valuable public health work experience with Projects Abroad whilst on a Public Health internship in Belize.
Public Health Internship in Belize

From $3515

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Gain practical healthcare experience conducting basic medical checks in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 2 weeks
A female intern is pictured taking part in testing blood sugar levels whilst on her public health internship in Cambodia.
Public Health Internship in Cambodia

From $2245

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Gain practical healthcare experience and help improve the overall health of people in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
Intern from Projects Abroad enhancing her work experience skills whilst on her public health internship in Ghana.
Public Health Internship in Ghana

From $3020

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Conduct health checks and raise awareness about disease in disadvantaged communities

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
A photo of internship students from Projects Abroad handing out posters to raise awareness during their public health work experience in Madagascar.
Public Health Internship in Madagascar

From $3020

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Gain practical healthcare experience and learn from professionals while living in Madagascar

  • Completely flexible dates
  • Anyone aged over 16 can join
  • From 1 week
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Public Health intern talking to her patient during a community outreach.

Is a Public Health internship abroad right for me?

If you’re looking to gain hands-on public health work experience and learn more about local and global health issues, these internships are ideal. We welcome all skill levels, whether you’re just starting out, or want to advance your career. You can work at a level you’re comfortable with.


You’ll be well supported by local colleagues, and our Projects Abroad staff are available to help at all times. During outreaches and while supporting local communities, you’ll work under the supervision of medical professionals.


If you’re a student who needs to complete an elective module, take a look at our range of Medical Electives. If you want to work in a more clinical setting, you can consider our Medicine or Nursing internships as well. See our full range of projects for internships abroad.

What are the benefits of a Public Health internship abroad?

Our Public Health opportunities abroad are a fantastic way to prepare for the next stage of your education and career. You’ll gain invaluable work experience and boost your resume for future job or study.


Previous interns have spoken about these benefits:


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


Public health work abroad will add to your personal and professional development. You’ll gain a deeper insight into the healthcare challenges people face everyday.

Children listen to a public health lesson on healthy living.

What sets Projects Abroad’s international health internships 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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