A teaching student in Senegal gains confidence as she teaches, just one of the benefits of volunteering

Raise your resume when you volunteer, intern, or study abroad

Volunteer, intern, or study abroad to invest in yourself and others

Did you know that volunteering abroad can enhance your employability and much more? 

In addition to getting an experience that you might not have access to at home, such as interning in a hospital, there are many other benefits including:

  • Building new skills, like a diving certification or basic medical skills.
  • Developing soft skills that employers love like time management, cross-cultural communication, and teamwork.
  • Making new friends as you build your professional network.
  • Leaving an impact that benefits others.
  • Confirming the path you want to be on, whether it is personal, professional, or both.

So, picture this: You’re surrounded by the stunning Peru’s Amazon rainforest, living and working with local people. You spend your days effortlessly learning Spanish while spreading environmental awareness.

Alternatively, you could help to protect wildlife in Kenya or gain medical experience alongside doctors in Cambodia.

Who knew learning could be so much fun?! You’ll come home with something tangible to add to your resume plus a smile on your face. 

By combining learning with life experience, you’ll have the type of hands-on practical experience that employers and universities really value — propelling you towards your dream job or academic outcome.

“Overall, the Projects Abroad Fiji experience changed my life. It offers so many things for the volunteer; you learn from the students, you learn from the other volunteers who are from all walks of life, you learn from your host family, you can learn a new language, you teach others about yourself and most importantly, you learn a ton about yourself by living with and helping others.”

Teaching in Fiji by Aaron W

How can volunteering or interning abroad increase employability?

While internships and volunteer programs at home offer valuable experiences, stepping into a global context unlocks unique benefits.

Develop in-demand skills

We offer diverse placements in areas like conservation, healthcare, education, and community development.

This helps you to gain practical skills including:

  • Project management
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork

These are all skills that are highly sought after by employers across industries.

Make your resume shine

Imagine the impact our programs will have on your resume: "Managed a team of local volunteers in a rural Thai village to build a sustainable water system."

You’ll be able to list quantifiable achievements and cross-cultural experiences, painting a picture of a candidate with initiative, adaptability, and cultural awareness.

These are the kinds of qualities that move your resume from application to interview.

Uncover your passion

Unsure about your career path? Volunteering or interning abroad exposes you to diverse fields and challenges, helping you discover your natural talents and interests.

It can also confirm that what you think you want to do is actually what you want to do. 

Aspiring doctor? Before you spend years at university, it makes sense to get a few weeks of medical work experience. This will help you to understand if you want to specialize in a particular field.

After interning abroad, you’ll return home with a newfound passion, whether it’s for wildlife conservation or global healthcare. This will provide much-needed clarity and focus for your academic and professional dreams.

Become a global citizen

Immerse yourself in a new culture, fostering empathy, understanding, and intercultural communication skills.

These invaluable assets open doors to international opportunities, making you a well-rounded and desirable candidate in a globalized job market.

A Law and Human Rights intern assists a South African family on his work abroad programme.

Projects Abroad: A trusted name in meaningful travel

With over 30 years of experience, we offer unparalleled support and a wide range of projects to match your interests, skills, and career aspirations.

“I learnt how physiotherapy can benefit those severely affected by disabilities, how to overcome difficult communication barriers, the importance of observation and how to act creatively on the spot! I am more confident in my abilities to assess and treat children.”

- Physiotherapy in Cambodia by Jennifer P

Here's how we stand out:

  • Academic credit: Earn recognized academic credit for your chosen project, boosting your credentials and demonstrating initiative.
  • Expert support: Enjoy pre-departure training, in-country orientation, and ongoing support from our experienced staff, ensuring a safe and enriching experience.
  • Flexible programs: Choose from short-term placements to semester-long programs, fitting your timeline and budget.
  • Unmatched diversity: Find placements in a wide range of countries, across diverse fields, ensuring you find the perfect fit for your goals.

“I never expected the incredible opportunities that I was about to have while working at Projects Abroad. I learned more in my month of interning then I ever could have imagined. It was the first time in my life I felt like I was doing tangible work, and at the same time, I was actually touching the lives of people.”

- Law & Human Rights in South Africa by  Emily D

Imagine the possibilities:

Students gain dentistry and medical work experience by learning from local medical professionals in Argentina

It's time to kickstart your career

Take control of your future today.

Here’s what to do next:

  1. Explore volunteering, internships, and study abroad placements. Find the project that aligns with your career goals. Our most popular options include Childcare, Medicine, and Conservation.
  2. Find inspiration by reading stories from past volunteers who boosted their employability after transformative experiences abroad.
  3. Contact our friendly Project Experts for personalized guidance. They’ll help kickstart your career by matching you with the perfect volunteer program or internship.

Don't let traditional internship routes limit you. Unlock your potential and shape your future through meaningful work abroad.

Join Projects Abroad today and take the first step towards an extraordinary future.

A teaching volunteer taking a career break, works with a student in Belize to improve her literacy

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Contact us now to find your perfect project!

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