Intern Abroad with United Planet!

Volunteer Abroad with United PlanetUnited Planet offers customized internship programs to students and recent graduates that are tailored to meet your personal learning objectives. You'll gain experience relevant to your career and a global perspective that will be valued by employers who recognize that the world and workplace are increasingly interdependent.

  United Planet internships are authentic cultural programs with 24/7 participant support. Our main focus with each person is 100% cultural immersion and providing a beneficial exchange for both our participants and their host communities.


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Destinations   •   Projects   •   Requirements   •   Earn Course Credit   •   Enroll


The Internship Difference

Your internship abroad encompasses all the same unique program elements as a volunteer Quest, with the addition of focused learning goals and guidance from an in-country supervisor. As an United Planet intern, you receive:


  • A personalized internship project placement based on your learning goals and previous experience in the field
  • Dedicated support from an advisor in the Boston office who will walk you through the internship process
  • Assistance filling out and submitting necessary forms for you to receive school credit for your internship
  • An experienced, professional supervisor at your host project who will meet with you about learning objectives and provide feedback
  • An official participation letter and certificate of completion from United Planet




Internships are available in any of our Short-term volunteer locations, though projects may vary. Click on a country to learn more about the available projects.


Intern Abroad in Chile Intern Abroad in China Intern Abroad in Costa Rica Intern Abroad in Ecuador Intern Abroad in Ghana
Chile China Costa Rica Ecuador Ghana
Intern Abroad in Nepal Intern Abroad in Peru Intern Abroad in Romania Intern Abroad in South Africa Intern Abroad in Tanzania
Nepal Peru Romania South Africa Tanzania




Click a focus area to learn more about available internships.


Global Health
Children and Education
Environmental Sustainability
Global Health Children and Education Environmental Sustainability



Internship Program Requirements


  • Interns must commit for a minimum of four weeks for a United Planet internship
  • United Planet interns must either be studying in their internship field or have had some previous experience in their project area
  • All interns must complete a final reflection addressing successes, challenges, and how their learning goals were met



Earn Course Credit Through Fisher College

Earn up to 12 course credits during your United Planet internship through Fisher College. 

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How to Enroll

Enrolling in your internship is easy, and we'll walk you through the process. Just follow the steps below! 



Choose your Internship.
First, decide how long you want to intern abroad, what country you want to travel to, and what type of work you want to do. Browse through our Short-term destinations if you haven't already made a decision. If you have any questions along the way, call or email our office! We'll help you out.


Enroll online.
You'll enroll in an international internship in the same way that you enroll in a volunteer Quest. Click here to access the enrollment form. You'll indicate your internship country and top choices for volunteer work. Make sure to indicate that you want to do an internship rather than a regular volunteer Quest. Once you've submitted the form and paid your deposit, your Program Coordinator will send you a personal enrollment confirmation and an additional form to fill out where you'll indicate your learning goals.


Prepare for your Internship! 
Once you've enrolled, your Program Coordinator will complete an informational phone session with you, confirm your project placement and internship supervisor, and send you information about fundraising, booking flights, and scheduling your online pre-departure training. As always, your Program Coordinator will be available by phone or email to answer any questions you may have during this process.

Get Started!



Our Program Coordinators would love to talk with you. Call our office Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm, or send us an email at any time. We're here to help!

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