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Intern Abroad

An internship that makes a difference

All internships are designed to enhance skills and provide valuable work experience. An internship abroad with United Planet also builds character, provides a sense of fulfillment, and makes a meaningful difference in our world. When you do an internship with United Planet, you will return with skills, hands-on experience and a profoundly changed perspective. It’s something you just won’t find elsewhere.

Our internships are authentic, immersive experiences that expose you to a world you haven’t seen before. But you are not completely alone: United Planet provides 24/7 support during your stay. And each internship is designed specifically for the individual. Learn, work, teach, discover … and grow.

Intern Abroad with United Planet

What I enjoyed the most was getting all of the hands on medical experience with kids that previously had very little healthcare. I enjoyed seeing their faces that were filled with joy and excitement and the feeling that what my fellow volunteers and I did made a difference. The impact this has had on my life is irrevocable, being able to do some real good in this world is a rare occurrence and to be a part of it was amazing.

Amanda, United Planet Global Health volunteer

Your Internship

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
  • Up to 12 college course credits through Fisher College (course tuition required)

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

How do I earn course credit through Fisher College for my internship?

Volunteers participating in United Planet internships are eligible to receive college credit through Fisher College. All interns enrolled in the Fisher course will work directly with Nancy Pithis, Dean of International Academic Operations and Curriculum Development at Fisher College. Upon completing your internship and the course, you will receive a grade and a Fisher College transcript.

The Fisher College Online Internship has open enrollment and you may begin your internship most times of the year. Financial aid may be available for 12-credit internships depending on your situation and the timing of the internship.

Please note – you must confirm with your home institution how the Fisher College credit will transfer to your school. United Planet and Fisher College make no guarantees about transfer of credit.

Students participating in the course will pay tuition for the academic credits on top of their United Planet Quest fee.

  • 3-credit course (minimum 4 week Quest) – $775
  • 6-credit course (minimum 7 week Quest) – $1550
  • 12-credit course (12 week or 6 month Quest) – $3000

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Fisher College Course.

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