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.
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
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.
Please contact us if you have any questions about the Fisher College Course.
Work with community members in classrooms, after school programs, daycares, orphanages, women’s shelters, and more while immersing yourself completely in the local culture of your host community.
Work and learn alongside community health professionals in general medicine, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy, psychiatry, and other areas while gaining real insight into shared healthcare challenges around the globe.
Live and work in conservation areas, contribute to construction projects, care for wildlife, and collaborate with local professionals to provide environmental education to surrounding communities.