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Social Sciences & Human Services

Our social work internships abroad provide the perfect opportunity to not only travel to a new part of the world, but to also make an impact while doing so. Through this hands-on experience you will be able to really make a difference in a vulnerable community overseas.

Social work internships aim to give you a well-rounded experience by allowing you to integrate into a community abroad. You will acquire skills to work with people of different ages, ethnicities, education levels, and socioeconomic statuses at social work internships abroad.

Our alumni have interned at organizations including

Social work internships abroad are perfect for people with backgrounds in International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, but in general are a great opportunity for anyone eager to connect with a new community abroad. We work with major international social work organizations in all of our program destinations, ranging from those that focus on access to healthcare and education, to those that help victims of war and domestic abuse. Previous interns have been placed in organizations focused on Community Development, Education, Healthcare & Sustainability, Social Services, Environmental Activism, International Relations, and Political & Economic Development.

Responsibilities at social work internships abroad may include:
Community outreach, campaigning, surveying and collecting demographic based data
Executing marketing responsibilities such as blog writing, managing social media channels and creating promotional materials for the organization
Liaising between different parties to assist in event planning or finding additional resources for community development programs

Join our 10,000+ global alumni network

“The advice that I would give other interns is to come on this program with an open mind. Definitely try new things and explore the city, and come to every organized event. I've met amazing people and it's really nice to know you have a support network when you're in a different country.“

Lexi Macdonald & Ashley Duguay University of British Columbia & St. Mary's University

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Applying for The Intern Group will put you in contact with an Admissions Officer. Through your interview and application, we will learn about your background and future career goals to determine if you are a good candidate for an international internship. If accepted into our program we guarantee you an internship in your approved career field. You will work with our Placement Team throughout the process and get ready to go abroad.