International Internships


International InternshipsThe global economy needs global talent, people who understand how to work and communicate in other cultures. Those who stay at home, never testing their comfort zone, have cut themselves off from the astounding possibilities awaiting the global citizen. At ELI, we realize the rewards, both personal and professional, that come from international experience. Our mission is to open the door to the world for you. Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America: the opportunities are waiting.

We work with organizations and individuals around the world forging relationships and creating an infrastructure that enable our interns to live and work in a secure environment. As our intern, you will have in-country support to ease your way into the local culture, to advise you and help you when the need arises. If you are looking to become a more interesting, well-rounded and experienced candidate as you set out on your career, we can help you towards that goal.

We offer internships in 24 countries, but our widest selection can be found in Ireland, China, South Africa, Brazil, and France. All internships are unpaid except in China, where interns often receive a modest stipend that covers their accommodations.

How do I search for an internship?

Search by country, using the locations map or the "Locations" menu above, or if you would rather search by field of work, consult the table below. Don't see what you want? Ask us! We can't list everything here. We may be able to arrange it for you.

Internship Categories

Architecture Chile   China   Ireland   India
South Africa
Business Argentina   Chile   China   France
Ireland   Mexico   South Africa
Conservation Argentina   India   Mexico   Peru
South Africa   Brazil
Dental India   Nepal   Thailand
Engineering China   Ireland   South Africa
Fashion France   South Africa
Graphic Design Argentina   Chile    China   France
Ireland   South Africa
HR Ireland   South Africa
Human Rights Argentina   Cambodia   Ecuador
Peru   India   Nepal   South Africa
IT Chile   China   Ireland   South Africa
Interior Design China   France   South Africa
Journalism Argentina   Benin   China   Chile
Ecuador   India   Thailand
Legal Argentina  Ecuador   Ghana   Kenya
Ireland   South Africa
Medical See our medical internships oage
Marketing Argentina   Chile   China   France
Ireland   Mexico   South Africa
Micro-Finance Chile   Ecuador   Kenya   Mexico
Nutrition Ecuador   Philippines   South Africa
Physical Therapy Ecuador   Guatemala   Nicaragua
South Africa   Thailand   Vietnam
Public Health Most Countries
Special Education Cambodia   Ecuador   India   Kenya
Urban Planning China   Ecuador   South Africa
Veterinary Argentina   Brazil   Ecuador   Ireland
Kenya   South Africa
Water/Sanitation Ghana   South Africa
Wildlife Argentina   Brazil   Ecuador   Kenya
South Africa   Thailand   Uganda
Wineries Chile   South Africa