Internships

Internships Abroad with a UK Charity!

International, Alternative, and Meaningful Internships

Join a UK Charity team overseas with one of our many international internship roles! Whether you're looking for an internship for university requirements, considering a career change, a retired professional or simply want to gain experience in the non-profit sector abroad, Globalteer internship opportunities are perfect. Our internships allow you to give back while gaining valuable work experience and life skills in some amazing destinations. Working alongside our diverse and dedicated team, you will gain experience in international development and expand your professional skill set. Read on to find out why a free internship abroad with Globalteer could be for you.

Is there a fee for the internship?

We do not charge a fee for internships, but as a registered non profit charity, we ask all interns to fundraise for the charity. The donations raised will go directly to the charity and to support our local projects. We will set you up a crowdfunding page on our website so all you need to do is fundraise from friends and family. You can get help and ideas from our fundraising guide. We require all interns to raise a minimum of US$250.

Globalteer International Internships come with Benefits!

The best part? We value our interns and that means we provide benefits! You will be provided free accommodation and food for the duration of your internship. We also provide an unforgettable experience! You will be the envy of your friends and fellow classmates!

Depending upon your skills and interests, we have a variety of opportunities. Interns are based at our Peru or Cambodia offices from 3 to 7 months. So whether you are just looking for a summer internship abroad or a longer international internship programme as part of a study abroad programme or gap year; we can tailor a time frame to fit your needs.

Top Benefits!

  1. Charity work creating a positive impact
  2. Working with experienced staff
  3. Accommodation and food included
  4. 24-hour support from our local team
  5. Trusted placements with a UK Charity
  6. Safe and beautiful locations
  7. Cultural learning while abroad
  8. Learn about international development
  9. Work with international staff
  10. Volunteer placements year round
  11. CV enhancer & job references

Internship FAQs

Accommodation includes shared, dorm-style bedrooms (linens provided) along with communal kitchen and social spaces. Basic food supplies are included. Food provided is perfect for vegetarians although you're welcome to buy your own meat, if desired. You can choose to prepare your own meals or plan group dinner nights with other house members
We do not charge a fee for internships, but as a registered non profit charity, we ask all interns to fundraise for the charity. The donations raised will go directly to the charity and to support our local projects. We will set you up a crowdfunding page on our website so all you need to do is fundraise from friends and family. We require all interns to raise a minimum of US$250.
Our internships and professional volunteer placements are based in Siem Reap, Cambodia and Cusco, Peru where our regional offices are located.
You can apply from one month to 18 months in advance for your placement.
There are no specific start dates, interns and volunteers replace the outgoing interns year round.
Yes, Intern's are required to bring their own laptop that they can use during their placement.

In Peru, most interns can arrive without a visa and get a 6 months entry stamp on arrival. This depends on your country of origin and if you have other visas, such as a USA or EU visa.

In Cambodia, Volunteers can get an 'ordinary' visa on arrival and extend once in country.

You can read more on the "visa requirements page."

Globalteer partner with Student Universe to provide you with a easy way to book your flights and insurance. You can read more on the "flights and insurance page."
We do have short term volunteer placements available at many of our projects. You can read more on the "volunteer abroad page"

International Interns experiences

We have had many interns join us in Peru and Cambodia. You can read about their experiences abroad in their blogs:

Louise writes about 'Life as an Intern Abroad'

Anna wirtes about her experience abroad as an intern

Louise shares the experience of interning in Cusco, Peru

Riona shares her story of a day in the life of a dog welfare intern

Join our Globalteer UK Charity Team in Peru or Cambodia

By spending time living and working abroad you will be immersing yourself into a culture vastly different from your life back home. Working with the team in either Cambodia or Peru, you’ll be part of the staff and given the opportunity to participate in some exciting grassroots programmes and to be part of diverse cultures and locations, steeped in history. Depending on your needs and ours, Globalteer will give you a unique opportunity to gain insight into a small, forward-looking British Charity whose work has proven benefits at local levels.

Living and working in a developing country for an extended period is a rewarding and valuable experience. By taking on an internship abroad you will gain invaluable practical experience that will help prepare you for your career. Many employers in the International Development sector value the time you will have spent in the field as part of a Charity internship. And let’s face it, spending your time abroad in Peru or Cambodia will provide you with a wealth of stories to take back home with you. As well as valuable professional experience gained from your international internship programme!

Intern positions

In Siem Reap, Cambodia

General Internship - Working in various areas supporting our Helping Hands School and Sports Project

Sports Intern - Delivering sports classes to children in rural villages and help develop the Sports Project

In Cusco, Peru

NGO Assistant - Various work supporting our Picaflor House afterschool project

Dog Welfare Assistant - Working at a shelter & our Paws mobile veterinary clinic

Social Media Creator - updating our social media pages

Volunteer Coordinator - Supporting Volunteers & organising Social Events

Blog & Report Writer - Blogging and Reporting to promote our work

Media Creator - Photography / Videography of our work

Digital Marketing - Social media adverts, SEO, Web management

Fundraising - Fundraising, grant research & writing, local program research

Volunteering Abroad for Professionals

Globalteer also accepts professionals who want to give back during a career break or sabbatical. As a skilled professional volunteer, you can make a genuine difference volunteering for a responsible and ethical charity abroad. If you feel your skill set fits one of our internship programmes, please apply!

Study abroad internship programs

If you intern in Peru, you can study Spanish during your internship. Immersing yourself in the culture and language is the best and quickest way to improve your Spanish language skills.