Live and work Abroad!
An opportunity to learn about the world, yourself, and what it means to be a global citizen!
Learn more about current on-site placements and take a first step to be a global citizen.
Launched in 2008, AKU’s International Internship Programme (AKU-IIP) provides undergraduate, graduate, and freshly graduated students with opportunities to engage in international experiences through on-site internship placements in countries where AKDN has a presence. The focus remains on quality, and skills-based experiences, that ensure interns develop strong cross-cultural competencies, communications and critical thinking skills, ethical frameworks, and leadership development.
AKU-IIP works closely with programme mentors, the local community, University partners, and interns. A key strategy for sustaining results is the participatory and inclusive approach of the programme through strong internship planning, implementation, and ongoing development.
An international internship gives individuals the chance to learn in a culturally immersive atmosphere. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals who are passionate, innovative, and eager to learn in a culturally different environment than their own! You will gain invaluable professional experiences and the chance to bring what you learned in the classroom into the real world!
Learn more about AKU’s On-Site Internship Programme and what our interns have to say about their experiences.
Learn more about the first-hand experiences of our past and current interns!
"My mentor is very resourceful, positive, and always points me in the right direction when needed. She has also given me the opportunity to be autonomous and take on smaller projects to help me build my skill set and confidence."
"I am enjoying my internship tremendously. I am so pleased to be working with such organized, welcoming, understanding, agreeable, and talented colleagues. This is my first time working in a data environment and a key highlight about working with my mentor and the rest of the team is the desire to improve processes."
"VIP was an amazing opportunity to begin understanding how to work virtually in the time of COVID-19. Working through different time zones, technology, & various stakeholders allowed me to improve my communication skillset greatly. I have been able to gain not only public health-specific competencies such as scientific writing, manuscript writing, and literature reviews but also have had the opportunity to improve my skills that would benefit any professional in their career development."