Internships are a great way to gain valuable experience in your chosen area of work.  Whether it be in the business world, medical field or research sphere, Oyster runs some great opportunities to help you build your employability and gain a great insight into the practices of organisations around the world.

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India - 2 week pre-medical internship in Delhi

2 week pre-medical internship in Delhi

Join our 2 week summer internship in Delhi. This internship is perfect for anyone aged 16-18, looking at a career in medicine. Gain useful medical experience, see some of the wonders of the capital of India and meet other like-minded medics.


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India - 2 week pre-medical internship in Palampur

2 week pre-medical internship in Palampur

If you are aged 16-18 and looking for a career in medicine look no further than this exciting, pre-medical Indian adventure. Situated in Palampur, surrounded by tea fields, you will get to see rural India at its best. Spend 2 weeks with like-minded pre-medical students and shadow fully qualified doctors and nurses. Spend your weekends visiting the local sites, including the Taj Mahal, on this fantastic all-inclusive programme.

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Romania - Medical Internship in Romania

Medical Internship in Romania

Looking for hands-on and valuable work experience in the medical field? This highly rated medical internship gives you varied medical experience working on a mobile medical unit and within a children’s hospital. Work in a variety of medical settings and with a mixture of cases, shadowing doctors and nurses and actively contributing to the care of the patients.

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Malaysia - Orangutan conservation in Malaysia and Borneo

Orangutan conservation in Malaysia and Borneo

Work with orangutans in two stunning settings, assisting with orangutan welfare and habitat restoration. Actively be part of the orangutan care programme in a primate centre in mainland Malaysia, before heading out into Borneo’s rain forest to help protect and monitor these graceful creatures in the wild. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to volunteer with orangutans in one of the most stunning settings on the planet – don’t miss it!

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China - China Adventure

China Adventure

A 26 week China experience for pre and post university students that combines teaching English in a school in China with exciting possibilities of learning Mandarin, Tai Chi and caligraphy – the best way to truly understand China and be much more than a tourist.

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China - Teach and Earn in China

Teach and Earn in China

Work for six months as an English teacher in China on a teaching programme that includes a Beijing induction and a good salary. This is a great opportunity to teach English, learn Mandarin and travel to see China’s unforgettable sights.

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South Africa - Veterinary experience in South Africa

Veterinary experience in South Africa

Gain unparalleled access to wildlife experts on a Big 5 game reserve, home to some of the most magnificent mammals on this planet. Shadow a vet on their rounds of the on-site rehabilitation centre and get stuck in to the veterinarian’s role on the wider game reserve – from darting animals to doing game captures, from health checks to autopsies.

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Thailand - Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Diving and marine conservation in Thailand

Become a research diver on an important volunteer marine conservation project in Thailand. Get involved in daily dives to explore the health of the marine environment just off the stunning island of Koh Phangan. Suitable for new and experienced divers alike, this project allows participants to play in active role in tackling marine decline, all whilst enjoying the wonders of life under the sea.

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Malaysia - Zoo assistant internship in Malaysia

Zoo assistant internship in Malaysia

Calling all animal lovers! Volunteer in one of Malaysia’s leading zoos, working closely with the staff to nurture the graceful creatures in your care. Bring your creativity and ideas to the fore to improve living conditions and welfare for the many animals that call this place home, including orangutans, sun bears, elephants, tigers and much more. This internship is a fantastic opportunity for animal lovers and those studying to work with animals longer term.

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Romania - Art course in Romania

Art course in Romania

Head to the beautiful medieval city of Brasov to improve your art on this intensive one-week course. Work in a bright and airy studio, receiving expert tuition from a talented and passionate international artist. Explore the cobbled streets of Brasov’s old town, and venture into the foothills of the Carpathians to create your next masterpiece.

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South Africa - Veterinary internship in South Africa

Veterinary internship in South Africa

Travel the Eastern Cape on this mobile veterinary internship, helping to care for sick and injured animals in game reserves, vet clinics, farms and local communities. See some beautiful sights and amazing animals in rural Africa, all whilst making a genuine contribution to the welfare of local animals, and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them.

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South Africa - Volunteer with lions in South Africa

Volunteer with lions in South Africa

Head to LIONSROCK, South Africa’s largest big cat sanctuary, to volunteer with lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards and other magnificent animals. Wake to the roar of the lions each morning, and immerse yourself in the daily life nurturing these animals, from monitoring to feeding, from enrichments to education. Witness the amazing sight of these big cats forming prides, and living a life as close to the wilderness as possible.

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India - Delhi Medical Internship

Delhi Medical Internship

Are you currently studying medicine or nursing, or perhaps you are a qualified medic looking for worthwhile work experience abroad? Our medical internship in Delhi could be just what you are looking for. You can choose to work in a range of departments within a busy hospital in southern Delhi. Expect to shadow the local staff and learn lots about how the healthcare system works in a country very different to your own.

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India - Medical Internship in Palampur

Medical Internship in Palampur

If you are considering a career in medicine or nursing and want to gain some work experience to help boost your university or college application, this is the programme for you. Based in northern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, you will shadow local doctors and nurses and learn lots about the Indian medical system.

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China - China Internship Programme

China Internship Programme

Are you excited by the potential of China and want to learn how to do business with the world’s fastest growing economy? Get fantastic work experience and learn Mandarin as an intern in Beijing or Shanghai.

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The advantages of participating in internship programmes

Ever thought about enhancing your CV and adding valuable work experience to your chosen career path? Oyster offer a range of work experience internships to suit you.  We offer teaching, office based jobs, marine and animal conservation work, and medical and veterinary internships. Not only do some of these projects offer paid work and training, our teaching programme offers the chance to earn a qualification in TEFL which is globally recognised. Other rewarding benefits to completing an internship is to know you are contributing to worthy causes such as environmental conservation and the protection of endangered animals. There are often opportunities to study another language or simply immerse yourself in the local culture to pick up useful phrases. Completing an internship offers the chance to do something productive on your gap year and at the same time be able to enjoy the local tourism.