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Coach football, netball, hockey, cricket, rugby, tennis, basketball or swimming in one of the world’s greatest sporting nations, bringing your love for sports into some of Africa’s poorest townships. Coach just one or a combination of these sports to improve not only the children’s sporting abilities and teamwork, but your own as well. If that’s not enough for you, you can even get involved with childcare and teaching projects.

See all aspects of Ghanaian life by reporting on day-to-day life and taking part in a varied journalism internship in Accra. Work for a newspaper, radio or TV station and get hands-on experience in the media industry.

Take the first steps to becoming a game ranger on this amazing 8 week course, working towards the highly regarded FGASA Field Guide qualification. Live the life of a trainee game ranger on a lush game reserve, learning all about and participating in animal care, reserve management, game drives and more. If that’s not enough, your classroom is a Big 5 game reserve, with amazing animals at every turn.

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.

Become a research diver on an exciting 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.

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 medical internship 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.

Take part in a highly rated medical internship that 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.

Want to see a nation with real passion for sports? Travel to Ghana! Football is the most popular sport and when the national team – Black Stars win – the country erupts in celebration. However, football is not the only sport that is loved there. Head to Ghana and coach anything from netball to martial arts and work with people with genuine talent.

Qualify as a CSIA Level 1 ski instructor in Whistler Blackcomb and join a world-renowned ski school, teaching children how to ski for the season. Your job and accommodation are organised for you for the whole season. This is the perfect opportunity to spend every day on some of the best slopes in the world.

Take our CSIA Level 1 course in Whistler and then begin work as a qualified ski instructor teaching adults to ski for the rest of the season.
Guaranteed and central accommodation is provided for the season, along with full support throughout.

Are you looking for a career in medicine? Our two week Delhi pre med adventure is perfect for students aged 16-18 years old who are looking to gain medical experience abroad. Join our group heading to the iconic capital city this summer and see why India is on so many travelers’ bucket list.

Oyster Worldwide is an Approved Activity Provider for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award.

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. As a medical intern you can expect to shadow the local staff and learn lots about how the healthcare system works in a country very different to your own.

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.

Help to care for sick and injured animals in game reserves, vet clinics, farms and local communities on a mobile veterinary unit. See some amazing sights, help with some incredible animals and get unrivalled work experience on this internship in South Africa.

23 - 26 weeks

TEFL China

Spend 6 months in China – a vast and fascinating country. If you are over 18 and keen to gain a TEFL, earn money in China, learn Mandarin and experience cultural activities like Tai Chi and calligraphy – this is the program for you!

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.

1 - 1 weeks

Art course in Romania

Head to the beautiful medieval city of Brasov to improve your art on an 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.

Join our dental elective in northern India to boost your dental work experience. You’ll work with a professional dentist and assist in day-to-day tasks at check-up camps. Compare the dental care between your home country and India.

The advantages of participating in internship programmes

Ever thought about enhancing your CV and adding valuable work experience for your chosen career path? We have a range of Oyster internships for you to choose from,  and there’s something to suit everyone!

We offer teaching or office based jobs, marine and animal conservation work and medical or veterinary internships. Not only do some of these projects offer paid work and training, there are also opportunities to earn a qualification such as a TESOL certificate through our programme in Thailand.

Other rewarding benefits to completing an internship is to know that you are contributing to worthy causes such as environmental conservation and the protection of endangered animals. Through interning, you are supporting local communities and offering much needed assistance with human and animal care in underprivileged locations.  There are also 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 perks of travel.

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