You may think this is ironic, but leaving your current job to pursue an internship abroad can be a great way to boost your career. Even if you’re fresh out of the education system, an internship abroad is one way you make yourself stand out in today’s competitive job market.
What is an Internship Abroad with Kaya?
An internship abroad a is usually a 4-week minimum placement that enables you to gain hands-on experience with organisations operating in a variety of fields. With Kaya, there are plenty internships to choose from, so you will be able to discover a project that is right for you. Work in areas focused on wildlife and environmental conservation, community development, or business, for example, to help you gain important skills and experience to catapult yourself up the hierarchy. Make sure you check out the rest of our categories on our website so you can find your perfect internship!
Ways an Internship can Boost Your Career:
You can use a Kaya internship to develop a global network for yourself. Communicating on an intercultural level will leave employers drooling over the fact that you have international links from around the globe, giving you a heads up over the competition.
“I joined Kaya because I had a vacuum in my life and I wanted to find out what to do professionally and get back on track within my profession.”
Making the choice to intern abroad with Kaya (in a country you’ve probably never visited before) will definitely highlight the fact that you love a challenge. Push your boundaries further afield and show employers that you mean business.
If it’s time for a step change in your career or if you’re unsure of what industry you want to work in then an internship abroad could make all the difference. An internship abroad allows you to know your dreams and aspirations by zoning in on what you really want to do with the rest of your working life. You never know, it may also cause you to completely change your career direction and inspire you to take a different path altogether! Take a look at our blog from Emily Davis, a past intern who worked on our Nutrition Internship in Swaziland, who now has a better understanding of what she wants to do for her career.
If you are learning a new language, then an internship abroad is a fantastic way to develop this skill further. Learning a new language in a classroom can only take you so far. You have to submerge yourself in an environment where you need to speak your second language on a daily basis to become fluent. We offer a variety of internships where English isn’t the predominant language spoken. If you’re learning Spanish, for example, you could travel to Peru and intern on our Environmental Conservation Internship or our Social Work Internship, for example, to deepen your understanding of Spanish further.
Embarking on an internship, no matter what your current situation is, is a brilliant way to boost your career. You will be able to develop a global network, challenge yourself, know your dreams, and learn a second language. Not to mention that employers will view you as an individual who is motivated, passionate, and above all, compassionate as each of our Kaya internships work towards making a genuine community or environmental benefit.