Intern & volunteer in
extraordinary cities around the world

How it works

Why Connect-123?

Customized Opportunities

Your internship or volunteer experience will be tailored to your goals.

Flexible Dates

We work around your schedule; you decide your start date and duration.

Eleven Years of Experience

We’ve helped thousands of participants have seamless transitions abroad.

Explore our destinations

Volunteer Intern Barcelona
Volunteer Intern Buenos Aires
Volunteer Intern Cape Town
Volunteer Intern Dublin
Volunteer Intern Shanghai

Connect-123 went above and beyond to get me this internship and without exaggerating, it has been one of the best experiences in my life! If you're looking for a great way to live abroad, gain unmatched work experience, and have the time of your life, this program is for you.

Public Health Intern, CUNY - Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society

Not only was I given the chance to assist with research, but I got to shadow a well-known doctor at the hospital and observe what he does every day. I got to see up close how he stayed calm and handled stressful situations, how he interacted with each patient on a personal level, and how he genuinely cared about giving every person the best possible care. This taught me a lot about the kind of doctor I want to be someday, and I will never forget the experience.

Health Care Intern, University of Arizona

I would not have had the same experience without Connect-123. My internship coordinator made sure that I had everything I needed and continues to be a great friend even after I left Cape Town. I can say the same about everyone I met through Connect-123. Interning through Connect-123 prepared me for my dreams of living abroad. In fact, I will soon be independently returning to Cape Town to continue my internship, but for an extended period of 5 to 6 months. I could not be more thankful for this opportunity and I highly recommend that you try it too.

Environmental Law Intern, Michigan State University

I went into this experience unaware of what living in Cape Town would entail. I assumed it would be a good time, as did my roommates and other friends I met along the way, but I don’t think any of us had a clear idea of what to expect when travelling to South Africa. Despite this, working and living in Cape Town turned out to be two of the most adventurous and rewarding months of my life. And that is not just a personal memoir, but also a repeated statement one hears from nearly everyone they meet while being a member of Connect-123.

Communications Intern, Rhodes College

As a first-year college student with no true medical experience, I thought finding an internship in the health field would be extremely difficult, but thanks to Connect, I was able to intern in the Play Therapy Department at a local children's hospital. The internship itself was amazing; I had the opportunity to increase my confidence in my communication skills and to learn more about the different methods in which to interact with children and stimulate their emotional growth.

Play Therapy Intern, University of California at Berkeley