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.

13 Years of Experience

We've helped thousands of participants have extraordinary experiences abroad.

Explore our destinations

Volunteer Intern Barcelona
Volunteer Intern Buenos Aires
Volunteer Intern Cape Town
Volunteer Intern Dublin
Volunteer Intern Shanghai
Volunteer Intern Sydney
Architecture Internship

My experience with Connect-123 and the internship I had in Dublin was nothing but phenomenal. As for my architecture internship, my experience far exceeded anything I could have hoped for. I have nothing but good things to say about Connect-123 and how they work with their interns, and the experiences I had while in Ireland.

Architecture Intern, Harvard University
Child Life Practicum in Cape Town South Africa

My Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It deepened my passion and drive to become a Child Life Specialist. My Practicum allowed me to work with children and families in ways I would have never dreamed of being able to! I learned how to adapt to a different healthcare system, and witnessed coursework come to life during daily engagements.

Child Life Program, Texas Woman's University
Catherine Kozuch Environmental Sustainability Internship in Buenos Aires

As for my environmental sustainability internship, it was amazing to work with an environmental NGO. It was great to help throughout the city both in getting buildings to utilize more sustainable practices, and spreading environmental education awareness! All in all, I would definitely recommend coming here! 

Sustainable Development Intern, Case Western Reserve University
Meaghan Kincaid Marketing Internship in Barcelona

I did a marketing internship in Barcelona, Spain this summer at a coworking space on the port near Barceloneta. Running the company’s social media platforms and blog section has shown me how marketing and public relations is executed internally. If I could go back and relive this again, I would in a heartbeat!

Marketing & PR Intern, SUNY at Oneonta
pharmacology internship in Dublin

I worked in an immunology lab, where I learned how to operate centrifuge, Phadia 250 and QuantaLyser. The colleagues and chief scientist were welcoming and patient. Thanks to my pharmacology internship, I gained knowledge of many crucial laboratory skills such as preparing coverslips and writing audits.

Pharmacology Intern, Bristol University
Kolleen Jabbour Law internship in BarcelonaKolleen Jabbour Law internship in Barcelona

I spent two months working in an immigration law firm. I became comfortable with everyone I worked with and they were there if I needed help or had any questions about work, the city or anything! My internship was an experience of a lifetime. I loved my stay in Barcelona and am forever grateful for this experience!

Law Intern, Concordia College
Cole Brightbill Internship in Dublin

I study recording arts and music production at Drexel University. Via the Connect-123 program, I got an internship in Dublin at one of the premier recording studios Ireland. Right off the bat, I was impressed with my placement. My internship in Dublin was one of the most valuable times in my life. 

Music Production Intern, Drexel University
sustainable development internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Connect-123 facilitated my sustainable development internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina over the summer. It was hands down one the best things I've ever done!

Sustainable Development Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
Communications, PR & event management internship in Shanghai, China

I have learned so much about international business, Chinese culture, technology and have discovered that opportunities are everywhere! I have loved living in Shanghai as it is completely different to my home which is completely in the country on the edge of New Zealand!

Event Management Intern, Ara Institute of Canterbury
environmental internship in Shanghai

My internship taught me a lot about NGO work, the environmental movement in China and how to work in a professional environment. Overall, a great experience!

Environmental Intern, Carleton College
Internship in Dublin

I enjoyed every second of my time in Ireland this summer. The Connect-123 summer internship program in Dublin is legit and well-organized. The coordinators are wonderful people. I recommend the program to anyone who wants international work experience and memories that will last a lifetime.

Finance and Credit Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
Engineering internship in Buenos Aires

My mechanical engineering internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina was one of the best experiences I've ever had. I met friends, mostly through the Connect-123 events, who I will remember for the rest of my life. I made some treasured memories too.

Mechanical Engineering Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
internship in China

Connect-123 gave me the opportunity to spend two months doing an internship in China at a wastewater treatment company. As part of my internship, I got to travel across China to different towns and cities seeing all kinds of new traditions, foods, and music.

Environmental Intern, Earlham College
software engineering internship in Dublin

I was thrilled with my software engineering internship in Dublin. The work environment was relaxed and the people were welcoming and friendly. I worked in software engineering and in marketing. I learned many valuable programming skills and developed my professional communication and networking skills.

Software Engineering Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa

Doing my Child Life Practicum in Cape Town, South Africa, is something I will treasure forever. Not only did the Child Life Practicum give me valuable experience in a different healthcare setting, but also cultural experiences I would not have had in the USA. Coming home I feel like a better professional.

Child Life Program , University of Missouri
Architecture internship in Barcelona

If I had to describe my architecture internship in Barcelona with one word, it would be 'unbelievable'. I am so glad I chose Connect-123; they were extremely helpful with assisting me in finding housing in the heart of Barcelona, as well as introducing me other students on the program.

Architecture intern, University of Huddersfield
Internship in Shanghai

Connect-123 helped me find a fantastic internship teaching English at a summer camp in Shanghai. Not only was my internship incredibly fun, but it also helped me learn more about what I do and don’t want to do in the future. Living in Shanghai for two months was fun and helped me improve my Chinese.

Education Intern, Earlham College
Internship in Dublin

My trip to Dublin was hands-down the best experience of my academic career. I worked as a user experience designer at a company that develops travel apps. My company fully accepted me as an equal member of their team, and I met many amazing people who acted both as mentors and friends.

User Experience Designer Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
Internship in Dublin

I completed a web development internship in Dublin, Ireland this summer. I worked at a global tech company, where I gained valuable coding skills. I got the opportunity to observe how work culture differs around the world. My internship experience in Dublin was everything I wanted it to be, and more.

Computer Software Intern, University of Texas at Dallas
Psychology Internship in Barcelona

I interned at a psychology center, working on a variety of projects from management, to creative, to clinical, and even getting to sit in on patient visits. I cannot express how much I learned and how grateful I am for the experience. I truly could not have found a better or even equivalent opportunity in the US.

Psychology Intern, Harvard University
Carolina Lubinus Human Rights Intern Barcelona

My internship in Barcelona was absolutely incredible. I spent two months working for a small Human Rights NGO, where I was assigned to a project that allowed me to improve my research, analytical skills, and Spanish literacy skills. I managed to make so many new friends and have such amazing experiences in Barcelona!

Human Rights Intern, Georgetown University
Marlowe Jackson Social Work internship Cape Town

I have Connect-123 to thank for helping me make one of my biggest lifelong dreams come true. My social work internship was everything I hoped for and much more. I savored each moment spent at my placement, an NGO for survivors of prostitution and trafficking.

Social Work Intern, Thompson Rivers University
Treasure Roberts Journalism internship Cape Town

It was being able to really engage multiple communities of Cape Town. My internship allowed me to see and do things that I never thought I would. This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I’m so happy that Connect 123 facilitated it for me.

Journalism Intern, Michigan State University
Amaruc Gessen Engineering and Industrial Design internship Buenos Aires

My engineering and industrial design internship was incredible. After the first few weeks, I was actively participating in design and development projects. This really helped me develop my skills as an engineer and learn how to design and manufacture working prototypes to be implemented in the final product.

Engineering and Industrial Design intern, Drexel University
Sabrina Sangha, Internship in Shanghai

My time in Shanghai has been life-changing. I could see myself pursuing a career in China and traveling a lot more. Connect-123 gets the right balance between helping and supporting you through your experience but also giving you the independence to explore at your own pace.

Intern, King's College London
Isaiah Savagueau, Environmental Research Internship in Dublin

At my environmental research internship in Dublin, I contributed to a project that reduces agricultural wastes. I was even able to tour a site that converts wastes to energy. This experience helped me to grow into a more confident and independent person and exposed me to new people, ideas, and ways of life.

Environmental research intern, Drexel University
Digital marketing Internship

My Digital Marketing Internship abroad in Argentina offered practical and tangible career skills that I will utilize in the future. I’m incredibly grateful to Connect-123 for connecting me with truly fantastic people from all over the world! Inquire today about our internships abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina!

Digital Marketing Internship, Drexel University

The work was meaningful, and hopefully in the future will have a tangible positive impact in the province. In short, I am so glad that I chose Connect-123, and will be forever grateful for my time in Buenos Aires.

Public Policy internship, Colarado University
Shanghai Internship Review | Financial Internships

I had an incredible internship experience with Connect-123 in Shanghai. As a finance major student, I was able to leverage the platform Connect-123 provided to work in an elite boutique investment bank.

Finance Intern , Georgetown University
Shanghai Internship Review | Business Internship

Connect-123 provided me with the chance to travel abroad and live in a large city, both of which were firsts for me. To this I am forever grateful because they allowed me to experience a whole new culture and lifestyle that I believe has made me a better person.

Business Intern , Rhodes College
Buenos Aires Internship Review | Environmental Internship

I found my experience with Connect-123 to be really impressive. Not only was I placed with a meaningful organization that provided me with a genuine learning experience, I felt that my program coordinator really cared that I got the most out of that experience.

Environment and Sustainability Intern, University of Hawaii
Cape Town Internship Review | Communications Internship

I decided to intern abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for my last semester as an undergraduate, and I can honestly say it was a decision that has forever changed my life, in the best way possible. I came to South Africa with high hopes and my experience has far surpassed them!

Communications Intern, Michigan State University
Barcelona Internship Review | Healthcare Internship

Connect-123 was able to find me multiple, really nice internships. I actually had options to choose from! I ended up working in a neuroimmunology research laboratory. I felt at home there and was able to confirm my aspirations of working as a biologist.

Medical Research Intern, Arcadia University
Cape Town Internship Review | Public Health Internship

Connect-123 went above and beyond to get me this internship. 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
Dublin Internship Review | Medical Internship

Completing a Connect-123 internship was one of the best decisions I’ve made, not only for my career but for my growth as a person. I gained so much from working in a hospital, it helped build my resume, and it helped me figure out more of what I want out of my future job.

Health Care Intern, University of Arizona
Cape Town Internship Review | Environmental Internship

This opportunity gave me the drive I had been searching for to reach for my dreams. I discovered where my passion lies. I figured out who I am as a person. I spent three months working for an NGO against illegal wildlife trade based in Cape Town.

Environmental Law Intern, Michigan State University
Cape Town Internship Review | Communications Internship

I was fortunate enough to be given rewarding work, and I was given great exposure into my field of interest. Connect-123 offers you the chance to both find work that is beneficial and travel with the comfort of knowing you won’t be alone in a new place.

Communications Intern, Rhodes College
Dublin Internship Review | Medical Internship

Dublin Internship Review: 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. In addition, simply living in Dublin was a wonderful experience.

Play Therapy Intern, University of California at Berkeley
Kin Yi Tsui

Before going to Buenos Aires, I had two main goals: to do well at my placement and improve my Spanish. After 3.5 months in Buenos Aires, I was able to accomplish those two goals and a whole lot more. Connect-123 provides you with all the information and help for your internship and your life abroad. You have everything you need at hand and it's surely up to you to make your time abroad unforgettable!

Health care Intern, Northeastern University
Kristen Nuttall

The staff at Connect-123 was very helpful anytime that I needed them! I would not trade this experience in Cape Town for anything. I am grateful beyond words for the most amazing five months that I have ever had.

Health Care Intern, Northeastern University

My summer in Barcelona has no doubt been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I gained a ton of valuable work experience, which has helped me to figure out the kind of career I want to pursue in the near future. Connect-123 did a great job pairing me up with an internship that fit my interests and were very proactive in giving me housing options.

Marketing Intern, University of Southern California
United States
North America