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International Internships in Nutrition

The field of nutrition and food science is expansive and exploratory study with new findings and ever changing results. World Endeavors puts forward interns to work alongside experienced professionals in new working environments that develop not only their skillset but also their mindset. Working abroad, cross examining cultural differences, market research and what it takes to get the best out of our food – this is an exciting opportunity to make profound discoveries!

The chance to learn about issues international communities face in regards to nutrition and food safety allows interns to observe and gain a deeper perspective in the field of nutrition, learning how different cultures view and remedy their nutritional difficulties. A truly character building experience interns will be able to forge future prospects through hard work and honest engagement.


Nutrition interns can expect to work with organizations specializing in health food initiatives, as well as in hospitals and clinics. There will be a focus on cultural awareness in host nations and gaining a broader perspective on the challenges and rewards of nutrition on an international scale. Patience, flexibility and cultural sensitivity will be critical in developing progressively throughout a nutrition internship, as maintaining and growing working relationships will be central to the intern experience.

We offer nutrition internships in some of the top destinations in the world, such as Ireland and Spain, as well as unique locations, like South Africa, Morocco, and Costa Rica.


  • Develop communication skills
  • Gain perspective and understanding of international issues related to nutrition
  • Adapt to new and unfamiliar circumstances
  • Research and project resources that help through stages of nutritional process
  • Explore mentoring and volunteering opportunities
  • Network with other nutrition students and professionals

Every World Endeavors Internship Program Includes

Our internships are as unique as the countries that host them, but there are program features that unify all of our internship experiences.


  • Professional customized internship placement
  • Year-round program availability
  • Flexible durations from 2 to 6 months


  • Resume clinic and interview skills workshop
  • One-on-one coaching
  • Professional competencies development


  • Variety of options available – host family, shared apartment, student residence
  • Vetted and selected with quality, safety and proximity to your placement in mind


  • Re-entry handbook and support
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • Post-program assistance with resume updates and completion certificate
  • World Endeavors Alumni Network


  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator
  • Internship placement supervisor


  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance
  • Professional liability insurance

Our Top Intern Abroad Destinations

World Endeavors volunteers support communities in several destinations in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, economically developed and developing, and English-speaking and non-English speaking.

How to choose the best Internship program

Choosing your internship program is easy when you evaluate your priorities. Follow these steps to guide you toward your ideal program.

Explore a New Career

Interning abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your professional and personal interests, and help define your career path. Peruse our internship fields and past examples to find the best fit.

Choose Your Dream Destination

Finding a meaningful way to combine interning and travel to your dream location is a big incentive. Carefully consider which destinations suit your interests and international internship goals.

Improve Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit your budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.


Nutrition Internship FAQs

Who has the best nutrition internship program?

World Endeavors has a high value, comprehensive nutrition internship program that offers interns varying experiences in different locations globally. There is much to learn throughout a World Endeavors’ internship program, but it also requires interns to be self-motivated and committed to getting the best out of their nutritionist internship.

Can you become a nutritionist without doing an internship?

The nutritionist internship requires hands-on experience to gain fundamental knowledge in the body’s interaction with food and the science behind it. A great way to gain this experience is through nutrition internships, as it will only enhance your knowledge and provide the key markers of someone who has acquired a comprehensive and scientific attitude towards the subject that nutritionist organizations and clients will value highly.

What does a nutrition intern do?

Nutrition interns assist professional nutritionists in activities related to research and duties of care, experiencing firsthand what it takes to work in the field. Through mentorship, nutrition interns develop a working knowledge of the industry, develop care plans and share them with clients, whilst building progressive knowledge and relationships.

Is a nutrition internship paid?

Generally, nutrition internships are unpaid. At World Endeavors our ambition is to provide a once in a lifetime experience in your field is what we encourage as an investment of interest that will set you apart in a competitive market. The opportunity for international exposure through a nutrition internship, learning the diverse culture of not only people but the food they consume, is a fulfilling adventure and an invaluable item on any resume.

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How to apply for an Internship Abroad

You’ve decided to intern abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE!


Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.


Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.


Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!


You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to gain skills and grow your network abroad!