International internships are a great way to gain experience related to your degree and immerse yourself in a different culture and country. Internships are generally defined as "a work placement abroad, usually working in a pseudo-professional capacity, where the primary motivation is educational. Internships may be credit or non-credit and paid or unpaid."*
The Western Heads East Internship Program is a challenging, dynamic, competitive, and multidisciplinary learning opportunity for students and faculty to grow and assist with health and sustainable development, working with established African partner organizations and academic institutions.
Since the project began in 2003, over 80 Western student interns from a variety of academic backgrounds, such as health science, science, social sciences, food and nutrition, nursing, medicine, business, education among others, have participated in the program.
AIESEC is the world's largest student-run non-profit organization, providing leadership development and global internships. AIESEC offers a platform for students to develop their leadership potential through its international internship program.
*Source: The Canadian Bureau for International Education