Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. All projects seek to add significant value to the environment, to local people and the organisations they support.

Join the Projects Abroad Business Internship in Sri Lanka and gain international work experience. The country has a rapidly growing economy, which makes the business sector an exciting one to work in.

You can specialise in your field of study and put your knowledge into practice. We offer placements in a wide range of sectors, from human resources to business administration. You’ll learn to do business like a local while building your CV. It’s also a great way to find out more about the way of life and workplace culture in Sri Lanka.


Business internships tasks are varied and interesting. Specifics will depend on which placement you choose. Options include:

  • Training
  • Research
  • Consultancy
  • HR
  • Quality management
  • Accounts and bookkeeping
  • Business administration
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Travel and tourism
  • Marketing

You can get involved in:

  • Conduct research for current or future projects
  • Liaise with clients on behalf of the business
  • Attend meetings alongside colleagues from the office
  • Assist with business administration

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $3,830AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website


Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​