The Projects Abroad Nutrition Internship in Samoa presents a meaningful opportunity for students to use their passion for healthy living to support disadvantaged communities.

You'll learn directly from healthcare professionals and gain practical experience in the nutrition field. In Samoa, around 80% of people over the age of 15 are categorised as obese. This means that there is an extremely high risk of non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high cholesterol. We need your help to improve health and wellness in these local communities.


At our nutrition placements in Samoa, you’ll gain practical experience learning from qualified professionals. You’ll also be working to meet the nutritional needs of local communities. Here are some tasks you can expect to do:

  • Raise awareness about healthy living in schools and communities
  • Help with home visits to check up on patients
  • Conduct research on health issues in Samoa
  • Develop eye-catching awareness campaigns

This project accepts interns throughout the year, so you can join on the dates that suit you. You can stay from as little as two weeks. Projects Abroad encourage students to stay longer if possible so you can learn more and make a bigger impact. 

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.

 Apply to UQ Apply to host


The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,055 AUD. 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.

Some Faculties allow students to receive credit towards their UQ program for internships or other non-study activities. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, you must contact your Faculty/School directly for more information regarding your eligibility:

Contact your faculty:

Please note: If you are granted permission to receive credit for your participation in an internship program:

  • You may be responsible for paying UQ tuition fees in addition to the internship program fee
  • You may be eligible for funding provided through the OS-Help loan scheme

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 15 October
Host: 31 October

Program Dates

Earliest Start: 18 November 2019
Latest End: 22 February 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Upolu, Samoa
Credit: Not-for-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

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.​