Internships in Sri Lanka
Internships in Sri Lanka

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Volunteering Solutions offers Medical Internship Program as well as a Nursing Internship Program in Sri Lanka, which is extremely popular among students who are keen on gaining some first-hand international work experience.

Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka - Quick Facts

Start Dates : All Year Round

Duration : 1-20 Weeks

Program Location : Galle

Minimum Age : 18 years+

Certificate : Offered after Program completion


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Internships in Sri Lanka

Volunteering Solutions offers some amazing internship opportunities in Sri Lanka, which are extremely popular among students who are keen on gaining some first-hand international work experience. The programs are available in and around the historic city of Galle in southern Sri Lanka. Participating in an Internship in Sri Lanka is a great way to learn more about the country’s fascinating history, explore the tropical scenery, and gain professional valuable experience.

What type of Internships are available in Sri Lanka?

The Medical Internship Program caters to interns who are currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a medical degree from a recognized university in their home country. A prior background and/or experience in the medical field is mandatory to participate in this internship. 

The Nursing Internship Program caters to interns who are currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a nursing degree from a recognized university in their home country. A prior background and/or experience in the nursing field is mandatory to participate in this internship.

In both the internships, the students have the option to rotate between a range of wards and units at the public hospital as per their interest. They also get to understand how the healthcare system of a developing country like Sri Lanka works and learn first-hand from local doctors and nurses, as well as contribute in the day-to-day running of the facilities.

Why should I choose to intern in Sri Lanka?

Interning overseas in Sri Lanka as an intern would be a very rewarding and challenging experience wherein you will work along with the local people. You will get an opportunity to gain experience which will be extremely valuable and nurture your career. Apart from that the country has to offer a lot for the travellers and there is lot to explore and do on the weekends when you are free.

Best Internship Opportunities in Sri Lanka

Weekend Travel Options

There's so much to do in Sri Lanka, that the weekend might seem to be too short! Explore the beaches and try out some water sports at affordable costs, if you need some adrenaline kicks! Experience the thrill of wildlife adventure at any of the several national reserves, including Sinharaja Forest Reserve, Bundala National park, Minneriya National Park, Udawalawe National Park, Yala National Park, and more. Visit some of the best tourist hotspots in and around your volunteering site are - Sigiriya Lion's Rock, Adam’s Peak in Ella, Dambulla Cave Temple, and Kandy Lake.

Here are the things that you shouldn't miss while in the country:

Anuradhapura in Sri LankaExplore the history of Anuradhapura
The sacred city of Anuradhapura is another UNESCO World Heritage Site that serves as a holy place for Buddhists. According to popular belief, the city was established around a cutting from the 'tree of enlightenment', the Buddha's fig tree, brought there in the 3rd century B.C. by Sanghamitra, Buddha's daughter. The ruins of Anuradhapura are indeed worth visiting.


Travel and discover tea gardens in Nuwara EliyaEnjoy the colonial vibes at Nuwara Eliya
Termed by the Lonely Planet as "Little England", this picturesque town in Sri Lanka is located in the Central Highlands and has vast stretches of tea plantation and shelters a huge number of migratory birds including blue magpies and bulbuls. Situated at an elevation of 1890 meters above sea level, it is the highest city in Sri Lanka and lies beneath the tallest peak of the island, Pidurutalagala or Mount Pedro.


Scenic train ride from Nuwara Eliya to EllaEnjoy the train ride from Nuwara Eliya to Ella
You must have seen numerous photos of this postcard-perfect train journey on Instagram! And when you’re in Sri Lanka, you just can’t miss this experience! Board the train from Nanu Oya and get yourself a window seat (or just stand by the doors) and enjoy the breeze in your hair. 

Spot a leopard at Yala National Park
This is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka and you'll definitely enjoy visiting this place. There are 5 blocks and all of them are open for public visits. Also known as the Ruhunu National Park, this place is nothing less than a Jungle Book in reality, with monkeys hanging from branches, elephants strolling around, peacocks dancing and displaying their colorful feathers, deer running around, and leopards cunningly hiding on the branches of the trees.

Travel and discover Sri LankaDance your way to Galle
The seaside town of Galle is situated in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, around 116 km from Colombo. This old fortified city was founded by the Portuguese colonial masters and still holds onto the old world charm. Nothing can be better than a weekend road trip from Colombo to Galle! After the Portuguese, the Dutch came and captured Galle, and the amalgamation of both cultures is worth witnessing. Visit the magnificent churches, beautiful mansions, ruins of the old forts and spend some time on the beach - it would just be amazing!

Feel the bliss at Kandy
Kandy is the second-largest city in Sri Lanka, set atop a plateau and surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides. The stretches of tea plantations and the rainforests all around will definitely soothe your senses and give you a fresh feeling. The Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake) located at the heart of the city is popular for strolling. Kandy is famous for the sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Soak in the serenity at Sigiriya & Dambulla
Often termed as the "eighth wonder of the world", Sigiriya is perhaps one of the most iconic rock structures in Sri Lanka. The ancient rock fortress has significant archeological importance and it's visited by thousands of travelers every year. The fortress complex includes remnants of a ruined palace, surrounded by an extensive network of fortifications, vast gardens, ponds, canals, alleys, and fountains. The palace and fortress complex is recognized as one of the finest examples of ancient urban planning. Considering the uniqueness of Sigiriya, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site in 1982. Also, head off to Dambulla Caves, about 30 KM from Sigiriya - and experience the bliss of walking inside the Centuries-old-caves that preserves history.

If you are joining us to volunteer in Sri Lanka, and want us to plan your weekends - you can write to us at [email protected] and our team will be happy to help you!

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