BUNAC has a range of Work, Volunteer and Internship program opportunities for US citizens, which enables participants to gain valuable work experience abroad. Whether you're looking for a summer job, gap year program or internship, BUNAC offers a low-cost work experience abroad option with 24/7 support.
Intern in Britain
Term: Up to 6 months | Cost: $755
Intern in Britain gives participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience British life and culture from the inside for up to 6 months. Applicants must be degree level students or recent graduates who are at least 18 years of age.
Professional Internships: Australia, New Zealand, Valencia (Spain)
Term: 1–6 months | Cost: $1,170
When you arrive in your host country, you will join a multi-day orientation program combining exciting excursions and important in-country workshops on areas such as health and safety, cultural differences in the work placements and managing issues in the work place. Internship placements are available in most fields of study.
Teach Internships China
Term: 5 months | Cost: $1,259
Live, teach, travel and explore China for 6 months as an Intern in local Chinese classrooms around the country. The Travel and Teach China program gives you the exclusive opportunity to both work and travel, all while internationalizing your resume. The program includes both TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training, program support and tour add-ons, making this an all-inclusive experience. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 20+ years of age and an English speaker.
Teach Internships Thailand
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,199
The Teach Internships Thailand program offers a 6-week adventure to jump-start your experience in the field of teaching English as a foreign language. You’ll gain a TEFL certification and experience in the classroom all while soaking up amazing Thai culture. Through this full-support package BUNAC helps you secure the visa and the TEFL course then set you up with orientation, housing, weekly meals and even end your trip with one week of pure relaxation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, 18+ years of age and an English speaker.
TEFL Internship Cambodia
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,299
Join a group of aspiring travelers for our renowned Cambodia TEFL Internship and witness a country like no other tourist could, with two months living, teaching and falling in love with this incredible country.
TEFL Internship Colombia
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,299
Witness the vibrant culture of Colombia and gain enriching teaching experience at the same time. Train using your included 120-hour online TEFL course before embarking on an 8-week adventure in a mesmerizing country. Gain 7 weeks practical teaching experience in a local school.
TEFL Internship South Africa
Term: 2 months | Cost: $1,299
Join a group of ambitious interns and set off on the adventure of a lifetime, teaching in South Africa on our exclusive 2 month TEFL internship. With full in-country teaching support, guided tours and an amazing chance to safari in the magnificent Kruger National Park, our South Africa TEFL Internship is the wildest teach and travel experience around.
Conservation Internship Costa Rica
Term: 24 weeks | Cost: $8,250
Spend 6 months based in the vibrant Costa Rican National Park working with our local partners. Assist with different initiatives and research to help conserve the wildlife and fauna of Costa Rica. On your internship, you will develop a range of skills including research focused data processing, biological surveys, camera trapping, specifies identification and practical skills such as first aid and canoeing.
Marine Conservation & PADI Divemaster Internship Mexico
Term: 24 weeks | Cost: $8,995
Spend 6 months in the stunning Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico dividing your time between marine conservation and a 12-week work placement with a local dive school to complete your PADI Divemaster course. During your first 12 weeks you'll live and work with our local partners to undertake extensive marine research, while improving your dive skills. The skills and knowledge you develop will be put into practice while you work as part of a team to compile crucial research on coral reef and fish species.
Hospitality Internship South Africa
Term: 10 or 19 weeks | Cost: $3,990
This is a unique and exciting opportunity for you to enhance your resume by participating in a hospitality internship in a variety of roles in luxury game lodges throughout South Africa. The program guarantees a placement before you leave the US so that you are able to know the all of the details before you leave. Must be 21+ years old with hospitality experience.
Work Abroad Programs
Work in Ireland
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $360
BUNAC offers two different Work in Ireland programs, a 4-month program and a 12-month program, both allowing full-time students or recent graduates the opportunity to live and work in Ireland in nearly any field. BUNAC’s full-support package will assist you in first securing the work authorization, prepare you for departure and connect you with out partner office in Dublin for support in settling in Ireland and finding a job.
The 4-month program is great for students looking to take a semester or summer off to gain international work experience. However, if you are a recent graduate looking for long-term work experience, the 12-month program will be great for you! Both programs are multiple entry visas that will allow you to leave and re-enter Ireland. For either program, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $549
Australia, one of the largest and most beautiful countries in the world, offers a diverse and exciting environment for work, travel and exploration. The Work and Holiday visa allows eligible American citizens a stay of up to 12 months in Australia. You are eligible for the 12-month visa if you are aged 18-30, have graduated from high school, and have not yet held a Working Holiday Visa for Australia.
Essentials Program: Settle in Down Under with all the Australian Essentials and make the most of an online job database! The BUNAC team in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne are with you every step of the way to make sure you have the best possible time while working and travelling in Australia.
Ultimate Plus Program: Make the most of a non-stop 7-day activity week in Sydney followed by year-long job finding support and so much more.
Work New Zealand
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $549
Work New Zealand lets you spend up to one incredible year experiencing the ultimate working holiday or gap year in New Zealand while stopping off at some of the most exotic spots in the world on the way there and back. You must be a US citizen with a valid US passport containing at least three blank pages (excludes amendment pages) with two visa types:
Working Holiday Visa: you must be aged 18-30 and have never held a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand previously.
IEP Work Exchange Visa: you must be aged 18-35 and physically present in the USA for the duration of the application process.
Au Pair New Zealand
Term: 6–12 months | Cost: $670
Ready to get truly immersed in a new culture? Spend 6-12 months living with a host family and caring for their young children. BUNAC will pre-place you with a screened family and you’ll have private living quarters and a car. Plenty of time for fun stuff without kids as well, with organized social events and trips with other Au Pairs!
Work in Canada
Term: Up to 12 months | Cost: $450
Always dreamed of what life is like on the other side? Spend up to a year living and traveling in Canada! Work on a ski resort in Whistler, perfect your French in Quebec, work at a restaurant on Niagara Falls or anywhere in between. BUNAC offers two support packages that assist with the entire process, with resource centers in Vancouver and Toronto. Open to students and graduates, ages 18-30.
Volunteer Abroad Programs
Term: 6 or 10 weeks | Cost: $3,035
Spend a remarkable 6 or 10 weeks in the heart of Southeast Asia, giving back to a variety of worthwhile projects. Volunteer in the backyard of the Eighth Wonder of the World, paddle in crystal clear seas and walk with the largest mammals on earth. However, it will be Cambodia’s people, not just its many natural wonders that will stay with you on this epic South East Asian adventure.
Term: 6 or 10 weeks | Cost: $3,780
Pack your backpack and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime with the ultimate South American volunteering experience for 6 or 10 weeks. This epic adventure will see you volunteer through the heights of the Andes down into the steamy Jungle and onto the white sands of the Galapagos and Pacific Coast.
Term: 2-12 weeks | Cost: $1,785
The Volunteer Nepal program gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the people of Nepal by teaching English as a foreign language, working in an orphanage or helping with construction projects such as building or repairing schools. By volunteering in Nepal you will also have the opportunity to live and work alongside local people and submerge yourself in a new culture by staying with a host family.
Sports Coaching South Africa
Term: 5 or 12 weeks | Cost: $1,970
The Sports Coaching South Africa program gives you the opportunity to use the power of sport to raise awareness of health and social issues among underprivileged children in Port Elizabeth. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside full time local staff. By running coaching sessions, matches and organizing tournaments, volunteers are able to give local children access to sporting facilities they would otherwise not have access to, as well as bring their passion for sport to the local community.
Wildlife Conservation South Africa
Term: 18 or 32 days | Cost: $1,250
Choose whether to roll up your sleeves and be actively involved in conserving rhinos and elephants or monitor cheetahs, buffalo and leopards in a beautiful wildlife reserve on the Cheetah Research Project. You will be living with fellow volunteers and working alongside full time local staff. Also included are two fantastic day trips including a guided tour of the town of Soweto, home of Nelson Mandela and trip to a cultural village to learn some basic Zulu!
Term: 6 or 10 weeks | Cost: $2,840
Volunteer Tanzania offers the perfect mix of conservation, community and eco tourism giving you a well-rounded and exciting volunteering opportunity. Spend 6 or 10 weeks jumping into the local projects and making a real difference to the people and places you meet. And let’s not forgot, no trip to Africa is complete without seeing the amazing wildlife — that’s why a Safari is included at Lake Manyara!