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Work Abroad: Global Placement Years, Internships and Volunteering

Whether you want to enhance your CV or perfect your language skills, there are a number of great Global Opportunities to work abroad. These range in length from short summer internships to full-year Placement Years. There are also a number of funding options available to help support your ambitions. Regardless of whether your ambitions are in the UK or abroad, the Careers & Enterprise Centre can help you make career plans and take the next steps to where you want to be.
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Global Opportunities Fair 2023

Find out more about your work, study and volunteering Global Opportunities at our virtual Global Opportunities Fair on 18/19 October.

Click here for the GO Fair website

GO Work Abroad with Durham

Please click on the headings below to find out about the GO work abroad options 

Placement Years

Work for between 9 and 12 months in the UK or globally as part of an additional recognised year with a Placement Year.
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Global Internships

The University advertises short internships with partners and has a number of bursaries to assist home UG students looking to undertake internships.

GO Volunteer

Durham promotes a number of international volunteering opportunities with our Trusted Partners.

Careers & Enterprise Centre

Looking for general ideas about work during or after your degree? The Careers & Enterprise Centre can help.
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Turing Scheme Details

Durham University has been successful in boosting Global Opportunities for its students for the coming academic year. The University has been awarded a grant from the Turing Scheme, the UK government’s programme to study and work abroad.

Find out more about the Turing scheme
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Did you know?

Students who go abroad are 20% less likely to be out of work when they graduate than those who did not. Find more reasons to GO on the UUKi’s Go International report

Access the UUKi Go International report here

Working abroad may seem daunting, however, there is a range of support available. These range from language courses with the Centre for Foreign Language Study to pre- and in-placement support through the Disability and Counselling services. Please click on the banners below for further details. You may also want to think about Durham's GO Study Abroad options which includes both full-year and shorter options.