Become a Psychology Intern in Mongolia

Psychology Internship in Mongolia

Learn from psychologists in a mental health centre and take part in community outreach work

¿De qué se trata?

Join our Psychology internship in Mongolia and learn directly from psychologists who help patients with a variety of mental health conditions. You’ll work at a mental health centre and assist with various tasks. This experience will give you a deeper insight into how a developing country cares for people with mental health illnesses.

There are too few mental health professionals in the country, and extra hands are always needed. Your role is observational, but you’ll be given a research assignment. You’ll also be asked to assist with creating materials for consultations and training. You’ll even get practical experience by doing community-based outreach work. All of this will give your CV an edge, and help you learn more about mental illness in a global context.  

You’ll live and work in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital, and stay with a local host family. You’ll have evenings and weekends free to make the most of your time here and explore as much as possible.

Fechas de Inicio: 

Fechas Flexibles

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Duración Mínima: 

2 semanas


16 o más
Necesitas haber completado al menos tres años de estudios o capacitación relacionados a psicología y nivel avanzado de inglés

Is a Psychology internship in Mongolia right for me?

This internship is perfect for anyone currently studying psychology. You’ll learn directly from an experienced psychologist, which will add valuable experience to your CV. We also run community outreaches where you can learn basic medical skills and use them to help people.


You’ll also have the chance put your theoretical knowledge into practice through observations and research. This will expand your practical knowledge of psychology and give you an understanding of the challenges people with mental illness face.


Please note that due to government regulations in Mongolia, our interns are not permitted to treat or consult with patients directly.


You need to have completed at least three years of psychology or related studies to do a psychology placement in Mongolia. You’ll also need to commit to staying at least two weeks. Our start and end dates are flexible, however, and the project runs throughout the year. So you can choose a time that suits you.


At all times, there will be a qualified supervisor with you. Projects Abroad staff are also available to help you and ensure that you have a memorable and productive time abroad.

Projects Abroad Childcare volunteer teaches children shape games in a care centre during a Psychology work experience in Mongolia.

What will I do on this internship?

You’ll work at one of our psychology placements in Mongolia. You’ll be placed in healthcare centres focused on helping mental health patients. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do:

  • Assist psychologists by conducting research and data analysis
  • Shadow psychologists during their rounds and sessions with patients
  • Exchange medical knowledge with Mongolian healthcare staff
  • Take part in monthly outreaches for disadvantaged people

Your work will be split in four main areas:

Assist psychologists by conducting research and data analysis

Your main role on the project is to help psychologists with research tasks. Topics you may be asked to research include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Addictive behaviours.   

You will also assist with preparing training and consulting materials. All of your research will focus on mental health and mental illnesses in a Mongolian context. Your supervisor will guide you and offer assistance when needed.

Shadow psychologists during their rounds and sessions with patients

You’ll learn a great deal by shadowing psychologists and psychiatrists on their rounds or during consultations with patients. We also encourage you to ask questions and take notes to learn as much as possible.

If it’s possible at your placement, you can explore different wards. You can speak to your supervisor about this.

Exchange medical knowledge with Mongolian healthcare staff

Depending on your level of experience, you may be asked to prepare and give a presentation to local staff. These topics could include stress management or doctor and patient conflict. You can also suggest new therapy methods to the local staff during these presentations. This is the perfect opportunity for you to show the similarities and differences for treating mental illness in your home country and Mongolia.

Take part in monthly outreaches for disadvantaged people

Every month, we organise a community outreach. These outreaches are held at a community centre and help people from disadvantaged areas. You will help hand out meals, assist the doctor on duty, and distribute medication to people. You’ll get some practical experience by helping to record blood pressure readings or check the weight/height of patients. The doctor on duty will supervise you, and answer any questions you have.

Where in Mongolia will I work?

Ulán Bator

You will be based in the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar. You will complete your internship at health care centres in the city. The centres are focused on mental health patients.

Ulaanbaatar is home to over a million people and is the only major settlement in Mongolia. The country is known for its vast open plains and you’ll quickly find that it has a fascinating history and culture. Besides being the home of famous Genghis Khan, founder of the Mongol Empire, the country is also home to wandering nomads.

You will live with a friendly host family in the city for the duration of your trip. You can use this time to get to know your family, talk to them about their lives, and eat as many local dishes as you can!

Recibimiento en el aeropuerto, vuelos y visado

Cuando llegues al aeropuerto, personal de Projects Abroad te estará esperando. Puedes encontrar más detalles sobre tu llegada al aeropuerto, orientación y visado en nuestra página de Procedimientos de Llegada a Mongolia.

A typical day at my Psychology placement in Mongolia

You will eat breakfast with your host family, before heading out of the door to your psychology placement in Mongolia. Make sure to pack a white lab coat to wear at your placement if you have one! Or purchase one in Mongolia if your placement requires you to wear one. You can take a bus, walk, or use a trolleybus to get there. During your induction on your first day, we’ll show you the easiest way to get to work.

A typical day on this internship runs from 9am - 3pm, Monday to Friday. Your daily hours and activities will vary, depending on the placement you choose and their requirements.

You will work with a supervisor who guides your tasks, teaches you, and assists you when needed. We recommend that you ask questions, and learn as much as you can from your supervisor. You’ll do research, prepare training, or prepare consulting materials. Depending on your experience, other tasks include giving presentations to the local staff about psychology related topics.

During your free time, you can explore, plan a trip to see the nomads, visit a Mongolian monastery, meet volunteers and interns from around the world, or relax at your host family home.

Male Psychology worker poses with a Psychologist in a health care centre during his internship in Mongolia.

What are the aims and impact of this internship?

There are two main aims to this internship: to provide you with an educational experience and to support those with mental illness.

There is a lack of mental health professionals in Mongolia and there is a need for psychiatrists, psychologists, and occupational therapists. With so few mental health workers available to work with the population, extra hands and a sharing of knowledge are encouraged.

Our programme mission is to enable an exchange of medical knowledge and facilitate a greater understanding of global healthcare practices. By empowering local communities, we aim to improve standards of health through awareness, prevention, and treatment. You will exchange knowledge with psychologists from a different culture, environment, and background. You’ll also gain experience in preparing training materials, and be part of medical outreaches.

Your psychology work experience in Mongolia will give your CV a boost and give you a global perspective on mental health awareness.

Join us on a Psychology Internship in Mongolia, which provides you with observational work experience and benefits the local community.

Projects Abroad Care and Psychology interns pose with staff members of a Health Care Centre during their Psychology placements in Mongolia.

Planes de gestión

Hemos establecido los objetivos para nuestros proyectos en documentos llamados Planes de Gestión. Los usamos para planificar adecuadamente la labor que realizarás. También nos ayudan a medir y evaluar nuestros logros e impacto cada año.

Básicamente, nuestros Planes de Gestión nos ayudan a mejorar nuestros proyectos. Esto significa que formarás parte de algo que tiene un impacto real donde más se necesita. Lee más sobre nuestros Planes de Gestión.

Midiendo nuestro impacto

Nuestros proyectos trabajan hacia objetivos claros a largo plazo con objetivos anuales específicos. Cada voluntario e interno que enviamos a nuestros proyectos nos ayudan a trabajar para alcanzar estos objetivos, sin importar cuánto tiempo participen en sus proyectos.

Cada año miramos hacia atrás y vemos cuánto hemos progresado hacia esos objetivos. También creamos un Reporte de Impacto Global que documenta nuestros logros. Obtén más información sobre el impacto que logra nuestra comunidad global de voluntarios, internos y personal y lee el último informe.

Comida y alojamiento

Te alojarás con una familia hospedera en Ulán Bator. Ellos te recibirán en su hogar, dispuestos a compartir sus costumbres y aprender sobre tu cultura. Creemos que esta es la mejor forma de sumergirte en el estilo de vida mongol y tener una experiencia realmente única.

Haremos lo posible por alojarte con al menos otro voluntario o interno de Projects Abroad. Tu habitación será sencilla pero cómoda, limpia y segura.

El coste del programa incluye tres comidas al día.

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Actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

Mongolia es uno de los países más remotos del mundo. Participar en un voluntariado aquí es una oportunidad para experimentar un estilo de vida completamente diferente.

Nuestros proyectos se realizan en Ulán Bator, la capital del país. La ciudad es una gran mezcla de lo moderno y lo tradicional. El Palacio de Gobierno es el ejemplo perfecto, con su antiguo estilo arquitectónico y sus luces doradas y azules.

Incluso si estás en la ciudad, no estarás muy lejos del campo. Un viaje rápido te llevará a asentamientos nómadas, donde puedes conocer a familias viajeras que viven en gers. Te recomendamos un viaje en caballo o disfrutar una caminata en el campo.

La famosa estatua de Gengis Kan es una visita obligada. También puedes aprender sobre la historia del país en el Museo Nacional.

Realizamos diferentes proyectos en Mongolia, así que seguramente habrá más voluntarios en el país. Esto te permitirá elegir entre viajar por tu cuenta o en compañía de tus nuevos amigos.

Seguridad y respaldo de nuestro personal

Tu seguridad es nuestra prioridad. Contamos con procedimientos para asegurar que tengas el apoyo que necesitas para disfrutar tu viaje tranquilamente. Nuestro personal está disponible las 24 horas al día para asegurar que te sientas cómodo en tu alojamiento y programa. Si tienes problemas, ellos te ayudarán en cualquier momento.

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Cuando te registras solo pagas 295€ que se descontarán del precio total. Contamos con opciones de pago flexibles y asesoría de recaudación de fondos.

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