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


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.


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You should have completed at least three years of psychology related studies or training.

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?


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!

Ankomst, visum och hämtning

När du anländer till flygplatsen i din valda destination, kommer en av våra Projects Abroad anställda att möta dig och hälsa dig välkommen till landet. Du hittar mer information om ankomstflygplatser, introduktion och visum på vår sida Ankomst i Mongoliet.

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.


Vi har utarbetat långsiktiga mål för våra projekt och dokumenterat målen i våra projekthandlingsplaner. Våra projekthandlingsplaner används också för att planera ditt arbete. Tack vare våra projekthandlingsplaner kan du vara säker på att du arbetar mot ett långsiktigt mål och vi kan kontinuerligt utvärdera och förbättra vårt arbete. Våra projekthandlingsplaner säkerställer att vi gör en verklig skillnad.

Läs mer om våra projekthandlingsplaner.

Vi mäter resultatet av vårt arbete varje år

Vi arbetar mot långsiktigt mål med årliga delmål. Varje volontär och praktikant som deltar på ett av våra projekt hjälper oss att nå dessa långsiktiga mål. På så sätt kan även de som volontärarbetar eller praktiserar en kortare tid göra verklig skillnad. Varje person bygger på arbetet som tidigare volontärer och praktikanter gjort. Varje år utvärderar vi resultatet av vårt arbete. Du kan hitta en sammanställning av vad vi uppnått under året i vår Global Impact Report.

För mer information om vilken insats våra volontärer, praktikanter och personal gjort under året, läs vår senaste rapport.

Mat och boende

Du kommer bo hos en värdfamilj i Ulaanbaatar. Din värdfamilj kommer välkomna dig som en familjemedlem till deras hem. De kommer lära dig mer om deras traditioner och om den lokala kulturen. Vi tror att det här är det bästa sättet att verkligen lära känna kulturen i ett nytt land. Du kommer få en unik upplevelse av Mongoliet.

Vi försöker alltid placera dig så att du bor med en annan Projects Abroad volontär eller praktikant. Ditt rum kommer vara enkelt men bekvämt, rent och säkert.

Din projektavgift inkluderar tre måltider om dagen.

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Fritidsaktiviteter när du är ledig

Mongoliet är ett av de mest avlägsna länderna i världen. När du volontärarbetar i Mongoliet har du möjligheten att upptäcka ett helt nytt sätt att leva. Våra projekt är baserade i huvudstaden Ulaanbaatar som är en eklektisk blandning av modernt och traditionellt. Det statliga palatset är ett perfekt exempel, med sin arkitektur i romersk stil och skinande blå och gyllene ljus.

Även när du är mitt i huvudstaden är du ändå inte långt från landsbygden. Endast en kort resa kan ta dig till ett nomadläger ute på stäppen, där du kan besöka nomadfamiljer som bor i traditionella gers (tält). Vi rekommenderar att du vandrar eller tar en ridtur, för att verkligen ta in den vida skönheten av den ändlösa mongoliska stäppen.

Ett måste i Mongoliet är att besöka Djingis Khans staty! Vill du lära dig mer om Mongoliets unika historia rekommenderar vi ett besök till National Museum of Mongolia.

Vi driver många olika projekt i Mongoliet, så du kommer garanterat lära känna nya vänner och reskompisar. Det gör att du kan välja att utforska Mongoliet självständigt eller tillsammans med likasinnade nya vänner.

Säkerhet och personalstöd

Din säkerhet är vår första prioritet. Vi har många processer och system på plats för att se till att du har all hjälp och support som du behöver. För oss är det viktigt att du ska känna dig trygg när du reser med oss. Vår egen Projects Abroad personal finns tillgänglig för hjälp och stöd 24h om dygnet. De kommer se till att du trivs i ditt boende och känner dig hemma på din projektplacering. Om du skulle stöta på något problem, finns vår personal alltid där för att hjälpa dig.

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När du anmäler dig betalar du endast 2700 kr, vilket dras av från totalpriset. Avbetalningsmöjligheter finns och vi kan också ge tips på hur du kan samla in pengar

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