Foreign trainees: Doing an internship in Mauritius


What you need to know for to apply for this experience!

How to obtain a Visa for your internship in Mauritius?


Foreign trainees who have done an internship in Mauritius will tell you that it is an experience to be had!

If you are in the middle of your university studies, you have certainly heard about internships... Internships are an integral part of your professional career! Not to be taken lightly ;)


Like many, you certainly dream of doing your internship abroad, and why not on a heavenly island! Many have done so... Mauritius has been opening its doors to foreign interns since 2016.


Stopped by the Covid crisis for 1 yearthe trainee is again Welcome in Mauritius!



Let's Go, we tell you more about the procedures!

Please note: Student Visa required, go down for more information.


Who can apply for an internship in Mauritius?


Mauritius regularly welcomes students for their internship. What to enjoy a pleasant environment whether it is professional or personal! 6 months of adventure in the sun! What a great experience!


Whether you are at the beginning of your university studies or at the end of your studies, Mauritian companies are open to the employment of interns in their teams!

So take a chance.


As a student, you can apply for an internship in a Mauritian company.

The duration of the internship is ideally between 4 to 6 months. The internship cannot exceed 6 months, as a student visa is required. This visa has a maximum duration of 6 months/year.


Some of the positions that are usually sought for international interns:

  • Communication & Event
  • HR & Recruitment,
  • IT & Data, Medical,
  • Design & Product,
  • Digital Marketing,
  • Finance & Accounting,
  • Management & Project,
  • Sales & Purchasing

👉 Discover the list of companies that welcome interns in Mauritius

How to find an opportunity?


By applying?! We don't teach you anything ;) If you want to try your luck and go 10,000Km away to do your internship, then make yourself known.


The best ways to find an internship in Mauritius is to apply to Stagissimo. The recruitment specialists in Mauritius, their internship division may offer you a great opportunity.


After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 crisis, the internship service is back on track.

So Go Go Go!

Have you already found a traineeship?!

We move on to the compulsory stage of the Student Visa.

What are the conditions for obtaining a student visa? How do I get one?


An essential point to know, to come and do an internship in Mauritius, you must obtain a Student Visa.


This student visa will allow you to come and work in a company for the duration of your internship (as stated on your internship agreement), to reside in Mauritius during this period and also to obtain your salary.


Since you will obtain a residence permit, you will be able to :

  • Opening a bank account
  • To have resident rates for tourist activities on the island



The conditions for obtaining a student visa: 

  • Have secured an internship in a company in Mauritius
  • Have a tripartite agreement: school, company, student
  • Not have an infectious disease such as HIV or Hepatitis B


The Student Visa must be issued before arrival in Mauritius.



  • If you have already arrived in Mauritius without a student visa, you will have to leave the country to be granted one.
  • The student visa is linked to your host company. If you decide to stop your internship, your student visa will be cancelled and you will have 72 hours to either leave Mauritius or regularise your presence.

Discover the testimony of Hortense, one of the foreign trainees who went through SmartTraveller for her student visa.

👉 Click HERE to find out how she juggled the preparations and the paperwork!

The procedure with SmartTraveller?


Our team is the specialist in the accompaniment of installation in Mauritius, whether it is for a short or long period of time.


If you have found an internship, it is recommended that you do so at least 1 month before arriving in Mauritius to start your student visa application.


Shall we talk about it together?

The steps :

  1. Get in touch with our team via this form
  2. We discuss together the steps to be taken
  3. Collecting your documents for your complete file
  4. The SmartTraveller team applies to the relevant authorities in Mauritius
  5. We'll send you your visa! Let's GO, you can take the plane 🙂

Is it done? Have you made up your mind? 😃

👉 We've got more tips for you to better prepare for your arrival!

If you still have any doubts don't hesitate to ask our team, we will be happy to guide you!We will be happy to guide you!

2 answers
  1. Patrick Mabela
    Patrick Mabela said:

    I would like to do a medical internship in Mauritius as a volunteer, even for 6 months.

  2. Smart Traveller
    Smart Traveller said:

    Hello Patrick,

    If you are interested in doing an internship in Mauritius, we recommend you to visit the website. You will find a list of companies recruiting interns in Mauritius.

    As the medical sector is a special one, we also recommend you to apply spontaneously to Mauritian clinics.

    Good luck in your search.
    The SmartTraveller team

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