Work and Paid Internships in Turkey

Foreign nationals who are in Turkey on a Student Residence Permit  are not allowed do any kind of paid work, including paid internships. You are living in Turkey on a Student Residence Permit. This legal status does not allowed you to earn money. When you apply for a Student Residence one of the documents you sign is a statement that you have no source of income other than your family.

The only way to work or do a paid internship is to leave the country, and arrange for the company for which you have agreed to work to invite you back into the country on a Work or Internship Visa. This can take months.

If you are interested in doing some volunteer work, there are some organizations in Istanbul that offer unpaid, volunteer positions. These, however, mostly involve teaching English.