Internships in Arusha

Intern Abroad HQ offers affordable internships in Arusha, Tanzania from just two weeks. With a focus on specialized medical internships for healthcare students and professionals, interns are granted the opportunity to receive dedicated guidance and supervision from a medically trained Program Director and trained local professionals. Teaching placements are additionally available for interns with a passion for education. Flexible internship start dates are available year-round, every Monday.

The urban internship placements in Arusha are located within close proximity to comfortable and modern accommodation. The city is located on the “safari circuit” near some of Africa’s greatest national parks and game reserves, including Serengeti, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru. If you’ve always wanted to visit Africa as a medical practitioner or an educator, this opportunity is for you!

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Intern fees from US$610
    • Includes meals & accommodation
    • Reflective learning course
    • 24/7 in-country support

Internship opportunities

Cultural Arts internships in Zanzibar

Cultural Arts in Zanzibar

Zanzibar has been used throughout history as a base for trader voyages. Influenced by an array of cultures, from Persians, Indians, Arabs, to British and Portuguese, a diverse legacy of art, music, architecture and craftwork endures today. Cultural Arts interns work alongside the Zanzibar Cultural Arts Center in Stone Town, to support and promote Zanzibari culture.

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Dentistry internship abroad

Dentistry in Arusha

Healthcare facilities in Tanzania are increasingly promoting dental hygiene, to ensure dental provision is accessible for children and young adults. Dentistry interns in Tanzania can expect to gain insight into a wide range of dentistry complaints, while working alongside local professionals in their treatment of patients.

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General Health & Medicine internship abroad

Medical in Arusha

Medical internships in Tanzania offer a broad scope to be placed within a clinical area/hospital, while gaining the opportunity to work directly alongside qualified, licensed medical professionals in your department.

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Medical internships in Zanzibar

Medical in Zanzibar

Interns with an interest in medicine, nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy and physiotherapy are welcomed to intern at Zanzibar's main referral hospital, Mnazi Mmoja. Come prepared to shadow under the supervision of a licensed medical professional, support clinic staff, and rotate across various departments.

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Midwifery internship abroad

Midwifery in Arusha

All new mothers and their babies should receive the utmost care and support at such a special time in their lives. Healthcare facilities in Tanzania are often under-resourced and under-staffed. Midwifery interns contribute through assisting local professionals in busy maternity and delivery wards, while providing loving support to expecting mothers and women with their newborns.

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Nursing internship abroad

Nursing in Arusha

Nurses bind healthcare systems with communities around the world, by working in partnership with them to promote and protect wellbeing. Nursing interns in Tanzania use their internationally transferable skills to work directly with patients within a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and assistants, collaborating together to care for others.

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Nutrition internships in Tanzania

Nutrition in Arusha

Limited accessibility to resources and healthcare facilities for optimal nutrition remains a challenge in Tanzania. However, public healthcare officers work to tackle these issues. Nutrition interns work alongside local nutritionists and doctors to observe, gain enhanced understanding, and contribute skills and knowledge.

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Ophthalmology internships in Tanzania

Ophthalmology in Arusha

Ophthalmology interns in Tanzania have the opportunity to assist within an eye clinic and observe medically trained professionals as they work with patients who have ophthalmological complaints, such as cataracts and glaucoma.

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Pharmacy internships in Tanzania

Pharmacy in Arusha

Pharmacies in Tanzania are important outlets for the provision of medicines, information and counselling, as well as referral to health facilities. Pharmacy interns work in local hospitals to support the pharmacy teams in their crucial work of dispensing medication and educating patients about the importance of medication compliance.

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Physiotherapy internship abroad

Physiotherapy in Arusha

Physiotherapy interns in Tanzania work in a local hospital alongside a small team of professional physiotherapists, to provide physiotherapy care to postoperative, disabled and immobile patients. The team see patients from a wide range of settings including: burns, trauma, orthopaedics, paediatrics.

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Psychology internships in Tanzania

Psychology in Arusha

Mental disorders are very common in almost all countries of the world and Tanzania is no exception. Psychology interns assist in an outpatient mental health department, where mental healthcare professionals deliver vital services to patients and their families.

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Psychology internships in Zanzibar

Psychology in Zanzibar

The existence of traditional cultural beliefs in Zanzibar can challenge western approaches to health and wellbeing. However local health practitioners aim to take a balanced approach between the diverse philosophies. Psychology internship placements are available at both a public psychiatric hospital, as well as inpatient facilities for drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

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Radiology internships in Arusha

Radiology in Arusha

Life saving diagnostic radiology and imaging services are not easily accessible for many Tanzanians living in rural areas. Although these services are increasingly available within cities, most of the technology is not modern or advanced. Radiology interns work alongside local teams to observe, gain insight into local practices, and share their knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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Social Work and Community Care internship abroad

Social Work & Community Care in Arusha

Low socioeconomic status and accessibility issues contribute to a lack of education and healthcare for many people in rural Tanzania. Social Work and Community Care Outreach interns assist social workers and healthcare professionals with the delivery of services to people within their own homes and communities.

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Social Work & Education internships in Zanzibar

Social Work & Education in Zanzibar

Social Work and Education internships in Zanzibar are multifaceted, combining education initiatives with tasks related to local enterprise, vocational training and empowerment. Interns should come prepared to actively engage with a variety of community-oriented groups and foundations.

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Tourism & Hospitality internships in Zanzibar

Tourism & Hospitality in Zanzibar

An increasingly trendy tourism destination, Zanzibar has developed over recent years into a laid-back hotspot for vacationers looking for idyllic white sand beaches, watersports, and culture. Tourism and Hospitality interns can be matched to placements with hotels, water sport centers, and tourism operators all around the main island of Zanzibar.

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Women's Education internship abroad

Women’s Education in Arusha

Young homeless women on the streets of Arusha are exposed to numerous risks. However support has grown from within the local community, providing at-risk women with increased access to refuge, mentorship, and education. Women’s Education interns join a foundation for women which is dedicated to helping girls and young women achieve their goals.

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Youth Development and Education internship abroad

Youth Development & Education in Arusha

Education internships are focused on supporting children in Tanzania to reach their full social and intellectual potential. Interns assist with the implementation of a focused curriculum and syllabus, covering subjects such as English, Maths, Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics), Geography, Sports Education, IT/Computers, Languages, Art, Civics.

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All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.

Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.