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Internships in Tanzania and Zanzibar

Intern Abroad HQ offers affordable internships in Tanzania from just two weeks. Internships are hosted in two Tanzanian destinations: Arusha and Zanzibar. Flexible internship start dates are available year-round, every Monday.

Internships in Arusha are primarily focused on medical specialties, for healthcare students and professionals. A range of rewarding education and social work internship placements are also available for those looking to make a meaningful contribution. The urban internship placements in Arusha are located within close proximity to comfortable and modern accommodation. If you’ve always wanted to visit Africa as a medical practitioner or an educator, internships in Arusha are for you!

If you’re looking to be immersed in a vibrant community lifestyle, then look no further than internships on the tropical island of Zanzibar. The gorgeous archipelago of Zanzibar (located off the coast of mainland Tanzania) is a dream destination, where you can access some of the world’s most picturesque white-sand beaches. As an increasingly popular destination for travelers from around the globe, Zanzibar is also a prime destination for internships that make a difference.

Interns in Africa are supported to access the incredible attractions of the “safari circuit”. Discover 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.

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Program fees from US$1,284
    • Includes meals & accommodation
    • Experiential Learning Curriculum
    • 24/7 in-country support
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Accounting Internships in Arusha

Accounting  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Gain hands-on skills as an intern with chartered accounting firms. Assist a range of local businesses with accounting, financial training and business development for a real-life experience that makes your resume stand out and sets you up for a rewarding career in accountancy.

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Cultural Arts Internships in Zanzibar

Cultural Arts  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Support local artisans to make quality crafts and provide business advice to help them market and sell their products. Foster craft making skills, wider business and financial understanding, improved English and computer literacy, to build successful ventures and market products with quality packaging, promotion and networking.

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Dental Internships abroad

Dentistry  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Dental interns in Tanzania gain practical understanding of dentistry by shadowing and assisting local professionals as they provide treatment and promote dental hygiene in small to large healthcare facilities. Interns learn from experienced dentists dealing with a wide range of complaints, building your knowledge in different aspects of dental work.

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Emergency Trauma and Surgery Internships in Tanzania

Emergency Trauma & Surgery  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

This is an incredibly rare opportunity for medical students to experience emergency medicine, including surgery. Emergency surgery interns are placed in hospitals and clinics in Arusha, and observe both simple and complex procedures being carried out. You’ll work closely with local surgeons with trauma systems, International Red Cross and field experience all across Africa.

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Legal Support Internships in Tanzania

Legal Support  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

A perfect internship for anyone looking for human rights or advocacy experience. Interns work alongside legal advocates providing legal aid and advice to those who cannot afford it. Help raise human rights awareness and support those in need of legal support.

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General Health & Medicine Internships abroad

Medical in Arusha  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Build your practical medical knowledge on a Medical internship in Tanzania, shadowing and assisting local doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals. This is a perfect internship for medical or nursing students who are more advanced in their studies, where you will learn from experienced professionals and help patients in a range of healthcare departments.

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Medical Internships in Zanzibar

Medical in Zanzibar  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Gain real-life experience alongside practicing medical professionals in Zanzibar’s main hospital. Interns can request placements in a wide range of medical departments, experiencing healthcare in a unique African setting and enjoy the wonders of Zanzibar in your free time.

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Midwifery Internships abroad

Midwifery  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Midwifery interns in Tanzania gain practical skills and experience assisting local professionals in all aspects of their work with new and expectant mothers. Interns assist in busy maternity and delivery wards, helping to build strong relationships and collaborating with qualified medical teams, as they work to deliver premium care before, during and after childbirth.

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Nursing Internships abroad

Nursing  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

This is a perfect nursing internship abroad for nursing students. Interns shadow and assist qualified and experienced nurses in a range of departments within hospitals and clinics in Arusha, Tanzania. Build on your theoretical knowledge and develop real life experiences providing quality care and treatments in a unique healthcare environment.

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Nutrition Internships in Tanzania

Nutrition  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Highly unique internships in nutrition for those wishing to gain experience assisting children and adults in Tanzania who suffer from malnutrition. These issues are common in Tanzania, but opportunities to receive care and treatment are rare. Interns assist local professionals in clinics and hospitals to build knowledge and provide much-appreciated assistance in the community.

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Obstetric Surgery & Gynecology internships abroad

Obstetric Surgery & Gynecology  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

The provision of Obstetric Surgery & Gynecology services is a top priority for the Ministry of Health in Tanzania, given the country’s efforts to reduce their infant mortality rate. Internships within this field provide valuable and rewarding learning experiences, which are sure to have a lasting impact on personal and professional development.

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Ophthalmology Internships in Tanzania

Ophthalmology  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

A rare specialist internship for ophthalmology students! Ophthalmology interns in Tanzania assist and observe trained medical professionals in eye clinics, learning from patient consultations and gaining practical experience managing and treating issues such as glaucoma and cataracts.

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Pharmacy Internships in Tanzania

Pharmacy  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Specialist Pharmacy internships gaining practical skills alongside experienced pharmacists in dispensaries and hospital departments. Interns help to provide medicines, information and counselling to patients, including educating patients about the importance of medication compliance.

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Physician's Assistant Internships in Tanzania

Physician's Assistant  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Develop your real life medical experience as a Physician’s Assistant intern in hospitals and clinics around Arusha. Interns are guided by professional doctors and nurses, and shadow patient consultations and treatments in a wide range of departments, including surgeries, mental health and on community outreach programs.

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Physiotherapy Internships abroad

Physical Therapy  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Gain new insight into physical therapy by assisting professional therapists in hospital clinics around Arusha. Physical Therapy interns gain experience related to therapy provision for postoperative, disabled and immobile patients, including in burns, trauma, orthopaedic and paediatric units.

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Psychology Internships in Tanzania

Psychology in Arusha  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Develop unique understanding of mental health disorders on these Psychology internships in Tanzania, where demand for quality mental health treatment is high. Psychology interns assist professional therapists in outpatient mental health departments, delivering vital services to patients and their families.

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Psychology Internships in Zanzibar

Psychology in Zanzibar  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Play a hands-on role supporting local professionals in psychiatric, mental health and addiction treatment centers. Experience the balance between traditional and western treatment, and assist with counselling and wellbeing workshops for locals with a range of challenges.

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Radiology Internships in Arusha

Radiology  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Specialized internships in radiology departments assisting local medical professionals to conduct x-rays, CT scans and MRI scans for a variety of patients. Radiology interns work alongside local teams to observe, gain insight into local practices, and share your knowledge and skills where appropriate.

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Social Work and Community Care Internships abroad

Social Work & Community Outreach  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Assist social workers and healthcare professionals who work to address inequalities in underprivileged communities around Arusha. Interns help to deliver important health and education resources and services to people in their homes and communities, as well as providing specific assistance for social issues such as abuse and unemployment.

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Social Work & Education Internships in Zanzibar

Social Work & Education  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania

A unique internship that helps local people of all ages through education, job training and personal development. These are highly customizable internships that cater for your skills and goals, with the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people in Zanzibar.

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Tourism & Hospitality Internships in Zanzibar

Tourism & Hospitality  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Gain hands-on experience in one of Africa’s most popular tourism destinations. These are highly customized internships, with placements in hotels, resorts, boutique accommodation, restaurants, tourism operators, or even with water sports companies as a surf or diving instructor. Enjoy stunning Zanzibar and help fellow tourists to do the same!

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Women's Education Internships abroad

Women’s Education  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Women’s Education interns join a foundation in Tanzania that is dedicated to helping girls and young women achieve their potential and life goals. Interns contribute to community programs that provide at-risk women with increased access to housing, education, job training and mentoring, helping to improve their situations and outlook for the future.

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Youth Development and Education Internships abroad

Youth Development & Education  

Internship abroad in Arusha, Tanzania

Education internships in Tanzania provide hands-on teaching experience in schools, helping to educate students from 1-13 years old to reach their full potential. Interns assist with implementing a thorough curriculum across a wide range of subjects, with support from experienced local teachers.

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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.