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.
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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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
Emergency Trauma & Surgery
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.Learn more Check availability
Medical in Arusha
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.Learn more Check availability
Medical in Zanzibar
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
Obstetric Surgery & Gynecology
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
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.Learn more Check availability
Tourism & Hospitality
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!Learn more Check availability
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.