Community Sports & Physical Education internships in Tanzania provide hands-on experience in empowering underprivileged children. Interns assist youth to reach their full potential through football and physical education. Through sport, interns assist and encourage child development by practicing teamwork, discipline and physical health.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided. Click here to explore remote Education & Youth Development internships, which you can conduct from home.
This internship provides the opportunity to support a vital community service, which provides free sports education and sports clubs to primary schools and pre-school centers. Many of the children who benefit from this service have special needs, disabilities and come from disadvantaged homes. The activities provided through Community Sports & Physical Education programs help to keep vulnerable youth off the streets and focused on extracurricular activities, where they can join teams, play with others, and achieve their goals.
This is a fun and lively internship where you’ll gain practical skills and understanding in engaging young children aged between 5 and 13 years old. Interns who contribute to Community Sports & Physical Education should be positive, enthusiastic, motivated, proactive, patient and passionate. These are essential attributes for any career in child development and support, but even more important when you’re engaging in a diverse culture and community. Children require a lot of support and stimulation to learn, so interns are encouraged to come prepared with fresh ideas for games, physical education, and social interaction. Interns should keep in mind that it’s common to encounter different beliefs and attitudes toward Physical Education and youth development. Your in-country coordinator will be available for support, reflection and discussion throughout.
Keep in mind that community services in Tanzania will have limited resources. Therefore, interns should not depend on being able to utilize any particular resources in order to carry out the activities that you may want to facilitate. Rather, plan for tasks that do not require extra resources, or ensure that you bring any resources with you, which you might need (for example sporting equipment).
This internship is conducted in English, and most local children will have at least basic understanding of the English language. Interns are ideally placed to help to build valuable English language skills and your supervisor is on hand to assist with any communication difficulties.
Please note that internships are likely located in the outskirts of Arusha city (approximately 45 mins by public transport). These internships are aimed at reaching the poorest communities and children who would benefit the most from this initiative. For your placement, you will travel like a local and walk or take public transport to the various pre-schools or children’s sports clubs you’ll be working with each week. You will need to set a small budget aside for this (around $1 per day by local minibuses, 4 to 5 days per week). It is important you are prepared and comfortable to travel around, this is a demanding role that requires dedication.
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we also recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers tools and techniques over a 100-hour program. Upon completion, you’ll have earned experience in planning, designing, and adapting diverse language activities and materials. No previous teaching experience or training is required. You can sign up for the Online TEFL Certification Course anytime and you’ll pay the discounted Intern Abroad HQ rate.
Outside of your internship, you’ll have the opportunity to discover for yourself why Tanzania is one of Africa’s most popular tourist destinations. The country is well-known for nature and adventure tourism, particularly its incredible safaris and wildlife reserves. People come from all over the world to visit Mount Kilimanjaro, Serengeti National Park, and the golden beaches of Zanzibar. Your in-country internship coordinator will assist you in advance to arrange day trips or longer excursions (such as multi-day safari adventures). If you’re planning your internship in Tanzania, don’t miss the opportunity to schedule an itinerary that incorporates these wonderful, unforgettable attractions.
Community Sports & Physical Education interns learn from an experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Helping to set up structured sports activities
- Helping to set up larger weekend sports clubs supervising 30+ children
- Encouraging new ideas and new strategies for the children’s development
- Overseeing the children during sports activities
- Assisting the staff with children who need extra attention or support
- Helping to run or plan the sports activities and weekend sports clubs
- Supporting the staff with equipment and general organisation
- Traveling to the children’s facilities around the community with the project team
- Assisting with fundraising efforts for sports equipment and clothing
Professional development opportunities:
- Understand how to build positive relationships that foster learning among students
- Build your cross-cultural communication skills with both teachers and students, to foster enhanced understanding and cultural intelligence
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 7.30 am to 4pm
- Learn hands-on Sports & Physical Education skills from local experts and put them into practice
- Build positive learning environments and work closely with children to foster their learning
- Enjoy spare time in Arusha, go on safari in the Serengeti, and explore world famous natural landscapes
Types of host organizations:
- Primary schools
- Children’s sports clubs
- Sports development associations
Keen to get started?
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It’s free to apply for this internship. Once we have reviewed your suitability and accepted you onto this program, you’ll need to pay a deposit of US$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due no less than 60 days before your internship start date.
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,284Equivalent to $91/day|
|3 weeks||$1,389Equivalent to $66/day|
|4 weeks||$1,494Equivalent to $53/day|
|5 weeks||$1,599Equivalent to $45/day|
|6 weeks||$1,704Equivalent to $40/day|
|7 weeks||$1,809Equivalent to $36/day|
|8 weeks||$1,914Equivalent to $34/day|
|10 weeks||$2,124Equivalent to $30/day|
|12 weeks||$2,334Equivalent to $27/day|
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,384Equivalent to $98/day|
|3 weeks||$1,489Equivalent to $70/day|
|4 weeks||$1,594Equivalent to $56/day|
|5 weeks||$1,699Equivalent to $48/day|
|6 weeks||$1,804Equivalent to $42/day|
|7 weeks||$1,909Equivalent to $38/day|
|8 weeks||$2,014Equivalent to $35/day|
|10 weeks||$2,224Equivalent to $31/day|
|12 weeks||$2,434Equivalent to $28/day|
- 24/7 in-country support
- Airport pick-up
- Program orientation
- Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
- In-country guidance for social and tourist activities
- Sourcing and securing your internship placement
- Personalization of your internship plan
- Coaching from your supervisor
- Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
- International reference letter
- Certificate of Internship Completion
- Visa (if required), flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check
- Transfer back to the airport at the end of your internship program
- Optional extras, such as language lessons
- Souvenirs and leisure activities during your free time
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, public transportation, and any meals not included in your Program Fee
- A deposit of $449 USD is required to secure your internship
- Balance of your Program Fee is due 60 days before your internship start date.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
- Terms and Conditions apply.