Pre-School Children’s Education internships focus on supporting children to reach their full educational potential as early as possible. The pre-school provides a learning environment with childcare and development support for the young children. All classes are taught in English.
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.
Your role as an intern will be to assist staff in meeting the children’s educational and social needs. The pre-school teachers will supervise your role and together you’ll provide educational activities for children aged 3 to 5 years old. You will assist in lesson planning and contribute to the lesson plans alongside staff in that subject.
This is a fun, high energy internship working with children with bright futures. The children require a lot of support and stimulation to learn through teaching and social interaction. The classes mainly require classroom support and people who are enthusiastic, patient and passionate about child development and education. Experienced teachers, interns and educational volunteers are crucial in delivering curriculum training and expertise as well as teaching to the children.
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.
Keep in mind that community services in Tanzania will have limited resources. Do not depend on being able to utilize any particular resources in order to carry out the activities you 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, stationary, books and games).
Please note that internships are likely located in the outskirts of Arusha city (approximately 30 mins by public transport). 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.
Pre-School Children’s Education interns learn from an experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Drawing and painting
- Organising playtime with outdoor games
- Organising group activities like singing, sports and more
Professional development opportunities:
- Learn the local educational curriculum in a range of subjects
- Develop your teaching skills by both supporting a local teacher and leading lessons yourself
- Learn how to engage students with challenging, interesting lessons
- Understand how to build positive relationships that foster learning among students
- Learn from an experienced local teacher
- 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
- 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 Pre School Education skills from pre-school teachers
- Assist in lesson planning and contribute to the lesson plans alongside staff in that subject
- Enjoy spare time in Arusha, go on safari in the Serengeti, and explore world famous natural landscapes
Types of host organizations:
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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.