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.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
This is a multi-faceted Social Work & Community Outreach internship, where interns help to overcome inequalities that exist in underprivileged communities. Interns can be placed in NGOs, charities and with community programs that provide assistance to address specific social issues such as alcohol and drug abuse, domestic abuse, youth pregnancy and unemployment.
Interns can help to improve access to vital healthcare healthcare services. In the communities you’ll work in, people are at risk of contracting preventable disorders, such as malnutrition, anemia, tuberculosis and respiratory disease, HIV/AIDS, diabetes, hypertension, and alcoholic liver disease.
You’ll deliver medical supplies, help to raise awareness of healthcare practices and issues, while gaining insight into diverse challenges, and how they are managed on a day-to-day basis. Interns travel alongside social workers and/or medical professionals, making welfare visits in homes, receiving cases and referrals from the local community, visiting community health centers, assisting with health promotion and health education, and making observational reports.
As an intern, you’ll learn about the prevalence of social and health issues in these unique communities, as well as how best to address them. You’ll also be making a significant difference to the lives of local people.
It is important to be aware that the Tanzanian government requires international interns to make a Ministry of Health contribution to their health/medical placements. The amount of this contribution varies. However, to cover the contribution sufficiently, it’s recommended that interns budget, at most, US$50 per week. All Ministry of Health contributions are made directly, in-country, under the direction and guidance of the Program Coordinator.
This internship is conducted in English. Some individuals you deal with may only speak limited English, in which case local staff may need to conduct work in a local language. In these instances, staff will be available to debrief you in English afterwards.
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.
Social Work & Community Outreach interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Delivering supplies and resources to communities around Arusha
- Raising awareness of health practices and social issues
- Conducting welfare visits
- Working with families and individuals to address specific issues
Professional development opportunities:
- Gain an understanding of how to address a variety of social and healthcare issues
- Gain experience helping families and communities to address their specific needs
- Learn about basic healthcare supplies and why they’re needed
- Build your communication skills assisting families and communities
- 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, 9am - 5pm
- Provide a range of resources and supplies to help address community issues
- Make a vital difference to the lives of people in under-privileged communities
- Enjoy spare time in Arusha, go on safari in the Serengeti, and explore world famous natural landscapes
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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.
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It is important to note that Medical and Education internship fees in Tanzania do not include Ministry of Health contributions / placement donations. These vary depending on the placement and length of the internship and must be contributed in-country. For more details, contact your Program Manager.