Youth Development and Education Interns in Tanzania work alongside professional teaching staff, who educate children in English language, based on the national curriculum. The school where interns are typically placed has a roll of approximately 400 students, aged from nursery level, through till Standard 7 (students usually aged 12-13).
Interns can expect to be supervised in their role by qualified local teaching staff, while assisting/contributing to lesson planning. Most students speak and understand basic English but interns can provide guidance and instruction to help further develop English language skills - through speaking, listening, reading, writing, song, and dance! Education internships are fun and high energy.
Interns should be positive, enthusiastic, motivated, proactive, patient and passionate about child development and education. Children require a lot of support and stimulation to learn, so interns are encouraged to come prepared with fresh ideas for teaching, games, physical education, and social interaction.
Note that academic facilities are typically under-resourced and you should not expect the classrooms to be well-equipped. Many are in need of full refurbishment, along with educational tools, books and equipment which can help the children to progress. Interns are welcome to contribute donations of education materials if they wish. Youth Development and Education interns may additionally be asked to assist with education outreach work at a children’s center (perhaps two-three times per week).
|“I enjoyed every moment of my experience in Arusha, Tanzania. I worked at a primary school called Assumption School that was conveniently placed very close to the accommodation. The student body was so kind and diverse in regard to tribal origins, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds. The staff were also so very welcoming and kind and helped me not only in class but also on the day to day by inviting me over to their places for a meal and helping me buy fabrics and gifts for appropriate prices at the local markets and even for exchanging money! The accommodation was always clean, with amazing food and all other interns brought such positive energy that made this experience unique compared to that of past volunteer experiences. As a result, I was excited to not only go to work to see my kids, but also to go home and spend time with my new found family!” - Natalie Baltimore, USA.|
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.
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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 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.