Education internships in Tanzania provide hands-on teaching experience in schools, helping to educate students from 1-13 years old to reach their full potential. Interns assist with implementing a thorough curriculum across a wide range of subjects, with support from experienced local teachers.
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.
As a Youth Development & Education intern in Arusha, Tanzania, you’ll gain classroom teaching experience under the guidance of an experienced local teacher. You’ll assist with lessons spanning a wide range of subjects, including English, math, science, geography, sports, IT, art and civics. Schools tend to have a roll of around 400 students, with class sizes typically ranging from 20-40 students. These internship placements are incredibly vibrant and require high energy, positivity, and an outgoing personality. Come prepared to learn a lot, share a lot, and have an incredible amount of fun in the process.
Interns are able to lead lessons with assistance from your supervisor, but your role will mostly be to support the local teacher. No doubt, you’ll quickly observe differences between your placement in Tanzania and other classrooms you may have experienced. Education internships in Tanzania provide a culturally immersive experience, where your learning opportunity will invite you to develop cultural intelligence, as well as classroom experience. Interns will be encouraged to learn from the teaching techniques of local teachers, while also exchanging ideas and sharing perspectives in a sensitive manner.
Teaching interns help to prepare lessons and receive sound guidance when acting as the lead teacher for any particular activities or lessons. You’ll also have scope to assist with educational outreach work at a children’s center. Outreach activities can be discussed and arranged with the local coordinator, when you’re in-country.
Interns should be positive, enthusiastic, motivated, proactive, patient and passionate. These are essential attributes for any career in child development and education, 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 teaching, games, physical education, and social interaction.
Keep in mind that schools will have limited resources. Do not depend on being able to utilize any particular resources in order to carry out the learning 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, pens, pencils, sporting equipment, etc).
This is a fun and lively internship where you’ll gain practical skills and understanding in engaging young learners. Interns should keep in mind that it’s common to encounter different beliefs and attitudes toward education and youth development. Your in-country coordinator will be available for support, reflection and discussion throughout.
This internship is conducted in English, and most local students will have at least basic understanding of the English language. Interns are ideally placed to help to build valuable English language skills, which can include speaking, listening, reading, writing, song, and dance! Your supervisor is on hand to assist with any communication difficulties.
For all interns with an interest in developing skills as an educator, we highly recommend an interactive Online TEFL Certification Course. The training offers practical 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 pay the exclusive 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.
Youth Development and Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Assisting local teachers in lessons
- Leading lessons
- Preparing classes and activities
- Supporting educational outreach campaigns
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, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Monday to Friday, 8am - 4pm
- Learn hands-on teaching skills from local teachers and put them into practice delivering lessons
- Build positive classroom environments and work closely with students to foster their learning
- 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.