Internships in Zanzibar

Intern Abroad HQ offers internships on the beautiful Indian Ocean island and archipelago of Zanzibar! An increasingly popular destination for travelers from around the globe, Zanzibar is also an international internship destination which offers meaningful placements in Social Work, Education, Psychology, Cultural Arts, Tourism and Hospitality. Flexible internship start dates are available year-round, every Monday. Internships in Zanzibar are available from just 2 weeks.

Zanzibar is an autonomous region of Tanzania. The main airport on the island is Zanzibar International Airport. However, many tourists may arrive via Dar es Salaam (in Tanzania) and then take a ferry to the island. Travel from Zanzibar to the prime safari circuits on mainland Tanzania, such as Serengeti, can be arranged in conjunction with your internship. Combine your experiential learning internship in Zanzibar with an affordable African safari for the professional development adventure of a lifetime!

At a glance...

    • Entry level programs from 2 weeks
    • Start dates every Monday
    • Program fees from US$1,284
    • Includes meals & accommodation
    • Experiential Learning Curriculum
    • 24/7 in-country support

Internship opportunities

Cultural Arts Internships in Zanzibar

Cultural Arts  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar

Support local artisans to make quality crafts and provide business advice to help them market and sell their products. Foster craft making skills, wider business and financial understanding, improved English and computer literacy, to build successful ventures and market products with quality packaging, promotion and networking.

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Medical Internships in Zanzibar


Internship abroad in Zanzibar

Gain real-life experience alongside practicing medical professionals in Zanzibar’s main hospital. Interns can request placements in a wide range of medical departments, experiencing healthcare in a unique African setting and enjoy the wonders of Zanzibar in your free time.

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Psychology Internships in Zanzibar


Internship abroad in Zanzibar

Play a hands-on role supporting local professionals in psychiatric, mental health and addiction treatment centers. Experience the balance between traditional and western treatment, and assist with counselling and wellbeing workshops for locals with a range of challenges.

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Social Work & Education Internships in Zanzibar

Social Work & Education  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar

A unique internship that helps local people of all ages through education, job training and personal development. These are highly customizable internships that cater for your skills and goals, with the opportunity to really make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people in Zanzibar.

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Tourism & Hospitality Internships in Zanzibar

Tourism & Hospitality  

Internship abroad in Zanzibar

Gain hands-on experience in one of Africa’s most popular tourism destinations. These are highly customized internships, with placements in hotels, resorts, boutique accommodation, restaurants, tourism operators, or even with water sports companies as a surf or diving instructor. Enjoy stunning Zanzibar and help fellow tourists to do the same!

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All Intern Abroad HQ programs include a guided reflection course, which combines personal development with professional competency building. Interns receive weekly reflection modules to complete during their program, which foster the acquisition of essential soft skills for employability and a resilient career. Each reflective journaling task introduces a new topic, presents learning objectives, and provides specific prompts that inspire and guide the learning process.

Intern Abroad HQ does not award grades for the completion of our internship programs, but interns can be supported to independently arrange academic credit through their home educational provider. Upon completion of the internship duration and reflection course, interns receive a portfolio as documentation of their experience. This includes a certificate of internship completion, alongside a summary of the internship goals, skill development, highlights, and a compilation of the reflection work.