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.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Zanzibar is a colorful and eclectic island off the Tanzanian coast, and its creativity is fostered at the local Cultural Arts Center. Local artisans receive training and support as they look to create and sell their own artwork, and interns can play an important role in working alongside these locals to encourage their development.
Cultural Arts interns are placed in the Cultural Arts Center that provides training in ethical production, craftwork and art. This not only benefits local trainees, but boosts the local economy by improving the quality of local works, and the value they can receive when they’re sold to wholesalers or in local markets. Typical crafts that are produced include baskets, textiles, weaving, soaps, carvings and jewelry.
Interns can provide further support to artisans with business development, assisting with financial management and retail planning. Vocational support is highly valued, and helping locals to develop their English language or computer skills provides another layer of skills that adds to their ability to sell their own products and build their business.
Interns can also work with artisans to better market their products. You can help with product or packaging design, develop promotional material and innovate other solutions to build awareness and encourage sales. Market research can also play a role in understanding new or improved opportunities, including building community relationships.
Zanzibar is a popular tourist destination for tourists in Africa, and has a unique mix of tropical and traditional African features. It has modern areas, with amazing beaches and activities for your spare time, as well as a cultural areas with iconic old buildings and shops to explore in your spare time. The island is a three hour ferry from the Tanzanian mainland, where you can tick off your African bucketlist with an amazing safari.
This internship is conducted in English.
Cultural Arts interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Assisting local artisans to make crafts for sale
- Teaching financial management, English language or computer skills
- Developing retail plans
- Product marketing
- Sustainable packaging design
- Developing promotional material
- Market research
- Network and relationship building
Professional development opportunities:
- Learn about the arts and handicrafts business at a tourism destination
- Improve your skills in design, packaging and marketing
- Get training experience working with local artisans and artists
- 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, 10am to 6pm
- Support the preservation and development of local arts
- Assist artists with income generation
- Liaising within the community to build relationships
- Experience life on Zanzibar, a unique and beautiful African island
Types of host organizations:
- Zanzibar’s Cultural Arts Centre
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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.
Social Work & Education and Cultural Arts internships
Program Fee (USD)
|2 weeks||$1,448Equivalent to $103/day|
|4 weeks||$1,784Equivalent to $63/day|
|6 weeks||$2,257Equivalent to $53/day|
|8 weeks||$2,593Equivalent to $46/day|
|10 weeks||$2,979Equivalent to $42/day|
|12 weeks||$3,315Equivalent to $39/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
- Medical Internship fees in Zanzibar include Ministry of Health contributions / placement donations, but do not include the exemption certificate which is payable in-country directly to the hospital.
- 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.