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.
This is an in-country internship, with accommodation and meals provided.
Internships in Social Work and Education in Zanzibar are placed in an NGO that works with disadvantaged people in society on an array of different initiatives. This is a highly customizable internship, with a wide range of possible placements and work. No two internships are the same, as each is designed to match interns with the best placement, in the best role for their skills.
All internship placements have the common goal of helping people. They can involve education programs, teaching vocational or business skills, running sports and extracurricular activities, health workshops or exercises in social issues. Each placement works with disadvantaged people, helping them with personal and professional development to improve their life and career prospects.
- Helping on a chicken farm that teaches students about farming and permaculture, poultry farming, gardening and primary industry business development.
- Assisting on a bicycle program, teaching locals how to repair and maintain bicycles, sell tools or parts, and renting bicycles for local tours around Zanzibar.
- Assisting in a learning center, preparing and giving lessons in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology or geography. Interns can support local teachers, act as tutors and help provide individualized education programs.
- Helping to run extracurricular weekend workshops for locals, with themes such as nutrition, health, women’s rights, vocational training and reading. Past interns have run dedicated English lessons, incorporating fun activities including karaoke and talent shows to reinforce learning.
Social Work and Education interns are matched to a placement according to an analysis of your skills, experience, interests, and duration of your stay in Zanzibar. The specific details of your placement will be finalized on confirmation of your internship, prior to your start date. All interns should come prepared to actively plan, develop, and carry out extra-curricular activities and workshops.
It is important to note that the pace of life in Zanzibar can at times be slower and less streamlined than in your home country. Interns should come prepared to maintain a high level of professionalism, focus and compassion, and be prepared to proactively contribute to your internship.
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.
Social Work and Education interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Upskilling disadvantaged people with personal or professional skills
- Teaching English or science classes in a learning center
- Hosting workshops in social issues
- Running sports activities
Professional development opportunities:
- Improve your teaching and counseling skills
- Learn how non-profits in the social and educational sectors are run
- Understand social work and reality of social issues in a developing country
- Work closely with disadvantaged people, understanding their needs and helping them to upskill
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence.
- Schedules vary based on the exact nature of each internship. Interns should prepare to be flexible with their schedules, but expect between 6-8 hours of work each day, including possible weekend work.
- Be part of an innovative and very active NGO
- Connect with highly motivated learners from Zanzibar who are eager to learn
- Get insights into a variety of topics and activities
- Make new local and foreign friends
- Experience life on Zanzibar, a unique and beautiful African island
Types of host organizations:
- Social work NGOs
- Education NGOs
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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.