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Education Support

Education Support

Gain practical educational experience remotely on this virtual internship in primary and secondary schools out of Tanzania. Remote education interns assist a mentor teacher in Tanzania, giving you valuable feedback on how your approach to teaching resulted in learning for students of all ages.

Internship Highlights:
  • Learn from a local teacher about how to provide education in a public school in East Africa
  • Understand traditions and changes in the educational system
  • Support the education of students at elementary, middle school and high school levels
  • Experience how different lesson plans translate to learning outcomes
  • See how your work benefits the education of underprivileged children
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Public schools at primary, secondary and high school level
Gain academic or course credit
Everything arranged for you from $1099 (approximately 1099)
Available year-round, start when you like
Intern part-time or full-time from anywhere
Choose your duration: 100, 200 or 350 hours
Personal online orientation & coaching
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Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

Interns must have a passion for educating others and/or relevant study experience in Education, Social Work, and related fields, or desire to gain experience in the TEFL industry. High School graduates aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application (including any relevant experience, with a desire to learn and grow within this field).

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Primary/Secondary Teacher, Early Years teacher, Education Administrator, English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Learning Mentor/Tutor, Special Education, Teaching Assistant, Careers Adviser, Child Psychologist, Counsellor, Family Support Worker, Play Therapist, Youth/Social Worker

Internship details

Gain practical experience remotely on this virtual education internship in primary and secondary education out of Tanzania.

This is a remote internship you can conduct from home. Click here to view our Education internships that you can do in-country, if you’d prefer to travel and intern abroad.

This remote education internship out of Tanzania is an opportunity to support a teacher in Africa in their everyday work. This is an excellent way to gain experience within an educational setting from your home, with mentoring from a local teacher. You will be greatly appreciated by Tanzanian teachers, who are often in charge of classes of up to 70 students and face the challenges of being under-resourced.

Online education interns help local teachers to prepare lessons, worksheets and activities in accordance with the local curriculum, marking students’ work and giving constructive feedback, and assessing learning success. You’ll be required to assess students’ developmental levels via their educational tasks and assessments and draft supplementary learning plans and resources where needed.

Participants on this remote education internship will receive feedback from the local teacher on your lessons, including grading and personal development advice. Interns can evaluate the success of their own lesson plans and see how different approaches maximize learning. Please note that a lack of technology within most Tanzanian classrooms means remote education internships do not involve teaching students directly. However, this benefits remote interns by ensuring a flexible schedule, as it is not a requirement to participate in exact accordance with the Tanzanian timezone.

Virtual internships in education from Tanzania are available at elementary school, middle school and high school levels, and where possible,interns can request to be placed with students of a certain age. Internship activities are conducted in English language and focused on English language teaching. Other subjects are taught in the local language. Interns at middle school and high school levels may be able to assist with other subjects, where students have a higher proficiency level of English.

In all cases, interns should expect that the initial phase of their remote internship will focus on gaining some introductory knowledge. You may start by gaining an understanding or overview of what you can build upon, develop, learn, and contribute. Ensure that you ask questions and provide feedback during the introductory period, so that your supervisor understands how you’re progressing. This will help them to better understand important details, such as how quickly you learn, what you find challenging, what you find interesting, etc.

Understand and expect that individual internship experiences vary. Therefore, if you’re at a more introductory level, you should reasonably expect a more introductory internship. Likewise, if you’re interning for a shorter duration, you will have a different experience from someone who is interning for a longer duration. Placement preferences are considered but always subject to availability.

Career Benefits

Education Support interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Helping prepare lessons, resources and worksheets in advance

  • Marking students work and provide feedback

  • Assessing student developmental levels

  • Supporting English language teaching as a fluent English speaker

  • Preparing supplementary learning tasks for students that require them

Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn how to plan lessons, taking into consideration cultural factors, large class sizes, and minimal resourcing

  • Understand what makes effective educational materials

  • Evaluating students’ learning outcomes and making recommendations for remedial work

  • Learn how to teach English as a foreign language

  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence

Recommended online TEFL course

Recommended online TEFL course

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.

Get TEFL certified online

What recent interns said about their experience

Ximena García
July 2023

This internship has meant a lot to me. When I was provided my placement, I was so excited for many reasons. It was with an organization dedicated to education, founded by a woman, in its first years. It was the perfect placement for me. I've learnt how to connect with the students, how to adapt, problem solve and improvise, using the resources available to me. I loved feeling so close to the kids I worked with, even though It was a remote internship. Every hour of work was worth it, and it helped me to better understand my strengths and weaknesses. It was a fulfilling experience, and having the opportunity to work with professionals in the education field was amazing. I feel much more confident about myself and what I can do. I have a long way to go, but now I know I can bring something to the table.

Yvonne Xie
July 2022

Before I started this teaching internship, I expected it to be challenging! However, these worries were all overcome after I talked to my supervisor - I think future interns should be aware of this! Through chatting with my supervisor, she explained to me how the lessons will work (one of the teachers was to be my translator) and she reassured me of all the schedules. I felt so much more comfortable and confident after this initial communication. I believe this was such a wonderful experience as I want to pursue an education degree in the future (and likely for my career as well)! The role definitely enhanced my enthusiasm for teaching and pursuing education, especially where able to assist people with limited access to resources and privilege. Aside from providing me with a greater sense of motivation within this career field, the internship helped me to develop many practical skills. For example, skills such as responsibility, time-management, communication and being patient. This internship increased my confidence and gave me a great sense of responsibility and enthusiasm.


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Program fees

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$499 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$499 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $1,099
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,499
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,799
  • Dedicated support before, during, and after your internship
  • Sourcing and securing your internship placement
  • Personalization of your internship plan
  • Orientation and coaching with your supervisor
  • Documented portfolio of your experiential learnings
  • Academic credit facilitation
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $499 (approximately 499) is required to secure your internship
  • Balance of your Program Fee is due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.
  • All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges.
  • International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of $75 USD.
  • Terms and Conditions apply.