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Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

Remote internships in civil engineering out of Tanzania contribute to actual construction projects all around the country. Intern with engineers on all stages of roading, structural, civil, geotechnical or environmental projects, assisting with a booming construction industry operating in unique African conditions.

Internship Highlights:
  • Experience in various stages of ongoing civil engineering projects
  • Learn about the specific requirements of construction in tropical climates, along coasts and in the East African rift valley with its active tectonic processes
  • Work with professional civil engineers, architects and project managers
  • Understand relevant software such as AutoCAD
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Type of host organizations:
  • Civil engineering companies
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
Get job-ready with our Experiential Learning Curriculum
Suitable for English language speakers
Eligibility requirements and Associated career paths
Eligibility requirement

At least one year of relevant college/university study. Interns must have basic knowledge of standard software such as ArchiCAD and AutoCAD for this internship.

Language requirements

This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths

Architect, Architectural Technologist, CAD Technician, Interior & Spatial Designer, Urban Designer, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer, Building Surveyor, Construction Manager, Higher Education Lecturer, Planning & Development Surveyor.

Internship details

This online internship in civil engineering allows you to contribute to real construction projects in Tanzania virtually from home, assisting engineers on all stages of roading, structural, civil, geotechnical or environmental tasks.

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

The construction industry in Tanzania is booming, and this virtual engineering internship offers the chance to be involved in a range of projects at various stages. Remote internships out of Africa involve working in challenging climate and cultural conditions, and engineering interns can have practical experience with engineering companies in both Dar es Salaam and the capital city, Arusha.

As an online engineering intern, you can help with projects from highways and roads, to bridges, hydraulics, geotechnical, structural and environmental engineering. Opportunities to intern with civil engineers, professional architects, and project managers mean this is a chance to get real-life experience to help set up your engineering career.

Virtual engineering interns can gain highly relevant experience in project management, stakeholder management, and using engineering software. You can get involved in assisting with AutoCAD designs, proposal and report writing, doing supplier research, making architectural renderings, preparing project presentations with visualizations, making client offers, and preparing project budgets.

Your duties on a remote engineering internship will always depend on what stage different projects are at, so a flexible mindset and willingness to contribute to any task will help to maximize your experience.

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

Engineering interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Assisting roading, hydraulics, geotechnical, structural or environmental engineering projects

  • Project management

  • Stakeholder management

  • Using engineering software

  • Report writing

  • Making archutectural renderings

  • Preparing project presentations

  • Making client offers

  • Preparing project budgets

Professional development opportunities:
  • Gain practical work experience in project management

  • Learn how to deal with the many stakeholders such as clients, authorities and suppliers involved in large construction projects

  • Learn about the specific engineering requirements resulting from challenging climate and geological conditions

  • Use industry-standard engineering software

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

What recent interns said about their experience

Maria Konstantinou
January 2023

As an intern who completed a remote internship at my host organization, I found the experience to be empowering and valuable. The remote internship contributed toward my long-term goals by providing hands-on experience and exposure to the industry. Through this role, I had the opportunity to work on real projects, to interact with industry professionals, and gained a deeper understanding of the field. Specific skills or learnings from this internship experience that could directly be applied to a future role or career path include project management, communication, problem-solving, and collaboration. For example, I developed skills in project planning, stakeholder management, and team coordination, which are all transferable skills that are valuable in a wide range of careers. Additionally, I have learned about the industry-specific technologies, processes, and regulations, which have expanded my knowledge and understanding of the field. In retrospect, I would advise myself (and others in a similar position) to actively seek out opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge gained from the internship in real-world scenarios. This can help to build confidence, demonstrate your abilities to others, and provide a foundation for future career growth.

Jorge Ulloa
August 2020

This remote internship role of shadowing and learning from experts in construction management helps me gain knowledge in the areas I plan on managing or working with. It has been an introduction to construction - at the moment, I am uncertain about what area of construction I want to go into. However, this internship is preparing me to have knowledge in those areas. Through this internship, I have learned how to read and understand architectural and structural drawings which are the most important documents in construction. These documents allow construction to occur. Therefore, no matter the area that I pursue, this internship is valuable. One of the tasks I have been involved with has been creating architectural drawings on AutoCAD. These drawings were of a school classroom from multiple views. Another task has been researching construction concepts then comparing it to construction in Tanzania. This is my first experience in an online environment and it is very beneficial since this pandemic has shifted many industries into an online workplace. It is important to follow-up and maintain communication outside of this new online workplace.


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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.