Eligibility requirement: At least one year of relevant college/university study in social work, health sciences, psychology, nursing, public health, or a related field. High School Students aged 16+ may be accepted, depending on the strength of their application.

Language requirements: This internship is conducted in English.

Associated career paths: Social worker, educator, psychologist, fundraiser, international cooperation, development worker, activist, community service manager, counsellor, healthcare, career counsellor, therapist

Internship details

Make a real difference to disadvantaged communities in Tanzania on this very popular online internship in social work, supporting NGOs working on the front line with children, women, HIV patients, minority groups and at-risk youth.

This is a remote internship conducted in English that you can conduct from home.

Remote internships in social work and NGO support out of Tanzania involve helping African NGOs that work with vulnerable people from a wide range of backgrounds. Many people in Tanzania experience the challenges of poverty and face daily disadvantages as a result. As an intern with an NGO in Tanzania, your collaboration with the organizations that support these communities can benefit a large number of vulnerable people.

Inequality is rife in Tanzania, where there are approximately four million children under 14 who are not appropriately cared for. Many Tanzanian women face limited opportunities, and struggle for independence and self-reliance. Millions of others have similar daily struggles due to HIV, substance abuse, domestic violence or poverty.

On a virtual social work internship, you’ll have the chance to make a real difference in NGOs working with families, or in schools and community centers to provide health, education and support services to people who genuinely need help.

As a remote intern with NGOs in Tanzania, you can assist with report writing, case management, planning fundraising activities or helping with administrative tasks. You can assist NGOs to plan strategies for helping people in certain situations, and support their causes by developing their social media presence, coming up with unique and engaging content.

Interns in Tanzania can also assist with preparing educational material for counseling or workshops about education, health, nutrition, self esteem, human rights, basic business and financial skills, and help with after school support or leisure activities.

Social Work interns work under the supervision of local staff. You’ll have regular video conferences with the local team to help with planning and implementing strategies to assist vulnerable people. As such, interns will need to be available to speak with local representatives during daytime hours in Tanzania.

Remote internships out of Tanzania are conducted in English.

Click here to read about Berkley’s experience on a Social Work remote internship out of Tanzania.

Social work and NGO support interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
  • Assisting NGOs devoted to helping disadvantaged communities
  • Write reports about the experiences of disadvantaged people and the effectiveness of assistance
  • Case management
  • Helping to plan fundraising activities
  • Administrative support in NGOs
  • Producing social media content for NGOs
  • Planning NGO strategies
  • Preparing educational material
Professional development opportunities:
  • Learn about the social reality of a developing country in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Learn about practical solutions provided by experienced NGO professionals in the field of social work in Tanzania
  • By being involved in case management, gain work experience and develop your professional skills in social work
  • Learn about cultural factors that influence social problems, and solutions to them
  • Improve your communication, IT and project management skills
  • Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence
Typical schedule:
  • As a remote intern, you’ll have the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits both you and your supervisor. Your schedule will need to accommodate online meetings with your supervisor when it’s required, so there will be times where you’ll need to be available during office hours in Tanzania.
Internship highlights:
  • Internship with leading NGOs active in the sector of social work in Tanzania
  • Supervision by highly qualified and experienced social workers and NGO professionals
  • Get experience in a wide range of social work activities
  • Internship activities that suit your interests
  • Gain practical career experience from home without having to travel
Types of host organizations:
  • Social work NGOs
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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$449 to confirm your place. The remaining balance of your Program Fee (less your initial US$449 deposit payment) will be due within 7 days of being assigned a placement.

Program Fee (USD)
100 hours (3 weeks full time, or 5 weeks part time) $948
250 hours (8 weeks full time, or 12 weeks part time) $1,348
350 hours (13 weeks full time, or 17 weeks part time) $1,648
  • 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
  • International reference letter
  • Certificate of Internship Completion
  • A deposit of $449 USD 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.

Intern review: Liuchen Chen

"My internship experience has been terrific! I was excited to learn more about Tanzania and the stories of its country and its citizens. When reflecting on the assumptions or expectations I had before ..." read more

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