At Roots, we facilitate academic internships with nonprofits and social enterprises around the world, creating uniquely inspiring learning experiences for students. Our interns join purpose-driven organizations with ethical and sustainable practices; initiatives that are adding great value towards community development, conservation efforts, or local and green economies on a grassroots level.
We partner with universities in facilitating internship or co-op programs that are customized to their academic focus areas, requirements, and desired learning outcomes.
“Roots Interns has been a valued educational partner of the Northeastern Co-op Program for many years. Their exceptional and responsive student support, transformative curriculum and the careful matching process between student and employer really sets them apart. For our students, a Roots internship is never simply a job, but an invitation to join a community committed to building meaningful connections that leads to greater cross-cultural understanding and lasting relationships.”
Jonathan Andrews, Northeastern University, Senior Co-op Coordinator-International Affairs, ASL & Spanish
Where We Work:
South Africa – Ghana – Zambia – Malawi – Mozambique – Uganda – Costa Rica – Ecuador – Philippines – Zimbabwe – Tanzania – Brazil – Netherlands
Academic Focus Areas
We offer internships in a wide range of academic fields, but we are also able to adapt our programs to specific academic requirements. Our focus areas include;
NGO Management – Public Health – Community Development – Social Entrepreneurship – Education – Law – Environmental Management – Wildlife Conservation – Communications & Marketing – Creative Writing – Business Development – Fundraising – Psychology – Human Rights – Event Management – Photography – Journalism – Design – Nature Conservation – Food Security – Research – Sports Management – Marine Conservation
What We Offer
- Highly personalized and thorough matchmaking process for students
- Flexible start dates and lengths of internships
- Both remote and on site internship opportunities
- Logistical and in-country support
- Academic credit
- Reflection and feedback processes
- Group models for students who want to travel together
- Customized programs for thesis students and faculty groups
- Flexible start and end dates year round for remote internships, in-person internships, summer internships, and co-ops
Research & Thesis Internships
We often host students who are doing their research and/or thesis internships, and can tailor-make these projects to fully suit their individual needs. These graduation internships can involve theory-based research or field-based research – or a combination of both. Students will be part of a small, impact-driven organization and can be sure that their research will contribute to a worthwhile cause in a substantial way.
We also facilitate impact-driven faculty-led trips. These are entirely tailor-made to suit your academic focus and desired learning outcomes for your students. But what they have in common is that they’re all focused on immersing students in important development work, and inspiring them to become global citizens.
HOURS OF IMPACT MADE BY OUR INTERNS: 148,851
Get in Touch!
More information or keen to chat about valuable learning experiences for your students? Contact Amanda Drobek via partners[at]rootsinterns.com.