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Explore our Education & Pedagogy Internships

Are you looking for an education internship abroad? You could join a charitable project focused on education and/or early childhood development to gain practical work experience in a nonprofit context. Depending on your preferred focus and experience, you could be designing teaching material, offering lessons and workshops, or helping to implement new teaching methods. A teaching internship allows you to blend your passion for education with your determination to make a positive impact on local communities, as you’ll be based in an area that needs assistance in uplifting its educational infrastructure. All destinations, while vastly different, offer great opportunities for cultural immersion, unique learning experiences, and exciting travel!

Take advantage of these opportunities to promote the advancement of educational quality / access and get to see the tangible impact you make on the lives of learners.
It’s time to depart on an enlightening journey through one of these education internships, where the ground-breaking power of education takes center stage, and your role in contributing to the building of a community’s educational foundation comes to life.

Read more about our Education & Pedagogy internships options

Why choose Roots Interns for Education & Pedagogy Internships?

Grassroots work

You’ll join an organization that works directly with their community to solve problems on the ground and make a real impact.


We’ll help you find and prepare for an internship with the organization that’s right for you and your skills, background, and passions.

Academic placements

Working abroad is an experience like no other and your internship will be tailored to your studies and interests.

Browse All Education & Pedagogy Internship Projects

Children around table in class room

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Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Curriculum Development, Teaching, Evaluation, Progress Reports
Work closely with expert mentors to plan and deliver engaging lessons that transform the lives of children, teenagers, and adults.
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Education Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Tomepampa, Peru
  • Curriculum Development, Teaching, Class Assistance
Earn international teaching experience in a rural school in Peru!
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Girl walking in field with a tree

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Environmental Education Internship

  • 4-26 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Education, Facilitation, Curriculum Development, Monitoring
Help spread awareness of animal mistreatment and environmental issues to inspire change.
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smiling children cambodia

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Education Program Development Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Curriculum and Program Development, Education Methodolog
Help devise educational programs to lift children and their families out of poverty.
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teaching girls

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Teaching Internship

  • Min 8 weeks
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Teaching, Gender Equality, Education
Gain practical teaching experience working with young girls from disadvantaged families in Cusco
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Teaching internship Peru

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Teaching Internship

  • 3-6 Months
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Curriculum development, Workshops, Education
Teach children the skills they need to become the next generation of conservation leaders
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volunteers teaching kids

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Education & Youth Development Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Shandia, Ecuador
  • Teaching, Community Outreach, Content creation, Operations
Become an advocate for social change working with a community in the Amazon Rainforest
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Teaching & Curriculum Development Internship

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Curriculum Development & Teaching Internship

  • 12-26 weeks
  • Livingstone, Zambia
  • Education, Curriculum Development, Management
Help use quality education as a tool for empowerment
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Conservation Education Internship

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Conservation Education Internship

  • 8-26 weeks
  • Bela-Bela, South Africa
  • Education, monitoring, research, community outreach
Help spread important information on the ground hornbill in local communities
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girl empowerment internship

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Female Empowerment Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote
  • Education, Facilitation, Research
Help develop educational materials to uplifts girls and women in this African community.
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yoga internship Cape Town

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Yoga Internship

  • 8-26 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • (Yoga) teaching, program development, communications
Teach yoga to bring upliftment to both individuals and the larger community.
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feature kids Malawi

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Nonprofit Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi
  • Education, Teaching, Curriculum development
Teach classes, help train local teachers, and develop and run afterschool programs
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Music Teaching Internship

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Music Teaching Internship

  • 1-4 Months
  • Mbarara, Uganda
  • Music, Education, Youth programs
Use your music skills for good by offering a variety of music lessons to kids in rural Uganda.
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Youth social Work Internship

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Youth Social Work Internship

  • 8-26 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Youth Development, Social Work, Education, Mentoring
Provide support and positive activities to children with troubled backgrounds.
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human rights internships

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English School Assistant

  • 16-26 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • English teaching, coordination, administration
Gain practical teaching experience by teaching English to refugees in Cape Town.
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Other Academic Focus Areas

Benefits of Education & Pedagogy Internships

Make an impact

An education internship will allow you to contribute to impactful educational projects that make a tangible difference in the lives of underserved communities.

Leadership skills

You’ll get the chance to take on leadership roles in educational initiatives which enables you to build your confidence and project management skills.

Community Connections

Interact with local communities by participating in any one of our education internships, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of their needs, and customize educational programs to their environment.

Personal Network

Build valuable connections with professionals in the education and nonprofit sectors, along with building lasting friendships with those you meet along the way.

Curriculum Support

Contribute to the development of progressive educational materials that promote effective learning strategies. Learn to adapt these materials to cater to specific economic, cultural, and social contexts.

Resume Enhancement

Teaching internships showcase your commitment to educational improvements and sustainable development which can help you standout from the crowd.

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Why Choose Roots Internships in Education & Pedagogy

Find out from our previous interns how internship positions in Education can boost your professional career and grow your interpersonal skills.

I had a wonderful time working with Roots and my placement organization. I was walking through the interview process and enjoyed how well-heard I was. My interests, schedule, and goals were taken into account at every turn. I felt supported during my stay and the accommodations were very nice. One of the best parts about this internship was how flexible it was. In the beginning, this was a bit of a challenge but once you find your rhythm and goals, it’s the best. I did everything from working one-on-one with a few of the kids from the school, facilitating girl power groups, facilitating lesson plans with teachers, helping create a business plan, mission and vision statement, and so much more. Each day was new and different, a real adventure. My whole experience was so pleasant that I decided to come back after my internship and I’ll be staying here for the rest of the year! My life has been changed for the better because of this experience.

Shelby, University of Southern California Price, American – Female Empowerment Education Internship, Zambia

During my time in Cape Town, I worked with groups of children in various morning projects and with the children at the Ubuntu Center in the afternoon. I planned the activities for the younger and the older children at the center to bring in more structure around their day. It was a great chance to see all the differences in the development of each project. My work was always different and there was always something new for me to explore. It became a great challenge for me to experience all those parts of working in and for the township, but I am proud of all the challenges I had to face everyday. I stayed strong and I gained a lot of self-confidence during my time in South Africa. Also, all the people in the accommodation have different values to get along with, which was a good challenge for me and important for my personal development. All in all, I contributed to good work and I can see the difference I made. I’m grateful for my time in Cape Town and because of this internship I was able to gain new perspectives and to change my outlook on a lot of things.

Paula, Katharineum zu Lübeck, German – Youth Social Work Internship, South Africa

This internship has been unforgettable and has played a large role in my professional development. The people I worked with are passionate about supporting students and are driven to achieve the most positive outcomes for our recipients. I helped teach Digital Literacy training and prepare migrant/refugee students for specialized degree programs along with assisting with employment access and professional development of students who have completed their degrees. I gained a lot of experience and knowledge from my work here which is something I would not have learned from a classroom setting. I plan to continue working in the non-profit sector in my career. This internship showed me the background of how organizations are run and the kind of admin needed for success.

Prajna, George Washington University, South African – Migrants & Refugees Charity Internship, South Africa

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Education & Pedagogy FAQs

Who is an educstion internship for?

Our education internships can be a great opportunity if you’re a current student or have just graduated with a degree in pedagogy or education, and are looking to gain valuable work experience. You’ll get a chance to use your academic knowledge in a new context and apply your skills in the real-world. Our teaching internships are also suitable for those who are thinking about studying education, or simply are knowledgeable in a subject and want to share this knowledge with others. No matter what your intended outcome is, as long as you are open to learning, willing to help, and enjoy working with others, we have an education internship that will suit your needs!

How will an education internship help my career?

AnswerAny teacher internships are a valuable chance to learn new techniques in an environment that you otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to. Each organization we partner with has a wealth of resources that are available to their interns. The more learning opportunities you take advantage of, the more experience you’ll be able to take into your future career. Besides gaining experience in education, you’ll also be gaining the knowledge and experience that comes with working at a nonprofit organization. By having a real-world, working abroad experience with a nonprofit, you’re sure to stand out above other applicants for future positions. This is a bonus that comes along with choosing Roots Interns!

What can I expect to learn as an education intern?

Be prepared to learn a lot! No matter which internship you choose, you’ll have the pleasure of working in a reputable organization that has years’ worth of experience in teaching and education. The more you are willing to soak up as a student and put to use in your teaching method, the more you will learn! And the learning doesn’t stop at education techniques; as an intern working for a nonprofit abroad, you’ll also get a chance to learn about a whole new country and culture. The possibilities are endless!


If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us


We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.


If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.


If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!