Pedagogy and Education Internships in Africa

Are you looking for an education internship abroad? We’re excited to offer internships in Malawi, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia that allow you to gain practical work experience in a nonprofit context. As an intern, you’ll be part of charitable projects focused on refugee support or early childhood development. And depending on your preferred focus and your experience, you’ll be designing teaching methods and material, or offering lessons and workshops.

During these pedagogy and education internships, you’ll be based in Cape Town (South Africa), Kisumu (Kenya), Livingstone (Zambia), Nkhata Bay (Malawi), or Mbarara (Uganda). All destinations, while vastly different, offer great opportunities for cultural immersion, unique learning experiences, and exciting travel.

Browse through our education internships in Africa below, or get in touch if you have any questions!



Conservation Education Internship


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

girl empowerment internship

Open for applications

Education Internship, Female Empowerment, Zambia

Min. 8 weeks

Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote

Education, Facilitation, Research

Help develop educational materials to uplifts girls and women in this African community.

yoga internship Cape Town


Yoga Internship, Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

(Yoga) teaching, program development, communications

Teach yoga to bring upliftment to both individuals and the larger community.

feature kids Malawi

Open for applications

Education Internship, Malawi

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Education, Teaching, Curriculum development

Teach classes, help train local teachers, and develop and run afterschool programs

Remote permaculture internship

Open for applications

Remote Permaculture Internship with Nonprofit in Malawi

3 - 4 months


Permaculture, Food Security, Land Management

Develop educational materials and help improve data collection for measuring long-term impact

Music Teaching Internship

Open for applications

Music Teaching Internship in Uganda

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.

Education and Pedagogy Internship

Applications open for 2021

Education and Pedagogy Internship in Kenya

12-26 weeks

Kisumu, Kenya

Education, Pedagogy

Help create a stimulating, learner-centered educational environment to vulnerable children.


Education Internship Zambia

We offer education internships with NGOs in five different countries in Africa- Zambia, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, and Malawi. Each location and destination offer a unique opportunity to use your skills to make a difference, gain valuable learning, and experience a new and exciting country.

In our educational internship in Zambia, you’ll be part of an inspiring social impact program that offers a range of educational programs at a community centre. This nonprofit education internship is located just outside of Livingstone, Zambia, a place that will charm you with its friendliness and seduce you with its romantic setting on the Zambezi River. During weekends, you’ll be able to visit the world-famous Victoria Falls, go on game drives, watch the sunset on the Zambezi, or cross over into Botswana to visit the stunning Chobe National Park.

Join us remotely for a nonprofit internship with a reputable nonprofit organization based in Malawi. You’ll get a chance to combine education with sustainable practices in natural land management and food security.

Pedagogy Internship Kenya

Music lovers who want to share their passion, we have the perfect music education internship for you! Located in Uganda, this music teaching internship is a chance to share your talent and love for music with youth in a developing country.

We have two amazing education and pedagogy internship opportunities in Cape Town, South Africa. One combines social work with pedagogy at a grass-roots social development charity that provides support to children with troubled backgrounds. In the other education internship in Cape Town, you’ll be helping teach English School to migrants and refugees. Both of these education internships offer the exciting opportunity to experience Cape Town, a city framed between oceans and mountains and surrounded by incredible natural beauty. It’s a place of huge diversity, lively cultures, and a vibrant nightlife.

Join us in Kenya for an education and pedagogy internship on the shores of Lake Victoria! Use your skills, expertise, and passion for working with children at a center that provides education, food security, (health)care for over 300 vulnerable and orphaned children from the community. During the weekends or weeks off, you have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Lake Victoria area as well as the rest of Kenya and Eastern Africa.


How experienced do I need to be to join an education or pedagogy internship?

It depends on the specific internship program; some require more experience than others, but we do offer something for applicants of all levels. So whether you have experience in education or pedagogy, or just love being around children, we can offer you an education internship that will suit your level and goals.

Who is a pedagogy or an education internship for?

Our education and pedagogy internships can be a great opportunity if you’re an education 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 knowledge and skill-set in a new context. Our education internships are also suitable for someone who is thinking about studying education but wants to gain some experience before they commit. But don’t worry if you don’t check either of those boxes! No matter what your intended outcome is, as long as you are open to learning, willing to help, and like working with others, we have an education internship that will suit your needs!

What can I expect to learn as an education or pedagogy 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 own teaching method, the more you will learn! And the learning doesn’t stop at education techniques; as an intern working for an organization based in Africa, you’ll also get a chance to learn about a whole new country and culture. The possibilities are endless!

How will an education internship help my career?

An internship in education is a valuable chance to learn new teaching techniques in a context 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 knowledge you soak up, 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 organisation or social enterprise. This is a bonus that comes along with choosing Roots Interns!

Why is Africa a great destination for a nonprofit education and pedagogy internship?

There are a million reasons we could list here, but for now, we’ll just mention some of the top ones. Africa is a very large and diverse continent, and we happen to offer internships in five unique African countries. Besides the valuable learning experience you’ll get from doing an education and pedagogy internship abroad, you’ll also gain knowledge that you otherwise wouldn’t if you were to do an internship in your own city or country. That’s something that not many people can put on their resumes! Africa in particular is a great destination for nonprofit internships because of the opportunities that are available on the continent. There are many nonprofit organisations and NGOs in Africa that are doing great work in the fields of education and pedagogy, and making a notable difference in communities and people’s lives. We at Roots Interns are proud of the organisations that we partner with, and the list of internships we have on offer.

Besides the valuable learning experience you’ll gain and the exceptional impact you will make on people’s lives, there’s the obvious reason that Africa is an exciting continent full of breathtaking landscapes, exotic animals, and bucket list-worthy travel destinations! Who wouldn’t want to combine a work experience with the trip of a lifetime?!

If you have any more questions regarding our education and pedagogy internships in Africa, give us a shout!