We invite you to join one of our engineering or IT internships! As an intern, you’ll immerse yourself in the dynamic world of continuously pushing boundaries of problem-solving and innovation. As you delve into the real-world application of your IT or engineering skills, you’ll be making a true impact in the lives of local communities and hardworking organizations. These internships invite you to use your specialized skills to make a difference in the efficiency and impact of projects addressing global issues at a grassroots level.
During any internships in IT or in engineering, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a determined team of volunteers and professionals who are passionate about the cause they work for. No matter what tasks your internship involves, you’ll be a large part of the team as you’ll be applying your specific knowledge and skills to tackle challenges that organizations face in their daily work. This is your opportunity to combine your passions and technical skills with the values of social responsibility.
Browse All Engineering & IT Internship Projects
Impact and Water Waste Research Internship
- Min. 8 weeks
- Berlin, Germany
- Research, Data Analysis, Reporting, Presentations
Technical Support Internship
- Min. 12 weeks
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
- CRM Management, Data Analysis, IT
Public Health and WASH Engineering Internship
- Min. 3 months
- Shandia, Ecuador
- Education, Research, Operations, Construction, Engineering, Public Health
Monitoring & Evaluation Internship
- Min. 8 weeks
- Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
- Data Collection, Evaluation, Analysis, and Reporting
Other Academic Focus Areas
Wildlife Conservation Internships
Benefits of Engineering & IT Internships
Make an impact
By joining an engineering or IT internship, your niche skills will be used to address global issues and contribute to making a tangible difference in the lives of disadvantaged communities.
As an intern, you’ll work on solving challenges and get the opportunity to apply your technical knowledge to create innovative solutions.
An engineering or IT internship involves a lot of collaborative teamwork, which will allow you to connect with various professionals and volunteers.
Whatever your internship focuses on, you’ll get hands-on working experience in your field, along with learning how to work with a diverse team in an international context.
Interning in the nonprofit industry is sure to foster qualities such as leadership, adaptability, resilience, and open-mindedness.
Internships in IT or engineering with a nonprofit will showcase your commitment and dedication to social impact and your ability to apply your technical skills to real-world problems.
Best Places for Engineering & IT Internships
Why Choose Roots Internships in Engineering & IT
Find out from our previous interns how internship positions in Engineering & IT can boost your professional career and grow your interpersonal skills.
My 3-month remote internship was nothing short of amazing. All the organization’s members were patient, passionate, and hardworking individuals from whom I learned a lot. I was lucky enough to work and interact closely with one of the founders, who gave me the chance to really expand my boundaries in terms of how I interpreted people’s ideas, beliefs, and behaviors into tangible sources of change and impact. I also took on tasks from the Operations Director and Program Assistant, who were encouraging and patient with me, allowing me to have a growth in confidence in my work. Overall the experience has been enriching in allowing me to not only apply my academic knowledge but in realizing the value of passion while undertaking humanitarian work, and the fulfillment it gives. And that was entirely because of Roots’ support and guidance!
Phoebe, Strathmore University, Sudanese – Remote Monitoring & Evaluation Internship
Engineering & IT FAQs
Given the technical nature of these engineering or IT internships, they do require a relevant academic background or experience in the field; you can check the specific requirements with each listing. You’ll need to be adaptable and open-minded with a driven and determined mindset to work in nonprofits. As you’ll join a small team, you’ll get to play a large role by taking on various responsibilities with different tasks. If you need help deciding which internship is best, send us a message and we’ll match you with the organization that is right for you and your internship goals.
Doing an internship abroad provides a unique perspective on global issues where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your field operates on an international scale. As an IT or engineering intern, you’ll get the opportunity to build an international network which can be a gateway to collaborative opportunities with professionals from various countries. In today’s ever-changing global job market, adapting to a new culture and work environment is a crucial skill so why not get some experience now! This is the perfect opportunity to gain working experience in a foreign country, explore new places and travel during your free time, and make an impact for a worthwhile cause with your technical skills. And don’t worry, Roots will be there to help you along the entire journey!
Depending on your engineering or IT internship, you’ll improve and enhance your technical skills such as data analysis & reporting, entry level programming, product/hardware design, network management, and more. However, this all depends on which organization you join for your internship as their needs are ever-changing. Without a doubt, you’ll join a dedicated team doing important work on a grassroots level. You can expect to learn a unique set of skills and gain insights that blend your technical skills and knowledge, with a focus on humanitarian and social impact.
Are you ready to apply for one of these internships? Great! Here’s what to do;
- If you know which internship(s) you’d like to apply for, fill out the application form, and send your CV to internship[at]rootsinterns.com. If you’re not quite sure which internship would suit you best, send us a message and we’ll help you narrow it down.
- Next, we’ll set up a virtual call to discuss your application, find out more about you and your internship goals, and answer any questions you may have about securing a nonprofit internship.
- We’ll then pass your application on to the person who would be your supervisor at the organization. If they think it might be a good match, there will be a second interview, which will go into more detail about the specific tasks and projects you could get involved in..
- If everyone’s happy, you’ll receive an internship offer and if you accept it, we’ll start the process of organizing your internship!