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Apply for your internship abroad with Roots Interns

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You found us on GoAbroad! Great to see you are interested in an internships abroad that makes an impact on your career and on the world.

When it comes to finding an internship, the choice is often between an internship that will enhance your resume and one that you’re passionate about. We believe it can be both. At Roots, we offer year-round placements in a variety of destinations and academic focus areas with ‘do good’ organizations that often support the UN SDGs. You’ll be a large part of a small team, doing something amazing for something you are passionate about. You’ll be a large part of a small team doing something amazing.

Please note the following:

  • All internships are based on a volunteer work placement, which means you will not receive a stipend of any kind.
  • Fees apply. Once Roots has secured you a placement, you need to pay a fee depending on the duration of your stay, destination, and accommodation type. With each internship profile on our website you will find an overview of the fees in the section ‘dates and fees’. If you are on a tight budget, check our page with more information on fundraising for your internship.

I’m ready to secure my grassroots internship abroad – what’s next?!

  • For university students: chat with your academic advisor about any internship requirements or the possibility of receiving credits for your experience.
  • Apply for an internship abroad by filling out the form below (don’t worry if you’re not sure which opportunity is best for you, that’s what we’re here for!) and we’ll connect to learn more about your interests and skills.


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


Fill in the application form below which includes sharing your CV with 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  all the information you need.


We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

Complete the form below to get started.

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