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Apply for your nonprofit internship with Roots Interns


You’ve found us on Handshake! Great to see you are interested in one of our non-profit  internships. You’ll gain valuable work experience, while at the same time contributing to the important work that is happening at a grass-roots level all over the world. At Roots, we offer internships at an academic level (so you can earn credits!) with do-good organizations all over the world. You’ll be a large part of a small team doing something amazing for something you are passionate about.

Please note the following:

  • All internships are based on a volunteer work placement, which means you will not receive a stipend.
  • Fees apply. Please note that once Roots has secured you a placement, you will need to pay a fee. On Handshake and our website with each internship you will find an indication of the fee in the section ‘dates and fees’. The fee depends on the duration of your internship, destination, and accommodation type. Do you have a tight budget? Check our page with more information on fundraising for your internship.


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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