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Apply for your Internship Abroad with Roots Interns

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Welcome UTM students! Great to see you’re interested in an internship abroad that makes an impact.

With our internships, you are able to gain valuable work experience, while at the same time contributing to the important work that is happening at a grassroots level around the world. We offer year-round placements in a variety of destinations and academic focus areas with nonprofits/NGOs/social enterprises 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.

Please note the following:

  • You will not receive a stipend of any kind because all internships with our nonprofit partners are based on a volunteer work placement.
  • Fees apply and need to be paid once Roots has secured you a placement. How much you pay depends on your destination, duration, and accommodation type. You will find a breakdown of the internship package in the section ‘dates and fees’ in each internship listing on our website.
  • Be sure to check out this scholarship opportunity for U of T Mississauga students.

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

  • Meet with the “”””””Career Office””””” to discuss your internship goals and learn about available opportunities.
  • Chat with your academic advisor about any internship requirements and available funding options.
  • 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.

Drop us an email on:

Phone us:

US: +1 617 500 6179
UK: +44 139 269 0255

Office: Cape Town, South Africa

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