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Welcome to Internships in Tanzania

Zanzibar, the enchanting “Spice Island” in the Indian Ocean, offers an unparalleled opportunity for nonprofit internships in marine conservation. Nestled within its crystal-clear waters lies a vibrant underwater world that beckons passionate individuals to contribute to its preservation.

Discover some of the most biodiverse coastlines in the world with marine conservation nonprofit internships in Zanzibar! Dive into the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and protect its vibrant underwater ecosystems. As an intern, you’ll work alongside dedicated marine biologists and conservationists, engaging in critical initiatives to protect Zanzibar’s delicate ecosystems. Zanzibar’s coastal beauty will be your classroom, as you dive into hands-on experiences such as coral reef restoration, sea turtle conservation, and monitoring marine biodiversity. Zanzibar’s marine conservation internships provide a unique chance to develop essential skills while making a real impact. You’ll gain expertise in data collection, marine research techniques, and sustainable practices that will shape your career in conservation.

Beyond your internship, Zanzibar’s exotic charm awaits. Immerse yourself in the island’s rich culture, savor its renowned cuisine, and explore the historic Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choose Zanzibar for your marine conservation internship, and embark on a transformative journey that combines your passion for the environment with an unforgettable cultural experience. Contribute to a sustainable future while exploring the beauty of Zanzibar’s marine wonderland.

Immerse yourself in Zanzibar’s rich culture and breathtaking landscapes during your downtime. Explore the enchanting Stone Town, savor exotic spices, and unwind on pristine beaches.

Choose Zanzibar for your nonprofit internship in marine conservation and leave a lasting impact on our oceans while creating unforgettable memories in a tropical paradise. Join us in preserving the marine wonders of Zanzibar for generations to come.

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Tanzania Highlights

Rich Marine Biodiversity

Tanzania’s coastal waters are teeming with diverse marine life, including colorful coral reefs, fish species, dolphins, turtles, and more.

Cultural Exchange

Tanzania’s rich cultural diversity, with over 120 ethnic groups, provides opportunities for cultural exchange programs.

Community Engagement

Many nonprofits in Tanzania work closely with local communities to develop sustainable practices, raise awareness about marine conservation, and create employment in the area.

Adventure and Exploration

Tanzania is famous for its stunning natural landscapes, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti National Park, and Zanzibar’s beautiful beaches.

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Available from Oct. 2024

Marine Conservation Internship in Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • 3 months
  • Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • Education, Data Collection, Turtle Conservation, Monitoring
Immerse yourself in marine conservation efforts, garnering extensive experience in safeguarding and preserving marine biodiversity.
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Important information about Tanzania

Internship locations in Tanzania

internships in Zanzibar


A tropical paradise known for its spice trade history and stunning beauty. Zanzibar, an idyllic island off Tanzania’s coast, captivates with its pristine white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant coral reefs. Its rich cultural heritage offers a unique blend of relaxation and exploration.

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Weather and Climate

Tanzania experiences a diverse climate due to its size and geography. Zanzibar typically enjoys a dry season, from June to October, and a wet season, from November to April. The dry season offers sunny skies and pleasant temperatures, whilst the wet season brings heavy rains, high humidity, and occasional storms making it a less popular time to visit. However, the lush landscapes during this period can be appealing to some travelers.

Safety and Support

Throughout your stay in Zanzibar we’re here to support you. Tanzania, including Zanzibar, is generally considered safe for tourists. However, it’s important to exercise caution in crowded areas and take standard precautions against petty theft. In Zanzibar, while most areas are safe, isolated incidents of crime have occurred in Stone Town. Additionally, be aware of ocean currents when swimming. Stay updated on travel advisories, respect local customs, and hire reputable guides for safaris and excursions. Overall, with sensible precautions and awareness, Tanzania, including Zanzibar, offers a safe and enjoyable travel experience.

Tanzania Travel Requirements

  • Visa – Western travelers typically need a work or volunteer visa for a 3-month internship in Tanzania. For a 6-month internship, you’ll likely require a Business Visa. For anything over a year, you may need to consider a Class C Residence Permit issued by the Tanzanian government. We’ll be here to help with this but we also recommend consulting a Tanzanian Embassy for specifics.
  • Travel Insurance – You want to have a carefree experience during your internship abroad, so it’s important to get the right travel insurance; a package that is suited for your upcoming trip. Check out our page with more information on flights and insurance.
  • Police Clearance / Background Check – This is a standard policy for most of our internships, as you are often working with vulnerable individuals. The procedure on how to obtain a police clearance/background check varies per country.
  • Vaccinations – Recommended vaccinations for Tanzania include hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever (you’ll actually require a yellow fever certificate to enter the country). You’ll also need to ensure routine vaccinations are up to date and may also want to consider anti-malarial medication. As always, we recommend consulting your doctor or a travel clinic for personalized advice.


What's the typical duration of nonprofit internships in these regions?

A nonprofit internship in Tanzania can vary in duration but often last from a few weeks to several months, depending on the organization and project.

Are these internships paid positions?

Your nonprofit internship in Tanzania is based on a volunteer work placement. The focus is on gaining experience and contributing to the organization’s mission.

What cultural considerations should I keep in mind when interning in Zanzibar?

Zanzibar has a unique cultural blend, predominantly Swahili and Islamic. Respect local customs, dress modestly, and be mindful of prayer times and Ramadan fasting during your internship in Zanzibar.

Is there a language requirement to be able to do a nonprofit internship in Tanzania and Zanzibar?

Proficiency in English is often sufficient for many ngo internships in Tanzania, but knowledge of Swahili can be beneficial in local communities. Check language requirements with the specific organization.

Can I combine my nonprofit internship in Zanzibar with leisure travel?

Yes, all our internships leave you with plenty of downtime to explore the beaches, historical sites, and vibrant culture during weekends and after work hours.

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


Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to 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 the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.


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