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Looking for a summer internship abroad? We’ve got you covered!

We offer a wide range of international summer internships, all with cause-driven organizations that are doing humanitarian, environmental, or conservation work on a grassroots level. Whether you’re on a gap year looking for an inspiring experience, a student keen to build your resume, or a working professional looking for a glimpse into the nonprofit sector, we can offer you a program that suits your interests.

Doing a summer internship abroad is a great way to make your free time count in the best possible (and enjoyable!) way. You’ll get to live and work in a new culture, surround yourself with different landscapes, and do purpose-driven work. It’s a great way of combining a travel experience with developing your skills and branching out professionally. Don’t worry, we also offer remote internships that can fit into your summer class or work schedule.

Have a look at all our summer internships below, or get further information on our offerings and check out the FAQs!

Summer internships with nonprofits

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia OR Remote
  • Communications, Fundraising, M&E, Daily Operations
Engage in broad skill-building opportunities, varied workloads, and a chance to make a tangible impact for impoverished communities.
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group of children sitting on the ground, listening to a woman speaking in front

Open for applications

Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Teaching, Curriculum Development, Lesson Planning
Help to run educational programs and vocational training for impoverished communities of Siem Reap.
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Volunteers working on a construction project in a rural village setting

Open for applications

Construction Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Building, Product Design, Planning & Research
Build skills and experience in construction by building homes and sanitation systems for impoverished neighborhoods.
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students crossing a bridge on a micro-internship in costa rica

Open for 2025

Sustainable Development Micro-Internship

  • 2 Weeks
  • Turrialba & Tirimbina, Costa Rica
  • Sustainable Development, Environmental Management, Case Studies
Gain insight into resource management, sustainable business practices, and innovation in the context of a tropical rainforest.
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Open for applications

Master’s Level Conservation Research Internship in South Africa

  • Min. 3 months
  • Greater Kruger, South Africa
  • Ecological Research, Wildlife Conservation, Data Projects
Live and work in Greater Kruger Park and conduct in-field ecological research on Africa’s most iconic wildlife.
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USD 200 Summer Special!

Content Creator Internship in South Africa or Costa Rica

  • Min. 13 weeks
  • Costa Rica or South Africa
  • Digital Media Creation, Content Gathering, Editing
Accompany young volunteers on the trip of a lifetime and capture content from the most magical moments.
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USD 200 Summer Special!

Wellbeing Coordinator Internship in South Africa or Costa Rica

  • Min. 13 weeks
  • Costa Rica or South Africa
  • Mentoring, Program Leadership, Counseling
Guide young volunteers on an eye-opening expedition and support their wellbeing, health, and development.
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USD 200 Summer Special!

Deputy Operation Coordinator Internship in South Africa or Costa Rica

  • Min. 13 weeks
  • Costa Rica or South Africa
  • Project Management, Facilitator, Mentoring
Build project management and leadership skills as you act as a role model for young volunteers on a transformative expedition.
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USD 200 Summer Special!

Expedition Medic Internship in South Africa or Costa Rica

  • Min. 13 weeks
  • Costa Rica or South Africa
  • First Aid, Medical Support, Emergency Responder
Develop your paramedic skills accompanying young volunteers on the trip of a lifetime.
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Photography Internship in South Africa or Costa Rica

  • Min. 13 weeks
  • Costa Rica or South Africa
  • Photography, Storytelling, Editing Media
Join transformative volunteer expeditions and document powerful stories through photography and film.
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a volunteer holding a printed hamburger in front of the room in Tacloban City

Open for applications

Nutrition Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Tacloban, Philippines
  • Program Development, Nutrition Research, Seminar Leading
Empower communities by promoting healthy living and addressing nutritional disparities through hands-on engagement, research, and educational outreach.
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Teaching internship Peru

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Monitoring & Evaluation, Impact Reporting, Project Interaction
Embark on a journey of diverse skill development in NGO management while contributing to the protection of the Amazon Rainforest.
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a group of children in Tacloban City

Open for applications

Social Welfare Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Tacloban, Philippines
  • Counseling, Workshops, Mentorship, Empowerment
Support vulnerable populations, empower individuals, and foster community growth through hands-on social welfare initiatives.
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volunteers giving school supplies to students in Tacloban City

Open for applications

Special Education Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Tacloban, Philippines
  • Teaching, Developing Learning Plans, Individualized Support
Collaborate with seasoned mentors to deliver captivating lessons and positive transformations in the lives of children with special needs.
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Open for applications

Communications and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Tacloban, Philippines OR Remote
  • Content Creation, Fundraising, Communications
Seize the chance to make a meaningful difference, gaining hands-on experience in communications, fundraising, and development initiatives.
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Open for applications

Wildlife Conservation Program

  • Min. 3 weeks
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Research, Education, Conservation
Enhance your fieldwork skills and support habitat restoration in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador.
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orphan sea turtle being cared for

Open for applications

Orphan Care Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • Animal Care, Nursery Assistance, Animal Research
Dive into nurturing and rehabilitating orphaned wildlife, directly aiding their conservation in the heart of the biodiverse Puntarenas.
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interns watching doctor give a shot

New!

Medical Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Limuru, Kenya
  • Medical Assistance, Examinations, Patient Rounds
Gain practical experience in the medical field at health centers and hospitals in a Kenyan community.
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Breastfeeding education

Open for Applications

Media and Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Pretoria, South Africa OR Remote
  • Content Creation, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Online Fundraising
Enhance your digital marketing portfolio while supporting a nonprofit's mission to optimize well-being and catalyze African nations' development.
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Women with information signs about breastfeeding

Open for Applications

Program Assistant Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Pretoria, South Africa OR Remote
  • Program Development, Coordination, Fundraising, Outreach, Reporting
Engage in impactful community development initiatives by organizing programs focused on nutrition, psychosocial supports, and skills development.
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Breastfeeding workshop

Open for Applications

Health and Nutrition Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Pretoria, South Africa OR Remote
  • Data Analysis, Literature Review, Reporting, Research, Writing
Embark on nutritional exploration, exploring breastfeeding, food dynamics, and psychosocial support to offer insights for enhanced well-being.
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Four Asian children with glass of water

Open for applications

Impact and Water Waste Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Research, Data Analysis, Reporting, Presentations
Delve into the realm of water and waste research, aligning your passion with a mission to positively impact the ongoing climate crisis.
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Panel discussions with in clothing store setting

Open for applications

Communications & PR Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Writing, Strategy, Social Media, PR
Amplify awareness about a lesser-explored facet of the climate crisis while refining diverse communication and public relations skills in Berlin.
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Lady giving presentation about fashion for water

Open for applications

Graphic Design Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Graphic Design, Presentations, Reports, Impact Visualization
Unleash your creativity and artistic flair, contributing to impactful climate projects that trasnscend borders and captivate audiences.
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migrants posing for a photo in front of a shelter

Open for applications

Shelter And Support For Migrants Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Facilitation, Evaluation, Coordination, Communication
Provide essential shelter and support for young migrants, fostering a welcoming environment as they navigate new challenges and opportunities.
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a group of people posing for a photo

Available from Oct 2024

Business Analyst Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Data Analysis, Market Research, Business Development, Stakeholder Management
Embark on a journey to unveil the insights into business growth and development, applying analytical skills to drive strategic decision-making.
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a woman watering plants

Open for applications

Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Farming Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Business Development, Data and Soil Analysis, Farming
Become an essential part of the farm workforce, using eco-friendly practices and contributing to food sovereignty.
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A woman smiles while holding a young girl in Ecuador

Open for applications

Galapagos Development Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Education, Social Media, Conservation
Dive into a transformative journey at the heart of Isabela Island, actively contributing to making a meaningful impact on the local community.
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a woman smiling while feeding a tortoise

Open for applications

Galapagos Conservation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Turtle/Tortoise Conservation, Eco Tourism, Monitoring, Data Collection
Embark on a Galapagos conservation quest, collaborating with experts to sustain its ecosystem and communicate its importance to a wide audience.
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a dentist checking a young girl's teeth in an outdoor medical mission

Open for applications

Medical Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Medical Examinations, Health Campaigns, Community Medicine
Immerse yourself in healthcare amidst Peru's breathtaking landscapes, fostering community health and nutrition for a more active, healthy life.
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Children around table in class room

Open for applications

Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Curriculum Development, Teaching, Evaluation, Progress Reports
Ignite your passion for education and make a lasting impact by becoming a part of an immersive program in the vibrant landscapes of South Africa.
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A group of children sitting at tables in a classroom

Open for applications

Social Work Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Youth Development, Social Work
Embark on a mission to assist vulnerable youth facing disabilities in Arequipa, promoting inclusivity and fostering positive social impact.
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peruvians

Psychology Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Arequipa, Peru
  • Reporting, Psychological Evaluation, Program Development, Education
Generate a profound and enduring impact on the lives of youth and women in Peru through active participation in community development efforts.
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Girl with smiling child

Education Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Tomepampa, Peru
  • Curriculum Development, Teaching, Class Assistance
Gain valuable international teaching experience in a rural school, making meaningful contributions to student education and community engagement.
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Smiling boy giving high five

Available from Oct. 2024

Marine Conservation Internship in Zanzibar, Tanzania

  • Min. 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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Girl walking in field with a tree

Open for applications

Environmental Education Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Education, Facilitation, Curriculum Development, Monitoring
Inspire change through education initiatives and community outreach, raising awareness about animal mistreatment and environmental issues.
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Girl with sheep

Open for applications

Media Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Content Creation, Videography, Editing, TV
Craft compelling content to inspire audiences and foster support for vital conservation work, amplifying the impact of environmental initiatives.
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Girl with white duck

Open for applications

Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Content Creation, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation, Funding Research
Contribute strategically to initiatives aiding in raising crucial funds for vulnerable animals and promoting their welfare and well-being.
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Vet holding dog

Open for applications

Veterinary Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Animal Care, Veterinary Assistance, Treatment
Gain valuable insights into wildlife healthcare by providing first-hand veterinary care for vulnerable animals in a forest sanctuary in Portugal.
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Man cutting vegetation

Open for applications

Reforestation and Biodiversity Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Field-Based Forestry Care, Data Collection, Wildlife & Plant Surveys
Participate in a conservation program, contributing to the development of a thriving natural environment for Portugal's native flora and fauna.
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Girl feeding a bird

Open for applications

Wildlife Husbandry Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica
  • Animal Care, Camera Traps, Training, Feeding
Engage in hands-on care of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife, nurturing their health and well-being in the unique ecosystems of Costa Rica.
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Woman holding her baby

Open for applications

Mental and Physical Health Development Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Curriculum and Program Development, Education Methodology
Empower through health development with the opportunity to independently design care programs for mental and physical well-being in Cambodia.
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Boy behind computer

Open for applications

Technical Support Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • CRM Management, Data Analysis, IT
Assist a nonprofit in optimizing software and digital tools, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving positive impact for meaningful change.
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Girl laughing while eating

Open for applications

Communications and Marketing Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Social Media, Reporting
Build communication and marketing skills, aiding initiatives to uplift families from poverty through impactful outreach and awareness campaigns.
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smiling children cambodia

Open for applications

Education Program Development Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Curriculum and Program Development, Education Methodology
Collaborate on designing impactful educational programs to break the cycle of poverty and shape a brighter future for children and families.
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boy with plant

Open for applications

Conservation Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Fundraising, Outreach
Contribute to vital conservation efforts through fundraising and awareness campaigns, preserving the region's unique ecosystems and biodiversity.
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aerial picture of cirenas

Open for applications

Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Data Capture, Permaculture, Conservation, Education, Monitoring, Research
Play an integral role in advancing conservation research by actively engaging in hands-on fieldwork to safeguard biodiversity and ecosystems.
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Laughing girls

Open for applications

Remote NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Communications, Fundraising, Digital Marketing
Contribute to advancing gender equality in South Africa by becoming part of a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women.
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girl with millipede on her hand

Open for applications

Rainforest Conservation Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Data Analysis, Community Outreach, Conservation, Reporting
Contribute to rainforest preservation through hands-on research in Brazil, exploring the intricacies of ecosystem conservation and biodiversity.
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Marine Science field research internship

Open for applications

Marine Science Field Research Internship

  • Min. 2 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Conservation Work, Research Dives, Data Collection
Dive into hands-on marine science research, studying marine life and ecosystems while contributing to the health of the ocean in South Africa.
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Marine conservation program

Open for applications

Marine Conservation Program

  • Min. 2 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Community Outreach, Data Collection, Surveys, Reporting
Engage in hands-on fieldwork, contributing to the preservation of marine ecosystems while gaining valuable international conservation experience.
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Marine Research assistant

Open for applications

Marine Research Assistant Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Simon's Town, South Africa
  • Research Dives, Data Collection, Mapping, Reporting
Explore marine research, actively contributing to scientific exploration and conservation efforts to safeguard oceans and marine ecosystems.
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Community Health Internship

Open for applications

Community Healthcare Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Medical, Healthcare, Community Outreach 
Provide medical support at a health center in the Peruvian Amazon, enhancing community well-being and gaining valuable healthcare experience.
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Teaching internship Peru

Open for applications

Teaching Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Curriculum Development, Workshops, Education
Discover your love for education as you guide and share knowledge, fostering learning experiences in the enchanting landscapes of Peru.
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Biology Research internship

Open for applications

Biology Research Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Data Capture, Reporting, Surveys, Camera Traps
Work alongside expert researchers, documenting and studying diverse flora and fauna to gain insights into biodiversity and conservation methods.
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Sea turtle conservation internship

Open for applications

Conservation Marketing Internship

  • Min. 6 weeks
  • Carate, Costa Rica
  • Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Content Creation
Acquire digital marketing experience in sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica, crafting compelling campaigns and fostering community engagement.
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Project assistant internship

Open for applications

Project Assistant Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Coordination, Fundraising, Communications
Gain experience with a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Cloud Forest, contributing to community engagement and environmental conservation.
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Wildlife Research internship

Open for applications

Wildlife Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Education, Data Capture & Analysis, Community Projects
Gain valuable scientific research experience by studying endemic species of plants and animals, contributing to the preservation of biodiversity.
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Mental health research internship

Available from July 2024

Remote Mental Health Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Reporting, Research, Public Health
Make a valuable contribution to the fight to improve mental health support, conducting research and implementing strategies for lasting impact.
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Community outreach Brazil

Open for applications

Content Creation and Photography Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Content Creation, Photography, Writing, Marketing
Hone you creative skills and capture compelling visual narratives while contributing to the conservation of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Biodiversity conservation internship

Open for applications

Biodiversity Conservation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Reforestation, Conservation, Monitoring
Contribute to biodiversity preservation and climate crisis mitigation through hands-on efforts to restore the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Medicinal plant research internship

Open for applications

Medicinal Plant Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Research, Community Outreach, Conservation, Lab Work
Explore the realm of medicinal plants and actively promote conservation research to unveil the secrets of nature's healing wonders.
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Open for applications

Event Management Internship in the Netherlands

  • Min. 3 months
  • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Event Coordination, Planning, Communications
Sharpen your organizational prowess, creating unforgettable experiences and developing event management skills in the vibrant city of Amsterdam.
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divers underwater

Open for Applications

Marine Research Assistant Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Analysis, Research, Reporting, Education
Explore marine research as an assistant, actively contributing to scientific discovery and conservation in the wonders of the underwater world.
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Open for Applications

Marine Research Fellow Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Lab Research, Reporting, Mentoring, Education
Transform global marine ecosystems through community-based conservation strategies, gaining insights and contributing to a sustainable future.
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two divers underwater reading a map

Open for Applications

Research Assistant and Divemaster Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bulak, Dauin, Philippines
  • Data Collection & Analysis, Monitoring, Research, Reporting, Education
Utilize your marine science expertise to conduct vital research on Coral Triangle marine ecosystems while earning certification as a divemaster.
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volunteer inside a dental clinic

Open for applications

Public Health and WASH Engineering Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Shandia, Ecuador
  • Education, Research, Operations, Construction, Engineering, Public Health
Aid a rural community in developing clean water and hygiene systems, enhancing health outcomes through collaborative engineering projects.
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volunteers teaching kids

Open for applicaitons

Education & Youth Development Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Shandia, Ecuador
  • Teaching, Community Outreach, Content Creation, Operations
Empower young individuals in the Amazon rainforest through education and youth development initiatives, fostering growth and future prospects.
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woman digging the soil

Open for applications

Research and Nature Conservation Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Research, Monitoring, Data Analysis, Reporting, Education
Acquire valuable hands-on research experience, safeguard biodiversity, and contribute practical solutions to environmental conservation efforts.
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girl typing in her laptop

Open for applications

Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Strategy, Fundraising
Elevate your marketing and fundraising expertise, contributing to impactful initiatives that shape positive change in a seaside community
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NGO Management internship

New

NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Event Management, Fundraising, Digital Marketing
Actively engage in advancing the NGOs mission to combat period poverty and work towards dismantling societal taboos linked to menstruation.
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Penda photography internship

Open for applications

SEO Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • SEO, Website Management, Writing
Aquire hands-on experience in SEO while collaborating with social businesses in Cape Town, contributing to their online visibility and impact.
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Refugee research internship

Open for applications

Refugee Research Internship

  • Min. 5 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Human Rights, Research, Refugees and Migrants
Investigate challenges in the migratory phenomenon across Africa, focusing on refugees and displaced populations to shape impactful solutions.
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Supreme Malawi internship

Open for applications

Social Entrepreneurship Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Marketing, Fundraising, Program Development, Research, Operations
Ignite change by aligning your skills with impactful initiatives, fostering community development, and managing an inspiring social business.
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Bird conservation internship

Open for applications

Marketing & Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Bela-Bela, South Africa OR Remote
  • (Online)Fundraising, Research, Reporting, Social Media Management, Content Creation
Support the sustainable development of a ground hornbill protection project, gaining valuable insights into wildlife conservation marketing.
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Supreme Malawi finance internship

Open for applications

Finance Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Accounting, Reporting, Fundraising, Social Business Development
Gain financial management and income generation expertise in a social enterprise, offering a unique outlook on sustainability and social impact.
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Supreme Malawi

Open for applications

Media & Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Communications, PR, Digital Marketing, Writing
Assist a social enterprise in expanding its reach with innovative media and marketing strategies to enhance its message and broaden its impact.
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Open for applications

Remote Agroforestry Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Forestry, Agriculture, Research
Explore innovative land management solutions as you engage in enhancing ecological balance and fostering sustainable agricultural practices.
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NGO storytelling internship; Sustainable Coffee Bay

Open for applications

NGO Storytelling Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Coffee Bay, South Africa
  • Social Media, Storytelling, Content Creation, Fundraising, Writing
Hone your storytelling and communication skills while contributing to impactful social initiatives with an NGO, creating a meaningful difference.
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Teaching internship in Zambia

Open for applications

NGO Development Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks (in-person) / 16 weeks (remote)
  • Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote
  • Fundraising, Communications, Partnership Development
Join a growing nonprofit and contribute to sustainable community work through NGO development strategies.
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Teaching & Curriculum Development Internship

Open for applications

Curriculum Development & Teaching Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Livingstone, Zambia
  • Education, Curriculum Development, Management
Craft enriching learning experiences, innovate teaching with curriculum development, and empower communities through education.
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Conservation Education Internship

Open for applications

Conservation Education Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Bela-Bela, South Africa
  • Education, Monitoring, Research, Community Outreach
Embark on a meaningful conservation journey in the heart of nature, gaining hands-on experience in environmental education initiatives.
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digital marketing internship with animal rescue center

Open for applications

Digital Marketing Internship with Animal Rescue Center

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Website Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Grant Writing, Research
Engage in impactful digital marketing efforts surrounded by playful puppies, as you contribute to promoting the welfare of rescued animals.
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grant writing internship

Open for applications

Remote Grant Writing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Research, Reports, Funding Proposal, Grant Writing
Spark positive change through the art of storytelling, contributing your skills to amplify meaningful narratives within the local community.
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UN-Research and grant writing internship; Uniq Foundation

NEW

Research & Grant Writing Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Research, Fundraising, Grant Writing
Develop strong research and writing skills while gaining practical experience in securing grants, conducting impactful research and projects.
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Permaculture internship Ghana

Open for applications

Remote Agroforestry Project Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Marketing, Communications, Content Creation
Assist in developing and managing communication channels for an agroforestry project, enhancing community engagement and sustainable practices.
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sports coaching internship Ghana

Open for applications

Sports Coaching Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Sports Coaching, Program Development, Mentoring
Coach talented youth in Ghana across various sports, contributing to the development of inspiring programs that foster growth and skill-building.
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Where do you offer summer internships?

We offer summer internships in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia . The settings are hugely varied, and all incredible in their unique ways. You can be based in a rural village in Malawi, on an idyllic island in the Pacific Ocean, or in a multicultural city in Peru.

We also offer remote summer internships. If you’re unable to travel, but you’d like to gain some international work experience, this is a great opportunity. You’ll still be part of a nonprofit organization doing grassroots work in their local community, but you’ll have the flexibility of working from home.

Who are summer internships for?

We’re open to all applications. Many of our interns are students who are doing their internship as part of their degree, or at least as part of their career plan, but a summer internship can also be a great opportunity if you’ve just come out of high school, and you’re looking to combine a first work experience with traveling and explore different cultures and countries. Or you might be a working professional looking to change careers, or to just bring your skills to a good cause.
All our internships have specific requirements, so please check out which internships you might quality for, but there are plenty of programs that don’t require much experience – just some good skills, great passion, and a desire to learn. We carefully match each person with the right organization, ensuring that you’ll be able to use and develop the right skills, so just get in touch if you’d like to explore your options!

What type of work can I do during a summer internship?

We offer over 60 different summer internships, and cover a great diversity of focus areas. As an intern, you’ll have a specific role within a nonprofit organization. We want to make sure that you can both use your existing skills, and gain new skills and a wealth of new knowledge.

Intern roles include the following;

  • Content writing and communications
  • Marketing
  • Research
  • Nonprofit management and business development
  • Fundraising and stakeholder engagement
  • Environmental management
  • Photography and design
  • Counseling and teaching
  • Event management

What causes can I support during a summer internship?

As an intern on one of our programs, you’ll be part of a nonprofit organization that does important work in one of the following areas;

  • Education and community development
  • Environment and climate change
  • Women’s empowerment
  • Public health
  • Impact-driven media
  • Human rights
  • Wildlife conservation

Whichever internship you join, you’ll be doing purposeful work that you’ll be able to see the results of on the ground. You’ll also get great exposure to the nonprofit sector in the context of the community you join, and you’ll get a good idea of the day-to-day operations of a grassroots organization.

FAQs about summer internships with nonprofits

How long in advance do I need to apply for my summer internship?

While we do welcome last-minute applications, it’s ideal to give yourself at least a couple of months to make all your travel arrangements and get prepared. (We’ll be here to assist you with the logistics!) Also, the earlier you are with your application, the higher your chances are of being accepted to the internship you’re mostly interested in.

What is the duration of a summer internship?

Most internships have a minimum length of 8 weeks; but all programs vary slightly, so please check each listing for its specific requirements.

Will I need a visa?

Yes, you will need a visa. The requirements are different for each country, so the details depend on where you’ll be heading. But we’ll give you all the information you need to get the process started.

Will there be time to travel?

Absolutely! No matter where you’ll be joining us, you’ll be surrounded by incredible travel opportunities, and we encourage you to take the time to explore! You’ll generally have weekends off, but there’s usually also flexibility to take more time off. Just discuss it with your supervisor – and let us know if you’d like any assistance with planning trips and activities.

Can I have assistance with finding the right internship?

Absolutely! That’s what we’re here for. If you’re not too sure where to start, or what type of internships will suit your skills and interests best, just give us a shout, and we’ll give you a call. We’re here to help you find the summer internship that will meet all your goals, and offers you the experience that offers you the best kind of professional and personal development – and an inspiring overall experience.