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Internships in Africa — Benin, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda
Get a head start on your career through an international internship! ELI works with a variety of private companies, NGOs, and governmental organizations in Benin, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Interns can work in the fields of healthcare, legal aid, human rights, engineering, IT, communications, wildlife and range management, microcredit, fashion, economic development, marketing, tourism, law, finance, and more. Working in another country challenges interns to develop cross-cultural competencies, independence, self assurance, and flexibility—all traits desired by employers. International internship experience can make your resume stand out and help you get your foot in the door.
Internships in Africa with ELI Dates: Programs are available throughout the year and dates are flexible.   
Costs: Program fees start at $515. The cost will depend on the country and duration of the program.  
Contact: ELI, 1557 Ogden St. #5, Denver, CO 80218
Tel.: 303-321-8278

Connect-123 Internships in Cape Town, South Africa
Connect-123 creates tailor-made internships in Cape Town, South Africa in business, health care, human rights, education and many other fields. Business projects include conducting macro-economic research, reviewing business plans, working at local venture capital firms, teaching basic economics within local communities, and developing export strategies for Cape Town-based entrepreneurs. Health care projects include working directly with doctors on medical research projects, providing non-medical care to patients, attending ward rounds and helping the nursing staff care for patients. Human rights, social work, and education projects include working at a legal advice center, assessing the impact of community-based interventions, helping with public health awareness campaigns, mentoring street children, teaching English, caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages, and working with youth regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescence.
What's included: Finding an internship that specifically meets your needs; arranging secure, high-quality, centrally-located accommodation based on your budget; assisting with local transport and providing advice on public transport routes; airport meet and greet service; a complete preparation and orientation information pack; advice, assistance, and guidance before, during, and after your stay; group-rate discounts; and 24/7 emergency support and assistance.
Paid Internships in AfricaInternships in South Africa with Connect-123 Dates: Both start dates and durations are flexible. Typical durations range from 1 to 6 months.
Cost: Please see website for details.
Contact: Connect-123 International Internship and Volunteer Programs
USA Tel: (800) 731 6406 (toll free)

United Planet Ghana Health Care Internship Program
Internships in clinics or hospitals are available in Ghana with various target populations including the undeserved, HIV/AIDS patients, cancer patients, and children. Tasks will vary depending on the length of stay, skill/education level of the intern, and the host organization’s policies. Beyond gaining clinical and medical experience, interns will have the opportunity to learn about the healthcare system in another country and will be confronted with new medical experiences in a cross-cultural setting.

United Planet's Ghana Internship Program offers dedicated support from an advisor in the Boston Office, personal and professional support from in-country coordinators, cultural and learning activities, excursions, a strong host family network, and much more.

Internships in Ghana Dates: Year-round opportunities available.
Cost: Please visit our website for program fees.
Tel: 1-800-292-2316

United Planet Tanzania Internship Program
United Planet’s Tanzania Internship program is the perfect opportunity for students to immerse in the Tanzanian culture while obtaining professional experience. The skills gained in an international internship are valued by employers and this valuable experience will help interns explore potential career paths while contributing to meaningful projects abroad.

United Planet's Tanzania Internship Program offers dedicated support from an advisor in the Boston Office, personal and professional support from in-country coordinators, diverse cultural and learning activities, local excursions, a strong host family network, and much more.

Internships are available in Healthcare and Psychology & social work.

Internships in Tanzania Dates: Year-round opportunities available.
Cost: Please visit our website for program fees.
Tel: 1-800-292-2316

Medical Internship in South Africa with India with Geovisions Medical Internship In South Africa
This Internship is in a rural clinic just outside Kruger National Park. You will live in a lodge and be driven to and from the hospital clinic. The lodge has a swimming pool and your meals are provided and cooked for you.

Interns are involved in all the daily functions of the medical facility. This includes but is not limited to: administrative tasks, assisting nursing staff, observing medical treatments, attending lectures when applicable & prepping for emergencies.

Dates: 2 or 3 months. See details on website.
Cost: $3,029 for two-months and $3,529 for three-months.
Contact: GeoVisions, 63 Whitfield St. Guilford, CT 06437.
Tel.: 203-453-5838. Toll free 1-877-949-9998.


Help Orphaned & Vulnerable Kids in Morocco
Our program in Marrakech region aims to teach children between the ages of four and six and is designed to help them adjust and prepare them for the move into primary school. This program is based on pre-school education and is designed to help children with the following: personal and social development; creative development; communication skills; physical exercise.
Helping kids in Morocco Dates: Program Fees start from US$210.
Cost: Choose from start dates year-round and lengths-of-stay from 1 week to 3 months.
Contact: Cordoba Academy for Training Education and Development (CATED), BP:96 AIT OURIR CP:42050, Morocco.
Tel.: 00212 6 35 888 588.

Global Vision International
Safari Field Guide Course in South Africa

This internship offers a six-month FGASA-accredited Professional Field Guide Course in a prime game-viewing area of Limpopo. This highly professional training provider offers students the opportunity to have the ultimate experience working with African wildlife while improving their employability in the conservation industry.

An optional six-month placement is also on offer following the training period. While the FGASA course is field guide related, the skills and experience gained are key for international conservation employers. In support of this, a range of placements are offered, which provide experience in wide-ranging areas in the conservation, research and field guiding fields.
Safari Field Guide Course Dates: Two start dates annually — in January and July
Cost: 23 weeks from $14,250
Phone: 1 888 653 6028
Find out more about the Safari Field Guide Course in South Africa

Foundation for Sustainable Development
Internship in Mombasa and Kakamega, Kenya
Interns gain invaluable experience by working directly on grassroots initiatives with local communities around the globe, including Mombasa and Kakamega. Our unique network of over 300 NGO partners is a respected resource for those seeking hands-on involvement in community development to address health, social, environmental, and economic issues. With ongoing support from FSD Site Teams, you will receive comprehensive training, experience in project development, and a seed grant to mobilize your project. Vibrant city life, white sand beaches, and world-renowned rainforests allow you to experience the diversity of East Africa while participating in sustainable grassroots development.


Global Routes
Teaching Internships and Community Service Programs in Africa
Places volunteers 18 years and older with families in rural communities in Kenya and Ghana. Training, support, and adventure travel are integral parts of the program. Information on scholarships, fundraising, and academic credit is available.


Ikando's International Internship Opportunities in Ghana
Ikando provides high-profile intern and volunteer placements in Ghana, West-Africa. From placements with Contemporary Art Foundations to Architecture to Marketing to HIV/AIDS projects you name it we’ve got it!



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