Community Development Internships

Help make a lasting impact in communities.

When you join our community development internship programs, you align yourself to sustainable, inclusive and ethical initiatives that are led by local organisations on the ground.

We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a roadmap to ensure that we engage with local communities in a way that will lead to long-term social impact, giving you credible experience to help you build your career.

Overview

Community development internships

Volunteering and interning with communities abroad is a meaningful way to make a positive impact across the globe. But what exactly does community development mean? And, what work would you get involved in as a community development intern? 

An internship in community development is all about making an impact while gaining real-life work experience that expands on your career development in a meaningful way. These opportunities include initiatives that build on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

 

Community development internships focus on sustainable development activities like:

  • facilitating English language lessons with school children and classes with adult learners that would benefit from doing business with English-speaking tourists
  • developing and implementing women’s empowerment workshops to create a more equal world
  • leading skills development sessions to help set up alternative forms of income and increase people’s access to gainful employment opportunities
  • adding to infrastructure in inland, coastal or island settings
  • contributing to program fundraising activities.

 

Our internships offer you the opportunity to achieve your personal and professional goals, whether or not you’re planning to work in community development in the future. And, the added excitement of travelling abroad will grow your global and professional perspective in a big way too.

Imagine living in the tropical terrains of Costa Rica for a few weeks (or months), where you can support educational after-care programs at local schools and educational initiatives. Our programs are run in collaboration with non-profits and non-governmental organisations in Cartago.

Or, what about taking on a community development internship in Nepal, by immersing yourself in multi-cultural villages in the Himalayan mountains where you’ll connect with their women’s empowerment groups?

As a community development intern, you can travel to settings like these and so many more. You could choose from programs that you are passionate about on different continents and numerous countries across the globe. 

Depending on your professional and personal goals, you can also choose between two different internship types: virtual or in-person.

Community Development

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Community Development Internship in Ghana
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Teaching Internship in Costa Rica
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Community Development Internship in Costa Rica
Professional Apprenticeship
TEFL and Teaching English Apprenticeship in Cambodia
Research Fellowship
Teaching Research Fellowship in Madagascar
Research Fellowship
Women’s Empowerment Research Fellowship in Nepal
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Gender Equality Internship in Madagascar
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Global Health Internship in South Africa
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Teaching Internship in Thailand
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Teaching and Education Development Internship in Ghana
Research Fellowship
Global Health Research Fellowship in Thailand
Research Fellowship
Early Childhood Development Research Fellowship in Fiji
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Women’s Empowerment Internship in Cambodia
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Gender Equality Internship in Nepal
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Gender Equality and Health Education Internship in Ghana
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Community Development Internship in Cambodia
Research Fellowship
Education Research Fellowship in Cambodia
Internship
Global Health Internship in Nepal
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Gender Equality for Girls Internship in Ghana