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International Development Internships

Volunteers help small businesses on the International Development volunteer project
  • Role: Working directly with development organizations and NGOs to tackle issues affecting individuals and communities abroad.
  • Requirements:
    • None for Mexico, South Africa and Togo
    • Some educational requirements for Jamaica and Vietnam.
Project Info

Interning abroad with a development organization is a great way to gain international experience while contributing to a worthy cause. Using business skills to further international development goals, interns commit themselves to furthering sustainable development in emerging economies.

Woman sews clothing in her small business where interns work in South Africa

International Development interns may work with small businesses or NGOs to enhance the quality of life of locals.  From Latin American & the Caribbean to Africa and Asia, interns have the opportunity to work on a variety of International Development causes. These may include disaster management, agriculture, immigration, marketing, fundraising, disability rights, and HIV/AIDS problems. Interns work closely with children, women, the elderly, and the disabled.

An International Development internship provides the opportunity to become experienced in community outreach while helping local organizations. On these projects, interns are rewarded by seeing the people that they work with slowly become more independent and successful.

Interning in International Development with Projects Abroad

Many of Project Abroad's International Development placements do not require previous experience and allow interns to get involved in development work at a grassroots level. These projects are available all year round to interns with a strong interest and a desire to learn.

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