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Internship Tanzania

Would you like to explore another country while learning about local customs and community? Do you want to join internship abroad program that will foster professional growth? If you are looking for an engaging Tanzania programs may be the right place for you.

Traveling to Tanzania will give you the opportunity to explore the highest mountain on the continent (Mount Kilimanjaro), visit the exotic spice islands of historical Zanzibar, and safari in the famous Serengeti National Park. When you join an internship opportunity in abroad, you advance your world knowledge. You will get to practice and develop professional skill sets and become more proficient in a foreign language. Step outside of your comfort zone by joining us in this amazing opportunity!

IFRE Volunteers’ offers a variety of affordable and safe internship Tanzania to people who have a passion for learning. This program ranges from teaching English in rural classrooms to working families through our HIV/AIDs program. Even if you can’t find an international internship that looks like the right fit for you, contact us and we will work with you to find the right fit.

Embark on a life-changing opportunity in Tanzania. IFRE invites you to explore our programs so you can support populations in need while enriching your life experience.

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Popular Internship opportunities in Tanzania

Internships are the perfect way to explore this great country and interact with many different ethnic groups and cultures. IFRE offers a variety of both term and summer opportunities in Tanzania to fit your individual interests, and we have listed a few of our most popular here:

Despite English being a daily language, a good quality English education is a dream for many students. Many rural Tanzania public schools and several private schools are seeking qualified English teachers, especially native English speakers.

Tanzania is a popular tourist destination and a strong knowledge of English can open many doors for youth. In the teaching English program, you will teach English to nursery, primary and secondary school students between the ages of 6 and 16-years old.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

There is no specific qualification needed to join the Tanzania teaching internship opportunity besides a fluency in English. Native speakers are appreciated, but anyone fluent in English is welcome. Teaching experience will be helpful (but not required).

An Intern's Responsibilities

You will work as an English instructor either in private schools or in public school or schools run by orphanages. Interns teach English 2-3 hours a day (six days a week) in primary, secondary and high school.

Interns in Tanzania may also assisted with organizing games, drawing, singing, dancing and other creative education and extracurricular activities. Some support with administration is also appreciated. Interns work mostly as an assistant to the main English teacher. In Tanzania, most schools have at least one permanent English teacher on staff.

School Holidays

Most Tanzanian schools are closed in between semesters, during midterms evaluations, during new enrolment and on public and national holidays.

  • June 15th - July 27th - (End of first semester and start of second semester)
  • Sep 19th - Oct 10th - (Midterm evaluation)
  • Dec 15th - Jan 1st - (New enrolment)
  • President Day

Dates may change

If you are interested in volunteer programs, we also offer rewarding teaching volunteer program in Tanzania.

Like many other African countries, there is a severe and widespread HIV/AIDS epidemic in Tanzania. HIV/AIDS is a serious challenge and if left uncontrolled complications from HIV/AIDS will get worse claim thousands more lives. Many hospitals, clinics and local NGOS facilitate HIV/AIDS testing, counseling and awareness campaigns in Tanzania. Interns' help is needed to support ongoing activities and programs.

Collaboration with local groups and organizations help foster awareness among local communities. IFRE’s interns, hospitals, NGOs and local groups are helping to prevent loss of life and are improving the lives of those already infected. As an intern in our Tanzania HIV/AIDS project you can support the ongoing efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and provide the manpower needed to comfort HIV/AIDS patients in Tanzania.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

There is no specific education, experience, skills and/or qualifications needed to join our fight against HIV/AIDS in an internship project. However, interns are expected to be flexible and patient as well as passionate and have love for the poor and HIV-infected people of Africa.

An Intern's Responsibilities

Many local organizations HIV/AIDS programs are focused on two areas. First focus area includes treatment, psychological counseling and support to whose people infected with HIV/AIDS.

Tanzania HIV/AIDS interns within the scope of the first focus area generally visit with HIV/AIDS patients (along with a local worker) and distribute food, clothes, medicine and give mental counseling and support. Interns may provide basic but valuable tips to patients on health, nutrition and sanitation and may be involved in patient record keeping.

The second focus area includes HIV/AIDS awareness or outreach programs to increase the community’s understanding of HIV/AIDS. This program educates about ways to prevent the spread of the disease and how citizens can protect themselves from contracting the disease.

HIV/AIDS interns supporting the second focus area normally participate in HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns and/or community outreach. Interns focused on outreach and awareness programs often visit many schools, villages, churches and present information and media, posters, distribute pamphlets, distribute condoms etc.

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Tanzania is a gorgeous country, filled with spectacular scenery like the Serengeti and Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as exotic wildlife like lions and elephants. It also has a deep and rich history, with many different ethnicities and cultures having lived on this land for millennia.

Sadly, it is also a country stricken by poverty, which leads to often inadequate healthcare for its citizens. This hits rural areas and city outskirts the hardest, with local hospitals and clinics located here lacking the proper manpower or resources to adequately care for their charges. Interns are desperately needed to alleviate this desperate lack of access to medical services in rural areas.

As part of our Medical Internship Tanzania project, you can provide vital aid to the disadvantaged and help ensure that all Tanzanians, regardless of wealth and social standing, have access to proper healthcare and medication.

Skills/Qualifications Needed

Applicants interested in joining our medical internship opportunity in Tanzania need to possess previous experience and training in the medical field.

If you’re a nurse, doctor, or medical student with love and passion for the most disadvantaged, then you are perfectly suited to this project. You need to have a kind disposition and have a great capacity for patience, as well as a sincere wish to see healthcare services provided to those who cannot afford or access them.

An Intern's Responsibilities

Your exact intern responsibilities will greatly depend on your education, experience, and existing skills/qualifications. You will not be allowed to perform major diagnostic or surgical work but will work closely with local doctors and medical staff by shadowing them.

Common tasks for medical interns in Tanzania include taking measurements, assisting doctors, working in health camps distributing medication, providing health advice and counselling to patients, and treating minor injuries and wounds. You will also be assisting with administrative work and patient records as needed.

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Fees & Dates: Internship Tanzania

Start Dates: Our programs start every Monday, although we allow for flexibility due to travel constraints.

Since 2003, IFRE has been the most trusted and respected volunteer and intern abroad organization in the world, and also the most affordable. We’re dedicated to providing the highest quality volunteer programs at the lowest fees, which make it possible for everyone, especially students, to intern internationally and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

We believe in 100% transparency. Rest assured; we never use middlemen. Your one-time registration fee of $299 covers our administrative costs. The low weekly program fee is paid in the host country directly to your service project (via country coordinator), and includes housing, food, and minor expenses. IFRE is a non-profit organization, so your program fees are tax deductible.

The Tanzania internship program fee for internship and volunteering is basically same. However, unlike volunteers, interns often work closely with guided supervision from a local project director, and a small weekly supervision fee ($25-50/ week) may be incurred in addition to volunteer program fees.

Learn more about our highly affordable volunteer program fees in Tanzania.

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Internships vs. Volunteers Programs

In general, volunteer programs abroad focus on humanitarian outreach and project support. Volunteering is popular amongst people who want to share their love and passion for underprivileged children, impoverished communities, or conservation efforts in need of resources.

Internship programs focus on creating a real-world learning environment for interns and students so that they practice professional development and obtain new skills. Similar to volunteers, interns may work on a variety of projects (many times alongside volunteers) that benefits local communities, children, wildlife and similar projects. Teaching programs, medical outreach, and children’s support are the most popular internship projects.

Accommodation& Food

teaching child program

IFRE manages living accommodations, provides meals and supervision for Tanzania interns for the entirety of their stay in Tanzania. During the internship period, you will stay with our safe and secure host families. Our host family offers you three meals a day, breakfast, lunch and dinner that consists Tanzanian local cuisines.

Our host families are socially respected and are experienced with hosting international interns. They have strong interest in your safety and well-being and demonstrate this with caution and care.

In most host family situations, interns will share a room with another intern of the same gender. While participating in a Tanzania internship opportunity, you can expect access to modern comfortable restroom facilities with a western style flushing toilet and showers equipped with hot and cold water.

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Field Support and Supervision

Once your internship Tanzania begins, our local staff members stay in constant touch with you. When interns stay far from our local office, our staff will visit every 2-4 weeks (if possible) and you are always welcome at the local Arusha office. We recommend that you stop by the office once a week, if you are staying/working in the local area, to give feedback on your home stay and project. Many minor issues can avoid escalation with a just little extra communication.

Your project will have local staff members in addition to our in-country coordination staff and project directors’ function as interns’ immediate supervisors; however, our local staff can be contacted as well for any matter. If your project is located a substantial distance from our offices, then our local staff communicates by either email and/or phone. The Tanzania in-country coordinator maintains a mobile phone to be available at any time for questions and concerns.

Academic Credit

You can earn academic credit for most internship programs in Tanzania. The best way to receive academic credit is by pre-arranging the project with your college/university. It is up to you to communicate with faculty/academic advisors regarding college credit for internship work PRIOR to applying to IFRE. Your college/university may require additional information prior to approval and may require students to submit pre/post research or other requirements.

Free Time

Interns in Tanzania have free time for the duration of their project, weekends and the Language and Culture program. While IFRE does not arrange activities during this time off, our local staff, members and coordinators can provide priceless assistance in making appropriate arrangements for travel in Tanzania.

It’s the time for self-discovery and learning. It’s time to explore Tanzania – it is one of the most unique and amazing countries in the world, offering tremendous opportunities for travel and exploration near IFRE’s Moshi and Arusha projects. Our IFRE local coordinators/staff are available to give you free advice, travel tips and helps to book your travel.

Some summer Tanzania interns have enjoyed exploring Moshi, which rests on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. This city offers a wide variety of cultural experience as it is home to three major African tribes – the Chagga, Pare and Maasai. Giraffes roam just outside the city and local parks are abundant with wildlife. Local transport is interesting with "Daladalas" .

These are 16-seat vans, which usually transport about 30 people and/or children and livestock at any given time. A typical Moshi experience is more rural than urban with abundant cultural and market experiences throughout this quaint city where nature’s borders and city limits are at times indistinguishable.

Arusha is often overlooked as tourists rush to their safaris, but the city offers up a cultural kaleidoscope of eating and shopping opportunities, and the interaction with local nature can’t be beat. Arusha offers many bars and restaurants, with Indian being the predominant cuisine. This diamond in the rough is well worth any Tanzania intern’s attention!

Colorful markets pulse with bargaining opportunities and the local Maasai market boasts and assortment of handicrafts, which can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Transport is similar to Moshi’s with “daladalas” racing through town. Most travelers see Arusha as a pass-through and not a destination, but an adventurer who embraces this town’s eclectic and less-polished vibe will be thrilled with discoveries!

Read more about some of the exciting free time and weekend travel options in Northern Tanzania.

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FAQs Internship Tanzania

Arrival and Departure

Upon acceptance into the Tanzania international internship program, you should make travel plans to arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Once you have booked your flight, please make sure to send us your correct flight information.

On the day of your departure from your home country, please make sure to consult our country coordinator before leaving. We will arrange for an IFRE representative to pick you up at the airport, so it is important that you communicate with us as soon as possible if there are any flight delays or if you miss your flight all together.

When you depart, you will need to make your own departure arrangements. We do not offer drop-off service.


In order to travel to Tanzania on this internship, you need to secure a tourist visa . Depending on your nationality, visa on arrival may be available. Visa extensions are possible once you have arrived in Tanzania through the department of ImmigrationM.


CDC recommends that anyone traveling to Tanzania receive vaccinations against: Rabies, Cholera, Hepatitis A-B, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Typhoid

Read more about CDC recommendations for Tanzania travel.

How can I apply?

IFRE internship applications for Tanzania are very straightforward. Simply go to the program website, fill out the online application, and then submit it to us. We will follow up with you within 24-hours of your application submittal.

Why go with IFRE Volunteers?

IFRE Volunteers is a non-profit organization who mission is to change the world. Established in 2006 and trusted by 22,000 individuals, IFRE is well experienced in providing outstanding, safe, and meaningful intern experiences. Our transparent, tax-deductible fees are the most affordable prices in the world.

IFRE also connects you with unparalleled field support, welcoming communities, and heart-warming home stay families who will make you feel like your time spent interning is your home away from home.

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