Introduction to ISL Internships

Since 1994 ISL has provided short term service trips of the highest quality. We are excited to provide our volunteers with opportunities to further extend their travel, service and learning through immersive internship opportunities. We see international internships as an opportunity for individuals to develop their professional, intercultural, and language skills, all while assisting organizations that are doing important work in host countries.

We strive to have all of our programs meet a very high standard of quality for both the volunteer/intern and the recipients of our services. For this reason, our internship applicants are thoroughly screened to ensure that they are prepared to navigate a new culture and country in partnership with ISL. We also provide our interns pre-departure training on the host culture, familiarize them with the support available in-country, and provide them with post internship re-entry support for physical, mental, and emotional health.

If you are interested in our internship opportunities, please review our Global Internship Catalogue. There you will find the list of all our  internships currently available. The Internships described in the catalogue correspond with the placements listed at the bottom of this page. If you find a placement that you would like to apply for but a timeframe that is not listed, we are happy to be flexible. If this is the case or you can’t decide between multiple placements, please click on the custom internship button and fill out the corresponding form.

When you find an internship that you would like to apply for, please click More Details and then Join This Team. After you have joined the team we will start with the application process.

Note: the deposit is the payment to reserve your internship, if you do not pass the application or cannot travel you will be refunded.

Internship placements will range from one month to two years. Fees begin at $3395 and include lodging, food, transportation, program costs, and individual support.

The internship placements listed in the catalog are only a sampling of what we offer. So if you do not see an internship that fits your vision we can work with you to create something that does. Simply fill out the custom Internship form below.

If you have any questions, please contact Dana Le Roy at

What To Bring

Once you register for your internship we will provide you with a list of information documents, which includes a packing list. Additional items may be necessary depending on internship placement, as specified by the internship coordinator.

What ISL Provides

ISL provides internship placement at the local host organization, accommodation with a host family (or in some cases a hotel/guest house), most meals, and support. Our interns receive support meetings with our internship specialists before the trip, during, and debriefing after. Additionally, local ISL staff will be available at all times while in country, including regular check-ins.


Countries with upcoming Internship Info and Application Program Teams

2 teams found

#Kay2Tanz - Internship Team in Tanzania from May 20, 2018 to Jun 20, 2018 for $3495

Just 1 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

#Jessica2CR - Internship Team in Costa Rica from Jun 01, 2018 to Jul 15, 2018 for $3795

Welcome to your Internship Jessica!