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 Sagen Eatwell at sagen@islonline.org

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

9 teams found

#ComputerTeacher - Internship Team in Tanzania from Jun 01, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017 for $3495

The intern will work in Primary School in many different capacities as needed Such as developing curriculum for computer classes and teaching computer classes. The School has a K-12 program and is funded by a popular tourist lodge connected to the facility and is always looking for volunteers to help.

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

#PreSchoolAssistant - Internship Team in Tanzania from Jun 01, 2017 to Jun 30, 2017 for $3495

The Intern will work in the kindergarten and pre-K program in a school in Moshi, TZ. The School has a K-12 program and is funded by a popular tourist lodge connected to the facility and is always looking for volunteers to help.

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

#CentroDeSalud - Internship Team in Nicaragua from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3295

The intern will work in a public health clinic, they will develop and implement public health curriculum for sex education and reproductive health.This public health center is the head of the public health system in the community of Catarina. This center includes a maternity ward and health care center for pregnant women.

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

#HospitalityIntern - Internship Team in Tanzania from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3495

The intern will act as a lodge, guest ambassador/assistant with front desk and guest relations. Work in general customer service throughout the lodge. Intern will help in any capacity the lodge needs and get experience in Hospitality and learn NGO operations. The Lodge and the adjacent Stella Maris English-Medium Primary School were built by the people of Mailisita in partnership with the Mailisita Foundation, a US-based orphan and vulnerable child relief organization. The income from the Lodge goes exclusively to paying the teachers and buying food for the children.

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

#MarketingIntern - Internship Team in Nicaragua from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3295

Improve existing marking materials and compose new marketing materials such as videos, brochures, newsletters, etc. The marketing is for one of our partner organization that facilitates international exchange programs in Nicaragua, as well as supporting training and capacity building for various development organizations.

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

#MedicalAssistant - Internship Team in Tanzania from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3495

Pre-med or medical students are placed to learn and serve in a regional hospital. Beyond basic medical service, interns have the chance to observe daily operations in the hospital’s many different facilities. Operating since the early 20th century, this hospital now serves as a large health care center for the region, with 225 beds, up to 150 outpatients per day and around 100 deliveries per month. The hospital has facilities for radiography, reproductive and child health clinic.

#PreSchoolSupport - Internship Team in Nicaragua from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3295

The Intern will work as an in classroom assistant in low-income preschools, help design curriculum, and will work directly with Students inside and out of the classroom. The preschools are located in a low-income area 15 minutes outside of Managua where manufacturing is centered. These schools focus on early development as well as act as a daycare for working parents.

#RuralDevelopmentIntern - Internship Team in Nicaragua from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3295

The intern will work in the production of an experimental farm and will help with promoting the Experimental Farm Center and beekeeping operations. The Experimental Farm Center is an agricultural development project that aims to find new innovative agricultural techniques and communicate them effectively to Nicaragua farmers.

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

#YouthRehab - Internship Team in Nicaragua from Jun 03, 2017 to Jul 01, 2017 for $3295

The Intern will assist in an on-site clinic that works with youth recovering from addiction and to serve teen mothers. The clinic is located in a home that was founded to meet the needs of homeless children. Its primary residential center cares for up to 94 children and teenagers per night. The home also operates a center for 25 teen moms and their babies that almost always operates at capacity.

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