Internships in Tanzania

A welcoming and stunning country, Tanzania is a brilliant destination for internships. The country has a wealth of natural beauty, with highlights being the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, Mount Kilimanjaro, and the tropical island of Zanzibar. It’s rich in wildlife, and offers incredible wilderness experience. Moreover, Tanzania is rich with vibrant cultures.

In this exciting setting, we offer a variety of internships. Whether you are looking for a nonprofit internship in communications, marketing or fundraising, we have an opportunity for you in Tanzania. You will gain valuable working experience and make an impact at the same time. All organizations are involved in ethical and sustainable practices. They add valuable contributions towards community programs, conservation efforts or local and green economies.

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Nonprofit management internship

Open for applications

Nonprofit Management Internship at social nonprofit

Nonprofit Management Internship at social nonprofit

4-26 weeks

South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia

Marketing, Fundraising, Facilitation, Monitoring, NGO Management

Get a thorough insight into the nonprofit sector during this varied and hands-on internship.

internships in Zanzibar

Internships in Zanzibar

Just off the coast of Tanzania, in the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, is Zanzibar. This island conjures up images of white sandy beaches, lined with palm trees, and colourful boats rocking in the water. It’s a brilliant place for snorkelling, scuba diving, or exploring the blue-green waters on boat trips around the island – and don’t be surprised if dolphins will accompany you alongside your boat. Besides being a tropical paradise, Zanzibar also offers a colourful blend of colours and spices, as it’s had a fascinating mix of cultural influences in its rich history. Stone Town, the island’s largest city, offers wondrous walks through its narrow alleyways, colourful markets, and restaurants with unique local cuisines.

Did you know that kitesurfing is popular in Zanzibar? The warm waters of the Indian Ocean combined with winds that both beginners and advanced kitesurfers can enjoy make it the perfect place to try it out!

Doing an internship in Zanzibar is a true adventure. We are excited to offer internships with a grassroots nonprofit, so that you can gain hands on experience in NGO management. Our partner is located in one of the small beach towns on the East coast of the island, so there will be plenty of time to spend at the beach and ocean during your charity internship in Zanzibar.

internships in Moshi

Internships in Moshi, Kilimanjaro

You can join us for an internship in Moshi, Tanzania. Situated in the north of the country, near the Kenyan border, Moshi is a welcoming town in the midst of a major coffee-growing region. But it’s mostly known for its spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, as it sits at the foot of this famous giant. From Moshi, many travellers venture into Kilimanjaro National Park, on trails that run through stunning natural areas.
In this phenomenal setting, you can join us for a nonprofit internship. As part of a social development charity, you can either focus on nonprofit management or on gender equality programs. Either way, these internships in Tanzania offer a unique and rewarding learning experience, as well as an exciting adventure.

Nonprofit management internship

Information on the types of NGO internships we offer in Kenya

Female Empowerment Internship – in a gender equality internship you will be supporting teenage girls and working to close prevailing gender gaps. A female empowerment internship is an opportunity to learn about gender equality issues in an African context, to get an in-depth understanding of the nonprofit sector, and to contribute to a worthwhile cause. You’ll be able to help facilitate projects on the ground, and work behind the scenes on fundraising, reporting, communications, and related areas.

Nonprofit Management Internship – an internship in NGO Management offers a unique chance to get a well-rounded knowledge base of what it’s like to manage a nonprofit organization. You will get a chance to be involved in most aspects of the organization, from fundraising to project management to marketing and communications. There is no better way to get work experience in the nonprofit industry than by doing an internship with a small, grassroots NGO in Africa.


Is it safe to do an internship in Tanzania?

Yes! As long as you’re aware of your surroundings, educate yourself on recommended precautions, and use good common sense. Don’t forget, you’ll be living with and working for a caring organization, and they are there to help you along the way, give you advice and make you feel comfortable and at home! You’ll also be provided with enough information in advance from both Roots Interns and the host organization so that you can feel well-prepared for living abroad.

What are the living costs in Tanzania?

It depends, of course, on how many extra activities you do and souvenirs you buy, but you can get a good estimate of the total cost of the internship based on the “fees” that are noted in the listing. Keep in mind, accommodations costs and some meals are included in the fees, so you don’t have to budget for that!

When should I start planning my internship in Tanzania?

The sooner the better! It’s good to give yourself enough time to plan your travels, apply for your visa if you need one, and get fully organised. We recommend starting the process at least 6 months ahead of time, however, we’re always happy to find you something last minute, if needed!

How do I apply for a nonprofit internship in Tanzania?

First, take a look at our above list of internship opportunities in Tanzania. Once you pick one that suits your interests and needs, you can apply by filling out the application form online. We’ll then get back to you within a couple of days and we’ll schedule an online interview. This will give us a chance to find out more about your goals, and it will allow you to ask any questions you may have. If it’s a good match, we’ll put your application forward to your host organisation. If you aren’t sure which internship opportunity you like best, send us a message and we’ll be happy to talk through the options with you! We want you to be placed in an internship that will give you the most beneficial work experience possible.