Local Impact. Global Change.

Intern abroad

Are you looking for an on-the-ground internship opportunity that puts you at the heart of inclusive, actionable community engagement and development?

Do you want to do good only through meaningful, considered action that can make a proven difference in the world?

Turn your research into results and your passion into practice when you join one of our internship programs. Work on initiatives ranging from gender equality and public health to infrastructure development, teaching and early childhood development.

Community is at the heart of what we do – we are committed to project work that is locally-led, sustainable, and produces real-world positive impact.

Positive<br/>impact

Positive
impact

Build a better world by contributing to vital, locally-led project work that strives for a more just and equitable future.
Ethical<br/>work

Ethical
work

In line with the UN’s SDGs, we are committed to ethical and sustainable engagement with our local partners and communities.
Beautiful<br/>community

Beautiful
community

Learn from the world’s most unique and significant cultures, in breathtaking remote locations.

Included in your program

Local experiences exclusive to GVI in unique locations

Learn to cook Malagasy cuisine

Handcraft your own canoes

Forage for local medicinal plants

Visit the island of the lemurs

Snorkel in a marine wonderland

Gaze and wonder at the southern constellations

Watch the sunset at Banyan tree

Sleepover on a remote volcanic archipelago

Join a community internship & receive our exclusive offer.

Book by 31 May 2022
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Research internship

Enhance your internship with additional opportunities for data collection, research and analysis. Collaborate with other research interns and work towards writing up your research paper, thesis or dissertation.

Career internship

Collaborate with sustainable development organisations across the globe as a career intern. Complete project work for multiple organisations and build your global network.

Core internship

Gain experience and develop your skills as a core intern. On these internships, you might lead surveys, demonstrative workshops and fundraising, and take on other leadership tasks at the GVI base.

Planet

Conservation

Marine conservation
Help restore damaged marine ecosystems, protect endangered marine species, and ultimately contribute to the overall health of both marine and terrestrial environments.
Wildlife conservation
Help with the preservation of endangered animal and plant species and educate local communities so they can implement long term, impactful approaches to conservation
Animal care
Work with animals such as elephants and turtles and make a direct impact on the conservation of these endangered species by providing options of alternative livelihoods to local communities.
People

Community development

Teaching
Teach English to help improve academic and employability opportun[...]
Volunteer with children
Help improve children’s education, health and well-being.
Public health
Educate communities on healthy eating, personal hygiene and disea[...]
Women's empowerment
Support women and girls with meaningful access to equal opportuni[...]
Business & micro-enterprise
Run hands-on, educational workshops on business skills and mentor[...]
Community development
Gain practical experiences in educational enrichment, public heal[...]
Construction
Help communities build essential and sustainable infrastructure.