Education is key to achieving several development goals. Get a headstart in this diverse and complex field by completing the GVI Education for Development Virtual Internship. Attend expert-led lectures to learn about current and important topics in the field such as the difference in access to quality education between urban and rural communities and between genders. Gain practical experience by completing real work for real organisations that focus on education as a development goal. Gain first-hand insight into initiatives such as improving Early Childhood Development opportunities in underserved communities or increasing educational opportunities for adults.
Throughout your internship you’ll be completing one project each week that helps a local organisation solve an actual problem. Since we work with real partners, real, valuable projects will be assigned to you. This means that the types of projects you could work on will vary. We aim to match you as closely as possible with an organisation and a task that aligns with your personal career goals. See below for some of the projects you could work on during your internship.
Create blog posts emphasising the importance of education for development and social mobility in Cambodia. This content will highlight how education empowers individuals and drives positive change in communities.
Design a comprehensive health curriculum for Burmese migrants in grades 9–12. Define clear learning goals, identify key concepts, and incorporate interactive activities to boost engagement and maximise learning outcomes.
Complete two online courses and earn a certificate from the University of Richmond.
Get a professional recommendation from your personal mentor that details your skills and accomplishments.
Attend an immersive masterclass lecture for each internship project, delivered by leading academics and local experts.
Complete a project that solves a problem for a real organisation and add it to your resume.
Receive support from your dedicated internship supervisor during weekly one-on-ones, and career coaching sessions from an external expert.
Learn new skills, relevant to an impact-focused profession, and apply them to real scenarios.
Book and pay for your virtual internship program, and receive a GBP 200 grant towards an internship in any of our locations around the world.
Engage with academics, professionals and other interns by attending lectures and live chats where key topics and trends in your field of interest will be discussed.
Gain insight into culture through a range of interactions with community members. Learn about cultural or environmental topics by attending sessions led by local experts.
Solve a problem or challenge for a real organisation by learning about their challenges, carrying out research, finding a solution and proposing an implementation plan.
Speak to someone with your dream job and find out how they got there. Attend career development workshops. Receive career coaching and ongoing support from your mentor.
2 weeks before starting your virtual internship, you’ll work on our Foundations in Sustainable Development program. This includes two online courses offered in partnership with the University of Richmond.
Careers In Sustainable Development
Specialisation course relevant to your VI subject area. Either Community Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing, Human Rights and Advocacy or Global Public Health
Attend an immersive series of lectures delivered by leading academics, professionals and local experts.
Managing Director, True North
CEO, The Message Trust South Africa
Founder, Breathe Conservation | World Record Holder
Tour and Trekking Coordinator
|Study pace: 5 hours / week
|Study pace: 10 hours / week