GVI’s short term community development internships are perfect for gender studies majors, budding lawyers, social workers, psychologists, educators, career breakers or anyone wanting to make a sustainable difference abroad. Expect to be pushed outside your comfort zones, to learn new skills, and make use of your theoretical, classroom based training in a new way.
A typical day on this internship will include working with local community schools with early years students, supporting in the class room, designing extra-curricular activities, or conducting vocational training workshops covering topics like healthcare, gender equality, or professional skills development. From Monday to Friday you will work on the internship projects and weekends are yours to explore the surrounding area or simply relax at base with your fellow interns.
Projects are varied and will be decided by assessing the needs on the ground at the time. Typical project activities might include designing and delivering arts and crafts sessions with kindergarten and junior school students, coordinating computing skills workshops with women from the local community, and delivering presentations on professional skills, healthcare, gender equality or international development to community members and GVI partners. All GVI internships are geared at developing your leadership skills and allowing you to develop a variety of key soft and hard skills that will put you a step ahead of the pack.