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Intern with a prominent non-profit organization in Tanzania, Africa. The placement is looking for applicants with an interest in International relations, global education and computer technology. The internship is ideal for those of you who would like to help promote technology education to the youth of Tanzania. This critically important 6-7 week project will include all housing and meals and transportation (not airfare to Africa) within Tanzania including an authentic Bush Safari in a nearby game reserve.
You will join the Founder and President of GLOBAL OUTREACH (www.GlobalOutreachTanzania.org) in Tanzania. You will arrive on a flight from Washington DC to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania along with a few other interns on the trip of a lifetime. Arriving in Dar es Salaam, you will stay in a hotel before departing on a 9-10 hour car or bus ride through the African countryside to the rural Tanzanian town of Iringa where you will stay for the duration of your internship. You will reside at the Bishop’s home at the Catholic Diocese, share a room with fellow intern, where your meals will be provided each day.
Weekends are free to get to know Iringa, a thriving college town (five campuses) of about 100,000. There are restaurants (a top restaurant dinner= $8-10) to visit and local markets for beaded goods, bags, carvings and other souvenirs. Iringa is a safe town as is Tanzania, and ATM’s abound when you need some local currency.
This is an incredible chance to get to know the REAL Africa, its people, scenery, environment and culture! You’ll go home knowing that what you took for granted is a luxury in a rural African town and that you MADE A DIFFERENCE with the young people of Tanzania!
What Do I Do On This Program?
You will work under the guidance of the Director and Lead Intern as you prepare and assist in the educational efforts of the local population in learning technology, computers and the internet in their computer libraries. No prior specific knowledge is required and you will be trained on all procedures and methodology. You will teach some adults from the community but mostly you will work with youth aged 15-19 years old as they learn about computer technology that all of us take for granted. Students will possess a reasonable proficiency in English so you will not be expected to know the local Swahili dialect. Perhaps you will learn some!
June 1, 2014 - July 13, 2014
After training you will serve as classroom assistants for a practical Excel class for area Heads of School. (Requires basic computer literacy, as it will involve walking around room helping educators with keying and mouse actions – basic Excel knowledge is desirable.)
You will be act as Monitors in Keyboarding classes for students and school clerical staff. You will supervise classroom activities and work with a class leader to assist students in learning how computers, keyboards and mouse work together. You will also teach how to surf the internet.
You may also help with:
- Assistance in grant writing and other solicitation activities to generate funding for our programs.
Work with staff on upgrade of syllabus to add items consistent with newly approved national programs. English writing skills will be a key for this.
Assistance in many aspects of our programs based on skills available. We are a technical organization so have numerous projects in this area. Working with teachers on the use of technology in the classroom – PowerPoint, web-searching, etc. Business activities include accounting and statistics in determining the efficacy of our outreach efforts.
Is the placement paid?
No, this is an unpaid, volunteer, placement.
What hours will I be interning?
Interns will be working 7-8 hours each Monday-Friday in the computer "libraries".
Are any activities included?
The highlight of the trip will be the weekend SAFARI to a nearby game reserve where you will have a chance to witness the incredible wildlife you have only dreamed of or seen in a documentary. You will depart on a Friday for the reserve and stay the night at the Bush Camp. The next day will be a complete day full of game ‘drives’ in a car with a local bush guide. Relax back at camp in the evening with dinner included and then depart for home on Sunday after breakfast.
Tanzania Program Inclusions
- Internship Placement
- Hotel (shared room) on arrival in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Africa
- Transportation by car or bus to Iringa, Tanzania and return at the end of the program
- Shared accommodations at the Catholic Diocese in Iringa
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
- Two night trip to a local Game Reserve and full day Safari including accommodation and meals.
- Cell phone (you will need to buy a local SIM card, minutes not included)
Tanzania Program Additional Fees
- Airfare to/from Washington DC to Dar es Salaam (Approx. $1400)
- Visa: $100
- Academic Credit (optional): $750
• Computer Science
• International Relations
• Internet Technology
• Minimum of 1 year Undergraduate Study Completed
• Currently enrolled as a student or recent graduate
• Relevant academic background and/or work experience in desired field
**Any proficiency in computers, typing skills, Skype, Internet research and/or Excel will be helpful.
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