Internships Abroad

GVI offer outstanding international internships in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America!

 

An international internship is a great way to gain that much needed work experience, boost your resume, explore a new culture and way of life, while contributing to key global issues across a variety of fields.

 

Specifically geared towards developing your teamwork and leadership skills, our internships will not only give you real world experience in a variety of developing countries, but also equip you with key soft and hard skills to give your career a boost in the right direction.

 

Internships Abroad

All our internships include:

 

  • An exclusive GVI Leadership Training Course,
  • All necessary field training and equipment
  • Weekly one-on-one staff mentorship sessions
  • A confidential professional recommendation on completion of your course, and
  • After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations.

Please note that internships without placements are also available as upgrades to your chosen GVI programme. Please ask your Country Expert for more information on this option.

 

If you are still studying or in school, speak to our Country Experts about receiving academic credit.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in Mexico’s picturesque Yucatan peninsula

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$10,190.00

"In one day I was lucky enough to see two nurse sharks, two porcupine fish, moray eels, four rays including eagle rays, turtles, manatees and an abundance of other fish species and healthy corals, not at all unusual for a day’s diving in Xcalac!" - Clare James (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
Gain invaluable experience and kick-start your conservation career on a wildlife conservation internship in South Africa’s iconic bushveld

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$10,560.00

"The game drives are the primary focus of each day, some days are more fruitful than others but in time the rewards are huge with animal sightings." - Tess Hill (USA)
Wildlife Conservation
Animal Care

Conservation Internship with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Kick start your career on an internship in Thailand's Chiang Mai region. Teach English, assist with biodiversity studies and contribute to the rehabilitation of rescued elephants

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$7,090.00

"I've had what I can genuinely say to be some of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life." - Murray Robertson (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Thailand Wildlife Conservation Short-Term Internship

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Situated in Thailand’s breath-taking Chiang Mai region, combine your interests of teaching and animal care while gaining valuable work experience with our multi-faceted conservation internship.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$3,090.00

"My internship has undoubtedly made me more employable as it has provided me with many essential skills for whatever future career I may pursue." - Pheebe Martin (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Mexico Marine Conservation Short-Term Internship

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Start your career the right way: with an adventure! Located in the stunning Yucatan Peninsula, enter the marine conservation industry by gaining valuable first-hand experience and contributing to the largest

Program Type

Internship

Duration

4 - 24 weeks

Price from

$4,090.00

"This has been a stepping stone into a career in conservation that I would not have had access to without the GVI Internship program." - Heather Gilbert (Canada)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and gain in-depth knowledge into the marine ecosystem, working on crucial tropical coral reefs and fish species research

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$11,500.00

"It has been refreshing to see a volunteer organization that prioritises the needs of the community and the targeted nature of the volunteer contribution." - Howard Foster (GVI Fiji Project Partner)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Gain valuable field-based experience and boost your career on a conservation internship in the coastal rainforests of Costa Rica

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$9,820.00

"The wealth of biodiversity I wanted to experience has exceeded all my expectations. I have met wonderful people here who have further enriched my experience." - Rachel Aronson (USA)
Teaching

Teaching Internship in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Kick-start your career on a teaching internship and work placement in Fiji’s magical Yasawa Island chain while you make a real difference to local communities

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$7,990.00

"Through direct involvement in village life and a hands-on approach to problem solving, we can have significant positive impact on village life in the Yasawa Islands." - Josefa Naivalurua (Local resident, Nadi)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Boost your professional diving or marine conservation career when you join an internship in the stunning Seychelles and get your PADI Divemaster qualification

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

$12,000.00

"Would I recommend it? I most certainly would, even if all you are after is a break from the monotonous 9-5 office job." - Philip Summerton (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

South Africa Wildlife Conservation Short-Term Internship

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo - Limpopo - Limpopo
Travel to the iconic bushveld of South Africa and gain invaluable wildlife conservation experience when you intern on a private Big Five game reserve. Learn about habitat restoration, contribute on

Program Type

Internship

Duration

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

$3,910.00

"The game drives are the primary focus of each day, some days are more fruitful than others but in time the rewards are huge with animal sightings." - Tess Hill (USA)
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