GVI offers career internships across many different focus areas including marine conservation, wildlife conservation, community development, women’s empowerment, global public health and business and micro-enterprise development.
Are you the type of person who needs to know the name of every underwater species that you spotted while scuba diving during your last island vacation? Do you want to find out how to minimise the effects of global warming on marine life? Or maybe your dream is to become a top marine biologist?
Well, this type of GVI international internship program could be a perfect career move for you.
Join GVI’s marine conservation internships and contribute to protecting the most vulnerable marine species while you gain professional industry experience that’ll help you pursue a career in marine biology, oceanology or conservation.
You could work with partners to analyse data to determine whether changes in ocean temperatures could affect the behaviours of marine species. Or write a report on the threat that unsustainable fishing practices could pose to biodiversity.
In addition to your virtual partner project-work, you could take part in efforts to minimise marine plastic pollution or learn about the effects of climate change through data collection and surveys.
You could also be involved in spreading awareness to local people, tourists and tourism companies on the importance of responsible and ethical ocean tourism.
All GVI marine conservation career interns can be confident that they’ll be a part of programs that make a real impact. This is because all of our marine conservation internships are aligned to the objectives of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 14: Life Below Water, and related global goals.
Want to spend your days collecting data on endangered rhinos, spotting giraffes as they stroll across the sun-drenched South African savannah, or tracking jaguars in the lush rainforests of Jalova? Maybe you’re passionate about building up a bigger database of knowledge on the Asian elephant population in Chiang Mai?
Well, you’re in luck because GVI offers international wildlife conservation career internships that’ll provide you with once-in-a-lifetime experiences like these, all while equipping you with skills and experience to catapult your conservation career success.
So whether you’re after a long-term career in wildlife conservation, or just want an opportunity to make an impact in the wildlife industry right now – our career internships will provide you with practical experiences that’ll positively impact your future employability.
You can choose to become a wildlife conservation intern with GVI in:
In all of these locations you’ll also work on virtual projects with external partners. You might be responsible for collecting data and creating a report that looks at how climate change affects wildlife. Or, you could design a social media plan with the aim of generating funding for wildlife conservation organisations.
If you’re looking to have a more varied and holistic career internship experience, GVI has many opportunities in community development that you can choose from.
From teaching children and adults, to collaborating on empowerment initiatives with community members and career interns in other locations, you can choose to join a GVI community development internship in Costa Rica, Laos, Mexico, Nepal and Thailand.
We may have come a long way in advancing women’s rights across the globe, but even today, women and girls still face a massive uphill climb to access the same resources and opportunities as men.
When you decide to become an intern on one of GVI’s women empowerment projects, you’ll partner with local women to advance gender equality in all corners of the globe.
GVI programs are community-led, so we can learn directly from women in the communities we work with to find out what their empowerment needs are. As an intern, you could be involved in helping women empower themselves through:
- educational workshops
- health care education like first aid, women’s health and nutrition workshops
- social enterprise and income initiatives.
Not only will you help loosen the grip that gender inequality has on communities, but you’ll also gain hands-on experience and leadership skills, immerse yourself in local languages and cultures, and contribute towards your university qualification or future career.
GVI offers international women’s empowerment career internships in Laos and Nepal.
GVI offers global health internships to help communities empower themselves with the information and hygiene habits they need to avoid preventable illnesses.
Our career interns conduct water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) workshops with children to improve overall hygiene practices. We also offer workshops to teach adults on nutrition habits to prevent illnesses like malnutrition, obesity and diabetes.
You’ll also work on project work with a number of external partners, either locally or virtually. You might report on the effects of contaminated water using the data collected from a local organisation. Or, you might work with local organisations to identify training gaps for community health workers, and propose ways to upskill these professionals.
It’s important to note that GVI doesn’t offer any hands-on or diagnostic medical career internships in any of our locations. We abide by the principle of primum non nocere or “first do no harm”, and do not endorse untrained or unlicensed individuals carrying out medical work.
Whether most of your project work is in person, or virtual, you’ll receive real-world experience and gain a contextual understanding of the day-to-day responsibilities of development practitioners who are focused on public health. You’ll work with real organisations, both locally and globally, to analyse and promote sustainable approaches to health care, and work towards providing accessible healthcare services for all.
Calling all business students and graduates! Do you want to use your leadership skills to help local business owners empower themselves and their communities?
You can, with GVI’s business and micro-enterprise development internships – all while you travel to a new international location and gain important experience and skills that’ll help you enhance your own employability.
During this international internship program, you’ll work on educational workshops on micro-enterprise business skills, business training initiatives and mentoring small business owners.