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- Prior Experience: Previous experience working, volunteering or traveling abroad a plus.
- Language: Proficiency Spoken and written fluency in English.
- Knowledge: Solid working knowledge of community development and the host country's culture, history, and current events; demonstrated ability to maintain working-level contacts with NGO officials and host families.
- Skills and Abilities: Ability to take initiative, work under minimal guidance, and in both office and field settings. Organizational and administrative skills. Excellent computer skills in word-processing and database management.
- Motivation and commitment to work effectively as part of an inter-cultural team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment under normal as well as complex and often stressful conditions.
Ista Internships Abroad places intrepid change makers into international internships alongside global development professionals.
Motivated humanitarians, environmentalists, health specialists, educators, and social entrepreneurs will work with Isla's local and international partner organizations, social enterprises, and other institutions around the world.
Boost your skills and confidence to help you develop personally and professionally by immersing yourself in a diverse, cross-cultural setting and obtaining knowledge of a different part of the world by exploring Europe's and the Balkans' history and life.
If you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or a young, mid-life, or retired professional seeking international work experience in a global development context, Isla is for you!
- Become a change-maker through an Isla global development internship in your chosen sector - public health, environmental & wildlife conservation, entrepreneurship & social enterprise, and more!
- Make a lasting, positive impact by working with a grassroots local organization creating sustainable solutions for their communities.
- Gain on-the-job training, improve skills and experience global development while helping your host organization improve operations and outcomes.
- Join Isla in creating opportunities for greater global understanding, cooperation, and community service. Give a little. Gain a lot!