Location
  • Malawi
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Sep 29, 2023
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About Program

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Want to get international working experience in the nonprofit sector? At Roots Interns, we offer nonprofit and NGO internships in Malawi with the perfect balance between meaningful work and valuable learning. Whether you’re interested in digital marketing, permaculture, fundraising, education, communications, animal welfare, social entrepreneurship, health, finance, journalism, or NGO management & development, we have an internship program in Malawi for you! Malawi is one of the most impoverished countries in the world, yet one of the richest in culture and possibilities for progressive growth. By interning in Malawi, you will see first hand the impact of your work and the difference it will make in the lives of individuals and communities.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

Our mission is to place candidates from around the world, with organizations around the world. We welcome applicants from any background to apply for any of our internships. All placements are made based on skill qualifications and a passion for nonprofit work.

LGBTQIA+ Support

Our mission is to place candidates from around the world, with organizations around the world. We welcome applicants from any background to apply for any of our internships. All placements are made based on skill qualifications and a passion for nonprofit work. As many of our internship destinations are in developing countries, please be aware the LGBTQIA+ laws and cultural acceptance will vary based on each location.

Neurodivergent Support

Our mission is to place candidates from around the world, with organizations around the world. We welcome applicants from any background to apply for any of our internships. All placements are made based on skill qualifications and a passion for nonprofit work. If you need any additional support, contact us to discuss on an individual basis what internship options may be best suited for you.

Accessibility Support

Our mission is to place candidates from around the world, with organizations around the world. We welcome applicants from any background to apply for any of our internships. All placements are made based on skill qualifications and a passion for nonprofit work. If you need any additional support, contact us to discuss on an individual basis what internship options may be best suited for you. As many of our internship destinations are in developing countries, please be aware that the accessibility support available will vary based on location.

Impact

Sustainability

Having started off as the offshoot of an urban greening project, Roots Interns has always been aware of our environmental impact. That's why we work with projects and accommodations that are also actively aware of their impact and striving to make a positive difference. By consciously choosing partners that have sustainable practices in place, we can work towards balancing out any impacts on the environment with equally positive actions.

Ethical Impact

Roots Interns was built around a need for qualified interns in the sustainable development sector. Whether supporting environmental or wildlife conservation or social development, our internships leave a tangible positive footprint on people’s lives and their environment. Working at a grassroots level ensures that the needs of host communities are always at the forefront, no matter the specific cause. Many of our partners support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, further aligning our internships with creating sustainable change. We take great pride in the impact our interns create with the organization they work with and the connections they're able to make in new locations and cultures.

Program Highlights

  • Enjoy the crystal clear water of the fifth largest lake in the world while swimming alongside over 700 species of cichlid fish.
  • There is opportunity across all industries to make a tangible impact as Malawi develops its economy and global status.
  • The unique environment and vibrate culture of Malawi make it the perfect combo for learning and adventure.

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