Internships in Namibia with NamIntern

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See the world differently while on an internship in Namibia
See the world differently while on an internship in Namibia
Interns at a special needs school in Namibia.
Interns at a special needs school in Namibia.
Nursing Interns in Namibia.
Nursing Interns in Namibia.
Interns on a trip to Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa
Interns on a trip to Cape Town's Table Mountain in South Africa
Go on safari while interning in Namibia.
Go on safari while interning in Namibia.
A Social work internships in a Namibian orphanage.
A Social work internships in a Namibian orphanage.
Work in a Namibian business for your internship.
Work in a Namibian business for your internship.
Interns visiting a lion and cheetah conservation project in Namibia.
Interns visiting a lion and cheetah conservation project in Namibia.

About

NamIntern offers a wide variety of internship opportunities in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Build your resume working for local businesses during the week, then go on safari on weekends!

Our internships are carefully tailored to fit your needs, whether they are popular or niche.

We facilitate visas, organize safe accommodation, and help you plan exciting travel excursions around Namibia and Southern Africa! We even have a dedicated Program Advisor who is available to you 24/7, with weekly meetups scheduled.

NamIntern also offers internship pairing in which we match international interns with Namibian interns and send them out as a team to work in a local business. Learn more about Namibian culture by working side-by-side with a local!

We also offer customizable packages to accommodate a variety of dates, interests, and fields of study.

Join us in Namibia!

Highlights
  • Personalized Placements! NamIntern uses its extensive local network to ensure your internship is the perfect fit for your unique needs, interests, and objectives.
  • Exceptional Quality! NamIntern staff personally visit and assess every host organization to ensure they are capable of providing you relevant, real-world work experience. No coffee-runs for our interns!
  • Hassle-Free! We handle the visa process, arrange safe housing, and help you plan the ultimate Namibian experience from start to finish!
  • Safety! Namibia is one of the safest, most stable countries in Africa with few health risks. We offer a security briefing to all our interns & are available 24/7 to assist in case of emergency.
  • Adventure! We believe that travel is crucial for maximizing your time in Namibia. Let us plan exciting excursions for you with one of our exclusive partners!

Questions & Answers

Reviews

95%
based on 15 reviews
  • Growth 9
  • Support 9.7
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 8.2
  • Safety 9.2
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Malene
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

When I first came to Namibia, I was very sceptic. I was afraid I wouldn't like it here, and 3 months is a long time thinking about it, but after a week, I adapted and found my place here. Then I realised how grateful I was, and how I surprised myself by loving this place. It was a hard time for me going back to Norway.

The work was very challenging and sometimes I even wanted to give up, but looking back, I can see the kids development and how they growth which I can't even describe with words. Words are empty in a situation like this.

It was nice having a company as Namintern which greeted us at the airport, wishing us welcome. It's also nice having people that you can contact for everything and whenever you need. That gave me a feeling of security and being safe. It can be hard coming to a new country not knowing where to go or what to do in difficult times, but having people that you can contact is a big relief and is very helpful.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If you are thinking about going abroad for doing an internship, start saving money and put it aside, you will need it.

Just enjoy your time and take day by day. Life is different here, but it doesn't mean that it's a bad thing. Different can be a good thing too.
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Marie Tangen
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

You will learn so much, you have no idea. Not only regarding your profession, but also about yourself. You will grow as a person, experience and see things that forever will be a part of you. Which will impact the way you act, the way you do your work, the way you look at yourself. I've met so many amazing people, I have been on the most amazing trips as well as I been able to see poverty close up. It's been though and emosional, but I believe it's all been a part of shaping me into a better me.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Save up money so you can experience everything that is on offer.
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Synne
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

Before i went to Namibia, I knew little about the country. I didn't expect much from the country, but was prepared that things would be limited compared to Norway. But when I first arrived to this country, I realized that this was not true. Namintern har been good at giving us all the information on what to do and not to do. They have always been available for us in the whole internship. They have always helped us when we wondering about something, got sick or join us on various activities. Namintern made me feel so safe and a part of the namibian people. I feel it is a good vibe over the whole place, especially in Windhoek. People here are so welcoming and interested in you.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Get to know the local people! They have so much to offer and ask them for advice which place you should visit in Namibia.
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Kaja
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

My internship in Namibia have been fantastic in so many ways. You hear people talk about internships and how good they are, but you can't really imagine before you get to your new country. I met friends and people that I will remember for the rest of my life and I have had so much fun every single day. Ever since day one I have felt safe with the staff in Namintern and they are always there when we need it. They make us feel comfortable at work, at home and even on social events. Africa would never been the same without all the great people working with Namintern.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Come with an open mind and get to know everyone you meet during your stay. Enjoy every single moment you experience because you won't be able to enjoy them again, and specially the moments you have with your friends.
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Rebecca
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

One thing i really appreciated was that Namintern made me feel very safe, and was always there if i needed anything or had any questions. The trips we went on was a big part of the internship, and it was really nice that they organized it and went on the trips with us. It was also really nice having Namintern during the internship, so we could talk with them about challenges and things that was difficult for us. They also had a lot of good information about Namibia, that was good of us to know during the stay here.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I had a Zebra steak at Joe's Beerhouse in Windhoek, it was really good.
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Rebekka
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Volunteer Experiences in Namibia with NamIntern

My experience here in Namibia has been very unique and exciting. This has been an experience of a lifetime that I will never forget. We have been on so many different trips around Namibia and Africa. I love being down here and the beautiful scenery, last but not least the people here. The people here are so welcoming and warm and very lively. The locals have taken us on so many different events and experiences. The house we live at is so beautiful, we have a pool, palm trees, three kitchens, 5 bathrooms, two living rooms and much more. Our stay here in Namibia have been so comfortably, safe and super fun.

What was your funniest moment?
My funniest moment where for sure the time i rafted in the Zambezi river in Victoria falls, on the Wadadee trip. It was the most exciting and funny thing I have ever done. I thought I was going to die.
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Gerd Irene
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Namintern Internship

I had a wonderful internship in Namibia. I loved staying at the Kamatjona house, I felt really safe and the place was big with lots of space. The people who helped us was really nice and lovely. The tours we went on was so amazing. We got to see lots of wild cool animals, got to eat good and new food and got to know another culture. In total this experience was really a life-time experience I would never regret joining. I was a bit unsure if I should do it, but I really enjoyed my stay in Namibia, and I just have to go back again. After work we either lay by the swimming pool taning, went out for dinner or did some other cool stuffs like stand-up, karaoke or spa.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
The most unfamiliar thing I ate through this period was snails and tartar. It was amazingly good though.
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Siri Korsnes
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Internship with Namintern

Internship with NamIntern has been a unique experience. It is 3 months I never will forget. It has given me the opportunity to experience culture and cultural differences and travel to beautiful places like Victoria Falls, Etosha, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei and Cape Town. In addition, you get to know yourself better and become more independent. The staff at NamIntern are incredible and so talented. The staff always helps you to feel safe and contributes to a wonderful journey. They are always nice and want you to have the best experience ever.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Save money so you could join the adventures and the fantastic trips. Enjoy every single day. The time goes by to fast.