Location
Multiple Locations +4
  • South Africa
    • Cape Town
  • Zimbabwe
    • Harare
  • Ghana
    • Accra
  • Zambia
    • Livingstone
Length
8 to 26 weeks
General grants/scholarships
Health & Safety

Program Details

Timeframe
Year Round
Age Min.
18
Age Max
35

Pricing

Starting Price
1504
Price Details
Cape Town, South Africa
* 2 months USD 2,055

Cape Town, South Africa
* 8 weeks USD 2,832

Zimbabwe
* 8 weeks USD 1,504

Ghana
* 8 weeks USD 2,453

Zambia
* 8 weeks USD 1,630

Malawi
* 3 months USD 2,099
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers Meals Transportation
What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Some Meals Travel Insurance Visa
Aug 08, 2023
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About Program

Are you passionate about making a meaningful impact in healthcare while gaining resume-boosting work experience?

With the shortage of medical facilities and health education in Africa, many communities have limited access to quality healthcare. Intern in Africa and be part of our extensive public health internships. Internships are tailored to fit your preferences, passions, and academic background - allowing you to be part of impactful initiatives to help under-served communities in Africa. With a wide range of opportunities available, you can choose from sports coaching, teaching physical fitness to kids, conducting health education workshop programs, teaching yoga lessons, and providing support to HIV-positive individuals.

Browse through our health and medical internships offered across West and Southern Africa. You also have options to set out into rural communities in Ghana or Malawi. You may choose to be based in Cape Town, South Africa, or join the remote internship.

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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

  • Increase your knowledge and skill set in Public Healthcare
  • Help positively impact the lives of underserved communities in Africa
  • Gain valuable learning experience working with grassroots organizations
  • Learn more about the African culture thru immersion and explore the beauty of Cape Town
  • Intensify value to your resume and employability by adding your international internship experience

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