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- Must be pursuing a degree or have completed a degree within the last two years in social work, psychology, community development, early childhood education or related field
- Flexible personality that is able to handle cultural differences and changes in schedule
- Willing to learn Swahili, as it is essential for social work practice within Tanzania
- Self-starter that is capable of working independently
For example, if you plan to stay for 8 weeks, which we suggest for a minimum: your overall cost to TST would be $700 for accommodation, $250 for your volunteer visa, and a fundraising goal of $600. For a semester (16 weeks): your cost to TST would be $1,400 for accommodation, $400 for your volunteer visa and a fundraising goal of $900.
Breakfast, lunch, some dinners with children; transportation to and from airport; modest internet stipend; some cultural activities; Swahili lessons; support for acquiring visas; some transport on site.
The Small Things (TST) is a grassroots non-profit organization based in Arusha, Tanzania that integrates high-quality, loving, community-based residential care with a comprehensive family preservation program. Social work interns will be responsible for performing child development assessments; have the opportunity to create and revise child care plans; learn from our experienced outreach team by observing and participating in outreach and child reunification visits; learn about micro finance and business programs; create meaningful relationship with children by learning counseling techniques under the guidance of a licensed mental health counselor and Child Welfare Manager. The intern will also have the opportunity to engage in a variety of our community outreach programs including our outreach education program, social enterprise studio, sustainability projects, and community workshops. Throughout the internship, interns will get the chance to work with children ages 3 to 18.
- Ongoing 1:1 support, guidance and mentorship from licensed social workers, mental health counsellor, and community development workers, with a recommendation letter upon completion.
- Exposure to a grass-roots focused, international NGO and a gain holistic understanding of how the organization functions within the surrounding communities and beyond.
- Full time staff support, cultural activities, Swahili lessons, and the opportunity to experience Tanzanian culture in a respectful and engaging manner.
- Build relationships with amazing children and provide intangible vale to the Nkoaranga community at large.
- Highly affordable accommodation fees at only $350 per month and small, flexible fundraising goals with 100% guarantee that all money raised goes directly to our programs and kids.