Intern Abroad for College Credit!
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Intern Abroad for College Credit!

Intern with an Omprakash Partner and get college credit!

Omprakash EdGE couples a dynamic online pre-departure and re-entry training program with immersive internships offered by our 160 international Partner organizations.

Omprakash Partners are vetted, autonomous, grassroots social impact projects operating in over 40 countries. They work in a variety of fields including health, environment, education and business development.

Sample positions from our network:

Country: Nepal; Position: Computer Teacher

Country: Guatemala; Position: Trekking Guide

Country: Ghana; Position: Sign Language Teacher

Country: India; Position: Librarian

Country: China; Position: Environmental Educator

Country: Sri Lanka; Position: Web Marketing

Locations
Africa » Uganda » Iganga Town
Africa » Uganda
Asia » Thailand » Bangkok
Asia » Thailand
Asia » Sri Lanka
Africa » Senegal » Dakar
Africa » Senegal
South America » Peru » Urubamba
South America » Peru » Cusco
Europe » Portugal » Porto
South America » Peru
Asia » India » Hyderabad
Asia » India » Chennai
Asia » India
North America » Haiti
North America » Guatemala
Africa » Ghana
South America » Ecuador
South America » Colombia
Asia » China
Africa » Cameroon
Asia » Cambodia
South America » Argentina
Compensation
N/A
Length
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
Weekly Hours
0
Starting Price
$500.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Interns are responsible for their own airfare, food and accommodations. Daily costs can range from $0/day to $60/day.
EdGE Tuition: $750 (this includes the 12 week online training program and individual mentorship)
Additional fees apply for those interested in college credit

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Program Reviews (2)

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Lindsey
Female
21 years old
Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State University

Really Amazing Organization

10/10

Omprakash employs some of the most amazing people. Throughout my entire experience in the EDgE program, I always had someone supporting me, guiding me, and encouraging me to look at the world in new ways. The online course content provided a range of topics from good intentions vs. unintended consequences, inequality vs. globalization, environmental justice, confronting our context, and praxis: reflection, dialogue, and action. Each week I was challenged to think deeply on each subject, and I finished the course feeling very knowledgeable about the world of international volunteerism. Through the Omprakash network of international partners, I decided to focus on education and social change and coordinated an internship in Uganda as an English teacher and outreach volunteer at an organization serving local street youth. While I was there, I truly felt immersed in a completely different world. Everyday I was learning new things about local tribes, cultural practices, the history of poverty in the area, and so much more. Even better, I could see how topics in the EDgE course related to inequality and education in the area. I ran into some very difficult, unpredictable situations while there. However, despite being on a completely different continent with an 8 hour time difference, the Omprakash team helped me every bit of the way. I felt like I always had someone to rely on who was knowledgeable and willing to go to any length to make sure that I was comfortable. Throughout my experience abroad, I was studying the perception of street youth in the area to write a paper on the topic for my EDgE capstone. Had I not done EDgE or volunteered through Omprakash, I don't think I would have had the knowledge or skills to create a thoughtful research paper like I did. My experience was been a wonderful opportunity for learning valuable skills and personal growth (and I know that I am not unique in that! EdGE rocks and my friends that went through the program with me have equally positive stories). I am very excited to volunteer abroad next summer and to see how my perspective of social change grows and shifts.

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Antonia
Female
28 years old
Dakar, Senegal

Supportive, Informed, Flexable, Diverse - Well Rounded Educational and Professional Experience

10/10

I first came across Omprakash in 2012 while preparing for what in hindsight, became my "gap year" between my bachelors and my masters. I was immediately impressed with Omprakash's plethora of organizations to work with around the world. I knew I wanted to go to Cameroon and work with youth and/or community development - the website was easy to navigate and I was able to find many options that fit my needs. I was awarded a travel grant and became part of the pilot-EdGE program.

For 6 months I worked for two different NGOs in Buea, Cameroon and ended up doing my EdGE capstone comparing the two grassroots organizations. This opportunity not only built my resume, gave my priceless experience on the ground but it also allowed me to make connections and find a paid job to continue my stay in Cameroon. While abroad, I felt immense support from all Omprakash members and both of my mentors. When I had problems or questions - they were right by my side.

Additionally, I visited other Omprakash affiliated organizations during my time in Cameroon which was really exciting to learn about other projects in the country. I highly recommend seeking and internship or study abroad opportunity with them. Their staff is knowledgeable, compassionate and reliable - they have a wide variety of partners around the world so you are bound to find a good match!

How can this program be improved?

More training and now just for EdGE participants.

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Omprakash EdGE (Education through Global Engagement) is about making global engagement ethical, educational, & affordable.

Omprakash EdGE is a fully accredited comprehensive volunteer pre-departure and re-entry training program. The program includes extensive online training and personalized mentorship to individuals who are volunteering within the Omprakash

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