Education, Social Work & Psychology Internships
This field covers a wide area of placements that work alongside community members – old and young – to provide support, education, guidance, mentoring and access to services. For students interested in human behaviour and development, social systems, family and care for those in need, we have a wide range of organizations within which you can intern.
Whether you are training to become a teacher, a social worker, a counselor or work within the social support system, you can learn a lot about different approaches and systems adopted abroad and gain new perspectives on complex social issues.
- We have Kaya internships for those studying in fields including:
- Social Work
- Human Services
- Behavioural Science
If you are studying in the field of education, there are internship opportunities in a broad range of areas; child education for pre-school, primary, elementary, and secondary education. Youth education, both within the classroom and within other social initiatives. Adult education, including literacy, language development, and skills learning. We also have special needs education placements and more.
For those interested in working in social services, we have internships within a range of social projects – both within government systems and as part of charities and NGOs focussed on specific groups.
We have placements working alongside Social Work professionals, counselors, staff, management, and administrators. There are placements within hospitals and health clinics, within social support initiatives such as young mothers’ homes, women’s shelters, and youth support groups, and even placement working alongside police and government workers as part of social support systems.
Other types of Education, Social Work & Psychology Internships
Our Education, Social Work and Psychology Internships
Combine study abroad and service-learning in fall or spring in Ecuador
Combine study abroad and service-learning this fall or spring in Ecuador
Take part in a Psychology and Social Work Internship in Ecuador and develop your skills and gain experience abroad
Intern on this Community Health and Hygiene Education placement in Uganda and contribute to local public health challenges affecting school-aged children.
Join our social work internship in South Africa and get involved in a local community while developing your professional skills in a different environment.
Intern in a special education centre in Peru that supports children age 3 to 20 by providing them special education geared to their specific needs
Intern in a social centre that supports children and adolescents considered at-risk and help the NGO provide a safe and comfortable environment.
If you are studying early years education or development intern with us in South Africa or Swaziland and earn from and compare your experiences with local teachers and students.
Volunteer in Zambia on teaching and community work and support local schools with large class numbers and a small number of teachers.
Easy 4-step application process
Apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.