Behavioural Science & Human Development Internships
If you are studying Social work, Sociology, Psychology, Human Services or any of the behavioral sciences, then you can intern alongside professionals in the field, on initiatives caring for the most vulnerable members of our communities.
We have social work and human services placements serving people within a wide range of programs. These include women’s shelters, young mothers’ programs, initiatives working to combat human trafficking, young offenders institutes, youth counseling services, government foster care services, children’s homes, clinical placements, support services for individuals living with HIV and other diseases, migrants, recovering addicts and more.
Working abroad can give you great insight into how social issues are dealt with in other countries and the different approaches taken to support those experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Work with a Kaya advisor to find the perfect placement to match your skills and interests.
Combine study abroad and service-learning in fall or spring in Ecuador
Take part in a Psychology and Social Work Internship in Ecuador and develop your skills and gain experience abroad
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.
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.