What is the Entrepreneurship for International Development Internship in Tanzania all about?
Entrepreneurship for International Development Internship in Tanzania is the perfect placement for anyone interested in inspiring grassroot level organizations in responsible practices.
Moshi in Tanzania is well known for being a tourism hub as it sits at the feet of the famous dormant volcano, Mount Kilimanjaro. Yet, the region suffers from a high unemployment rate. That’s why, the project works with the local community to create entrepreneurial opportunities and tackle related issues to unemployment including education, gender gap and language barriers. The objective is to create long-lasting sustainable business models that can grow into successful international business enterprises while taking into consideration the African business landscape.
Leading the community to economic change is driven by teaching local individuals all aspects of entrepreneurial development. Business concept development sessions are hosted to identify existing community assets, helping them create sustainable solutions, expanding on existing entrepreneurial groups and business models, and working with aspiring entrepreneurs to help them develop their ideas and the skills they need to succeed.
All of the project’s initiatives are centered around emphasis on language and education, the gender income gap, and enhancing cultural contributions to businesses. During the Entrepreneurship for International Development Internship in Tanzania, positive cultural exchanges, acquisition of skills skills and growth in personal development are at the core of the success of both the community and the intern.
Why choose this Tourism and Enterprise Development Internship programme in Tanzania?
- Make a lasting impact while learning about a new culture in an African context.
- Get first-hand experience in international development and add a unique experience to your CV / Resume.
- Learn about the local community assets and assist them by sharing your ideas on how they can experiencer growth.
Role of the Business Volunteer
During your internship, you will be exposed to different business concept and development and participate in a variety of activities with the local community. Indeed, you will assist the community in identifying their current assets, expanding existing business ideas, empower existing entrepreneurs and even assist with skills sharing. You will also get the opportunity to develop your project management and business analysis skills as you take on a leadership role in developing some of the business concepts. Your role will be very hands on including creating new targets and goals, developing curriculums and strategic plans, and creating awareness around the project through PR and the media.
What skills do I need to be a Tourism and Enterprise Development Intern?
As an intern, you will need to have a passion for innovation, a positive attitude and be willing to learn and adapt to the local culture. Also, being a natural team player will help you grow your leadership skills while on the placement. Obviously, some business knowledge will be helpful whether you have studied a related field of business or entrepreneurship or worked in a field-related area. Also, being flexible and adaptable will be essential for your success as you will be living in a rural Tanzanian setting.
All Interns are asked to bring a laptop with them, if this is possible, as the local opportunities cannot source this. A full CV/resume will be requested upon application to assess your suitability for the programme. Documentation will be required to support your application including a letter of motivation. You will be also asked of a telephone interview as there is a selection process for this exciting placement.
WHY JOIN THE PROJECT
To gain hands-on experience of strategies to tackle the challenges of unemployment in Tanzania
To develop career skills as an international development intern
To understand the impact of sustainable entrepreneurship projects on local communities
Where will I work in Tanzania?
About the Location
Moshi is not only the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro but also to the legendary national parks including Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. During your internship, you will have the chance to experience unique tribes of Tanzania and their culture.
All interns stay in a volunteer house a few kilometers away from the town of Moshi. The house is safe and comfortable with westernized facilities. You will be sharing your bedroom with 1 to 3 other interns depending on the time of your placement.
What to do in your spare time
During your free time, you will have the option to explore coffee and banana plantations in the area, taste the many restaurants in Moshi, or explore waterfalls nearby. For those who wants to extend your stay and are fit, add an extra week to your trip to climb the dormant volcano of Kilimanjaro or take a boat to the famous Zanzibar!
Details & Costs
- Duration: 8 weeks +
- Cost: Cost: £2882 / $4611 for 8 weeks
Additional weeks’ costs can be found in the drop-down menu
- Requirements: age 18+
- Location: Moshi, Tanzania
- Working hours: Monday to Friday – 6 hours per day
- Project availability: All year round
- Arrival day: Monday
What is included
- Accommodation: shared en-suite bedroom in a volunteer house
- Meals: 3 meals per day (weekdays only)
- Airport: pick-up and drop-off from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport
- Training: Pre-departure manual, learning reflection manual, orientation and project induction provided
- Support: 24-hour support from local team
- Excursion Planning: assistance with planning your weekend excursions from local staff (activity prices may be extra).
- Certificate on completion of your internship placement diary and presentation to the local team
- Supervision from qualified professional
What is not included
- Food: weekend meals
- Police/Government Background Check; US and UK citizens will be processed through Kaya (admin fee applies) all other nationalities must provide local police check.
Easy 3-step application process
APPLY ONLINE Click here to apply online and pay your deposit to secure your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
TELEPHONE INTERVIEW Once we’ve received your application, we’ll be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
GET PREPARED When you’ve been accepted onto your project we’ll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.
HAVE A QUESTION?
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