Internships Abroad

GVI offer outstanding international internships in Africa, Europe, Asia, and Central and Latin America. Many of our longer term internships include 12 weeks training on a GVI volunteer program followed by a 12-week work placement with GVI or one of our partners. Our shorter internships include just the placements with amazing organisations.

 

Experience what it’s like to live and intern abroad in amazing locations around the world. Work in conservation, social enterprise, community development or tourism and build a lifetime of experience and contacts.

After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations.

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Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in Mexico’s picturesque Yucatan peninsula

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,095.00

"In one day I was lucky enough to see two nurse sharks, two porcupine fish, moray eels, four rays including eagle rays, turtles, manatees and an abundance of other fish species and healthy corals, not at all unusual for a day’s diving in Xcalac!" - Clare James (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo and KZN
Gain invaluable experience and kick-start your conservation career on a wildlife conservation internship in South Africa’s iconic bushveld

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,280.00

"The game drives are the primary focus of each day, some days are more fruitful than others but in time the rewards are huge with animal sightings." - Tess Hill (USA)
Wildlife Conservation

Safari Field Guide Course in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Bushwise Limpopo
Become an accredited Field Guide when you spend 23 weeks training in the iconic South African lowveld. An optional additional 6 months’ work placement to give you the best possible start to your career

Program Type

Internship

Duration

23 - 50 weeks

Price from

£8,950.00

"I would recommend this course for anyone interested in wanting to know more about the natural world " - Diana Farina (USA)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Indian Ocean

Africa - Asia - Thailand - Mahe and Curieuse - Phang Nga - Seychelles
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and boost your scuba or marine conservation career when you join a scuba diving and marine conservation internship in the endless turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,750.00

"Training was good and I was confident in what I was doing when I started monitoring" - Tate Reid (United Kingdom)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in the Seychelles

Africa - Seychelles - Mahe and Curieuse
Boost your professional diving or marine conservation career when you join an internship in the stunning Seychelles and get your PADI Divemaster qualification

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£6,000.00

"Would I recommend it? I most certainly would, even if all you are after is a break from the monotonous 9-5 office job." - Philip Summerton (United Kingdom)
Wildlife Conservation

Hospitality Internship in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Bushwise Limpopo
Gain international culinary experience and live alongside Africa’s iconic wildlife when you join a hospitality internship in one of South Africa’s luxury game lodges

Program Type

Internship

Duration

10 - 20 weeks

Price from

£1,995.00

"Completing Bushwise definitely gave me the "edge" over other applicants for my dream job." - Viv Eckersley (Australia)
Wildlife Conservation

Conservation Internship in Costa Rica

Latin America - Costa Rica - Jalova
Gain valuable field-based experience and boost your career on a conservation internship in the coastal rainforests of Costa Rica

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£4,910.00

"The wealth of biodiversity I wanted to experience has exceeded all my expectations. I have met wonderful people here who have further enriched my experience." - Rachel Aronson (USA)
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Teaching

Community Development Internship in Mexico

Latin America - Mexico - Yucatan
Help vulnerable children learn and develop when you intern at a Save the Children center and further your career ambitions in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£4,295.00

"One rule of the Ludoteca is to leave all your problems and ailments outside the gates; I feel that this is true not just for the kids, but for every volunteer too. It’s impossible to feel miserable here." - Christie Chandra (Australia)
Teaching

Teaching Internship in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Kick-start your career on a teaching internship and work placement in Fiji’s magical Yasawa Island chain while you make a real difference to local communities

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£3,995.00

"Through direct involvement in village life and a hands-on approach to problem solving, we can have significant positive impact on village life in the Yasawa Islands." - Josefa Naivalurua (Local resident, Nadi)
Teaching
Volunteer with Children

Teaching English and TEFL Internship in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Phang Nga
Give your teaching career a head start with a teaching internship in Thailand. Become a qualified TEFL teacher and put your skills to good use in a local community

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£3,645.00

"It’s been challenging and I’ve definitely been taken out of my comfort zone but I feel like I’ve learnt a lot about myself." - Morag Burnie (Australia)
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