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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Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Internship in South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Limpopo
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)
Marine Conservation

Marine Conservation and PADI Divemaster Internship in Fiji

Australasia - Fiji - Fiji Islands
Get your PADI Divemaster qualification and gain in-depth knowledge into the marine ecosystem, working on crucial tropical coral reefs and fish species research

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£5,750.00

"It has been refreshing to see a volunteer organisation that prioritises the needs of the community and the targeted nature of the volunteer contribution." - Howard Foster (GVI Fiji Project Partner)
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)
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

Conservation Internship with Elephants in Thailand

Asia - Thailand - Chiang Mai
Kick start your career on an internship in Thailand's Chiang Mai region. Teach English, assist with biodiversity studies and contribute to the rehabilitation of rescued elephants

Program Type

Internship

Duration

24 weeks

Price from

£3,545.00

"I've had what I can genuinely say to be some of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life." - Murray Robertson (United Kingdom)
Teaching
Volunteer with Children

Social Science Internship in Cape Town, South Africa

Africa - South Africa - Cape Town
Assist with education projects in Cape Town’s townships and gain additional experience on this short term internship

Program Type

Internship

Duration

4 - 12 Weeks

Price from

£1,545.00

"It feels great talking and spreading the word about such a reliable organisation and, above all, the great experience I had!!" - Federica Brusca (Italy)
Teaching
Volunteer with Children

Social Science 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

4 - 12 weeks

Price from

£1,545.00

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)
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)
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)
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