''GVI's research and conservation has been of great benefit in raising awareness''
An international GVI Internship provides students with practical work experience that enhances their personal and professional development. Interns are provided with hands-on experience that impacts their future career and contribute towards key global issues across a variety of fields, while living on a GVI base for 6 weeks or longer. It is a great way to gain that much needed work experience, boost your resume, explore a new culture and way of life, while contributing to key global issues across a variety of fields. Find out more about why interning abroad is the best option for your future career development!
DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS
Specifically geared towards developing teamwork and leadership skills, our internships will not only give students real-world field experience in a variety of developing countries, but they will also equip them with both soft and hard skills, including intercultural fluency and global citizenship. Many students complete a GVI internship before university or college, or while studying to compliment classroom-based, theoretical learning such as research for a thesis or dissertation project.
RECEIVE ACADEMIC CREDIT
Over the last 17 years, many students have also gained academic credit for their time on a GVI Internship. GVI has worked with several noteworthy educational institutes such as Stanford University, Duke University, University of Oxford, New York University, Northeastern University, University of Brighton, University of Bath, University of East Anglia, Plymouth University, University of Oregon, University of Glasgow, Bournemouth University, and Cardiff University.
OTHER PROGRAMS WE OFFER
Alternatively, join one of our volunteer abroad programs or take a gap year volunteering program abroad focussing on marine or wildlife conservation, teaching, community development, animal care or construction volunteering. Take a look at what our previous interns have to say about their GVI internship here!
All our internships include:
- An exclusive GVI Leadership Training Course
- All necessary field training and equipment
- Weekly one-on-one staff mentorship sessions
- A confidential professional recommendation on completion of your course, and
- After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may be given the opportunity to work for GVI or selected partner organisations.
Please note that internships without placements are also available as upgrades to your chosen GVI programme. Please ask your Country Expert for more information on this option. If you are studying, speak to our Country Experts about receiving academic credit. Our Programmes don’t just give you hands-on practical skills, but can also contribute towards your university or college qualification.