Community Psychology Internship in Africa

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Community Psychology Internship in Africa

  • Posted at Jan 7, 2022
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The community psychology program covers schools, women's programs, human rights issues, corporate social responsibility, and other development tasks in grassroots Africa.

This program is a joint effort with our sister NGO Art in Tanzania.

Your placement focuses on children in poverty, children and youth with disabilities, orphaned children, unemployed youth, women in poverty, people with HIV, people recovering from trauma, people recovering from addiction, the elderly, artists, teachers, etc.

We provide in-country orientation and training, and academic tutoring for the program.
Paid internships include a local minimum wage/stipend of USD 100 per month.

We also offer stipends depending on the terms of the internship and regulations of your home university. Starting and end dates are flexible and accommodate other travel arrangements in Tanzania. International flights, Student permits, accommodation, and meals are personal costs.

Academic-level team leaders are daily supervising your internship. In addition, we monitor your work with a weekly plan and report system to secure you proceed well in your study program.

The internship outcome is to learn to use and get experience implementing your education in developing country conditions with limited capacitation. Also, to better understand the opportunities in a fast-growing economy.

We need your tentative arrival and departure dates to book you in and open your account.

You receive USD 100 per month, about 2x Tanzania's national minimum wage. So not much but some money here to spend as the cost structure is low.

All International flights are personal costs and accommodation, meals, drinks, and entry VISA.

You do not need much money here for living costs. If you attend a safari, Mt Kilimanjaro climbs, etc., budget from USD 500 to USD 1600 depending on various student options.

Safety; Tanzania is probably safer than in your home place.

Vaccinations: Only standard shots as tetanus, hepatitis, etc., that you keep valid in any case.

Malaria: You can use preventive, but medication is straightforward in case you get malaria.

Medical services: Many clinics and hospitals with easy access and medication standard is good and cost nominal.

Please take standard travel insurance.

Working hours are 6-8 hours per day from Monday to Friday and can be adjusted.

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