This internship runs all year round.
"To us, volunteering is a two-way thing. It’s not just about the hands-on help and skills that volunteers bring; it’s also about what this amazing continent, its people and its wildlife can give those volunteers in return." Greg Bows, MD
"Working with African Impact was the most profound and fruitful experience of my entire life." ~ Stew, Canada
|8 Weeks||USD 5940||GBP 3390|
This internship runs all year round.
Volunteer tourism, or ‘voluntourism’ as it is popularly known, is loosely defined as a holiday in which you give back to the land you are visiting; contributing to either community development or conservation. But it’s so much more than that. Voluntourism encompasses a new trend of responsible tourism, where travelers are making informed and responsible choices and planning trips which don’t negatively affect the country or communities they are visiting. When volunteering, it is critical that travelers choose a volunteer organisation or charity with a proven ethos and philosophy around sustainable and responsible tourism practices. This applies both to their work with local communities, wildlife and our volunteers themselves.
African Impact is proud to have a 10 year track record of facilitating responsible volunteer programs in Africa, providing 24 hour support and guidance for volunteers and offering on-going support to communities in need. Understandably, these operations cost money to run and this is where the volunteer fee comes in.
As a Project Management intern you will have specific qualifications and practical experience in the field of project management that you are applying for, therefore your day-to-day role will depend a lot on your particular interests. You will need to have excellent communication skills, be computer-literate and organised. On a personal level, you will need to be self-motivated and disciplined, but still flexible in your approach.
The ability to keep calm and think on your feet is also essential - in Project Management, you never know what's round the corner. Anyone considering this internship needs to be able to "make a plan" as they say in Africa. Plus - you need to like people! Managing projects means managing people and your ability to interact with others will determine how successful you are in this often challenging role.
At your internship accommodation, you will be able to enjoy game nights with fellow interns and volunteers, relax under the African sky or go on night encounters for a unique safari experience in the wild.
Being in Africa you will surely want to make the most of your wildlife experience and can do so in many ways. Besides a game drive you can take a horseback safari, ride an elephant, safari by boat down the Zambezi River or enjoy a walking safari. For something a little more up-close and personal you can walk with the lions and care for the orphaned elephants at Antelope Park.
As you will be located near a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the magnificent Victoria Falls and Zambezi River you will be able to enjoy a multitude of exciting activities during your African internship. Besides enjoying the grand view of the falls and the sounds of thundering waters, you can also do some white water rafting, bungee jumping, gorge jumps, cruises and helicopter or microlight flights over the falls.
Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage site that is home to one half of the 'The Smoke Which Thunders', known worldwide as Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Your volunteer accommodation is located in the Mosi-oa-Tunya national park in Livingstone, Zambia away from the noise of traffic in the city. The house is surrounded by beautiful woodland and grassland with plenty of birds, and animals including giraffe, zebra, elephant, white rhino, warthog, sable, eland, buffalo, impala and other antelope.
The accommodation is simple, with plenty hot and cold water, showers, and rooms shared between 3 and 4 volunteers. Unless your daily activities require you to take a packed meal, meals will be served at the house and are prepared by the on-site chefs. This volunteer working holiday promises to be an adventure of a life time. In such a beautiful location, with so much activity, the warmth of Africa's people and wonder of its amazing wildlife, how can you possibly go wrong?