Gender Equality Internship

Join our experienced and hardworking team in Zambia who are dedicated to improving gender equality and promoting female empowerment, while gaining professional experience within the frame work of international development and specializing gender empowerment programs. This internship speaks to someone who is passionate about gender issues, developing hard-skills in a non-profit role and using their strengths to mentor and provide support on education, health, prevention of early pregnancy, personal safety, sustainable living and growth in self-belief.


  • Spend 2 – 6 months living at our project base in Livingstone, Zambia, where young girls are faced with social isolation, high rates of gender-based violence, economic vulnerability, and lack of appropriate health services.
  • Form part of our Girl Impact initiative that seeks to empower these young women through workshops, mentorship and support in the following 6 areas; education, health, safety, early pregnancy, self-confidence and income generation.
  • Gain exposure to international development issues
  • Be supported by a Personal Development Coach and Academic Trainer to acquire and develop new skills.
  • Help develop new programs and monitor the impact of our existing initiatives
  • Work alongside other passionate volunteers and interns
  • Live in the adventure capital of Africa; Livingstone, near one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls!

Volunteer Reviews

“My time with African Impact has been indescribable. Working with various groups of girls and women in the community has been an incredible experience and certainly one that I will miss. Working on project is so rewarding and the activities arranged between volunteers both inside and outside of the backpackers serve as a fun way of relaxing. Just like many volunteers before me, I am already planning my return!”

Hannah Watts, UK

“I was stunned by the quality of the experience. The amount of things that are quite literally at your fingertips to do in Livingstone and nearby is astounding. The coordinators of the projects here in Livingstone spend so much time getting to know your needs and helping you fit right into the project(s) you chose that you quite literally are contributing right away. I was helping teach and design lessons for a pretty powerful curriculum to empower young girls that hopefully inspired them, but truly empowered me.”

Nicole Stager, USA

Dates & Rates

Prices include:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off. An African Impact team member will be waiting to meet you and will transport you to our program base
  • All accommodation during your internship
  • 3 meals a day (Mon – Fri only). At weekends you can explore the local restaurants
  • 24 hour support from our on-site staff who will be there to guide and support you
  • Wi-Fi (can be very slow at times)
Prices exclude:
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • Visa-related fees
  • Weekend trips and other non-internship activities
  • Items of a personal nature, including gifts, snacks and alcohol
  • Weekend meals
  • Laundry

About the Destination

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.”  Just a stone’s throw away from one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife and the great outdoors.  Whether you bungee jump, swim in the ‘Devil’s Pool’, feed some crocodiles, white water raft down the mighty Zambezi or just enjoy a breath-taking sunset, you will experience things that only Livingstone can offer!

As an intern in Livingstone, you will be fully immersed in the rural community every day, but will be based in a private volunteer house within the popular and welcoming Livingstone Backpackers. You will have access to a lovely swimming pool, hot tub, lounge and bar area and if that wasn’t enough, a full climbing wall as well!  Your accommodation is a 5 minute walk away from Livingstone’s town center, which has many stores and a great selection of bars and restaurants.

Aside from being the ‘Adventure Capital’ of Africa, Livingstone is also an amazing place to spot wildlife, as there are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephant and giraffes and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

Whether you’re interning abroad to gain work experience during your gap year, looking to take a career break or just want a new challenge, Livingstone is the place to be!

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