+255 623 735 252 info@amkaafrika.com
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Internship Abroad

Amka Afrika , Creates tailor-made internships in Arusha, Tanzania in business, health care, human
rights, education, and many other fields. Business projects include conducting macro-economic research,
reviewing business plans, working at local venture capital firms, teaching basic economics within local
communities, and developing export strategies for Arusha-based entrepreneurs.

Health care projects include working directly with doctors on medical research projects, providing non-
medical care to patients, attending ward rounds, and helping the nursing staff care for patients.

Human rights, social work, and education projects include working at a legal advice center, assessing the
impact of community-based interventions, helping with public health awareness campaigns, mentoring
street children, teaching English, caring for infants and toddlers at orphanages, and working with youth
regarding issues related to HIV/AIDS, sexuality and adolescence.


Amka Afrika is based in Tanzania, and places volunteers and interns in schools, hospital, and orphanages in Africa, Asia and Latin America. You can even sign up for an adventure safari or teach English to
school students.

Amka Afrika facilitates opportunities for individuals, students, groups and gap-year students.Ad venture holidays, wildlife programs, language and cultural experience programs such as Swahili Language Study Abroad are just a few examples of the varied programs available.

Each year we place over 500 people into our programs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Ghana, India, Nepal, Philippines, Malawi, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Peru – Cusco, Peru –Lima and Thailand.

FEE: Program fees include: personalized volunteer placement, project donation, language instruction,cultural education, meals, accommodation, and transportation to and from all Amka Afrika programs.
Also included: pre-departure guidance from Amka Afrika headquarters staff and 24-hour access to in-country staff.

Dates and Duration: Flexible dates and durations of stay. Available throughout year, from 4 weeks-3 months+. You pick your start and finish dates.

Program is opened to volunteers all year round. Volunteers can spend from two weeks to six months on the program. A night in the capital upon arrival (sometimes due to problems like your luggage being left behind by the airline, staying in Arusha may be go beyond a day), orientation by Focus in Africa to offer volunteers education on the culture, traditions and sensitivities of the people in the community of work, basic local language syllabus and how to go about things in the community in terms of food, water, socialization, etc. The pre-departure information will be enough an orientation for participants who intend to spend a month or less on a placement.

Cost: Costs vary depending on length of stay. Starts at $500-750usd for 4 weeks including accommodation, food, transfer from the airport, full pre-departure support, local in-country team support and backup, 24-hour emergency support. Programs with Amka Afrika start on the 3rd and 15th of every month. Program costs tend to range from $200 (1 week) to $3,000(6 months.)

Requirements; No any qualifications are necessary to join most of our Tanzania volunteer programs, just a good dose of enthusiasm and some experience if you have it and if you don’t have it then no problem with it! Everyone is welcome on a Amka Afrika programme, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break – or even retired! From 15 years old upwards, and all nationalities.

This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture, and has initiative.

Teaching Internship Abroad in Tanzania.

this is a great opportunity for interns with an educational background to learn the basic fundamentals of  teaching a class while simultaneously gaining invaluable experience in their desired professions. As an intern, you can experience the numerous obstacles affecting the education of Tanzania’s youth as well as see the effects the current lack of teachers in the country’s rural villages has on the education process.

In this project, interns will teach English at nurseries, primary, and secondary schools throughout Tanzania –teaching children ranging in ages from 6 to 16 years old. Primarily working under the guidance of the schools’ directors, interns teach in rural schools.

Skills / Qualifications

There are no specific qualifications needed to join the English-teaching project in Tanzania. However, interns are expected to be fluent in English. Teaching experience will be helpful (but not required).

Interns’ responsibilities

  Interns will primarily work as English instructors either in private or public schools as well as schools run by regional orphanages. Interns will teach English for 2-3 hours each day (six days a week) in addition to organizing extracurricular activities, games, art classes/lessons, singing, dance, etc. Interns may also be asked to assist with various administrative duties as well as assist the schools’ English teachers (note: each school has at least one English teacher).

In the internship, you will select a particular area of interest related to teaching English and explore the issue further with the help of an assigned supervisor. Please note: the project supervisor does not develop internships; this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects.

Internship Program locations, fees, and dates

please; Email us via info@amkafrika.com and we will get back to you with appropriate answers of your questions.


During the volunteering period, volunteers stay with a host family, hostel, or in a volunteer house. However, a volunteer joining the orphanage project will stay at the orphanage’s compound. We arrange a separate room orshare rooms for volunteers – with shared bathroom facilities with host families as well as in the residential orphanage settings.

Details pertaining to living accommodations will be provided in placement details prior to arrival in-country. Amka Afrika main offices are located in Arusha – allowing interns quick and easy access to the local coordinator.

Medical Internship in Tanzania

If you are looking for valuable hands-on medical experience, this internship is a great opportunity. There are many health issues to be explored and there is an obvious lack of manpower and resources in the local hospitals located in the major cities where we operate.

As a medical intern, you will study these rural health posts and community clinics. Participants spend the majority of their internship learning as an assistant to an already-existing doctor / healthcare professional. Work responsibilities vary with your education, skills, and previous experience.

Skills / Qualifications

Interns interested in joining the internship healthcare / medical program must possess healthcare certification, such as an ID as a medical student, EMT or paramedic certification, or nursing or physician’s credentials. Medical interns without credentials are not allowed to work in this program because of the potential liability risk. Hospitals require a copy of your resume, clearly stating credentials and education, before your arrival to the project. Orientation

On the first day of the project, you will be given an extensive orientation to familiarize you with your new surroundings. You will be informed of local customs and how to get around using public transportation. A project co-coordinator will also meet you to explain your role as a volunteer. The orientation will cover all the relevant information about your project, including safety issues. An individual timetable will be worked out for you based on how much time you want to commit to volunteering.

Internship work

In the internship, you will select a particular area of interest related to medical / healthcare issues and explore the issue further with the help of an assigned supervisor.

Please note: the project supervisor DOES NOT develop internships as this is up to the intern to get as much or as little out of their projects.

Job responsibilities of interns joining a medical internship in Tanzania (or to somewhere else where we operate) vary with education, skills, experience, and qualifications. Interns are not allowed to perform diagnoses or surgical operations.

Most of the time, intern’s help the doctor or work as an assistant to doctors. Interns measure blood pressure (BP), temperature, height, weight, as well as assist doctors and the medical staff in the health centers.

Interns may also help in health camps (if any), distribute medication, provide tips to patients pertaining to health, nutrition and sanitation as well as council patients, and possibly participate in the treatment for minor injuries/wounds and/or maintain records of treated.

Medical Interns / Volunteers’ will work with a HIV/AIDS outreach clinic conducting home-based care to people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

The homecare will include counseling to the caretakers and distributing medication and food supplies to people suffering with HIV or AIDS. Other duties will depend on which projects the organization is working on when the volunteer is there. Volunteers will sometimes be required to visit a branch office.

Volunteers in the HIV/AIDS program will devote their time taking care of HIV/AIDS infected children and people while getting them engaged in various educational activities designed to increase their awareness of the disease in hopes of their dissemination of the information to others in hopes of ultimately stopping and preventing the epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania.

This project is open to any volunteers who are willing to share their love, time, and compassion with the HIV/AIDS infected/affected patients.

Internship Program locations and Fees and Dates: please Email us via; info@amkaafrika.com  and we will get back to you with appropriate answers of your question

Ophthalmology volunteer in Tanzania

The ophthalmology elective will acquaint all medical students with the techniques of examination of the eye, common funds pathology, cataracts, glaucoma, common external problems such as infections and also ophthalmic emergencies.n internship information provided here, see Students interested in Ophthalmology as a possible career choice will wish to spend a greater proportion of their time in activities such as following patients that they have seen in the clinic to the operating room and following their postoperative course.

If they have more of an interest to see specific subspecialty ocular conditions, they will have the opportunity to spend time with specific attending in the clinical practice and in the operating room.

Students going into non-ophthalmic fields of medicine are better served seeing acute eye problems in the Eye Clinic with the ophthalmologist with less time spent in the operating room setting & observing ophthalmic procedures.

The students will be engaged in a well-rounded clinical experience involving general ophthalmology and sub-specialties such as cornea/external disease, retina/vitreous, oculoplastics, neuron-ophthalmology, glaucoma and pediatric ophthalmology.

The students will also attend all the out-patient clinics and examine patients according to his/her ability with supervision by staff and residents. At the end of the rotation, the students should feel comfortable with performing a detailed eye examination and be able to recognize the more common ocular conditions.

Nursing Elective Placement in Tanzania

The nursing students will have various opportunities since they are at the helm of all patients care activities and also form an integral part of hospital staff. Nursing students will be expected to provide care to the patients in general.

A nurse acts as a basic care provider, comforter and healer for the patients. They comfort patients and provide them emotional support in dealing with diseases. Nursing students will need to have an inherent sensitivity & knowledge to deal with issues related to client’s health.

A nurse works as a teacher and guides patients in managing the treatment processes and therapy related to the disease. A nurse promotes a healthy lifestyle and makes the patient aware about various steps that the patient must take to decrease the intensity of pain or the aftereffects of a disease. In short, nurses interpret medical knowledge to clients in a simple and lucid manner so that the patient can comply with various changes he/she has to make in his her lifestyle.

The students will learn how to promote physical health and ease the tension of patients and also act as counselors. They will need to provide emotional, psychological, and intellectual support in matters related to dealing with diseases.

As a part of nurse duties, nurses help candidate develop positive attitude towards disease so that with good emotional health, the patient can be treated easily. A nurse has to learn to be friends with patients and provide them love and care. Nurses encourage patients to develop a sense of achievement every time the patients are able to follow some dietary recommendations or exercise schedules. This keeps the patients motivated and they work for the betterment of their health.

Midwifery Elective Placement Programs in Tanzania

Midwifery students will have the opportunity to provide both pre-natal and post-natal care to mothers. They will also be involved in counseling and monitoring.They will also help parg the development of the fetus and the condition of the pregnant women under the guidance of consultants. ents-to-be develop a birth plan that covers how they would like their baby’s birth to go and which medical interventions they would accept and under what conditions.

They will also be learning about delivery and postnatal care. Students will be consulting with doctors and turn the patient over to an OB-GYN if complications arise. Midwives students will provide postpartum follow-up care after a baby is born.

They will also get involved in general Women’s Health Care etc. The students will not only serve pregnant women but also learn about other women’s health services that OB/GYNs provide.

Midwifery in the developing world tends to cover a variety of areas, with placements in delivery, neonatal, I.C.U, obstetrics and gynecology. We can also arrange for to split your placement in two different hospitals, or join one of our Village Healthcare Experiences (Africa only) broader views of healthcare in your chosen country.

Read more about potential clinical specialties for each destination through the links on the side menu and don’t forget – if yours is not listed then call us. We can usually arrange something suitable.

Physiotherapy Elective Placement Programs in Tanzania

The students on this program will have the opportunity to attend to both out-patient and in-patient. They will also attend to children with cerebral palsy at the hospital. The program offers occupational therapy to several children.

The students will use their hands, mechanical and electrical machines as well as natural elements like heat and cold to assist clients in the alleviation of pain, restoration to good health and enhancement of function. If it is not possible for clients to return to a normal life, physiotherapists assist in their rehabilitation to a full life within the restrictions of their disabilities.

Some of the procedures students will engage in include the following:

Evaluating the function of the muscular-skeletal, nervous, rn internship information provided here, respiratory and circulatory systems.

Measuring joint range and muscle strength.

Testing for loss of sensation.

Evaluating the nature of pain.

Analyzing patterns of posture and movement.

Performing tests of lung capacity and electrical tests of nerves and muscles.

Educating communities in a healthy lifestyle.

Giving advice on coping with chronic illness.

Physiotherapy in the developing world tends to cover a broad range of treatments rather than specialist areas, working with stroke patients, children with cerebral palsy, post-polio sufferers, arthritis, and paralysis of various kinds.

If you are there for more than four weeks, we can also arrange for you to split your placement into two different hospitals or join one of our Village Healthcare Experiences (Tanzania) to give you a broader view of healthcare in your chosen country.

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