Currently studying? Gain an understanding of how a grassroots organisation functions through an Internship with the International Humanity Foundation!
The International Humanity Foundation (IHF) is seeking forward-thinking, dynamic students to contribute to our education centers in Indonesia, and our children’s homes Kenya and Thailand, as part of our University Internship Program.
- Hands on teaching, organising workshops/activities, caring for kids
- Work with online teams such as Media, Fundraising and Online Outreach; tailored to your studies
- Credits awarded if possible
- Learn about poverty and development
Each IHF center is a product of its environment and follows the cultural code and norms of its host country, so there are different programs in each center. Your work as an intern will be divided between local and international tasks. Locals tasks are teaching English, computer and math classes in our education centers, or assisting with the care of our children and organising activities in our children’s homes. There are also additional projects to help with in all centers.
For your international tasks you will be assigned teams, made up of volunteers in all centers, and work on administrative tasks for not just the center you are staying in, but the whole organisation. Areas assigned include Online Outreach, Media and Fundraising. These teams can be tailored to suit your studies: for example those studying Media can be assigned to our Media team, those studying teaching will not only teach locally but help maintain teaching standards in all centers through curriculum development and teacher training. We will work together with your university to award you credits for your internship towards your studies, if this is possible.
This is a great opportunity to experience not only the hands on, in-field side of development, but also the overall management and running of an international organisation. Some pre-trip tasks must be completed in order to gain an understanding of the kind of work you will be doing.
Our internship program follows our mission of educating the educated about poverty. Bringing university students to study at our centers for intensive learning experiences allows students to go beyond the superficial in learning about the realities of poverty. This is an opportunity to learn intimately about the international issues of education, human rights, abuse and poverty as well as local issues such as tribal rights, land ownership, citizen status and tribal conflicts.
- Fluent written and spoken English is required
- Minimum stay is 4 weeks
- Cost: $55 - $75 per week
- Basic food and accommodation included
- Cost decreases for longer stays
Please take the time to familiarize yourself further with our organization via our website http://www.ihfonline.org and our blog http://ihfblog.wordpress.com/home/
If you have any questions or you are ready to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org