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    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 framework of international development and specialising in gender empowerment programs.

    Livingstone, Zambia
    Once a month
    Impact: Gender Equality

Gender Equality Internship

Gender Equality Internship Programs

Keen to join a Gender Equality Internship with African Impact? Here’s what you need to know.

Why do a gender equality internship in Africa?

Why Africa?

Across Africa, women and young girls face societal and cultural norms that disadvantage them from men. The victims of gender-based violence, economic vulnerability, social isolation and child marriages, an overwhelming amount of challenges often keep women in Africa from achieving their dreams.

For a community to experience positive development, gender equality and women’s rights promotion are essential. Throughout Africa, incredible NGOs and community-led organizations are working to support women impacted by the harms of gender inequality.

Why intern in gender equality?

As a gender equality intern in Africa, you’ll play an integral role in female empowerment initiatives that aim to enable women to follow their dreams, pursue their passions, and live the lives they deserve! Leading workshops with women, girls and community members, you’ll work to discover sustainable solutions to empowering women against the inequalities that hold them back.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in social work, NGO management, human rights initiatives, or are simply passionate about empowering women; our gender equality internships are for you!

How much does it cost?

Program fees

Our Gender Equality Internships start at $2,170 and increase depending upon which internship you join and your placement length. This cost covers your accommodation, meals, full-time African Impact in-country support, project and airport transportation, and full internship training and orientation.

African Impact Sustainability Fund

As a commitment to sustainable development in the communities we work in, all interns pay an additional £20 to the African Impact Sustainability Fund. This money goes directly to the African Impact Foundation, which independently ensures the sustainability of our projects in local communities and guarantees impacts continue long after volunteers leave. If you have additional questions about this donation, you can visit our page on the Sustainability Fund here.

What are the requirements for interning in gender equality in Africa?

Who can join a gender equality internship in Africa?

We believe supporting female empowerment initiatives is an opportunity that should be accessible to all, regardless of your academic or professional experience! We generally do not require extensive knowledge or university education to join one of our Gender Equality Internships. In the past, we’ve welcomed everyone from those pursuing an undergraduate degree in social work, interns with experience in the NGO sector, and individuals passionate about women’s rights and eagerly exploring a career change!

Responsible Volunteering and our Child Protection Policy

At African Impact, we believe it is our responsibility to safeguard and protect communities’ wellbeing where we run projects. As such, we require all interns to complete a criminal background check before joining one of our internships. This requirement is firm and deeply rooted in our Child Protection Policy and stance on Responsible Volunteering.

To read through our Child Protection Policy, which outlines the strict guidelines all interns, staff and individuals at volunteer projects or internship programs where African Impact works with children must adhere to, you can visit the following link.

Can you find gender equality internships in Africa without a degree?

Absolutely! Possessing a university degree is not necessary to join us on one of these exciting internship programs. We regularly welcome interns from all walks of their educational journey, from students in the middle of their undergraduate degrees to seasoned professionals looking for a meaningful career change. Regardless of where you are in your academic and professional life, there is so much to gain from joining a Gender Equality Internship!

Intern Support

To us, offering the best international internships means providing each intern with all the help they may need to thrive in their placement. We give our interns full-time support throughout their internship, with regular access to three personal supports that will help you get the most out of your experience!

During your internship, you’ll work directly with a trained expert in the field of female empowerment. Your trained expert will enrich your experience by giving you a deeper understanding of the historical, social, and political challenges of women’s rights in African societies.

Additionally, you’ll meet regularly with a Professional Development Coach to discuss ways to achieve your personal and professional goals during your internship and beyond! Lastly, you’ll have the option to work with an Academic Trainer, who will help communicate any research you conduct into clear reports to contribute to female empowerment initiatives in your placement community long after you finish your project.

What types of projects will I work on as a gender equality intern?

Joining a gender equality internship is an incredible way to gain professional experience in international development and impact women’s lives in a local community! Throughout your internship, you’ll be an integral team member of a local non-profit organization working to combat the gender inequalities that harm women in African societies. These are a few of the unique projects you can expect to participate in throughout your internship.

Gender equality workshops

A key focus area during your internship will be leading women’s rights and female empowerment workshops! You’ll work with community members to educate women of all ages on six essential pillars: education, safety, health, early pregnancy, income generation and self-confidence. Running these educational workshops, you’ll engage in discussions with women struggling with gender inequality to discover sustainable and powerful ways in which they can take control of their future, pursue their dreams and live into their passions!

Developing new programs

Focusing on the six pillars mentioned above, you’ll explore exciting internship opportunities to get creative and develop new, engaging programs in which NGOs can promote gender equality in local communities. Developing new programs is an excellent opportunity to use your unique imagination to discover innovation in the field of female empowerment! Working together with local community members and women, you’ll find new ways to expand the reach of female empowerment programs and unique opportunities for community engagement.

Where can I find vetted gender equality internships in Africa?

At African Impact, our mission is to provide the best international volunteer and intern experiences that create real, sustainable impacts on local communities. As an African-based organization, we live and breathe high-impact internships in Africa and are passionate about transforming the lives of both interns and local communities.

These aren’t your typical coffee-fetching internships. We’ll take you into the heart of gender equality work in local communities, where you will gain life-changing knowledge and experience in the field of international development. As an intern on one of our female empowerment programs, your work will directly support gender equality initiatives in powerful ways that will continue long after you leave your internship.

While you are interning with us in Africa, you are bound to have an action-packed adventure! With some of Africa’s most stunning locations on your doorstep and endless opportunities to build meaningful relationships, you’ll walk away from your experience more open-minded, well-travelled and with some incredible life-long memories. Immersed in incredible local communities, where you’ll be contributing to community-led sustainable development initiatives, joining us is the impact-driven adventure of a lifetime!

Is it safe to intern in gender equality in Africa?


We take our interns’ safety and comfort throughout their internship seriously. We carefully design each of our internships to ensure interns are safe at their placements.

To learn more about our safety protocols, please visit our Safety Tips. If you have any additional questions, we would be glad to answer them! You can contact us with any further questions that you may have.