Gender Equality Internship in Zambia

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Educate Women & Young Children about Important Gender Topics

Are you passionate about advocating for women’s rights and driving positive change? Join our dedicated team and become a catalyst for gender equality. Witness firsthand the challenges faced by young girls – social isolation, gender-based violence, limited access to education and healthcare.

Through our Girl Impact initiative, you’ll play a vital role in empowering these young women to reach their full potential, for example you’ll equip girls with practical skills and knowledge to navigate the path towards financial independence! This female empowerment internship offers a unique opportunity to combine your passion for social justice with the chance to make a tangible difference in the lives of young women in Zambia.

Project Highlights

  • Facilitate workshops and mentorship programs, equipping girls with essential knowledge, life skills, and academic support
  • Immerse yourself in the field of international development, contributing to meaningful change while acquiring valuable professional skills
  • Foster self-belief, leadership skills, and a positive self-image through interactive activities and mentorship
  • Tick one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World off your bucket list, Victoria Falls

Quick Facts

Livingstone, Zambia

Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport

Specific Start Dates

4 - 12 weeks

Impact: Gender Equality

From $665 / £510 per week

Project Destination

Zambia is an adrenaline-pumping adventure woven with the soul of a friendly, vibrant town. You can bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge or take a dip in the legendary Devil’s Pool, perched precariously at the edge of the falls. Adventure isn’t all that awaits though, Livingstone’s heart beats with the rhythm of a rich culture and history, making it a fantastic place for internships in Zambia.

ACCOMODATION

All interns stay in a comfortable, private house located within the vibrant Victoria Falls Backpackers. Volunteers will have access to all the facilities, including a spacious dining area, bar, swimming pool, and even a rock-climbing wall! ​

The Backpackers is conveniently located a short 5-minute walk away from the town centre of Livingstone, where you’ll find grocery stores, cafes, bars, and restaurants. Bedrooms sleep 4-8 people, with bunk beds in each room, and there are shared bathrooms with hot water showers.

At the Backpackers, you will receive 3 meals a day, cooked by local chefs, which are a combination of international and local flavours. For breakfast you can expect cereal and toast, along with a cooked option, such as eggs or pancakes. Lunch could be a wrap, pizza or sandwich paired with a fresh crispy salad. For dinner you might have a pasta dish or an authentic stew!

To keep in touch with family and friends back home during your internship in Zambia, Victoria Falls Backpackers has complimentary WiFi for you to use during your stay. You can also purchase a SIM card with data bundles if you wish.

Weather in Livingstone tends to be stable and sunny from August until late October when the “monsoon” rains start to hit. Either side of this time, the weather is very pleasant. The climate is tropical or subtropical depending on altitude, with a hot, humid, and rainy season from mid-November to March and a dry season from April to mid-November. October is typically the hottest month of the year.

Participant Requirements

AGE

Our minimum age for our gender equality internship in Zambia is 18 years of age.

To travel to Africa, many people are required to obtain a visa either upon entry to the relevant country or beforehand. Please note different countries require different passport validity periods.

But don’t panic, our Journey Team will help direct you and answer your questions during our Pre-departure process.

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Project Impact Areas

THE 6 PILLARS

During your gender equality internship placement, you will be working on a number of existing initiatives that are based around our 6 pillars: education, health, safety, income generation, early pregnancy, and self-confidence. This will include our Adolescent Gender Empowerment Program (AGEP), which aids in the development of girls aged between 10 and 16, as well as working with a women’s group to teach skills and income-generation techniques

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INNOVATION

Leverage the 6-pillar framework to design innovative programs that empower young women. We encourage you to share your unique talents, whether it’s leading confidence-building workshops, teaching self-defence skills, or even using dance as a tool for self-expression! Our mission extends beyond girls. You’ll also play a crucial role in developing a framework for incorporating boys into our outreach programs, fostering a collaborative environment that empowers all genders.

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Throughout your stay, you will be supported by our Internship Supervisor, as well our project coordinators who will add context to your specific interests within this field; this will provide a deeper insight into the history of Zambia, as well as the challenges for women. Your supervisor will support you with the tools to use throughout your experience and beyond, exploring personal goals and opportunities for your future.

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On-the-ground Project Support

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FLIGHTS & ARRIVAL

A friendly face from our Base Team will be ready to meet you at the airport and drive you to our Volunteer Accommodation. Just look out for the African Impact sign!

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SAFETY

On arrival you’ll have a comprehensive induction to prepare you for project work, the local culture, people and wildlife; and of course, how to stay safe!

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STAFF

24/7 support: Our base teams are on hand every day to make sure you have the most amazing and memorable time in Africa.

Program Experience

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SAFARI TIME

Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park offers a convenient safari where you can spot elephants, zebras and more, against beautiful backdrops of the Zambezi River. The real highlight of the park is the re-introduced white rhino, which you can track on foot – unforgettable experience! There’s also Chobe National Park across the border in Botswana, famed for its huge elephant population. An overnight safari to this National Park is a popular weekend activity that many past volunteers have enjoyed.

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VICTORIA FALLS

The mighty Zambezi River beckons with exhilarating activities: cruise its vast expanse, battle the rapids on a white-water rafting expedition, or explore hidden waterways on a tranquil canoe trip. Feeling truly adventurous? Take the plunge with a heart-stopping bungee jump or soar through the gorge on a thrilling swing – all within easy reach of the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls.

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TOURS AND MARKETS

Livingstone has a rich culture and you can embark on a walking or cycling village tour to a local African village, giving you further insight into the traditional way of life. You can also shop at some of the many markets and stock up on locally hand-made goods for your loved ones back home or find interesting local foods to try.

PROJECT APPLICATION

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

After completing the below application form, one of our Destination Specialists will get in touch to discuss your volunteer experience and any questions you may have. When you are ready to book, we will send you a booking form after which a deposit will be required to secure your position.

STEP 1

Personal Information

STEP 2

When do you want to Volunteer or Intern?

(Optional)

Give us an idea of your travel plans, you can also say ‘I’m not sure yet.’ 
We’ll take it from there.

STEP 3

How long do you want to Volunteer or Intern for?

(Optional)

Select your preferred duration(s). The African Impact team recommend at least 4 weeks for a truly memorable experience!

PRICE

From $665 / £510 per week. Your weekly cost will reduce if you stay for longer than 2 weeks.

PROJECT FEE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfers
  • All project related transport during your stay
  • All activities and entrance fees as per the workshop itinerary

PROJECT FEE EXCLUDES

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs
  • Mandatory contribution of US$25 that is donated to the African Impact Sustainability Fund

Gender Equality Internship FAQs

What kind of skills will I develop through this female empowerment internship?

This internship in Zambia provides opportunities to:

  • Hone your communication and facilitation skills
  • Contribute to program development, resource allocation, and monitoring progress towards established goals
  • Enhance your cultural sensitivity and understanding
  • Gain valuable experience in the field of gender equality and apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations, contributing to real-world change

We go beyond basic tasks. You’ll be an integral part of the team, contributing meaningfully to projects and gaining valuable real-world experience. We also customise the internship to your strengths and interests, allowing you to develop relevant skills and explore potential career paths. You’ll be challenged and supported throughout your experience, fostering personal and professional growth.

Africa is a vast continent with diverse cultures and safety considerations that vary depending on the specific country and region. We prioritise the safety and well-being of our interns and carefully assess each program location. Additionally, our program staff are available to support you throughout your placement, ensuring you have a safe and enriching experience.

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