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Interns for MIT-backed Education Initiative in Kenya

Join students the University of Toronto and MIT in this volunteering/internship program in Kenya. You will assist with the 1Room project, an innovative model designed to

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Tanzania

Project Management Interns in Health & Education in Tanzania

Students for International Development is looking for volunteer project managers to join our team in Tanzania for at least 10 weeks over the summer of 2017.To work on one...

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Peru

Project Management Internships in Education & Health in Peru

Join Students for International Development in developing innovative and exciting intitiatves in health and education in Peru. As a volunteer intern, you will assist with...

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Students for International Development Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    7

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Social Life

    8

Great experience

I had a great experience working and living in Kenya for 1Room. It was an excellent work experience and an even better personal one. I learned a lot about business development and policy as well as life in Kenya. I recommend anyone who has the opportunity to take it.

Program: Interns for MIT-backed Education Initiative in Kenya

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    9

SID Health - Kenya

SID is a fantastic learning opportunity for any student interested in understanding international development and gaining project management experience. With a focus on local collaboration and long-term relationships, it aims to avoid harmful "voluntourist" practices and encourage meaningful + sustainable community projects. Given the non-profit nature of the work, it is a demanding position that requires a high level of independence, vision, accountability, and maturity.

Program: Interns for MIT-backed Education Initiative in Kenya

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    4

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Work Environment

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Fantastic experience

SID Kenya project. It was an awesome experience! The work was meaningful and has really helped me stand out in my field (government and public service). Improvement could be made in pre-departure training and orientation, and connection with previous participants in the program for advice. The team was (and is) fantastic, and the project has the potential to make a huge impact on people's lives.

Program: Interns for MIT-backed Education Initiative in Kenya

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Work Environment

    9

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Social Life

    9

Education program with the Olive branch for children

SID has an EXCELLENT partnership in the Olive Branch for Children, an NGO in Mbeya, southwestern Tanzania that works in healthcare, education (focus on Montessori, as well as of the kids living at their two homes for orphans and vulnerable children), food security, microlending, and more. Outstanding learning opportunity of effective NGO work. Project management of education program includes curriculum development, facilitator training, community engagement, technology/app development, evaluation, etc. Program in its first stages - be prepared to keep an open mind! Opportunity to live in a huge, loving home, make meaningful connections, and learn about Tanzanian culture and history.

Program: Project Management Interns in Health & Education in Tanzania

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Internship Placement

    8

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Work Environment

    6

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Social Life

    8

SID Tanzania RARE project

I was a volunteer for the first year of the pilot of 1Room, formerly known as "RARE" (Radically Affordable Rural Education), in 2015. I worked in Mbarali District, Tanzania, with a partner from SID and communicated frequently with our peers doing the pilot in Kenya, as well as the executive team back in North America. Our sponsor organization on the ground, The Olive Branch for Children, cared extensively for our personal and professional needs, and did a lot to make sure we stayed on track of our project. Their generosity was truly humbling and was one of the main highlights of working in Tanzania for a summer. With the RARE project pilot, we worked to set up infrastructure for the long-term sustainability of a classrooms with digital technologies in rural settings. This included both setting up the physical infrastructure for technology in a place where electricity was not generally available (which required some creativity), as well as planning the human resources policies and pedagogical frameworks with which RARE classrooms would be run and could be overseen from Canada. Though it has changed much since I worked there, SID along with the Olive Branch continue to care for the success of the program.

Program: Project Management Interns in Health & Education in Tanzania