Location: Multiple destinations
Duration: 2 to 24 weeks
Start dates: all year round
Minimum language level: B1 in English
Minimum age: 18 years old
Engineering internship, nursing internship, veterinary internship, project management internship, teaching project, environmental research… thanks to our many partner NGOs, Real Step offers approved internships all over the world and in all sectors.
Internships in NGOs are now very popular with students who aspire to more “field” missions compared to an internship in a company. Joining a team of experts (guides, researchers, project coordinators) and working in a team brings not only a solid international experience but also a unique personal enrichment in the humanitarian field.
International volunteering missions are entirely supervised by professionals, local staff and, if necessary, translators. Meals, supervision, local transport and accommodation are included throughout the course period.
Upstream, we ensure the follow-up of your file, the preparations for the trip (visa, insurance etc.) and the signing of the internship agreement by the tutor on site.
Once the mission has been validated by the school and the host organisation, the following documents will be required:
– The CV and a cover letter in English
– A valid ID for the stay
The duration of the internships varies between 2 weeks and 24 weeks, it is quite possible to find suitable missions for all durations. Flexible internships allow students to manage their time on the project (free time, possibility of holidays or excursions before or after the project, etc.).
But the great advantage of internships in NGOs is that they can be adjusted at will. During long-term approved internships, the student intern can therefore combine several missions in one destination (for example in Thailand with the elephant protection internship or the coastal conservation internship ) and even several other destinations if this condition is validated by his school. /university.
Some specific requests may be considered, such as the possibility of organizing prevention workshops during medical internships, or setting up specific programs (sport, art, etc.) during educational internships.
– Internship on marine species in South Africa
– Marine conservation internship in Mexico
– Diving and data collection internship in Fiji
– National park courses in Japan
– Conservation internship in tropical forest in Costa Rica
– Internship in an organic farm in Ireland
– Conservation of black bears in Japan
– Canine veterinary internship in Peru
– Research and wildlife internship in Namibia
– Veterinary internship in a nature reserve in South Africa
– Veterinary internship in a dog shelter in Sri Lanka
Nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, medical students:
– Medical and prevention course in Bali
– Nursing and medical internship in Guatemala
– India, Nepal, South Africa, Cambodia, Peru and many more
– Youth leader internship in Croatia
– Teaching internship in Argentina
– Special education and teaching internship in India
Engineers: Construction sites in Nepal or Mexico , Peru , South Africa .
All projects, except those requiring specific experience or skills (medical or children).
Skills acquired on an international volunteering mission: project management, teamwork, daily practice of English, international experience, adaptation to a different environment, etc.
24 hour telephone assistance in case of emergency
Transfer from the airport to the project
All equipment and materials needed for the project
Experienced staff who provide follow-up and supervision
Meals during the project
Shared accommodation (in a youth hostel but also in a camp, it depends on the projects)
Travel and medical insurance
Personal diving equipment, example:. mask, flippers, wetsuit, stopwatch.
Our partner NGOs sit on the International Commission on Sustainable Tourism of the United Nations. All of their initiatives and volunteering projects are led by experts in collaboration with local people and national governments. All projects follow medium and long-term objectives defined with local partners and respecting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
As a non-profit organization, our volunteer projects are as transparent as possible. The contribution of volunteers is used to cover project planning (reconnaissance, team recruitment and logistical support), direct field costs (transport, accommodation, staff meals) and finally to support the project itself and its continuity. . Without the physical and financial help of volunteers, this project would not have seen the light of day.