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Challenge Snapshot

Total Cost: $1450



Many families in our partner communities live below the poverty line, with limited employment and income generation opportunities. Projects in this area could include:

  • Designing 'youth engagement' sessions that help youth develop themselves for further education or employability.

  • Developing marketing/business plans for local social enterprises/business owners.

  • Creating a program plan for building sustainable livelihoods in our communities.

  • Understanding the long-term implications of COVID-19 on economic development in our communities.

Internship Structure

You can choose between a 3-week full time (14-16 hours per week) or a 5-week part time (8-10 hours per week) internship. Whether you're a high school or university student we will do our best to cater the internship schedule to your availability.

Your weekly activities will involve connecting with the in-country FutureSense team, meeting with local community members, attending professional development workshops, networking with fellow interns, independent project work and receiving one-on-one guidance and support from your own internship mentor.

At the end of your internship you will present your project to Challenges Abroad, FutureSense and the local community. Your mentor will provide you with feedback on your performance throughout the internship and you will receive a certificate of completion as well as a professional recommendation on LinkedIn.


download the itinerary for a detailed breakdown of weekly activities and project types

Expert Panel

As an intern, you will get to attend exclusive professional development workshops hosted by our panel of external industry professionals. These workshops are designed to complement your internship project, enhance your employability, provide a networking opportunity and increase your knowledge on relevant topics. Topics could include:

  • Leadership development

  • The Sustainable Development Goals

  • Tips for building your employability

  • Career pathways in the Not For Profit sector

  • International case studies relevant to your project area

  • How to be productive when working remotely


Why do a virtual internship?

In a world where we are facing an economic recession and the job market is increasingly competitive with experience harder to come by, this internship will help you gain essential skills and improve your employability.

It provides an opportunity build your network, contribute to global social impact by helping marginalised communities, and explore what it is like to work in the international development sector. 

This internship will help you build numerous skills including:

  • Critical thinking

  • Working remotely

  • Cross-cultural communication

  • Problem solving

  • Initiative

  • Team work

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Scholarships and Funding

This internship has been designed to meet university requirements to receive academic credit across a variety of degrees. We recommend speaking to your course coordinator to see how this internship could fit in your study plan.

If you're able to receive academic credit, you might also be able to receive funding from your university! Speak to the global mobility/international office at your university to learn what funding might be available to you.

If the program dates listed below don't suit you, please get in touch with us so we can provide you with alternative dates that suit your goals and schedule!

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Program Date: Start 4th or 11th of October 2021
Program Date: Start 1st or 8th of November 2021
Program Date: Start 10th or 17th of January 2022
Program Date: Start 7th or 14th February 2022

What’s Included?

  • Internship placement with the FutureSense Foundation
  • Full supervision from your own mentor
  • Challenges Abroad support before, during and after internship
  • Comprehensive orientation and briefing materials
  • Personal engagement with local communities
  • Professional development workshops led by experts
  • Performance appraisal from your mentor
  • Certificate of completion
  • Professional recommendation on LinkedIn
  • $500 voucher for an overseas Challenges Abroad program

What’s NOT Included?

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