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PROGRAMS - BENIN

Youth & Education

As an intern at a school or orphanage, you’ll gain experience in educating others who may have developmental disabilities, hearing impairment or other learning difficulties.  If you’d like to pursue a career in Education, this internship will improve your ability to teach life skills, teach English, prepare students for jobs, and also help with basic physical and occupational therapy. You do not need to have a background in education to participate in this program.

  • Minimum: 2 weeks
  • Location:  Various towns/cities, Benin
  • Lodging/Meals: Homestay family with breakfast and dinner provided daily. Bathrooms are shared with the host family.

Healthcare

This program gives medical students and health workers the opportunity to intern in hospitals and clinics throughout Benin. If you’re interested in tropical diseases and local methods on treating them, this program may be of interest to you as well. All participants are supervised by a doctor. Depending on your qualifications and experience, tasks may include helping with patient consultations and treatments. You can also observe work being done in physical therapy, maternity, gynecology, surgery, general medicine, pediatrics and emergency.

  • Minimum: 3 weeks
  • Location:  Various towns/cities, Benin
  • Lodging/Meals: Homestay family with breakfast and dinner provided daily. Bathrooms are shared with the host family.
  • Journalism

    If you have experience or interest in broadcasting, we have partners in different media outlets throughout Benin you can intern with. Your tasks in broadcasting or communications could include audio/video editing, filming, article writing, translation, and investigations. Your job description will vary depending on your experience and the organization’s needs.

    • Minimum: 2 weeks
    • Location:  Various towns/cities, Benin
    • Lodging/Meals: Homestay family with breakfast and dinner provided daily. Bathrooms are shared with the host family.