Why Intern/Volunteer in Africa

Why Volunteer In Africa

The benefits of volunteering are well known and volunteering in Africa in particular can be especially rewarding. Through Fursa’s partnership with key NGO’s and development organizations, clients are able to assist in the delivery of sustainable, positive and ethical development projects. It also allows participants to learn about development approaches, complexities and challenges by engaging at a grass roots, community level. Participants will be able to challenge themselves by working on volunteer placements that are tailor made to suit their individual skills, expertise and interest thereby achieving maximum impact.

Land Your Future Job

International internship experience is the key to landing the job you want in the future. Professional experience abroad equips you with the hands-on skills in your career field while simultaneously connecting you with a global network that will prove to be vital for you.

Our international internship programs not only prepare you to be a leader and advance your career, but they also make your resume stand out amongst your peers. There are no limits to the benefits that you will gain by interning alongside professionals in your career field while immersing yourself in a new culture.

Actively Engage With Organizations & Companies

Allows participants to actively engage with organizations and companies that are actively addressing key development and market challenges in Africa.

Take Your Career To The Next Level

Participants will be able to take their careers to the next level by proving to future employers that they have the talent for strategic insight and the determination to achieve tangible outcomes even in low-resource emerging market settings.

Gain Real Experience & Intercultural Competency

Participants gain real African experience and intercultural competency by partnering with African entrepreneurs, companies and organizations and grow their theoretical and practical knowledge of emerging markets through their internships.

Promotes Independence & Self Sufficiency

Getting out of your comfort zone– though challenging at first– is an extraordinary catalyst for growth. Living internationally in a city with very different customs than what you are used to will teach you to be more open-minded, accepting, and patient.

When future employers see on your CV that you completed an internship abroad, they will instantly be assured of your adaptability, initiative, ability to see other viewpoints, and willingness to try new things.

Working In A New Environment Promotes Transferable Skills

Even if your internship isn’t directly related to the career path you may eventually choose to follow in the future, you will learn and refine transferable skills to help you in your job search. Flexibility, written and oral communication skills, and critical thinking and analysis are things that come from overcoming challenges. Employers worldwide will be far more likely to consider your application when you demonstrate these abilities.

Internships Are Great For Personal & Professional Networking

Through your internship, you’ll meet people from all over the world as well as locals. You’ll have a ready-made international network of contacts – and, hopefully, great friends. The people you develop relationships with could help you secure a lead on a job in your field or host country, or perhaps even a job offer at the end of your internship.

Overseas Internships Allow You To Experience In Your Field

If you know what field you’re interested in, you can gain the practical experience you need to get ahead in the field. Employers are much more likely to hire someone who already has at least some experience in the field than someone who does not have any experience at all.