Based in Monduli, Tanzania

Orkeeswa School is looking for an intern to support the development of our Life Skills curriculum. 


Orkeeswa's Life Skills program aims to equip our students with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to make positive, healthy decisions in their lives today and in the future. We are in the process of developing a seven-year long Life Skills curriculum that will become the core of our program, integrated into the many aspects of an Orkeeswa students experience at school and in their community. Through this curriculum, students should be able to: understand important aspects of their own personal health, as well as develop awareness of public health challenges in their community; develop and articulate their own personal philosophies and values, and learn how to enact them in their lives; practice and obtain hard and soft skills necessary to maneuver the current world as leaders and active members of the Orkeeswa community, including developing skills in media literacy, problem solving, communication, leadership and resilience.


The role of the Life Skills Program Intern entails :

  • Gather and organize resources to support the development of Life Skills lessons

  • Develop and organize lesson plans

  • Support facilitators with Life Skills lessons

  • Receive and integrate feedback from students and facilitators


Preferred Skills / Experience: 

  • Education / Professional Experience related to Social Work, Public Health, Education, or related field 

  • A passion for working with youth 

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Excellent communication skills

To apply for a position, please send your resume, cover letter and list of references to volunteer@ieftz.org


Volunteers are expected to commit to either 3-6 months or 18-24 months. There is no fee to volunteer with us, but volunteers are expected to cover their own expenses to get to Tanzania and the necessary Visa and processing fees. Volunteers that commit to a longer-term position will be eligible for a living stipend to cover basic expenses such as food and local travel. Shared housing is available for volunteers.