Program Details

Our highly competitive placements are designed for individuals who are looking for a hands-on and real experience, in a way that is tailored to fit not only our target community's needs, but yours as well.
Location:
Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Program Type:
Volunteer Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Work Types:
Education, Health, Social Services, Translation
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks, 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year

Program Overview

Program Description:
What we are looking for: Do you have the urge to work internationally? Do you feel you could inspire others to dream for a better life? Are you a motivated individual and hard worker? Come join us for our international development internships in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. This is only Spanish speaking country in Africa and a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Project Interns: Are you an upper-level undergraduate looking to get experience? Intern with The Ladybug Project, and help us in our community outreach programs which span healthcare, education, public health, business, outreach, and a wide-range of outreach and capacity building campaigns. These internships are custom-built and we can usually accommodate most majors. We will work with your university in order to help you earn credit, and have done so with almost a dozen American universities in the past. Graduate Students: We are happy to work with graduate students and provide semester-long, credit-based (if you like), research and/or project internships. With our network of supporters both in and outside the country, and our existing university research partnerships, we can provide you with the connected and forward-thinking learning environment you need!

Our highly competitive placements are designed for individuals who are looking for a hands-on and real experience, in a way that is tailored to fit not only our target community's needs, but yours as well.

What you will gain: - hands on experience working in international development. - project management skills in a multicultural and resource-limited environment...perfect training for a future in development and aid work. - a deep understanding of the Equatoguinean community. You will be working closely with local interns and the community; expect to be immersed in the experience! - an authentic experience that goes well beyond your typical volunteer-vacation. - the opportunity to continue working with The Ladybug Project (successful interns and volunteer consultants are considered first for job openings). - we will work with university students to make sure that you get full academic credit for the work that you do with us!
Setting Description:
You will be working in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea directly with the local community. Western-style housing is included, as is in-country support from our program staff.
Cost:
Placement Fees: Interns and volunteer consultants are asked to pay a monthly fee of $750 to cover the cost of housing and administration. This fee covers your accommodation (electricity, running water, WIFI connection), airport pick up/drop off, any and all administration associated with your placement, and allows us to continue providing the community with our services.

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