Mikoko Volunteers

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The ideal volunteer is mature, flexible, patient, self-motivated, creative, and culturally competent, adapts to new environments easily, and possesses a sense of humor. Ideal Candidates for this Program will:
  • Possess an undergraduate or graduate university degree, or a minimum of 1+ work experiences for six months program.
  • Continuous student at any university for undergraduate or graduate university degree.
  • Must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Have an interest in youth leadership, education and environmental service learning.
  • Be comfortable traveling to and working independently in remote, rural areas.
  • Be proficient in English (reading, writing and conversation) and/or in Kiswahili (reading, writing and conversation). Helpful to begin Kiswahili lessons prior to arrival.
  • Have good writing and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Enjoy meeting and talking with members of the public/colleagues
  • Have experience organizing and leading workshops or training events.
  • Prior experience living or working in Africa or a developing country is a plus.
  • Be comfortable using local transportation methods, such as dala dalas (local buses).
  • Possess a valid driver’s license. Location: The volunteer will be based in the Dar es Salaam metro area.
Volunteers will be expected to travel to field sites on a regular basis. All work-related travel expenses will be covered by the Mikoko Internship Program. Travel done outside of work will be the responsibility of the volunteer. There will be no vacation or annual leave time awarded to this position.

What will be offered from your program fees?

A 30% nonrefundable deposit will be due six weeks prior to departure with the remaining 70% of the program fee will be due two weeks prior to departure. Covered by fee:
  • Accommodation
  • Basic Kiswahili Language Lessons (mandatory unless fluent in Kiswahili)
  • Local Travel & Communication (including local simcard)
  • Airport Pick Up & Drop Off
  • Program orientation, training and materials
  • Coordination and support
  • Work related travel and expenses
  • Residence permit
  • Security at the accommodation site and during traveling in the city 100% assured.
  • Mikoko Program Assures all volunteers to have indigenous counterpart during his/her time in Tanzania.
  • Work Visa Not covered by fee:
  • Immunizations (routine immunizations are recommended) Not covered by fee
  • If you plan travel elsewhere in Africa before/after your volunteer experience you may need proof of other immunizations.
  • If you are traveling to Tanzania from a country with a risk of Yellow Fever Virus transmission (including layovers greater than 12 hours), proof of Yellow Fever immunization is required.

For 2020 Programs are as follows

  • Environmental & Nature Conservation
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • School Education
  • Research
  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Public Relation & Media
  • Social Work & Sociology
  • Business & Marketing
  • Medical Assistants
  • Nursing Intern
  • Software Engineer

Internship Program

About the Program

Mikoko is Swahili word means “Mangrove”. Mikoko Internship Program is a strong and positive position and is making a significant contribution to the economic, social and cultural well-being of Tanzania community. We are reaping the rewards of significant investments in our estate and wider infrastructure, our interns are highly sought after by employers, our diverse research continues to receive international acclaim, and we are sector-leading for knowledge exchange and innovation. Mikoko Internship Program is giving chances to our community to learn new culture and ideas between our think tank to brought about sustainable development. The program takes about three to six months.

The general purpose of the Internship Program is to promote international education and cultural aspects to develop mutual understanding between the people of the United Republic of Tanzania and other countries with the strong ability of interns to become global productive personnel.

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Intern Achievements

Competency 30%
30% Complete (success)
Skills 25%
25% Complete (warning)
Design 20%
20% Complete (danger)
Public Speaking 15%
15% Complete (danger)
Team Work 10%
10% Complete (success)

Program Offers

The program will offer Interns the opportunity to volunteer at the local level of African communities and also will offer a unique experience towards visiting nature places such as National Parks and Natural Forest.

NGO: Mikoko Development Foundation

The organization Dealing with Conservation, Eco-tourism, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Building in Tanzania.

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146 Per Week
  • Hostel (4pp/Room)
  • Security 24/7
  • Communication
  • Local Transport
  • Counterpart
  • 1 National Park Visit
  • Zanzibar Trip
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196 Per Week
  • Hostel (2pp/Room)
  • Security 24/7
  • Communication
  • Local Transport
  • Counterpart
  • 1 National Park Visit
  • Drinks & Refreshments
  • 1 Nature Forest Visit
  • Zanzibar Trip
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246 Per Week
  • Hostel (1pp/Room)
  • Security 24/7
  • Communication
  • Local Transport
  • Counterpart
  • 2 National Park Visit
  • Drinks & Refreshments
  • 2 Nature Forest Visit
  • Zanzibar Trip
  • Meal1/Day
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Nature Camping

850 10 Days Camp
  • Pugu Nature Camping
  • Meal3/Day
  • Refreshments24/7
  • 1 National Park Visit
  • Language Lessons
  • Training Courses
  • Entrepreneurship classes
  • 2 Services Projects
  • Trip to Zanzibar Island
  • Culture & Nature camp experience
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More Info

Address: P.O.Box 6646 Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania | Email Us | +255 757 599 666 | Mikoko Shop