You don’t have to choose between kickstarting your career and discovering more of the world – an overseas internship with Camps International gives you the opportunity to do both.
Our 4-6 week internship programmes offer the perfect blend between getting real life experience to support your future career and gaining an authentic cultural experience whilst helping to make a difference in some of the poorest countries in the world.
Working in partnership with a local organisation in Borneo, we offer an exciting range of placements across many different subjects, including conservation, business & agriculture, design & creativity, education, environment & engineering and law & international studies.
An internship can be taken at any time – before you start university or work, during your degree, or on completing your degree. You’ll gain vital practical experience to help prove your capabilities and potential to future employers.
Work, play and change lives
Every internship provides the perfect blend of spending 2-4 weeks shadowing the team at your placement and an additional 2 weeks volunteering on life-changing projects within the local community.
You’ll learn a vast number of skills undertaking both elements of the trip. You’ll work as part of a team, undertaking new and challenging tasks, growing in confidence, making your own decisions and getting the chance to put your learning and enthusiasm into action in a field of your choice.
Once your placement is finished you’ll get fully involved in one of our life-changing projects. We approach selecting projects as a partnership between us and the community leaders, working with them to undertake projects that will have a lasting positive impact on the community.
Get stuck into projects that really matter
During your internship programme you’ll be working alongside PACOS Trust, a community based organisation in the Sabah region of Borneo, who develop a number of initiatives designed to support rural communities.
Whichever placement you undertake, you’ll be getting involved in the daily operations of the team and will be able to see how your work directly impacts the communities and environments – a truly rewarding experience.
Previous Camps volunteer Stanley spent a month in Borneo on our Business and Agriculture internship before going on to study Business at university. He said his internship allowed him to gain a different viewpoint on his studies – “the placement was focused on my interest which is businesses and the economy, which meant that I got to do what I enjoy and see it from a different perspective – a Bornean perspective.”
After your placement, you’ll spend the next two weeks at our Tinangol and Batu Puteh camps, joining up with other Camps International volunteers to work on projects that provide support the local communities. Sabah is a stunningly diverse region of Borneo, and much of our project work here focuses on reforestation and conservation projects, as well as community initiatives to help improve facilities for local people.
Regardless of whether you join a project at the beginning, middle or end, we promise that every project we start, we finish – without compromise. The projects we have been delivering since 2002 have helped to change more than 103,000 lives and you can help to change even more.
A real and authentic cultural experience
During your programme you’ll be living alongside the local community, immersing yourself in the culture and rural village life.
You won’t feel like a tourist; you’ll feel like a local. You’ll meet other volunteers too on the same and different programmes, helping to create memories which will stay with you for a lifetime.
To request more information please see our internship section and request a brochure.