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Best Remote Internships to Make a Difference From Home


Best Remote Internships to Make a Difference From Home with Intern Abroad HQ.

Not looking to travel right now, but still want to make a difference from home? Consider an impact-driven remote internship!

We are living in an age where technology allows us to increase access to healthcare, preserve wildlife, support NGOs or help disadvantaged youth around the globe - all from our laptops! Now is the time to take action - and we no longer need to leave our homes to make an impact.

As more and more people are seeking a kinder, more flexible and environmentally-friendly way to experience the world, Intern Abroad HQ’s remote internships provide an accessible and affordable alternative to going abroad. These virtual programs give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a different culture, connect with likeminded people online and explore regenerative solutions as we build back a better future.

Remote Internships as a force for good

As a division of IVHQ, Intern Abroad HQ offers 70+ remote internships that enable you to serve and support communities that can benefit from your skills and experience online. This gives remote interns the chance to forge new connections and professional relationships within cutting-edge international organizations, while exploring their field of study or career path and contributing positive solutions on a variety of real-life projects.

These online programs are 100% customizable, so you can apply for your internship now and get stuck in just a few weeks later. With the freedom to choose your own hours, remote internships can be completed alongside your studies, job or even a vacation.

Whether you’re after a summer remote internship for 2024 or you’re looking to make a global impact at a later date, here’s our pick of the best social and environmental impact internships to empower you to make a difference from home:

Covid-19 Psychological Support Remote Internship out of India

Covid-19 Psychological Support Remote Internship out of India

The psychological impact of Covid-19 is devastating and far-reaching. On this remote psychology internship out of India, you’ll interview hospital staff, Covid-19 patients and their family members and discuss observations and therapeutic approaches with your supervisor, as well as developing educational materials for employers to support mental health during this time.

As an online intern, you’ll be guided by a highly established and experienced Clinical Psychologist and HR Interventionist. This is a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in career guidance and counselling, learning difficulties solutions, personal and teenage counselling, clinical diagnostic testing, outreach training programs and more.

Human Rights & Anti-Racism Remote Internship out of Israel

Human Rights & Anti-Racism Remote Internship out of Israel

Ethnic minorities, women, children, disabled people and immigrants all face daily battles for equality in Israel. Support local NGOs in raising awareness of human rights and discrimination issues on this virtual human rights internship. Help monitor racism in the media, lobby politicians, assist in legal action for human rights cases and communicate with people in marginalized communities to better understand the challenges they face and share their stories.

As an online NGO intern, you’ll gain in-depth insight into the complexity of the political situation in Israel and Palestine, carry out research into discrimination issues, and develop hands-on experience in lobbying work, PR and media communications. You’ll also improve your analytical, writing and intercultural skills, by communicating with a variety of people of different backgrounds.

Child & Youth Mental Health Remote Internship out of Jamaica

Child & Youth Mental Health Remote Internship out of Jamaica

It’s well documented that poverty, dysfunctional family structures and other social challenges can have a long-term impact on the development of young people. Help children and youth in Jamaica by developing online resources to improve their mental health, resilience and emotional intelligence on this virtual psychology internship.

As a remote psychology intern, you’ll be placed with an NGO to research, collect data and create resources for online tools that help tackle common mental health issues faced by young people. Tasks can include conducting interviews to see how people react to certain stimuli, analyzing feedback to identify trends, developing short surveys and developing content that will be used for digital materials.

Refugee & Migrant Rights Remote Internship out of Morocco

Refugee & Migrant Rights Remote Internship out of Morocco

Champion human rights, address inequality and provide educational services to marginalized refugees and migrants in Morocco on this virtual human rights internship. Interns are placed with the only NGO in the city of Rabat that works with migrants and refugees to give them a place of solace and teach new skills. If you have an interest in human rights and teaching, you can gain career-relevant international experience and make a meaningful difference.

As an online intern, you’ll contribute to educational programs for refugees to encourage learning and development, such as preparing English classes, workshops and contributing new ideas. There’s also the opportunity to support wider migrant rights fundraising and awareness campaigns by building content and resources for the NGO’s website and social media platforms.

European Agricultural Research & Development Internship out of Greece

European Agricultural Research & Development Internship out of Greece

The agriculture industry must go through significant changes in order to become more sustainable and reduce its impact on the environment. Become a part of this movement by contributing to the development of agricultural management support systems for a changing climate and drought on this virtual agriculture internship out of Greece.

As an online environmental intern, you’ll learn about modern agriculture techniques, sustainable food production, biodiversity, spatial analysis of farmland, and the environmental impact of agriculture. You’ll gain a modern understanding of how to mitigate the effects of farming and be involved in developing new solutions and systems that can influence the future of the industry, focusing on the effects of heat, drought and water management.

Marketing for NGOs Remote Internship out of Guatemala

Marketing for NGOs Remote Internship out of Guatemala

Communications and fundraising are two challenges for non-profit organizations in Guatemala, which are dedicated to the provision of support for vulnerable people. Help local NGOs to raise funds and awareness in the community on this virtual marketing internship, so they can run effective campaigns that directly benefit young people, women and other disadvantaged groups.

As an online marketing intern, you’ll research new strategies and create inspiring content such as newsletters, blogs, photos, videos, brochures and social media content to raise awareness of important social issues, such as inequality, poverty, domestic violence and injustice. A little help goes a long way – you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of those supported by the NGOs on this internship.

Cyber Security Remote Internship out of Greece

Cyber Security Remote Internship out of Greece

The world of unmanned vehicles and drones is a field of rapid technological advancement, and remote Cyber Security interns get the rare opportunity to contribute to growing the capability of these technologies in a responsible way. Help improve security aspects in communication and control of drones, as well as investigating potential security risks and developing encryption techniques.

As a virtual tech intern, you’ll develop hands-on computer engineering skills and app development expertise, working alongside leading experts in drone technology across a range of developments to understand the structure, nature and scope of cyber security projects. Interns also perform studies on different concepts and current practices and propose solutions for specific case studies.

Support local communities with Social Work out of Tanzania

Social Work Remote Internship out of Tanzania

Assist social workers at a community center with online projects to support local youths on this virtual internship out of Tanzania. The center provides counselling services, workshops on education, health, self esteem, human rights, basic business and financial skills, and provides a safe space for young people to socialize.

As an online social work intern, you could be helping with case management, writing reports, working on strategies and future planning for the center, social media activities, contributing to workshop and seminar design, and fundraising campaigns.

Protect dolphins with Marine Mammals Research & Conservation out of Greece

Marine Mammals Research & Conservation Remote Internship out of Greece

Protect Cetaceans and marine mammals, such as dolphins, on this online internship with a non-profit NGO out of Greece. You’ll support photo identification and marine conservation activities to help conserve the highly intelligent and magnificent marine mammals of the region.

As a remote intern, you’ll monitor the population of dolphins in the Aegean Sea using drones, assessing changes in pod structure and map creation using GIS. By analyzing and interpreting environmental data, you’ll be helping to inform vital local conservation and environmental management strategies.

Celebrate cultural diversity with Multicultural Media out of Ireland

Multicultural Media Remote Internship out of Ireland

Support immigrants and newcomers to Ireland by making them feel welcome and celebrating cultural diversity on this multimedia virtual internship. This organization runs radio shows, a resourceful website and various social media platforms to help people who are adjusting to a new life within the country.

As an online media intern, you’ll be using these platforms to give multiculturalism a voice in the form of current affairs, lifestyle, tips on living in Ireland, podcasts, music and, of course, culture. You’ll bring this to life by assisting with SEO, digital marketing, blog writing, web design, journalism, editing, and more.

Improve mental health support with Psychology out of Spain

Psychology Remote Internship out of Spain

Improve mental health support and promote individual empowerment, while working to increase access to psychological treatments and services on a remote internship out of Spain. This cutting-edge clinic is working on innovative online services, including a virtual therapist, to help patients build self-esteem and develop techniques to manage stress and emotion from their mobile phones.

As a virtual intern, you’ll be working alongside a multidisciplinary team of psychologists to shadow online consultations, support ongoing studies and research on the use of virtual reality in clinical practice and develop self-guided psychological interventions, resources and tools for an App.

Champion human rights with Law & NGO Support out of Tanzania

Law & NGO Support Remote Internship out of Tanzania

Join a law firm or NGO to provide invaluable services to local people and become an advocate for human rights on this virtual internship out of Tanzania. These organizations offer free legal advice for local communities, create educational material to raise awareness about public rights and aim to combat corruption in the region.

As an online law intern, you can expect to assist with writing reports, preparing legal documents and court documents, writing content for websites, social media upkeep, newsletter production, and contribution to fundraising campaigns. This helps to educate local people on laws and responsibilities, as well as supporting them to secure fundamental human rights.

Support startups with Marketing & Communications out of Japan

Marketing & Communications Remote Internship out of Japan

Make your mark in cutting-edge startups out of the fast-paced, innovative tech hub of Tokyo on this virtual internship. Many startup companies in Japan have a global mindset, being oriented toward foreign markets and international sales, making them open to the mutually beneficial online exchange of ideas.

As a remote marketing intern, you can assist with social media marketing, blog writing, contributions to website text in the English language, translations, search engine optimization, sales support, market research, and other business development activities.

Increase access to financial services with Microfinance out of Tanzania

Microfinance Remote Internship out of Tanzania

Provide financial services to populations with limited means on this unique virtual internship out of Tanzania. Microfinance organizations provide many Tanzanians with the means to finance their projects, educate their children, and even gain insurance.

As an online finance intern, you’ll make a meaningful difference to the local community by contributing through the production and preparation of educational workshops and presentations, assisting with business planning of small scale entrepreneurs, and other administrative tasks of enterprises.

Raise awareness of conservation with Creative Design & Marketing out of Greece

Creative Design & Marketing Remote Internship out of Greece

Raise awareness of environmental challenges and engage others to take action on this online internship with a highly respected marine conservation NGO out of Greece. The goal is to use media to build relationships with the local community and general public, which is fundamental to inspiring positive change.

As a remote design and marketing intern, you’ll be creating content on biodiversity, environmental conservation and public health issues through various platforms, with the goal of raising awareness and encouraging conservation efforts.

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