Projects Abroad has spent over 25 years helping volunteers and interns fulfil their potential and make the world a better place. All projects seek to add significant value to the environment, to local people and the organisations they support.

The aim of the Social Entrepreneurship and Micro-Finance Internship is to support local entrepreneurs in Tanzania and help them achieve financial independence. We do this by providing them with small, interest-free loans and helping them lay the groundwork for their business.

All the beneficiaries are women who need loans to develop their business and contribute to the family income. In many cases, her husband’s income is not enough to support all of the family’s needs, or she is the sole breadwinner for her family. 


During your Micro-finance internship in Tanzania, you can expect to:

  • Run weekly workshops to provide general business guidance and support
  • Do house visits and interviews to see if women can apply for the loans
  • Manage loan accounts and monitor targeted individuals who have already received loans
  • Develop marketing strategies based on the business plans of local entrepreneurs

Your work will focus on the following areas:

  • Run workshops
  • Do house visits
  • Manage loan accounts
  • Develop marketing strategies

More information regarding the internship program can be found on the host program website

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact Projects Abroad for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ's short-term experience eligibility criteria.

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The program fee varies depending on program length. For a 4-week internship, the program fee is approximately $4,255 AUD. More information regarding what is included in the program fee can be found on the host program website


Housing is included in the program fee.

Credit for Internships

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. The Global Experiences Team is unable to provide further advice regarding internships for credit. If you are interested in seeking credit, please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Varies - (2 week minimum, 5 week maximum)
Earliest Start: 21 June 2020
Latest End: 26 July 2020


Fast Facts

Type: Work Experience
Mode: Internship
Location: Arusha, Tanzania 
Credit: Not-for-credit*
Cohort: Undergraduate and postgraduate

Some students may be able to receive credit towards their UQ program pending faculty approval. Please refer to the Credit for Internships page for more specific details.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.​