ATPIA Internship program is divided into two levels. Level 1 is for persons 18 years of age or older who are
looking for a small group work experience in Southern Africa.
Level two is for persons 18-24 years old who have either completed Level 1 or are former ATPIA
participants, or have participated in other similar international volunteer programs.
Our Advanced Volunteer Program is for anyone 24 years of age or older who have either international
living experience or who have professional training in a needed vocation (such as HIV/AIDS counseling,
domestic abuse counseling, conflict resolution training, nursing, midwifery or other medical qualifications,
teaching and tutoring, computer & IT skills or other specialized skills).
ATPIA Level 1 Small Group Program
Level 2 interns or Advanced Placement Volunteers, and to have a positive growth experience in Southern
Africa; while at the same time giving a bit of themselves to an under served community.
Our experience has taught us that no matter how well meaning and enthusiastic an applicant may be, that
the reality of living and working in an under served community in a developing nation can be stressful in
addition to rewarding and exciting. So we want to do our best to assure that our participants not only
develop a strong sense of who they are but also feel a true sense of success in doing something
Our Level 1 work segments are small group oriented with experienced leaders and instructors.
To be a Level 2 Intern or Advanced Volunteer you must fall under at least one of the
1. After successfully completing our Level 1 experience program (or a similar program with another
organization) participants between the ages of 18-23 may apply for a Level 2 internship. Level 2 interns are
selected for a more comprehensive, individualized, work program which can run for 3 weeks to 6 month or
on the applicants own time frame.
2. Or if you are 24 years old or older with previous travel experience to (preferably living experience
in) a developing nation such as any African, Asian or Latin American country and are a skilled
professionals or near professional (persons in their last phase of graduate studies) then ATPIA will
consider a specialized Internship or Advanced Volunteer placement for you.
Level 1 Experience -- Contact us about our next Level 1 Experience
Level 2 Internship (Open Year Round) - Locations
|Anir Academy for Tolerance, Peace and International Awareness (ATPIA)
Internships & Volunteer Experience