Medical Nursing and Public Health Internship in Africa

Art in Tanzania helps the small community clinics and the Public Health Programs in the villages as well as in larger hospitals. Tanzania’s healthcare is missing professional medical staff. You can assist in developing the healthcare, but you also get a great experience in working in a developing country with limited medical facilities. The Art in Tanzania community medical support team works in Dar es Salaam. If you participate in the Madale village medical support program, we can arrange for you to work both in the small village clinics and in a larger hospital in the near vicinity. The public health program mainly focuses on helping the village communities in the fields of nutrition, sports and exercise, art therapy and sustainability, among others. We use our social media pages for advocacy work and our Facebook pages have more than 50K followers. Tanzanian pharmacies are far from the western standards. Specifically, small village pharmacies need training and advocacy to develop their standards. The medical program also includes HIV/AIDS counselling advocacy, events and testing.

Placement Description

Daily Tasks

We plan your daily tasks depending your background, study level and experience. For the clinic work, if not only follow up, we need your CV and unofficial study script. Public Health tasks can be done without documentation. Thereon you will perform health-oriented advocacy work in the schools and communities as well as producing social media content to reach the public in common.


Art in Tanzania co-operates with the other NGOs for the program tasks. We are involved in several NGO consortiums to fight for children's rights and to develop nursery schools and orphanages. We have also been part of the EU Commission-funded Volunteer and Internship Development program EVOLVET.


Art in Tanzania volunteer eco-compound can accommodate up to 50 participants. We have single, double, and dormitory rooms. Each room is self-contained. We have office facilities and a garden canteen bar serving you at the idyllic African village surrounding.

Charity VISA

Interns: When staying less than 3 months (13weeks) you are to apply for a volunteer student visa (C2) and the fee is USD 50.   Volunteers: You apply for an Ordinary VISA (C1) when not exceeding 3 months (13 weeks) and the fee is USD 50.

COVID - 19 and Malaria

Tanzania's COVID-19 situation is good. We have had participants in the programs since May 2020 without problems. COVID-19 tests are available, also at the airport for traveling.
We recommend to take malaria prevention although the tests and medical care are easily available and at a low cost.


Tanzania is a peaceful country to visit and in our village, Madale, you can safely roam around day and night. We have been operating around since 1996 so our activities are well-known and appreciated y the local communities. We also have third-party security facilitation at the compound.