Interns live on GVI’s research base on the stunning Caqalai Island and get to experience the idyllic traditional island life. You will be working alongside local people on a range of community development initiatives at one of our two bases in the Tailevu and Lomaiviti Provinces of Fiji. As a hands-on intern you will be involved with a diverse variety of key initiatives involving themes such as fresh water management, education enrichment, environmental monitoring and mapping, income generation, waste management, health awareness, women’s empowerment and sustainable agriculture practice.
The dramatic Fijian landscape is defined by: sweeping volcanic hillsides, dense jungle, fresh water waterfalls, extensive beaches and colourful coral reefs. In this picturesque environment you will set to work helping community members to develop important infrastructure for future generations.
All internships are geared at developing your leadership and role model skills, allowing you to develop a variety of soft and hard skills that will boost your community development experience. GVI have been running community development, education, and conservation projects since 1997 and our highly experienced field staff will help you gain and improve vital skill sets to improve your future job prospects. This internship offers the opportunity for you to gain additional qualifications and experience in a community development environment, giving you a fantastic starting point for developing your community development career.
Directly participating a range of activities, which may include the construction and installation of rainwater harvesting systems, building vegetable gardens, volunteering in local kindergartens and schools, helping rural communities set up income generating projects, interacting with villagers and making lifelong friends, visit idyllic traditional Fijian villages and be immersed in the Fijian way of life. On weekends or pre/post your internship you can enjoy island hopping between stunning remote island locations with beautiful beaches and breath-taking scenery, participating in activities such as scuba diving, dolphin watching, hiking to waterfalls, snorkelling, traditional ceremonies, cave swimming and Fijian language lessons.
Working with the GVI team has been a great way to learn more about the incredible work that GVI guys are doing every day. It is a wonderful way to stay connected and learn about ongoing social and environmental projects and helping GVI amplify the work done by change-makers internationally.