Sri Lanka Volunteer Programs
Sri Lanka Volunteer Programs
Internship programs in Sri Lanla
- The most affordable price, guaranteed. Starts at $155.
- Pay fees directly to your host families and projects.
- Safe and meaningful internship experience
- A wide range of internship programs available… choose what suits you the best
What else would be more interesting than to work in an island amongst the tropical beaches and beautiful landscapes? Global Crossroad gives you a chance to join our internship program in Sri Lanka, the most ideal holiday destination. With the best price and the most affordable rates, internship program in Sri Lanka is a lifetime experience that will not only change your life forever but of those you will help.
A country greatly influenced by Buddhism and known as "the pearl of the Indian ocean" will most certainly enchant you with its long ancient history and civilization, wonderfully built monuments and dense green forests. With this internship, interns can explore the beauty, get to know the Srilankan culture, bond with the natives, observe their lifestyle and practices, partake in festivities and relax in the most soothing atmosphere. Create unforgettable memories by travelling to the most exotic country and enhancing not only your life but of many.
Join us now to expect the unexpected by engaging yourself with various projects. For more information on travel dates, accommodation and fees please email us.
Dates: Internship in Sri Lanka
All Internship programs in Sri Lanka start every Monday. However, Global Crossroad is very flexible and understands that various travel constraints that you might face.
All Internshiping work in Sri Lanka options are available year around, except at times programs like a Internship teaching English overseas program might be closed for various holidays and vacations. Also, some programs are seasonal due to extreme weather conditions. Between the project link and a Global Crossroad representative, all of this specific information regarding programs dates will be available to you. If a program is unavailable, we will provide an alternative program for you to join.
Prices: Internship in Sri Lanka
Global Crossroad is committed to offering the most affordable and highest quality Sri Lanka Internship trips. We strive to keep our costs low. The humanitarian side of the business is our passion.
Global Crossroad's Internship opportunity in Sri Lanka application and registration fee cost US $299. The application fee covers the cost of advertising, program promotion, and office expenses (rent, utilities, and staff salaries in USA office).
In addition to the application fee, you are required to pay a weekly program fee. You will pay your weekly fee directly to your host family and project. This way, the fees that you pay will benefit those who rightfully deserve them, and not for company profit.
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- Airport Pickup and Transfer to Galle (2 hours)- $85
- Airport Pickup and Transfer to Kegalle (80 KM) - $125
- Transfer from Galle to Kegalle or vice versa (3 hours) - $125
- Language and Culture - $250
- Mandatory Comprehensive Travel Insurance - $3.49/day
Program fees cover:
- Accommodation (volunteers house or host family)
- Food (local food 3 times day)
- In-country support
- Personalized project
- Pre-departure information
- Certificate of completion
- Fundraising ideas and letters
- Discount for returning volunteers
Program fees exclude:
- Personal expenses on soft drinks and foods
- Daily transportation
- Airport return transfer
The Internshiping programs in Sri Lanka fees will cover expenses that will begin on the first day of the program (usually the first or third Monday of the month) to the last day of the program. If you arrive before the first day of the program or you decide you stay beyond your program’s last day, you will be responsible for the additional expenses, which would typically be around $30 a day for room and meals at a hostel.
Internship projects in orphanages in Sri Lanka
Orphanage internship project in Sri Lanka is located at Galle where Global Crossroad is partnered with many local organizations supporting the children for shelter, food, education and other basic necessities. Be a part of their life and bring a positive impact in their lives. Live with them and you will know they are equally capable and competent to excel in this competitive world. You can be the one to make a difference in their lives and impart them with as much knowledge, skills, love and affection they deserve.
The major part of the intern's responsibility covers teaching English to these children in the school for 3-4 hours during daytime. If the interns do not wish to teach during the day, they can stay back at the orphanages and take care of the children. Along with that, interns can engage the children in extracurricular activities like dance, music, poetry, art and sports. The interns can make the children aware of other skills related to linguistics, logical reasoning, critical thinking and creative art. Besides, children could be helped with their home works, personal hygiene and their daily chores. Interns can also involve themselves with the administrative affairs of the orphanage like cleaning the premises, monitoring the progress of children, cooking and serving the meals to the children and documentation.
This is the best internship projects introduced worldwide. It is the mark you imprint in your life to work for a cause and contribute to the lives of children and at the same time have a splendid time enjoying in an exotic country. You will not only immerse yourself into teaching these children with all that you have gathered but learning many things from them. The process of learning never ends and who knows what these unfortunate children might have stored in for you. This project would be highly beneficial to those who are willing to work for NGOs and INGOs and pursue their career in social work.
You need not have any qualifications or prior experience to join our internship program. It is important you are compassionate and enthusiastic in helping the children. As the project deals with children, being patient and affectionate is highly expected of the interns.
English teaching internship in Sri Lanka
With English being the most common and largely spoken language in the world, English knowing has become fundamental. Only a few people in Asia have the privilege of learning English due to everlasting poverty, illiteracy and lack of skilled manpower and resources. English learning is still a luxury in Asia, and most dominantly in Sri Lanka. Through our English teaching internship project you can work with the local schools in Sri Lanka and teach conversational English to the aspiring students and help them flourish personally and professionally.
Teaching English can entail teaching and improving the writing, reading, listening and speaking skills of children whose age group may vary from 8 to 21. Besides teaching English, interns can also teach these children other regular subjects or skills relating to debate, public speaking, discussion and painting. Interns can enjoy their time dancing, singing, playing and engaging the children in other extracurricular activities. It is no mandatory for the interns to teach a specific subject. Interns can show off their expertise and impart the children with all the knowledge and skills they have. Interns can also help the staffs and coordinators of the school in their administrative affairs.
English teaching internship will be advantageous to those eager to involve in a career related to teaching. The interns will get a better picture of how a classroom functions, how to deal with the children and how to develop a better understanding of the subjects in the children. You can have a wonderful teaching experience along with honing your teaching skills and techniques. Meeting students from diverse backgrounds will make the teaching experience interesting. This will be a learning of a lifetime and journey hard to forget.
You do need to have a strong command in English both verbal and written. Non native English speakers can apply too if they are confident in conversing and teaching. Interns are expected to have a coping behavior and should be patient enough to deal with the students.
Teaching Buddhist monks internship in Sri Lanka
Filled with excitement and mystery is our teaching Buddhist monks internship project in Sri Lanka for the reason that you can immerse yourself into the Buddhist culture and closely observe the religion, its preaching, rituals and practices. Our links with local organizations enables you to teach English at Pirivena, a monastic college where most of the young Buddhist monks aged between 8-21 and the lay people acquire their education. Living in serenity and making the stay meaningful with Buddhist prayers is what you will be doing here while teaching English.
Interns can help the young monks learn conversational English and improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Interns can form a curriculum and practice lessons accordingly. You can assign home works or assignments to keep consistency in learning and to develop a better understanding of the language. Young monks could also be engaged in extracurricular activities like dance, music, poetry, painting, sports and art. You can also help the Pirivena in fund raising, maintaining cleanliness and other administrative affairs.
Teaching English to the young Buddhist monks in a monastic college while experiencing a beautiful country with beaches and tropical forests is an experience to flaunt and cherish for your entire life. Knowing an estranged culture and its practices might change your perception towards life. Meditation can help you gain inner peace. We bring you a completely different experience than what you are used to. The internship projects can result in a learning of a lifetime and help you prosper mentally, physically, psychologically, personally and professionally.
You are required to abide by all the norms and value of the monastery. The interns should be kind, soft spoken and easy going. Flexibility and patience are necessary traits you should possess.
Elephant conservation internship project in Sri Lanka
Do you possess intense love for animals? Then you have landed on the right place. We bring you the most priceless internship projects for elephant conservation dealing with taking care of these creatures, their supplements and habitats for their better health. You get to work at Pinnawala elephant conservation, a breeding sanctuary for wild elephants. Spend your time hanging out with elephants in a tropical paradise that boasts of its highest biodiversity, abundant flora and fauna and the most alluring golden beaches.
The major task of interns start at Pinnawala Elephant conservation from 8:30 am to 11: 30 am comprising of helping the mahouts, cleaning the sheds, feeding the elephants, mucking out the elephant enclosures and preparing milk for bottle feeding. The interns can return to their home base or project centre to have their lunch after 12 and can relax while enjoying the nature and the wildlife. Should they desire, they can help the mahouts wash and clean the elephants between 2 pm-4 pm. Interns can also help the mahouts brush the elephants and work with the private elephants at Pinnawala elephant safari center after 4 pm.
This is the most affordable first class internship abroad experience you can ever come across. Working whilst enjoying the nature and wildlife creatures is certainly the most overwhelming experience for animal lovers. Away from the noise and fast paced cities, this would be the ideal location for our interns to dedicate their time and effort for the conservation of these elephants and relish what is nothing but natural. Once back home you will have gathered a memory of lifetime and lots of elephant friends to miss.
Interns should have a soft heart for the animals and should be cooperative while working for the conservation centre. You should be willing to serve for these creatures in as many ways as possible.
Supervision and Field support
In our internship programs, the interns are directed by a group of mentors or supervisors for a proper guidance and effective learning. These supervisors are experienced and qualified in their respective fields and will ensure the interns face no problems while their stay at Sri Lanka. They are most likely to be the head of the project you are assigned on. You might have to pay an additional cost to the supervisors depending upon your qualifications and time allotted by the supervisors. Please communicate with our office or our country coordinator if you need personal supervision to help you in your completion of your internship project.
College credit for internship project in Sri Lanka
There is no provision of college credit for internship projects. Our local office or your supervisor will provide you with a letter and certificate on the completion of your program verifying your work as an intern and your job responsibilities as an intern. You can earn an academic credit for internship projects at Sri Lanka by pre arranging the project with your college/university. The students shall have to coordinate with their faculties and professors regarding the college credit for internship prior applying.
There are arrangements for accommodations, food and supervision of our interns throughout their stay in Sri Lanka. We have host families associated with us since a long time who have gathered a great experience welcoming our interns and endowing them with as much love and care ensuring a home-like environment. Interns are mostly provided with a private bedroom, but occasionally might need to share it with another intern of the same gender. Accommodation in the host family is simple, clean and well equipped and is located in a safe and much reputed community. The host families will make sure the interns face no difficulty while staying. Staying with the host families will help the intern immerse into the culture and understand the lifestyle and practices much deeper.
Staying at the host family, project hostel or home base depends upon the season and flow of interns. Interns may have to stay at the project hostel or home base both located just a few miles away from the local bus stations, restaurant, market, departmental stores and internet cafes. Wherever the stay is, security is our primary concern and we do not compromise in the quality.
We provide three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner. We do not entertain any side snacks or beverages however can be bought and consumed from any local market. In case of vegetarians, all the needs should be detailed in the intern's application form. We have in-country coordinator who is ready 24/7 for your assistance. Once arrived at the project centre, you shall have an access to the in-country coordinator's mobile number and can be in frequent touch.
After the internship, interns can have spare time during evenings and weekends. You can discuss your recreational options with our staffs and they would be more than delighted to provide their assistance. This natural paradise opens up prospects to explore many tourist attractions like Horton Plains, Bundala National Park, Kandy, Kunckles Range, Matara, Nuwara Eli and many more.