Environmental Advocacy Volunteering and Internship
Art in Tanzania’s Environmental Advocacy volunteer internship program encourages students to engage in sustainable community work, raise awareness of the environment and climate change, and be innovative in developing practical solutions to combat environmental concerns. Bring skills and knowledge you have built at university and apply them to real-world situations; develop and apply skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, organisation, and creativity. You can focus on different areas of environmental advocacy and tasks you are most passionate about. For example, your duties may include waste management and recycling, corporate social responsibility, education in schools and community members, planting trees and garden creation with orphanages, and food security. You will be allocated tasks and responsibilities by team leaders and focus on individual or group projects. We also perform eco-construction activities using traditional construction and interior design materials. You can also perform urban planning and landscape development tasks.
Visit community schools to raise environmental awareness and prepare presentations and classes. Currently, climate change and ecological risks are not well understood in Tanzania. We are working to counter this. Participants also introduce new community-level technologies, such as constructing homemade solar cookers.
Please have a look at the Climate Change Report performed by our previous participant.
Waste management is poorly implemented in Tanzania. Work to help improve recycling, work with corporations initiating sustainable waste management approaches, and develop solutions you can introduce yourself.
During your term, you join practical programs such as using second-hand plastic bottles to produce fences in schools.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Engage with the corporate partners of Art in Tanzania and involve new companies in environmentally responsible campaigns, advocating responsible actions with the local and international companies as part of the CSR program.
eco Construction, Landscape development and Urban Planning
We introduce you to African construction and interior design using traditional mud, hay, rocks and bamboo materials. You can also attend urban planning and landscape development tasks.
Student thesis work for Urban Planning in Dar es Salaam.