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Join the Global village

In an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, it is our duty as a nonprofit, non-governmental organization to provide a window into the lives of remote villages in Africa. Through our Experiential Cultural Internship program, we give graduate-level students a chance to live and work in African villages where they will administer and design solutions for our programs.  Living in an African village, students have an opportunity to immerse themselves into their cultures and forge lasting relationships with the communities in which we operate.

Join Us

Join our Experiential Cultural Internship program to live in Africa and help create dignified solutions for women, youth and their communities to learn, grow, and create ripples of lasting change together. By participating in our internship program, students can earn academic credits while gaining first-hand experience working with African women. There, they will help to design policy to address obstacles they face in developing their own businesses and in investing in their communities.

Work directly with our founder, Anne Toba, and make a difference through this unique opportunity, while learning how an international organization operates. Lead projects that equip women and youth with the tools, training, and resources needed for them to take control of their own future, better support their families and strengthen their communities.

Ripples Interns Change Lives

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Chanarian Click to Watch Chanarian's Video

Public Health,
University of Washington

“My first exposure to Nigeria was enriched with the spirits and characters of the people living in the Ogidi village. As an American public health student, we study and read case studies and examine data regarding African village people, but to actually interact…”

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Daphne Click to Watch Daphne's Video

Master International Development Studies,
Wageningen University and Research. Netherlands

“This summer I traveled to Nigeria as part of my internship at Ripples Foundation. I would like to share the lessons that the country and its people have taught me with you. In this way I hope to inspire you who want to help empower African women…”

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Marc Click to Watch Marc's Video

BSc Information Systems,
University of Missouri in St. Louis

“If you haven’t heard Ripples’ music, take a moment to watch one of our videos and listen. Grisly, jazzy and lyrical, our music weaves our story through its smooth melodies, meticulously wrapped into a consistent, overarching ‘sound’. This was no small feat, as our former intern who made the themes, Marc Wanninger, would attest. At the start…”

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Peichen Click to Watch Peichen's Video

Master’s degree in Social Work,
Washington University

“Our Intern, Peichen, was pursuing her Master’s degree in Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis when she applied to our program. Peichen applied for Ripples’ Experiential Internship program looking for an opportunity to gain experience in the field she ultimately wanted to work in: Program Evaluation. She was surprised and excited to learn that through our program, she would do more than just assist the evaluation process…”

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Contact Us to Learn More

We are currently open to all disciplines, but we are particularly interested in interns with a background in:

  • Agriculture
  • Permaculture
  • Water Resource Engineering
  • Livestock Management
  • Film Making/Videography
  • Agroforestry
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Photography

If you would like more information, please contact us:

Stephanie Phillips
Internship Coordinator
+1 314 325 9334


All successful applicants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to the destination. Students will also be responsible for their lodging and living expenses during the internship period.

For Interns traveling to Africa, Ripples will offer assistance and information. In some African countries, Ripples offers an all-inclusive package that covers the cost of all in-country travel, accommodation, and living during the internship for a flat fee. Full details will be made available to successful candidates.

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