The Asfar International Traineeship programme is a 3 to 6-month global work placement funded by Turing Scheme, incorporating work-based skills development, such as Management Skills, Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and training/learning opportunities, for participants aged 18 to 40.

1st September 2023 - 31st August 2024

The International Traineeship 2023/2024 involves a Participant volunteering abroad, to learn about different global management styles in the NGO, charity and civic society sectors internationally, while also developing essential team, leadership and sectorial skills and competencies.

Furthermore, the Participant will learn a range of soft skills including: Intercultural communication skills, a Foreign language and International living competencies.

The Asfar International Traineeship host cities and countries for 2023/2024 include:

  • Hungary
  • Turkey
  • Israel
  • Bulgaria
  • Indonesia
  • North Macedonia
  • Egypt
  • Azerbaijan
  • Japan


All volunteering placements with NGOs will focus on developing skills in the following sectors:
• International Civil Society
• Social Entrepreneurship
• Women Economic Empowerment
• Youth & Community sector
• Sport for Development
• Creative Industries
• International Development
• Vocational Education Training
• International NGO
• Social Enterprise
• International Project Management
• Teaching


How to apply?

To apply, please complete the application form.

If you have a question, please email:

Asfar is currently recruiting for Autumn or Winter starts.

If you are interested in applying for a placement in Summer 2024, please be aware placements will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

All writers' views in articles are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the Asfar team.

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