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Global Leadership Development Program


  • Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Medan)
  • Kenya (Nakuru)
  • Thailand (Chiang Rai)
  • To see current availability, please visit our Placements Page


This is an exciting career opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates who have a strong interest in global leadership. The program is available to people with a variety of backgrounds ranging from education and finance to media and management.

Benefits to the Community

  • You are helping to implement long-term development. Your skills time and energy will leave a mark that will continue to make a difference long after you’ve completed the GLD program.
  • You provide a basic understanding of a unique area that may not otherwise be available. Many of the children and adults in these impoverished communities are not fortunate enough to have wide exposure to different industries. By receiving some exposure to different specialities and receiving even a basic understanding of your skills, you broaden their horizons and expand their possibilities.
  • You are contributing to the local economy. When you are not on the clock, you are free to explore and take advantage of sightseeing opportunities. When you shop with, or hire, local vendors you support local businesses in the area.


Benefits to You

  • Certificate of program completion
  • Letter of recommendation upon request
  • Graduates of the program are prepared for manager level roles in global organisations, especially nonprofits
  • The most successful GLD volunteers may be eligible to receive a potential job offer to join IHF as a Co-Director 
  • Participate in meaningful service and have a lasting impact on an impoverished community
  • Sharpen skills through service
  • Enhance your CV with international experience
  • Strengthen your leadership, problem-solving, and communication skills
  • Interact with locals, experience a different culture, and build cultural awareness
  • Sharpen your cultural intelligence
  • Learn to think, respond and quickly adapt to new cultural knowledge and unfamiliar situations
  • Explore new places and experience the richly varied world of the local community
  • Personal growth and development through a broader horizon


When you choose to join the IHF Global Leadership Development Program, you will be joining a global network of IHF volunteers who are living and working within diverse cultures on projects that have a positive impact.


Apply to the Global Leadership Development

Volunteer Program today!