about our charity internships in africa
Do an internship that matters.
When it comes to finding an internship, the choice is often between an internship that will enhance your resume and one that you’re passionate about. We believe it can be both. At Roots, we offer academic internships with grassroots projects in Africa. You’ll be a large part of a small team doing something amazing.
Our Roots lie with Greenpop, an environmental nonprofit based in Cape Town. Greenpop has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2010, partly because it has always thrived on interns and volunteers from around the world. It’s this success story that has inspired us to create Roots; a platform for matching good causes with people on a mission to learn.
Interns have been a vital part of Greenpop’s inspiring work and impressive growth. Over the past 9 years, over 250 people from more than 25 different countries have joined the organization to get their hands dirty. Interns at Greenpop work hard, accomplish much and have heaps of fun. And without the input of interns, Greenpop could not have achieved what it has.
We’re a sprout of this success story. Inspired by the mutual growth that we’ve witnessed, we nurtured the concept and allowed it to expand. Not only do we offer nonprofit internships at Greenpop, we also place people with a wide range of valuable nonprofit organizations, widening the choice and increasing the impact.
We’re proud to be part of the Impact Travel Group, a collective of companies that provide transformative travel experiences to people around the world. Driven by the mission of creating global citizens, the Impact Travel Group offers responsible and intercultural expeditions, volunteer programs, internships, and study abroad opportunities.