NONPROFIT INTERNSHIPS IN AFRICA
At Roots, we believe internships can have an impact.
Doing an internship in Africa is an amazing way to get practical work experience, absorb a foreign culture, have a travel adventure, and build your CV. But we believe internships in Africa can do more; they can also make an impact. We see this impact achieved in two ways;
Our interns support nonprofits at grassroots level. As an intern with us, you’ll be working for small organisations with big missions. These are charities that run worthwhile social development, environmental, or wildlife conservation projects around Africa; projects making tangible impact on people’s lives and their environment. Whether your focus as an intern is NGO management, fundraising, communications, or something else, your work will contribute to these causes. It’s a rewarding and much appreciated experience.
Our interns get inspired to do more. As a happy offshoot of our internships in Africa, many of our interns end up making positive life changes after their internship. They adopt greener lifestyles, actively fundraise for the cause they’ve been part of, or even adapt their career path and end up working in the charity sector. Find out more about the impact our internships have made!
Impact as an communication intern in a township
Denver did his communication and marketing internship at the Ubuntu Project in the township of Masiphumelel, Cape Town. He helped in various ways at the day care center and also helped the organization to get an online presence, by setting up a website and social media account for them.Read More
Measuring impact during an NGO internship
Sarah did an NGO management internship in Cape Town where she measured and monitored specific data and evaluated it. Read what she has to say about her internship experience and the impact she felt she was able to make.Read More
Making an impact as an Advocacy and Human Rights intern
Emiel did an Advocacy and Human Rights internship in Cape Town. He has achieved a master in European and International law. However, he has learned a great deal from the work he did at the refugee center, where he was able to make a special impact for his clients.Read More