At Roots Interns we are proud to partner with NGOs and small start-up companies with ethical and sustainable practices; all organisations that are adding valuable contributions towards community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. We offer non profit internships in Africa with these organizations in different academic fields.
Non-profit organization that creates sustainable and meaningful change through the practice of yoga and meditation, enviro-education and leadership training at eight primary schools in Cape Town.
Social enterprise on a mission to (re)connect people with our planet – and have fun doing it! They plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness wherever they go, and activate people through green festivals and workshops.
Non-profit beading project dedicated to reviving the tradition of African beadwork. The artists become breadwinners and community leaders bead by bead. As a result, women are financially empowered, crafters become artists, and the art of beadwork is revived.
This organization is South Africa’s oldest edible garden service that installs (and maintains) food gardens in homes, businesses, schools and communities. By helping South Africans to grow their own food, they are supporting a healthier, happier and more sustainable way of life for everyone.
Young social enterprise that uses photography to both create amazing experiences (photo tours) and to generate positive change. Through the Penda Trust, the organisation uses photography as a tool to support important conservation and community projects in developing countries.
A Cape Town based initiative that upcycles advertising billboards destined for landfill into survival sleeping bags, transforming the negative impact of waste into immediate relief for those living on the street while promoting social upliftment through dialogue and storytelling.
A mobile cinema that converts solar power to social impact. They document simple engineering solutions in three-minute clips with practical information and how-to instructions and share these with rural communities during screenings and workshops across the continent, using a mobile solar cinema.
A non-profit that works to implement long-term, positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities in Africa. They currently operate in East and Southern Africa to ‘Educate, Enrich and Empower’ in three main areas of focus: Education and Enrichment, Health and Nutrition and Empowering community.