At Roots Interns we are proud to partner with nonprofits and small start-up companies with ethical and sustainable practices; all organizations that are adding valuable contributions towards community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. We offer nonprofit internships in Africa with these organizations in different academic fields.
Nonprofit 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.
Nonprofit offering horticulture training in prisons and to youth-at-risk to equip people with horticultural, entrepreneurial, and life skills so that they have an increased chance of finding work and becoming fully reintegrated in the community after their release.
Penda Phototours is a young organization that uses photography to both create amazing experiences (photo tours) and to generate positive change. Through the aligned nonprofit Penda Trust, the organisation uses photography as a tool to support important conservation and community projects in developing countries.
This nonprofit addresses cycles of poverty that repeat themselves generation after generation in isolated communities who have little or no access to the greater South Africa. All projects (in Education, Health, Personal Development and Care for the Planet) contribute towards supporting rural children reach their potential.
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.
A nonprofit 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.
Nonprofit 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.
A social development organization operating in Masiphumelele, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. Via the Ubuntu Center they direct resources to the community and care for between 60 and 100 children every day. They also support a number of daycare centers that are run by the grandmothers and mothers of the community.
Zambezi Animal Welfare Services (ZAWS) in Livingstone, Zambia, is on a mission to improve the health and welfare of domestic animals in this town. They offer medical support, rescue, and re-home street dogs and educate children on how to look after their pets.
A nonprofit that works to implement long-term, positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities in East and Southern Africa. They currently operate to ‘Educate, Enrich and Empower’ in the following areas: Education and Enrichment, Health and Nutrition, Empowering families, Conservation, and The Girl Impact.
A nonprofit organization in Kenya that supports an Educational Center that provides education, food security, (health)care for over 300 vulnerable & orphaned children from the community.
An NGO that perceives migration as an opportunity and are on a mission to alleviate poverty and promoting development in the Western Cape while fostering cultural, social and economic integration between migrants, refugees, and South Africans.
Inspiring NGO that is working with small villages on Uganda’s Ssese Islands (in Lake Victoria) to find long-term solutions for both environmental and social issues.
An institute that promotes permaculture principles in the surrounding areas and aims to stimulate productivity in the local communities, while working to maintain a natural ecosystem.
This NGO is on mission of alleviating poverty through education. It runs many successful projects focused on early childhood education, teacher training, building schools, and more.
The Malawi Schools Permaculture Clubs (MSPC) is a nonprofit aiming to teach children how to care for and regenerate their natural environment, to value their local resources, and to learn how to produce their own nutritious food. They offer permaculture courses and materials to teachers involved in after-school programs.