Greenpop

Greenpop is a Cape Town based environmental NGO that is growing a Treevolution – a world where people and nature thrive together!

Greenpop was founded as a social enterprise in 2010. In 2014, the organisation adopted a ‘hybrid’ model, splitting off the events management aspects of the organisation and registering the Greenpop Foundation as a Non-Profit Organisation to run their environmental programmes. Both entities work together to reconnect people and the planet through planting trees, greening communities and empowering environmental stewards and active citizens across Sub-Saharan Africa.

  1. Their urban greening projects concentrate on planting fynbos gardens and trees in urban spaces and run school-based eco-education workshops.
  2. Their forest restoration programme plants trees, clears alien vegetation, and works with communities to protect indigenous forests.
  3. They also run sustainable development and environmental art projects on an ad hoc basis – these give communities tools to improve their lives while effectively managing their natural resources and create public art and music which brings awareness to local environmental issues.
  4. Greenpop’s events are experiential and educational – they run interactive educational workshops on a variety of environmental, entrepreneurial and leadership topics for school groups, corporate teams and the general public. They aim to equip people with the skills they need to get active (not anxious) about the future of our planet.

And they do it with a difference; they make it fun, accessible, and valuable for everyone involved. While planting trees is an important and very beneficial activity, Greenpop believes that unless communities are actively involved in and incentivised by the process, no lasting environmental change is possible. To date, Greenpop has planted over 115,000 trees – and activated thousands of people in the process.

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Check out our internships with Greenpop

NGO Event Coordination Internship Cape Town

Open for applications

NGO Event Coordination Internship

May-July 2021

Cape Town, South Africa

Event coordination, planning, logistics, budgeting

Use your event management and planning skills to help organize an environmental action summit.

Environmental volunteer program

Applications open for 2021!

Environmental Volunteer Program

1 week (2021 dates TBC)

Garden Route, South Africa

Sustainable development, Eco-building, Landscape restoration

A unique event that allows you to plant trees, learn about eco-issues, and enjoy a forest setting.

Urban greening internship

Open for 2021 applications

Urban Greening Internship At Environmental NGO

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Facilitation, Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education, Tree planting

Gain field experience as part of projects that provide greening and eco-education in townships.

virtual creative writing internship

Open for applications

Remote Creative Writing Internship with Environmental Nonprofit

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Writing

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio during this online internship.

Photography internship

Open for applications

Media and Design Internship At Environmental NGO, Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Graphic design, photography, videography

Design flyers, certificates, poster, and other graphics for an environmental NGO.

Digital Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Digital Marketing Internship at NGO in Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, marketing

Gain a wealth of marketing experience while contributing to environmental programs.

creative writing internship

Open for applications

Creative Writing Internship at environmental NGO

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Digital marketing, creative writing

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio while being part of a green cause.

Fundraising and Business Development Internship

Open for applications

Fundraising and Business Development Internship At Environmental NGO, Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Business development, fundraising, strategy & nonprofit mangement

Learn about strategic development in a nonprofit context and assist with fundraising activities.

Greenpop activation

What to expect as an intern with Greenpop?

Greenpop also represents a way of life. The energy and passion cultivated through Greenpop spreads far and wide with each new treevolutionary that joins the team. While the team works hard and focus on tasks at hand, they also know how to have fun, and create a quirky working environment. Their aim is to create an ethical and green standard that resonates with all involved and helps create a fun and enjoyable working environment. The team loves having a team of interns contribute their different skill sets. It’s partly because of interns and volunteers that the organisation has managed to grow as quickly as it has, and the team is appreciative for everyone’s time and input.

There are generally between one and four interns in the office, adding a multinational and multicultural element to its team. As an intern you’ll be sure to get your hands dirty. Regardless of your area of focus, you’ll take part in occasional planting projects and days at our nursery and eco-education hub, so that you’ll get a full experience of what Greenpop all about.

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