Business Development

Contribute to the overall development of a nonprofit organisation. You’ll gain valuable experience in strategy, management, research, and planning. You’ll also help in making a cause-driven organisations successful and sustainable. These business development internships are available in Cape Town and Johannesburg, or you can join us remotely for an online internship.

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Creative Writing

Join us for a creative writing internship in Africa! As part of a nonprofit organisation, you’ll create content that will help spread a cause-driven message through a variety of platforms. You can expect to improve your writing skills and build a strong resume – and to have an inspiring work experience with a charity. We offer creative writing internships in South Africa and online.

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Sustainable Development

Join us on one of our sustainable development internships in Africa! You can be based in Ghana, South Africa, and Malawi, and contribute to grassroots initiatives that promote sustainable land management and development. You’ll develop your skills, gain practical experience, and contribute to an important cause at the same time.

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Marketing and Communications

We offer a wide range of marketing and communications internships with nonprofits in Africa. Bring your skills to charities doing important work in social development, environmental, or animal welfare – it’s a rewarding and valuable experience. We have internships available in South Africa, Zambia, and Malawi.

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Environmental Management

Contribute to urban greening, organic farming, permaculture, and environmental education programs in Africa during one of our environmental management internships. As an intern, you’ll gain experience in the field as part of a local charity doing important work. You can join us for environmental internships in South Africa, Malawi, and Ghana.

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Animal Welfare

Improve the lives of street dogs and cats by interning for an animal welfare charity in Livingstone, Zambia. You’ll assist rescue and rehoming projects, either through communications and fundraising activities, or by helping run projects on the ground. You’ll gain a wealth of experience, live in a wonderfully stunning place, and contribute to an important cause.

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Event Management

Join us for an event management internship in Cape Town, South Africa. You’ll develop your organisation skills by setting up and running events for local nonprofit organisations. The events can vary greatly in size and focus, but the aim is always to support the work of a worthwhile cause.

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Women’s Empowerment

If you’re looking for a gender equality internship abroad, join us in South Africa, Zambia, or Tanzania. We offer internships with nonprofit organisations focused on the empowerment of girls and women. As an intern, you’ll develop your skills while contributing to these worthwhile charities. Check out our women’s empowerment internships!

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Photography

If you’re a keen photographer with a desire to travel, join us in South Africa for a photography internship or volunteer program! If you’re into photographing animals, join us as a wildlife photography intern in Kruger National Park. Or, if humanitarian photography is your preferred focus, you can join us on nonprofit photography internship or volunteer programme in Cape Town.

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Fundraising

Our fundraising internships in Africa are a great way to develop a variety of skills while contributing to the development of inspiring charities. You can join us in Zambia or South Africa, and focus on environmental, animal welfare, or social impact causes. Learn about the nonprofit sector, gain valuable work experience, and build an impressive resume!

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Human Rights

Contribute to human rights programs in Cape Town, South Africa, during an internship. As an intern, you’ll be part of a nonprofit organisation that provides valuable support to refugees. Depending on your skills and experience, you can focus on communications, skill development workshops, women’s empowerment, or general management and development.

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Nonprofit Management

If you’re interested in learning about the overall management and development of charitable organisations, these nonprofit management internships are a great opportunity. As an intern, you’ll gain insights into the nonprofit sector, and practical work experience in the day to day running of cause-driven programs in Africa.

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Media and Design

Join us in Cape Town, South Africa, for a podcast internship or a graphic design internship. You’ll be part of Greenpop, an environmental organisation, or Sunshine Cinema, a nonprofit that uses different media to spread important messages in rural South African communities. These internships offer some great practical learning opportunities.

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Psychology and Counseling

Enjoy a practical learning experience during psychology internships in South Africa and Kenya. Guided by professionals in the field, you’ll help provide important support workshops and sessions to children and adults who have dealt with different traumas. It’s a wonderful way to gain practical experience while offering support to people who need it.

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Wildlife Conservation

Join us for a wildlife conservation internship in South Africa or Zimbabwe! We offer wildlife research internships for those who are looking to gain practical field experience, and wildlife photography internships for photographers of all levels. And if you’re interested in a career as an African field guide, you can join us for an accredited field guiding course.

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Social Development

We offer a great variety of internships with social impact projects in Africa. As an intern, you’ll be part of a nonprofit organisation focused on education, refugee support, or early childhood development. Depending on your university course and skills, you will work on communications, workshop or lesson development, or overall daily management.

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Sociology

If you’re studying Sociology, or if you just have a passion for learning about societies and human connections, you might find the perfect opportunity in our sociology internships in Africa. You’ll be part of a nonprofit organisation with a social impact focus, like youth support, education, and women’s empowerment.

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Education & Pedagogy

If you’re training to be a teacher, studying pedagogy, or interested in gaining experience in these fields, check out our education and pedagogy internships in Africa. You’ll be part of a nonprofit organisation doing social impact work on a grassroots level. As an intern, you’ll develop skills and get practical work experience, while contributing an important cause.

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Content Writing & Communications Internship

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Journalism Internship with nonprofit

8-26 weeks

Remote

Mentoring, Broadcasting, Storytelling, Reporting

Gain practical broadcasting experience and support budding journalists in Malawi

Content Writing & Communications Internship

NEW

Content Writing and Communications Internship

8-26 weeks

Remote

Digital Marketing, Writing, Communications, Fundraising

Help a radio nonprofit uplift rural African communities with your writing skills.

Business Development Internship

NEW

Business Development Internship with Media Charity

8-26 weeks

Remote

Business development, Reporting, Monitoring, Data analysis

Use your skills to spread awareness on important issues in rural African communities

(Remote) Radio and Community Media Internship

Open for applications

(Remote) Radio and Community Media Internship

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR remote

Marketing, Storytelling,, Communications, Radio

Help raise funds, create ideas, stories, and develop a voice for this community radio.

Animal Charity Communications Internship

NEW

Animal Charity Communications Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Remote

Communications, Writing, Fundraising,  Research

Help a new charity improve the lives of stray dogs and cats in Southern Africa

Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship

NEW!

Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship with South African Charity

8-26 weeks

Remote

Strategy, Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Monitoring

Help develop the organization’s communications and fundraising strategies.

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Open for applications

Education Internship, Malawi

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Education, Teaching, Curriculum development

Teach classes, help train local teachers, and develop and run afterschool programs

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Digital Marketing Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media

Raise awareness and funding to help provide high quality education.

HIV Health Support Internship

Open for applications

HIV Health Support Internship, Malawi

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Counseling, Education, HIV, Program Management

Gain experience in health education and HIV support in the context of a developing country.

Sustainable tourism marketing internship

NEW

Sustainable Tourism Marketing Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Remote

Marketing strategy, Digital marketing, Content creation

Gain a wealth of experience in strategic marketing while helping develop a Malawi-based eco-lodge

Marine photography internship

Open for applications

Marine Photography Internship

Min. 2 weeks

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Photography, community outreach

Photograph whales, dolphins, and many more marine wildlife in an idyllic island location

Marine Conservation Internship

Open for applications

Marine Conservation Internship

Min. 4 weeks

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Operations, communications, outreach, research

Learn about the day to day running of a field based marine NGO

Gender Equality Internship Cape Town

NEW!

Gender Equality Internship, Cape Town

Min. 8 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote

Research, Communications, Fundraising, Program Development

Help develop structures to support victims, research gender based violence, and assist with digital marketing.

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.

Charity Development Internship Uganda

Open for applications

Charity Development Internship, Uganda

Min. 8 weeks

Mbarara, Uganda

Communication, Fundraising, Music

Help with fundraising, communications strategy, monitoring and evaluation.

SEO Content Writing Internship in tourism

Open for applications

SEO Content Writing Internship in Tourism

Min. 6 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote

Creative writing, SEO, Social Media, Blogging

Sharpen your writing skills and learn to write content that is creative and optimized for search engines.

Remote permaculture internship

Open for applications

Remote Permaculture Internship with Nonprofit in Malawi

3 - 4 months

Remote

Permaculture, Food Security, Land Management

Develop educational materials and help improve data collection for measuring long-term impact

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

Remote Fundraising Internship with charity in Malawi

3 - 4 months

Remote

Research, (online) Fundraising, Writing, Stakeholder Mgt, Communications

Gain practical work experience in fundraising and communications for a Malawian charity.

Grant Writing Internship

Open for applications

Remote Grant Writing Internship

Min. 12 weeks

Remote

Fundraising research, grant writing

This is a wonderful opportunity for gaining international fundraising experience, while working remotely.

Monitoring and evaluation internship

Open for applications

Online Monitoring and Evaluation Internship

Min. 6 weeks

Remote

Evaluation and recording impact data

Join a South African nonprofit for a remote intenrship focused on measuring and reporting impact.

internships in Johannesburg

Open for applications

Online Charity Fundraising & Communications Internship

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Digital communications, Fundraising, Stakeholder management

Gain experience in fundraising and digital communications in a nonprofit context.

Environmental volunteer program

Applications open for 2021!

Environmental Volunteer Program

27 June - 4 July 2021 (1 week)

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.

Conservation and Photography Internship

Applications open for 2021

Conservation and Photography Internship in South Africa

8 weeks

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Photography, Conservation

Photograph lions, leopards, elephants, and many more animals, while sharpening your skills.

Female Empowerment and Gender Equality Internship

Applications open for 2021

Female Empowerment and Gender Equality Internship

4-12 weeks

Zambia

Gender Equality, Female Empowerment

Gain work experience with projects that support girls in underprivileged communities.

African Fieldguiding course

Open for applications

African Field Guiding Course, Zimbabwe

60 days

Zimbabwe

Field Guiding (incl. FGASA qualification)

Get a FGASA qualification by joining this exciting guiding course in a stunning African setting.

Wildlife Research Internship

Open for applications

Wildlife Research Internship, Victoria Falls

Min. 4 weeks

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Wildlife research, Conservation

Be part of field research into lions, giraffes, and many other animals in the stunning African bush.

Permaculture Internship

Open for applications

Permaculture Internship in Ghana

1-12 months

Techiman, Ghana

Permaculture, Organic Farming

Train local farmers, encourage income generation, and works to prevent deforestation.

Virtual content writing Internship

Open for applications

Remote Content Writing Internship with Social Enterprise

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Writing, SEO, Social media, Blogs

Learn all about digital content writing and gain a wealth of online writing experience.

Humanitarian Photography Project

Applications open for 2021

Humanitarian Photography Project, Cape Town

2-12 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Humanitarian Photography

Use your photography skills to make an impact during this unique volunteer program.

Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Marketing Internship at Photography Organization, Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Digital Marketing, SEO, Marketing Research

Bring your analytical and research skills to this varied internship with a social enterprise.

Music Teaching Internship

Open for applications

Music Teaching Internship in Uganda

2-4 Months

Mbarara, Uganda

Music, Education, Youth programs

Use your music skills for good by offering a variety of music lessons to kids in rural Uganda.

Remote Business Development Internship

Open for applications

Remote Business Development Internship

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Marketing, Research, Strategy

Working online, help develop a pro bono program for nonprofits by a digital marketing agency.

Remote Digital Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Remote Digital Marketing Internship

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Marketing, Fundraising, Brand development

From the comfort of your own home, gain work experience in marketing and communications.

Teaching in Tanzania

Open for applications

Remote Communications Internship with Volunteer Organisation

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Social media, writing, SEO, websites

Be part of an organisation that runs community development and conservation programs.

Remote Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Remote Marketing Internship with Volunteer Organisation

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Marketing, SEO, Product research

Gain a wealth of marketing experience as part of a South African based volunteer organisation.

Media and Communications Internship

Open for applications

Media and Communications Internship in Malawi

8-16 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Fundraising, Marketing, Social media, Writing

Help manage the communication channels of a small but fast-growing permaculture charity.

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship in Malawi

8-16 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications

Assist with the management of an NGO that supports permaculture clubs for school children,

Permaculture Internship

Open for applications

Permaculture Internship in Malawi

8-16 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Permaculture, Organic Farming

Based in rural Malawi, help develop and run workshops for permaculture clubs in schools.

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.

Animal Rescue Management Internship

Open for applications

Animal Rescue Management Internship in Livingstone, Zambia

8-16 weeks

Livingstone, Zambia

Coordination, Project management, Community Education, Animal Welfare

Get involved in the overall management of a grassroots charity that supports street animals.

Animal Welfare Fundraising Internship

Open for applications

Animal Welfare Fundraising Internship in Livingstone, Zambia

8-16 weeks

Livingstone, Zambia

Fundraising, Animal Welfare, Communications

Help drive a variety of fundraising initiatives that will support street dogs and cats in Zambia.

Content Writing Internship

Open for applications

Content Writing Internship at Photography Organisation, Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Creative Writing, SEO, Social Media, Strategy, Blogging

Improve your creative writing skills, learn about SEO, and build a varied writing portfolio.

Tourism Marketing and Business Development Internship

Open for applications

Tourism Marketing and Business Development Internship

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote

Strategy, Market research, Marketing campaigns

Gain a thorough insight into the tourism industry and gain strategic development experience.

Communications Internship

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Communications Internship in Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Writing

Join our team at Roots and assist with managing and developing our communications channels.

NGO Management and Organic Farming Internship

Applications open for 2021

NGO Management and Organic Farming Internship

8-26 weeks

Riebeek, South Africa

Organic farming, Permaculture, Programme Assistance

Be part of a charity that promotes organic agriculture in rural South African communities.

Remote Podcast editing internship

Open for applications

Remote Podcast editing Internship with Filmmaking Charity

Min. 6 weeks

Remote

Audio editing

Gain a wealth of practical experience in podcasting during this online internship.

REMOTE-NONPROFIT-MANAGEMENT-INTERNSHIP

Open for applications

Remote Nonprofit Management Internship with solar cinema network

Min. 6 weeks

Remote

Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media, PR

Learn about the day to day running of a nonprofit during this online work experience.

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.

Event Management Internship

Applications open for 2021

Event Management Internship in South Africa

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Event management, Coordination

Bring your coordination skills to a nonprofit that installs libraries in township schools.

Nonprofit communications and marketing internship

Open for applications

Non Profit Communications and Marketing Internship in Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Marketing, Communications, PR

Help spread the message of an inspiring charity that builds libraries at schools in township areas.

Fundraising Internship

Open for applications

Fundraising Internship at a Library Non Profit

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Fundraising, Grant proposal writing

Gain practical work experience by helping drive a number of creative fundraising initiatives.

Psychology Internship

Applications open for 2021

Psychology Internship in Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Psychology, Social Work

Assist with a variety of counseling sessions and shadow qualified professionals in the field.

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship in Johannesburg

8-26 weeks

Johannesburg, South Africa

Grant writing, fundraising, marketing, operations

Help with the overall management and development of this skill development charity.

Communications and Digital Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Communications and Digital Media Internship in Johannesburg

8-26 weeks

Johannesburg, South Africa

Communications, writing, social media

Bring your communications skills to an NGO that provides valuable skill development to prisoners.

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.

UH-Food Security Internship

Applications open for 2021

Food Security and Urban Farming Internship

8-12 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Food security, urban farming, education

Help develop and manage food gardens and host eco-workshops at schools in townships.

Advocacy and Human Rights Internship

Applications open for 2021

Advocacy and Human Rights Internship with NGO

20-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Human rights, refugee law and migration issues

Gain valuable legal experience while offering refugees in Cape Town support and advice.

Communications Internship

Open for applications

Communications Internship with NGO

12-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, social media, digital marketing, writing

Manage and develop communication channels for a refugee-focused nonprofit.

Female Empowerment Internship

Open for applications

Female Empowerment Internship with NGO

16-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Business development, communication, coordination

Gain work experience while supporting female refugees through skill development workshops.

MB_Digital Marketing and Sales Internship

Applications open for 2021

Non profit Internship in Cape Town: Digital Marketing and Sales

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, Marketing, Sales, Operations, Fundraising

Be part of a creative charity that offers skill development to women in townships.

Communications and Fundraising NGO Internship_feature

Open for applications

Communications and Fundraising Internship at Film Making NGO, Cape Town

8-12 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Social Media, Writing, Fundraising, Events

Bring your communications skills to this varied internship with a film-focused charity.

Nonprofit management internship

Applications open for 2021

Nonprofit Management Internship at social nonprofit

8-52 weeks

South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia

Marketing, Fundraising, Facilitation, Monitoring, NGO Management

Get a thorough insight into the nonprofit sector during this varied and hands-on internship.

Psychology and Social Work Internship

Applications open for 2021

Social Work and Psychology Internship in Kenya

12-26 weeks

Kisumu, Kenya

Social Work, Psychology

Help provide mentorship, counseling, and positive stimulation for vulnerable children.

NGO Management Internship

Applications open for 2021

NGO Management Internship at Educational Center in Kenya

8-26 week

Kisumu, Kenya

NGO Management, All-round position

Be part of an NGO that provides education and food security to vulnerable and orphaned children.

Education and Pedagogy Internship

Applications open for 2021

Education and Pedagogy Internship in Kenya

12-26 weeks

Kisumu, Kenya

Education, Pedagogy

Help create a stimulating, learner-centered educational environment to vulnerable children.

Climate Change Academic Program

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Climate Change Academic Program

Fully customisable

Cape Town (South Africa), Livingstone (Zambia)

Climate change, Sustainability, Eco education

Customizable academic program exploring environmental issues in an African context.

Academic Photography Program

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Academic Photography Program

Fully customisable

Cape Town, South Africa

The role of photography in social development & nonprofit photography

Exciting faculty-led program in Africa exploring the role of photography in social development.