Event Management Internships in Africa

If you’re looking for an event management internship abroad, check out our opportunities in Ghana and South Africa! Our event management internships in Africa offer a perfect balance of learning, exploring, and giving back, as they’re all practical work experiences with grassroots nonprofits.

Events form part of nonprofits in different ways; they can be part of projects in the field, ways to fundraise, or methods of getting volunteers to contribute to a cause. As an event management intern on one of our programs, you’ll get to help make these events happen. Using your coordination, planning, and perhaps sports coaching or teaching skills, you’ll become an integral part of inspiring events that do good on a social impact or environmental level.

Browse through our different event management internships below, or find out a bit more about what to expect


sports coaching internship Ghana

Open for applications

Sports Coaching Internship in Ghana

Min. 8 weeks


Sports Coaching

Coach talented youth in Ghana in different sports, and help develop inspiring programs.

Open for applications

Event Management Internship with Charity in Ghana

Min. 8 weeks


Event Management

Plan and coordinate events for an inspiring sports charity

NGO Event Coordination Internship Cape Town

Open for applications

NGO Event Coordination Internship

Min. 10 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Event coordination, planning, logistics, budgeting

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

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We offer event coordination internship opportunities in Ghana and South Africa. In Ghana, you’ll live and work in a village on the outskirts of the capital city Accra; a rural community where a nonprofit sports village is based. As an intern, you’ll have the benefits of being based in a small and welcoming community, but being a short drive away from a large city – with all its advantages.

In South Africa, you’ll be based in Cape Town, a city that effortlessly combines scenic beauty with a cosmopolitan culture. It’s also a hugely creative and entrepreneurial place, and one with a unique blend of people and cultures. In this setting, you’ll join either an environmental social enterprise, or a social impact project based in Masiphumelele, a township on the outskirts of the city.

Wherever you’ll be going as an events intern, we’ll help you sort out all the logistics! We’ll find and book the right accommodation for you, help you with your visa application, and answer any questions you may have about your time in Ghana or South Africa.

Why should I do an event management internship with an NGO?

Events often play an important role in the work nonprofit organizations do. For some NGOs, field projects are event-based, and the impact relies on the effectiveness of the events. For other organizations, fundraising events are an essential part of their income generation. Either way, as an events management intern with an NGO, you’ll help a purpose-driven organization achieve its mission.

Moreover, nonprofit organizations in Africa are often run by small teams, which means that as an intern, you’ll get to take on quite a large role, which will give you a wealth of practical work experience.

What can I expect from an Event Management internship in Africa?

Your individual role as an event intern depends on the internship you’ll apply for. You might focus on project management, events production, or event marketing. You might help to run a large number of small events, or you might be working towards one large-scale project. You might be working behind the scenes, or you might be involved in a very hands-on way in the running of events.

Either way, as an intern, you’ll gain valuable work experience and through clear guidance and a well-structured program, we’ll make sure that will meet your desired learning outcomes. At the same time, you’ll be contributing to a worthwhile social or environmental cause. And you’ll get to live and work in a beautiful part of Africa.

If you’re not sure which events internship in Africa suits you best, just give us a shout, and we’ll help you find the right opportunity.

Who can apply for an Event Management internship?

The requirements vary depending on the individual role. So have a look at the specific internship listings to find out if you meet the requirements. But overall, you’ll need to have strong coordination skills, a flexible attitude, and an ability to adapt to different cultures. It’s also important that you feel passionate about the cause you’ll be working towards.

How do I apply for an Event Management internship?

If you’re ready to apply for an event management internship, here’s what to do;

  • If you know which internship you’d like to apply for, fill out the application form, and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com. If you’re interested in various internships, or you’re sure which one would suit you best, just send us an email and we’ll help you figure it out.
  • We’ll set up a short online interview to discuss your application, find out more about you and what you’re hoping to get out of the experience, and allow you to answer any questions you might have.
  • We’ll then pass your application on to the person who would be your supervisor on the ground. If he/she thinks it might be a good match, there will be a second interview, which will go into more detail.
    Hopefully you’ll then get an internship offer, and if you accept it, we’ll start the process of organizing your internship!