Fundraising Internships in Africa

We’re excited to offer a wide range of fundraising internships in Africa! Join us in one of five African countries – South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, or Uganda – to gain some valuable work experience on the ground as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Alternatively, we have remote internships available so that you can gain valuable work experience from the comfort of your own home. These internships will give you a thorough understanding of the way NGOs operate, as you’ll be a vital part of a small organization doing grassroots work. During these fundraising internships, you’ll get a thorough understanding of the international fundraising landscape, as well as practical experience in areas such as grant writing, individual giving, and corporate fundraising.
It’s a way to get valuable work experience and contribute to a worthwhile environmental or social cause at the same time. You’ll also get an opportunity to live and work in a beautiful part of Africa!

Check out our fundraising internships below, or get in touch to find out how to apply! 

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Check out our fundraising internships

marketing and fundraising internship Ghana

June 9, 2021

Marketing & Fundraising Internship, Ghana

Min. 8 weeks

Ghana

Marketing, Research, Strategy

Assist with the development and sustainability of an inspiring sports charity.

ethical consumerism internship

May 12, 2021

Marketing Internship with Ethical Consumerism Website

Min. 8 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Research, Marketing, Food Security

Get practical work experience in marketing, communications and fundraising.

gaming internship

NEW

Remote Gaming Internship with Nonprofit Organization

Min. 8 weeks

Remote

Web design

Flex your gaming skills and gain the opportunity to work with a nonprofit organization

food security internship

Apply now for 2021

Communications & Fundraising Internship with Food Security Program

Min. 8 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, Writing, Fundraising

Help increase food security and encourage economic development in and around Cape Town.

marketing internship zambia

Open for applications

Marketing & Fundraising Internship, Zambia

Min. 8 weeks

Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote

Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Research

Raise funds through individual or corporate funding campaigns and grant applications

writing internship in Zambia

Open for applications

Writing and Communications Internship, Zambia

Min. 8 weeks

Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote

Writing, Social Media, Fundraising, Communications

Help a social impact organization define their message and grow their reach.

dog charity internship

Open for applications

Organizational Development Internship with Youth & Dog Charity

Min. 8 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote

Fundraising, Monitoring. Reporting, Research

Assist with research, online fundraising campaigns, proposal writing, and impact monitoring.

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

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 welfare puppy

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.

kids feature

NEW!

Digital Marketing Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media

Raise awareness and funding to help provide high quality education.

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.

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. 5 months

Remote

Fundraising research, grant writing

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

WHERE WE OFFER FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIPS

internships in Uganda
Communications Internship
Victoria Falls

Uganda – experience this beautiful country in a holistic way! During your fundraising internship in Uganda you’ll be able to do a homestay with a local family, giving you a chance to learn about the people of Uganda in addition to charity work. This nonprofit internship with a small, grassroots company will give you a chance to learn all about working for a charity and you will be able to instantly see the impact you’re making.

Malawi – how would you like to live right on the shore of Lake Malawi while doing your fundraising internship? This beautiful paradise will be your backyard and after-work hangout spot; does it get any better than that?! Besides the idyllic location, you’ll be working with one of the most reputable nonprofit organizations in the region. Malawi Schools Permaculture Club is a nonprofit that promotes permaculture principles to children in Malawi by running after-school permaculture clubs. Join them for an internship that combines marketing and fundraising and will give you a unique and well-rounded nonprofit work experience.

South Africa – join us in one of the most popular countries to visit on the African continent! It’s no coincidence that this is the destination of choice for so many travelers; with breathtaking scenery ranging from lush forests to arid deserts to a beach-lovers paradise, you won’t be disappointed. It’s also one of the best countries for animal safaris, and you’ll be able to spot all of the Big 5! All of that aside, South Africa has many nonprofit and do-good organizations that are working hard to create a better life for the citizens of South Africa as well as the world. We partner with the best of the best organizations who are working on worthy causes such as environmental sustainability, literacy, and photography, and filmmaking for good!

Zambia – how would you like to combine a valuable learning experience in the nonprofit sector with a visit to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders? We are offering a chance to be part of a small animal rescue organization in Zambia and gain valuable work experience in the fundraising sector, all while living right next door to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls. If you love animals and adventure and are looking to start your career in the nonprofit sector, then join us in Zambia for a fundraising internship.

Remotely – we understand as much as everyone that it’s not so easy to fly around the world for an internship right now. Even so, we didn’t want to deprive any of our potential interns of the chance to gain valuable work experience with our amazing NGO partners in Africa; so, we’re happy to be able to offer remote nonprofit internships! They are an attainable alternative and the next best thing to coming to Africa for your nonprofit fundraising internship. You’ll still be working towards a good cause at a worthy NGO in Africa, plus you won’t have the added stress of packing.

FAQs ABOUT OUR FUNDRAISING INTERNSHIPS IN AFRICA

How experienced do I need to be for a fundraising internship?

Because we have such a wide variety of offerings, we are happy to be able to offer a fundraising internship for all experience levels. Whether you have experience in your own country and are looking for nonprofit work experience abroad, or are new to fundraising and your only experience is your school bake sale, we are confident we can find the perfect internship for your skills and goals.

Who is a fundraising internship for?

Our fundraising internships are for anyone who wants to gain work experience in the nonprofit sector. If you are thinking about working in an NGO or charity, then there is no better place to gain experience than with one of our many reputable partner organisations. They are also extremely suitable for anyone who has ever wanted to travel to Africa but needed an excuse to do so! What better excuse is there than an internship abroad? Now that we offer remote opportunities, our internships are also suitable for those who have longed to gain nonprofit work experience in Africa but are not able or willing to travel abroad to do so!

What can I expect to learn in a fundraising internship?

The internship tasks vary hugely across the different programs we offer. Depending on the type of internship you sign up for, you can get practical work experience in areas such as fundraising, business development, marketing, donor relations, grant writing, NGO management, and more. Because we mostly partner with small, grassroots organizations, our internships are quite flexible and offer you to dabble in a variety of tasks, so that you can explore your skills. And the learning doesn’t stop at work; as an intern working for an organization based in Africa, you’ll also get a chance to learn about a whole new country and culture. The possibilities are endless!
Regardless of which location or organization you choose for your fundraising internship, you’ll gain an understanding of the nonprofit sector in the context of a developing country, as you’ll be part of a charitable organization.

How will a fundraising internship help my career?

A fundraising internship is a valuable chance to gain exposure to the nonprofit and NGO sector in developing countries across Africa. That alone is enough to draw major positive attention to your resume. In addition, each organization we partner with has a wealth of resources that are available to their interns. The more knowledge you soak up, the more experience you’ll be able to take into your future career. Since our partner organizations are usually made up of a small team, you will be able to use that to your advantage to gain a well-rounded experience in all aspects of running a charity. Think of how many new skills you will be able to add to your repertoire!

Contact us today to hear more about our life-changing nonprofit internships in Africa!