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Elevate your career readiness through a digital marketing internship! Are you ready to embark on a journey filled with creativity, strategy, and impact? These internships offer an entrance into the thrilling world of marketing, where you’ll enhance your personal and professional skills and be a driver for organizational success. As a marketing and communications intern, you’ll be an important part of a small team, contributing innovative and fresh ideas and a unique perspective to help achieve the organization’s mission. Join this fascinating experience where you’ll gain practical marketing and communications skills which can shape your future in the field, while making a difference in real-world settings.

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Why choose Roots Interns for Marketing and Communications Internships?

Grassroots work

You’ll join an organization that works directly with their community to solve problems on the ground and make a real impact.

Matchmaking

We’ll help you find and prepare for an internship with the organization that’s right for you and your skills, background, and passions.

Academic placements

Working abroad is an experience like no other and your internship will be tailored to your studies and interests.

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Communications and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Tacloban, Philippines OR Remote
  • Content Creation, Fundraising, Communications
Seize the chance to make a meaningful difference, gaining hands-on experience in communications, fundraising, and development initiatives.
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Media and Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Pretoria, South Africa OR Remote
  • Content Creation, Marketing Strategy, Social Media, Online Fundraising
Enhance your digital marketing portfolio while supporting a nonprofit's mission to optimize well-being and catalyze African nations' development.
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Communications & PR Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Writing, Strategy, Social Media, PR
Amplify awareness about a lesser-explored facet of the climate crisis while refining diverse communication and public relations skills in Berlin.
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Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Content Creation, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation, Funding Research
Contribute strategically to initiatives aiding in raising crucial funds for vulnerable animals and promoting their welfare and well-being.
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Technical Support Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • CRM Management, Data Analysis, IT
Assist a nonprofit in optimizing software and digital tools, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving positive impact for meaningful change.
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Communications and Marketing Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Social Media, Reporting
Build communication and marketing skills, aiding initiatives to uplift families from poverty through impactful outreach and awareness campaigns.
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Conservation Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Manzanillo, Costa Rica
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Fundraising, Outreach
Contribute to vital conservation efforts through fundraising and awareness campaigns, preserving the region's unique ecosystems and biodiversity.
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Remote NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Communications, Fundraising, Digital Marketing
Contribute to advancing gender equality in South Africa by becoming part of a nonprofit dedicated to empowering women.
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Sea turtle conservation internship

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Conservation Marketing Internship

  • Min. 6 weeks
  • Carate, Costa Rica
  • Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Content Creation
Acquire digital marketing experience in sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica, crafting compelling campaigns and fostering community engagement.
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Community outreach Brazil

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Content Creation and Photography Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Serra do Brigadeiro State Park, Brazil
  • Content Creation, Photography, Writing, Marketing
Hone you creative skills and capture compelling visual narratives while contributing to the conservation of the Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest.
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Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Bahia, Brazil
  • Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Strategy, Fundraising
Elevate your marketing and fundraising expertise, contributing to impactful initiatives that shape positive change in a seaside community
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Penda photography internship

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SEO Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • SEO, Website Management, Writing
Aquire hands-on experience in SEO while collaborating with social businesses in Cape Town, contributing to their online visibility and impact.
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Supreme Malawi

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Media & Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Communications, PR, Digital Marketing, Writing
Assist a social enterprise in expanding its reach with innovative media and marketing strategies to enhance its message and broaden its impact.
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NGO storytelling internship; Sustainable Coffee Bay

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NGO Storytelling Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Coffee Bay, South Africa
  • Social Media, Storytelling, Content Creation, Fundraising, Writing
Hone your storytelling and communication skills while contributing to impactful social initiatives with an NGO, creating a meaningful difference.
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Teaching internship in Zambia

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NGO Development Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks (in-person) / 16 weeks (remote)
  • Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote
  • Fundraising, Communications, Partnership Development
Join a growing nonprofit and contribute to sustainable community work through NGO development strategies.
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Wildlife Conservation Communications Internship

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Wildlife Conservation Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Bela-Bela, South Africa
  • Social Media, Writing, Digital Marketing, Fundraising
Fuse your passion for storytelling with practical skills by contributing to the effective communication of vital wildlife conservation efforts.
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digital marketing internship with animal rescue center

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Digital Marketing Internship with Animal Rescue Center

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Website Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Grant Writing, Research
Engage in impactful digital marketing efforts surrounded by playful puppies, as you contribute to promoting the welfare of rescued animals.
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Permaculture internship Ghana

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Remote Agroforestry Project Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Marketing, Communications, Content Creation
Assist in developing and managing communication channels for an agroforestry project, enhancing community engagement and sustainable practices.
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marketing and fundraising internship Ghana

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Marketing & Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Accra, Ghana
  • Marketing, Research, Strategy
Assist with the development of an inspiring sports charity by supporting marketing and fundraising initiatives that advance its mission.
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Marketing & Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Livingstone, Zambia OR Remote
  • Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Research
Hone your marketing and fundraising skills by engaging in transformative initiatives, and raising funds through campaigns and grants.
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Content Writing & Communications Internship

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Remote Content Writing & Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Digital Marketing, Writing, Communications, Fundraising
Uplift rural African communities through impactful content creation, using your writing skills to support and promote a nonprofit's initiatives.
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Animal Charity Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Communications, Writing, Fundraising, Research
Help a charity improve the lives of stray dogs and cats in Southern Africa, while refining your skills in effective communication and advocacy.
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Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship

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Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Strategy, Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Monitoring
Assist in a nonprofit's communication and fundraising strategies, crafting narratives to advance their mission of empowering youth through dance.
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Remote Content Marketing Internship

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Remote Writing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Writing, Social Media Management, Fundraising
Channel your creativity to support artistic expression by bringing your writing and communications skills to this vibrant dancing NPO.
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Digital Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi
  • Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media
Collaborate with an organization dedicated to driving community development in Malawi through a range of initiatives.
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Sustainable tourism marketing internship

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Sustainable Tourism Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Marketing Strategy, Digital Media, Content Creation
Enhance your marketing skills in sustainable tourism, making a positive impact on the environment and community with a Malawian eco-lodge.
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Charity Development Internship Uganda

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Charity Development Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Mbarara, Uganda
  • Communication, Fundraising, Music
Contribute to a charity's growth, engaging in development initiatives, fundraising, and communications strategies for positive impact.
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Marketing Internship

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Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Digital Marketing, SEO, Marketing Research
Enhance your marketing expertise while boosting the promotion and visibility of impactful photography initiatives within a social enterprise.
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Media and Communications Internship

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Media & Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR REMOTE
  • Fundraising, Marketing, Social Media, Writing
Explore the vibrant world of media and communications, where your skills align with purposeful storytelling and community connection.
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Media Marketing and content creation Internship

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Media Marketing and Content Creation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Remote
  • Content Creation, Videography, Design, Writing
Ignite your creativity by crafting impactful narratives while gaining diverse experience in design and marketing to support street animals.
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Content Writing Internship

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Content Writing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Creative Writing, SEO, Social Media, Strategy, Blogging
Master the art of creating engaging and optimized content, while building a diverse writing portfolio to enhance your professional profile.
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Market Research & Communications Internship

  • Min. 10 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Communications, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Writing
Join our team at Roots and assist with managing and developing our communication channels, playing a key role in enhancing outreach efforts.
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Marketing and Communications Internship

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Marketing & Communications Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Project Management, Communications, Marketing, Fundraising
Support the development of communication channels and fundraising initiatives for a grassroots social enterprise promoting the message of Ubuntu.
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Creative Writing Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Digital Marketing, Creative Writing
Sharpen your writing prowess, build a compelling portfolio, and make a meaningful impact as you actively contribute to environmental advocacy.
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Communications Internship

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Communications Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Communications, Social Media, Digital Marketing, Writing
Manage and enhance communication channels for a nonprofit supporting refugees, amplifying their voices, and encouraging community engagement.
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Marketing & Business Research Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Communications, Marketing, Business Development
Join a dynamic charity committed to empowering women in townships through skill development, fostering creativity, and driving positive change.
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Social Media Marketing Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Social Media, Content Creation, Analytics, Community Management
Gain valuable digital marketing skills as you promote real stories that raise awareness, drive advocacy, and inspire positive social change.
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Communications & Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Social Media, Writing, Fundraising, Events
Explore your passion for communications as it sparks meaningful change, contributing to an impactful mission through the power of storytelling.
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Benefits of Marketing and Communication Internships

Hands-on experience

Joining any one of these marketing and communications internships will provide practical, real-world experience, enabling you to apply your academic knowledge to actionable projects and campaigns.

Networking

You’ll get the chance to network with professionals working in marketing and communications which spans many industries. Building connections is vital and can lead to professional opportunities and first-hand insight into the field.

Personal growth

A digital marketing internship is a stepping stone to a successful career and more importantly, can foster personal growth in building confidence, resilience, and adaptability. Working with a nonprofit will teach you more than what you can add to your resume!

Communication skills

Efficient communication is crucial in marketing and communications. These internships offer opportunities to enhance your verbal and written communication skills, both in team settings and with customers and clients.

Innovation and creativity

Joining a grassroots organization requires having a creative mindset and coming up with innovative solutions. A digital marketing internship can aid in developing these skills further and apply them to real-world situations.

Problem solving

Develop your problem-solving skills as you work to overcome practical challenges that change on the day-to-day. It’s safe to say that your schedule and tasks will vary as new obstacles arise.

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Why Choose Roots Internships in Marketing and Communications

Find out from our previous interns how internship positions in Marketing and Communications can boost your professional career and grow your interpersonal skills.

What a wonderful time to be a part of the journey. I strongly believe that more and more interns working with Projekt Ubuntu could be the next level to even greater accomplishments. The outcome of how brilliant this experience can be, results in how much engagement you put into it. With a large amount of freedom to see what you can create, whether it be a documentary, blog writing, social media content, or fundraising events, you can let this project be the canvas of your creativity. The intent of this nonprofit internship is that you are here to support, stand as a good representation, be a contributor, prove to yourself what you are capable of, and lastly; to listen to the message of Ubuntu and discover your interpretation of it!

Denver, Manchester Metropolitan University, British – Marketing and Communications Internship, South Africa

A unique experience I was lucky to have! I’m very glad I stumbled upon Roots Interns 6 months ago. It has truly been a unique opportunity! At first, I was a little nervous as I’d never done a remote internship or worked with people from so far away in Africa, but stepping out of my comfort zone was exactly what I needed. I got the chance to work on social media posts (content editing and managing channels), a social media diary, fundraising/giving campaigns, and formatting & visualizing documents. After completing my internship I feel more confident in any potential global experience that will come my way. Everyone I’ve worked with from Roots and MSPC has been wonderful, and I’m grateful for having this eye-opening experience.

Isabella, Northeastern University, American – Remote Media & Communications Internship

During my internship, I was responsible for the program communications, developing a project management system, blog posts, and newsletters. It’s a small organization so I was able to be involved in a lot of things and take some responsibility. Shortly after I started, they launched their new program, ‘Fynbos for the Future’ where they plant Fynbos gardens in outdoor classrooms at schools in Cape Town. I was part of the school selection process and set up the ten school profiles for the website. When we had the first planting day at one of the schools, it was amazing to see all the hard work that the team put into this program pay off.

Hanna, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, Dutch – Digital Marketing Internship, South Africa

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Marketing & Communications FAQs

Who are marketing and communications internships for?

Anyone who is passionate about writing, managing content and media, overseeing public relations, and creating promotional strategies is a perfect candidate for a communications and marketing internship. What matters most is your ambition and drive to help out a grassroots organization, regardless of your level of expertise in any of these areas. Having in your abilities, willingness to learn new skills, and being creative and communicative are what makes you a great intern.

If you’re looking to boost your resume, gain relevant work experience, or develop life-long skills, this is the means to do all three. Finding a digital marketing internship that allows you to learn new technical skills while still being invigorating can be a difficult task. That’s why we’ve made sure to offer an experience that does exactly that. All we ask in return is for you to stay motivated; that way you will be able to achieve great things for both yourself and the nonprofit you work with.

What can I expect to learn as a marketing and comunications intern?

There are different responsibilities you can take on when doing a digital marketing internship. The amount of skills and knowledge you can acquire depends on how willing you are to get out of your comfort zone. With most organizations, you can learn about search engine optimization (SEO), creating and publishing content on websites, managing multiple social media platforms, hosting interviews or other ne

How will a digital marketing internship further my career?

​​You’ll have the opportunity to build and expand your expertise in dynamic global settings. Within this context, your role will be vital for the pursuit of social and economic development in local communities, where your knowledge can change lives for the better. This experience will provide you with confidence and a strong skill set to tackle future challenges that will arise in your career.

International work experience, especially in the nonprofit sector, looks incredible on a resume. Employers worldwide seek to find individuals who have diverse and original experiences, which makes your internship abroad the advantage you need to stand out. On top of that, assisting a do-good organization is extremely enriching for your personal development. You deserve to feel confident and self-sufficient; what better way to improve your self-esteem than by helping others do the same?

Should I join my internship in-person or remotely?

There are a few things you must consider before deciding to travel or work from home. In some cases, internships can be strictly online or require going on-site. As for programs that are flexible about the modality, what must be considered is your own personal preference.

Being on-site allows you to experience the project in its full bloom; befriending the locals, visiting attractions, and broadening your knowledge of the location’s multiculturalism and unique history. However, remote communications internships give you the chance to work from the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule which is also worth bearing in mind. As long as you are able to give your absolute best, the modality you choose for your internship isn’t an issue.

HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!