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Explore our NGO Management Internships

Are you enthusiastic about making meaningful contributions to the world while gaining valuable skills and experience? We offer unique management internships with a range of nonprofits and NGOs in order for you to explore the world of project development, sustainability, fundraising strategy, and on-the-ground facilitation and coordination.

As an intern, you’ll not only be part of a dedicated team, but also an enabler for positive change and cultural bridging. You help the organization you work with meet goals and be a vehicle for progress in local communities through the grassroots nature of the project. Participating in any one of these nonprofit management internships isn’t simply about acquiring new knowledge; it’s about the change you’ll contribute to and the growth you’ll experience along your journey. By applying, you’ll join the ongoing pursuit for a better world and future on a grassroots level.

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Why choose Roots Interns for NGO Management 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.

Browse All NGO Management Internship Projects

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia OR Remote
  • Communications, Fundraising, M&E, Daily Operations
Engage in broad skill-building opportunities, varied workloads, and a chance to make a tangible impact for impoverished communities.
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Teaching internship Peru

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Puerto Inca, Peru
  • Monitoring & Evaluation, Impact Reporting, Project Interaction
Embark on a journey of diverse skill development in NGO management while contributing to the protection of the Amazon Rainforest.
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Laughing girls

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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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Project assistant internship

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Project Assistant Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Recinto La Esperie, Ecuador
  • Coordination, Fundraising, Communications
Gain experience with a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the Cloud Forest, contributing to community engagement and environmental conservation.
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Social internship Amsterdam

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Social Internship in Amsterdam

  • Min. 3 months
  • Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Social Work, Project Coordination, Digital Marketing
Make a positive impact on communities and individuals through social work, project coordination, and volunteer management for meaningful change.
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NGO Management internship

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Event Management, Fundraising, Digital Marketing
Actively engage in advancing the NGOs mission to combat period poverty and work towards dismantling societal taboos linked to menstruation.
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Supreme Malawi internship

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Social Entrepreneurship Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Marketing, Fundraising, Program Development, Research, Operations
Ignite change by aligning your skills with impactful initiatives, fostering community development, and managing an inspiring social business.
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Bird conservation internship

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Marketing & Development Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Bela-Bela, South Africa OR Remote
  • Fundraising, Research, Reporting, Business Development
Support the sustainable development of a ground hornbill protection project, gaining valuable insights into wildlife conservation marketing.
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Supreme Malawi finance internship

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Finance Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • Accounting, Reporting, Fundraising, Social Business Development
Gain financial management and income generation expertise in a social enterprise, offering a unique outlook on sustainability and social impact.
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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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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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Community Development Internship

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Community Development Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi
  • Education, Community Development, Networking
Engage in community development initiatives, fostering positive change and empowerment within a rural community through sustainable projects.
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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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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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Monitoring and evaluation internship

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Monitoring & Evaluation Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
  • Data Collection, Evaluation, Analysis, Reporting
Engage in an internship centered on measuring and reporting impact, while gaining valuable skills and contributing to meaningful projects.
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NGO Management Internship in Malawi

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
  • NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications
Support and assist an NGO fostering permaculture clubs for school children, contributing to sustainable education and environmental awareness.
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NGO Management Internship in Cape Town

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 8 weeks
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Reporting, Social Media, Marketing, PR, Events Coordination
Support a filmmaking NGO focused on social impact by contributing to its operations and developing initiatives that use film for positive change.
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Nonprofit management internship

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NGO Management Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Cape Town / Kruger (South Africa), Livingstone (Zambia
  • Marketing, Fundraising, Facilitation, Monitoring, NGO Management
Embrace transformative impact as your passion aligns with a noble mission, shaping the future of impactful organizations in the rainbow nation.
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Other Academic Focus Areas

Benefits of NGO Management Internships

Community engagements

Nonprofit management internships provide you the opportunity to work directly with communities; building relationships, understanding needs, and facilitating programs to address those needs.

Practical experience

Apply your academic knowledge and gain the chance to witness the direct impact of your efforts, learn from the determination and strength of local communities, and contribute to positive change on the ground.

Local partnerships

Fostering partnerships with businesses and local organizations is crucial. As a nonprofit management intern you’ll play a role in maintaining and forming these relationships.

Leadership opportunities

Depending on the organization’s needs and structure, you may have the opportunity to apply your leadership skills in real-world scenarios within specific initiatives or projects.

Personal growth

Through a management internship with a grassroots organization, you’ll embark on a journey of self-discovery and cultural understanding as you become a part of the community you serve.

Adaptability

Immerse yourself in an environment where creativity and flexibility thrive. Working in this field can sometimes be unpredictable, so you’ll need to adapt to the changing needs of the community and the organization.

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Why Choose Roots Internships in NGO Management

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

I do not have a single bad thing to say about my internship in Zambia. Anyone who is interested in NGO management or the general behind-the-scenes of running an NGO would benefit greatly from doing a management internship with Free Haven. From admin tasks, to social media, to teaching – I got to try and experience everything. The biggest thing I learned during my internship was the overall work it takes to run an NGO. The pressure of fundraising and looking after so many students rests on so few shoulders and the way in which the team handles this is incredible. I think overall this taught me about resilience and the importance of not giving up, even if a cumulation of bad or challenging news comes all at once.

Caroline, University of Exeter, German – NGO Management Internship, Zambia

Going into this internship I had no idea what to expect and what the outcome might be. I hoped it would help me find and solidify what I want to do as a career but also expose me to many different opportunities and open new doors for places to explore around the world. Now that I am reflecting on my time in Zambia, I am cherishing everything we were able to accomplish, create, learn, and grow together during this time. Don’t get me wrong, we had long and hard days working, but the short taxi ride home and getting to look out the window at Livingstone and Zambia always made the hard work so much more bearable. Knowing that the work we do can make even the smallest impact on someone, and that impact can help change their life in a positive way then I know at the end of the day everything was worth it. I know I will take everything I have learned into the future with me as I move forward and will always remember how I was able to find my passion and a new home across the world. I am forever grateful.

Katie, Northeastern University, American – Sustainable Development Internship, Zambia

Despite working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic, I learned many new things and was especially pleased about the practical application of many aspects I had been taught in courses. I gained valuable insights into many different aspects of work, including data collection, monitoring, cooperation with other projects, communications, fundraising, etc. I learned a lot about the realities of running an NGO and can often use the skills and abilities I gained at university to fulfill my tasks. While I would have preferred to travel to Malawi, I did manage to gain in-depth insight into the way an NGO works and what the particular challenges in this particular case are.

Christian, University of Duisburg-Essen, German – Remote NGO Management Internship

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NGO Management FAQs

How experienced do I need to be for an NGO Management Internship?

We know you are doing a nonprofit internship abroad to learn, just as much as you are doing it to help out a worthy cause. The whole point is to gain work experience, right? So don’t worry; no matter your experience level, we have a range of nonprofit management internships that will suit your specific skills and interests. Whether you have experience in your own country and are looking for NGO work experience abroad, or are new to the nonprofit sector, we are confident we can find the perfect internship for you.

Who is a management internship for?

Our internships in nonprofit management 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 organizations. They are also suitable for anyone who has ever wanted to travel but needed an excuse to do so! What better reason is there than an internship abroad?

What can I expect to learn from a non profit management internship?

The internship tasks vary hugely across the different organizations we work with. 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, impact reporting, market research, and more. Our internships are quite flexible and allow you to dabble in a variety of tasks, so that you can explore your interests. And the learning doesn’t stop at work; as an intern you’ll also get a chance to learn about a whole new country and culture. The possibilities are endless!

How can a non profit management internship help my career?

Business management internships are a valuable chance to gain exposure to the NGO sector in countries across the globe. That alone is enough to draw major positive attention to your resume. In addition, each organization we partner with has a wealth of opportunities for interns to get involved in. The more knowledge you soak up, the more experience you’ll be able to take into your future career. Think of how many new personal and professional skills you will be able to add to your repertoire!

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!