Nonprofit Management Internships in Africa

We’re excited to offer unique NGO Management Internships in South Africa, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda or Zambia! If you are interested in gaining a thorough insight into charities and nonprofit organizations on a grassroots level, this could be a great opportunity for you. As an intern, you can expect to gain valuable work experience in a variety of aspect, which can include project development, sustainability, fundraising strategy, or on the ground project coordination.

We’ll carefully match you with the right organization, where you’ll be able to achieve your desired learning outcomes, and where you’ll contribute to a cause you feel passionate about at the same time. You’ll also get to explore a stunning part of Africa!

Read about our Nonprofit Management Internship in Africa below, or get in touch to find out how to apply! 



marketing and fundraising internship Ghana

Open for applications

Marketing & Fundraising Internship, Ghana

Min. 8 weeks


Marketing, Research, Strategy

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

sustainability internship South Africa

Open for applications

Nonprofit Sustainability Internship with Food Security Program

8 Weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Food security, Urban Farming

Help increase food security, educate children on growing food, and encourage micro-enterprises in neighborhoods in need.

Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship


Fundraising & Marketing Strategy Internship with South African Charity

8-26 weeks


Strategy, Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Monitoring

Help develop the organization’s communications and fundraising strategies.

Marine Conservation Internship

Open for applications

Marine Conservation Project

8 weeks

Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

Operations, outreach, research

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

Gender Equality Internship Cape Town


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.

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.

Monitoring and evaluation internship

Open for applications

Online Monitoring and Evaluation Internship

Min. 6 weeks


Evaluation and recording impact data

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

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship in Malawi

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote

NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications

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

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.


Open for applications

Remote Nonprofit Management Internship with solar cinema network

Min. 6 weeks


Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media, PR

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

Nonprofit management internship

Open for applications

Nonprofit Management Internship at social nonprofit

4-26 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.

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.

Penda photography internship
Victoria Falls
internships in Uganda
Ghana internships


Uganda – experience this beautiful country in a holistic way! During your nonprofit management 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.
Malawi- how would you like to live right on the shore of Lake Malawi while doing your NGO management 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.

Mozambique – picture white sandy beaches and being surrounded by the most incredible abundance of marine life, including whales, dolphins, sharks, and sea turtles. What more could you ask for for a nonprofit internship abroad? Mozambique offers an incredible setting for an exciting and unique learning experience.

South Africa – it’s no coincidence that South Africa is the destination of choice for so many travelers; with breathtaking scenery ranging from lush forests to arid deserts to a beach-lovers paradise. 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.

Zambia – how would you like to combine a valuable learning experience in an NGO with a visit to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders? Gain valuable work experience in the nonprofit sector while living right next door to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, Victoria Falls. A bonus to our nonprofit management internship in Zambia is that you’ll get to work in an animal rescue center!

Tanzania – A welcoming and stunning country, Tanzania is a perfect destination to combine an NGO internship abroad with a little bit of adventure. The country has a wealth of natural beauty, all the wild animals you could ever hope to see in Africa, and let’s not forget about the tropical island of Zanzibar. Depending on your skills and interests, you’ll be able to mold your nonprofit internship so that you can have the best possible learning experience that fits your needs and desired learning outcome.

Kenya – join us in Kenya for a nonprofit internship on the shores of Lake Victoria! There’s almost no better place to gain NGO work experience abroad than in Kenya. During the weekends or weeks off, you have free time to relax or take the opportunity to explore the Lake Victoria area as well as the rest of Kenya and Eastern Africa.

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 NGO management internship, plus you won’t have the added stress of packing.


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 an internship that will suit your 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 an NGO management internship for?

Our NGO management 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?

What can I expect to learn in a nonprofit management 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, 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!

Why is Africa a great destination for an NGO management internship?

Africa is a very large and diverse continent, and we happen to offer internships in many unique African countries. Besides the valuable learning experience you’ll get from doing an internship abroad, you’ll also gain knowledge that you otherwise wouldn’t if you were to do an internship in your own city or country. That’s something that not many people can put on their resumes!
Africa undeniably has seen the most humanitarian aid work in the world in the past few decades. There are many nonprofit organisations and NGOs in Africa that are doing great work and making a notable difference in communities and people’s lives. We at Roots Interns are proud of the organisations that we partner with, and the list of internships we have on offer.

How will a nonprofit management internship help my career?

A nonprofit management 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!