Sustainable Development Internships in Africa

If you’re interested in sustainable development and are looking for work experience abroad, check out our internship opportunities in South Africa, Ghana, and Malawi. You’ll be part of nonprofit organisations that are focused on adding biodiversity to urban areas, teaching rural communities sustainable farming methods, and promoting permaculture at schools.Depending on your skills and interests, you’ll contribute to these projects as part of communications teams, by developing the overall goals of the organisations, or by helping run workshops and implement food gardens on the ground. Either way, you’ll gain practical work experience as part of an important cause. These sustainable development internships also offer a wonderful opportunity to live in the stunning city of Cape Town, or in welcoming rural communities in Malawi or Ghana.

Find out more about our African sustainable development internships below, or get in touch if you have any questions!

CHECK OUT OUR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIPS

Environmental volunteer program

Applications open for 2021!

Environmental Volunteer Program

1 week (2021 dates TBC)

Garden Route, South Africa

Sustainable development, Eco-building, Landscape restoration

A unique event that allows you to plant trees, learn about eco-issues, and enjoy a forest setting.

Permaculture Internship

Open for applications

Permaculture Internship in Ghana

1-12 months

Techiman, Ghana

Permaculture, Organic Farming

Train local farmers, encourage income generation, and works to prevent deforestation.

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship in Malawi

8-16 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications

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

Permaculture Internship

Open for applications

Permaculture Internship in Malawi

8-16 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Permaculture, Organic Farming

Based in rural Malawi, help develop and run workshops for permaculture clubs in schools.

Urban greening internship

Open for 2021 applications

Urban Greening Internship At Environmental NGO

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Facilitation, Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education, Tree planting

Gain field experience as part of projects that provide greening and eco-education in townships.

NGO Management and Organic Farming Internship

Applications open for 2021

NGO Management and Organic Farming Internship

8-26 weeks

Riebeek, South Africa

Organic farming, Permaculture, Programme Assistance

Be part of a charity that promotes organic agriculture in rural South African communities.

virtual creative writing internship

Open for applications

Remote Creative Writing Internship with Environmental Nonprofit

Min. 4 weeks

Remote

Writing

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio during this online internship.

Digital Marketing Internship

Open for applications

Digital Marketing Internship at NGO in Cape Town

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Communications, marketing

Gain a wealth of marketing experience while contributing to environmental programs.

Creative Writing Internship

Open for applications

Creative Writing Internship at environmental NGO

8-26 weeks

Cape Town, South Africa

Digital marketing, creative writing

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio while being part of a green cause.

Business Development and Fundraising 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.

Climate Change Academic Program

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Climate Change Academic Program

Fully customisable

Cape Town (South Africa), Livingstone (Zambia)

Climate change, Sustainability, Eco education

Customizable academic program exploring environmental issues in an African context.