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Christina video internship in Cape Town

Video Internship in South Africa: an amazing learning experience

Christina preferably wanted an internship where she could use video to make an impact and tell stories. Creating awareness through a video. We found an opportunity with environmental nonprofit Greenpop. But now she had to choose between two months of pro bono work with a small nonprofit in South Africa or doing an internship with a big, international intergovernmental organization…

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Marie Communications Internship in Cape Town

A Reflection on my 5 months Communications and Marketing Internship

As part of her studies, International Communication in the Netherlands, Marie was looking for an internship abroad in Cape Town. Time flew by and her internship came to an end. How lucky has Roots Interns been to have her in charge of our online communication (social media, blog). After sharing so many experiences of other interns, she is now sharing her own experience with you!

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fynbos for the future

How can you add Value in your Nonprofit Internship?

Interns have always been a vital part of Greenpop, an environmental NGO in Cape Town. Recently Greenpop has introduced a new project called Fynbos for the Future…a good chance to find out how the interns have impacted the project.

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event coordination intern

Event Coordination Intern Cassie at the Hogsback Festival of Trees

Cassandre from France is doing her Event Coordination Internship with Greenpop, an environmental NGO in Cape Town. Greenpop runs planting and eco-education projects around southern Africa including environmental festivals. As part of Greenpop’s event team, Cassie spent two weeks working on the Hogsback Festival of Trees and exploring South Africa at the same time.

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The Spirit of Ubuntu in a Township in Cape Town

Our Communication and Marketing Intern, Marie, joined Projekt Ubuntu for one day. Projekt Ubuntu is a community project providing resources to the people of Masiphumelele, a township on the outskirts of Cape Town. During her day with the organization, Marie experienced the positive dynamics that shape both the community members and the interns and volunteers.

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food security internship in africa

A Food Security Internship for more nutritious School Meals

We checked in with Caroline, a Food Security and Urban Farming Intern with Urban Harvest in Cape Town. During the day we’ve spent with her, we had a glimpse into her meaningful work but also saw the challenges she is facing while trying to make an impact.

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find an internship

6 steps to find the right Internship abroad

You want to do an internship? That’s great! There is a whole world open to you which means there are many options and opportunities. However, it also means you have to find and choose between all these options. It can be difficult, especially if you are at the very first “I want to do an internship” phase. As a Communications and Marketing Intern with Roots, I did my fair share of research into the questions and problems students are facing when searching for an internship abroad…

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fundraising internship in south africa

An Interview with a Fundraising Intern in South Africa

We checked in with Harold, who did a Fundraising Internship in Cape Town, South Africa. He worked with Greenpop, an environmental NGO that focuses on tree planting and promoting a sustainable lifestyle. Harold, who is a student from France, told us about his internship experiences in an interview…

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summer internship in cape town

My Creative Writing Summer Internship in Cape Town

Abdul from Syria shared his experiences of his Summer internship in Cape Town with us. It was his second non-profit internship this year and he also used to volunteer in Refugee camps and for other NGO’s in Lebanon where he studies Business at the University of Beirut. He was looking for a summer internship to spend his time in a meaningful way while exploring other cultures…

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