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Two passions, one Internship: Animal Welfare Fundraising Internship in Zambia

As part of her Master’s degree in Business Communication, Daphne from Belgium had to do a compulsory internship. She decided she wanted to do something out of the box, something different. After weighing the pros and cons, she decided to do her internship at Zambezi Animal Welfare Services (ZAWS). Combining two of her biggest interests – animals and marketing – was a once in a lifetime opportunity that she could not pass up on. “It might sound cliché, but if I had the chance again, I would not hesitate for a second.” Now, she shares her experiences with us.

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Measuring impact during an NGO management internship

We checked in with Sarah Mewes from Germany. She did her NGO management internship at the African Impact Foundation in Cape Town with a focus on Data Monitoring and Evaluation. She told us about her tasks, the challenges she faced, and the impact she made during her time there.



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The best Moments during my Event Coordination Internship in Cape Town

Study abroad for one semester or do an internship? Maren combined the best out of these two options and did her internship abroad. The Events Coordination Internship with Greenpop sounded like the right opportunity to combine the environmental part of her studies while at the same learning about event management and environmental activation. Read about her experience.

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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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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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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 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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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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