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Intern Story: Laura’s Communication Internship in Cape Town

This internship was the best thing I could have asked for. Roots was like a second family to me, always there if I wasn’t sure about something, but also encouraging everyone to make the most of their time here. I loved every minute here and would definitely like to come back to see more of the beautiful South Africa!

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Sophie Siessmeier Greenpop intern Cape Town South Africa Environmental

My Amazing Environmental Internship in Cape Town

Sophie wanted to have a gap year after finishing high school in Germany. Wanting to travel while also giving back to the planet, she found the perfect solution: an environmental internship in Cape Town! Now, she reflects on her experiences – from traveling around South Africa to attending conferences to having fun at a festival. Read all about her dream gap year in South Africa!

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Paula Lindenberg reading Projekt Ubuntu Center Cape Town Masiphumelele

Intern Life at a Daycare Center in Cape Town

As a Communications and Marketing intern here at Roots, I have learned about many impactful NGOs making a real difference in the local communities. One of those organizations is Projekt Ubuntu: a project in the township of Masiphumelele, about 40 minutes from the City of Cape Town. They have a big daycare center hosting about 60 children a day, called the Ubuntu Center.

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Gaining Work Experience with my Fundraising Internship in Cape Town

Having recently graduated in Business Economics, it was very important for Lukas to gain more work experience at an organization he was passionate about. That’s how he ended up at Greenpop, an international environmental NGO planting trees and raising environmental awareness on a global scale. Read more about his experiences.

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Isikhokelo Primary School Khayelitsha Cape Town South Africa Urban Harvest Julia Annemiek

A Day With Two Food Security Interns in Cape Town

As the Communications and Marketing intern at Roots Interns, I always love finding out more about what our interns are doing! We’ve got many interns at different organizations, but the one that I hadn’t been to yet was Urban Harvest. Urban Harvest is an NGO designing and maintaining edible food gardens for schools, businesses, and individuals, which is making a real impact in the local communities. I wanted to check it out, so I spent a day with Julia and Annemiek.

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Partner Profile: The Bookery

Roots Interns works with many amazing nonprofits and social enterprises with ethical and sustainable practices. These are all organizations that are adding valuable contributions to community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. Today we’re highlighting The Bookery, a library nonprofit aiming to put a library in every public school in South Africa.

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Meagen Courtney Swain climate march Greenpop Cape Town South Africa

Feeling Treemendous after my Urban Greening Internship

Meagen did a Master of Philosophy in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Inexperienced but highly qualified, and ready to make a difference, she applied for an Urban Greening internship with Greenpop in Cape Town. It was the perfect way for her to gain work experience while getting active, not anxious about the future!

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Mallorie Davis Psychology Internship Projekt Ubuntu Cape Town South Africa

Current Openings for Internships in Africa

Don’t stress about finding a last minute internship placement abroad, we have you covered. We have placements open starting in January 2020. We’ll even help you prepare for your trip so you can enjoy the holidays instead of stressing about your travel to Africa!

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Paula Lindenberg Selfie Projekt Ubuntu Cape Town Masiphumelele South Africa

My Experience in South Africa Changed My Life

At only 19 years old, Paula Lindenberg went to Cape Town for four months to intern with Projekt Ubuntu. This daycare center NGO, based in Masiphumelele, offers daily care to over 60 children. Now that she’s almost at the end of her internship, Paula shares her experiences with us!

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