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Hannah VInckers Communications Intern Greenpop Cape Town

My Six Month Communications Internship with Greenpop

Inspired by their Eden Festival of Action, Hanna reached out to Greenpop to do a Communications Internship for her schooling. Moving to a new city and country for six months was intimidating, but she found a way to make it feel like home.

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Interns Cape Town - Tom Vinke

My Incredible Communications and Marketing Internship in Cape Town

Tom Vinke did a 20-week internship with Roots Interns, which allowed him to experience all of the organisations that Roots works with. This insight into the non profit sector was very valuable for Tom. Read about his time in Cape Town!

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Food Security and Urban Farming internship

Food Innovation and my Internship in Cape Town

Caya studies Food Innovation in the Netherlands and doing an internship is part of her study program. She joined Urban Harvest in Cape Town for 15 weeks and had a great time. In this blog she tells you more about her experiences during this Food Security and Urban Farming internship and what it was like to live in Cape Town.

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NGO Internships in Africa - making an impact

Our Impact

Internships that matter: that’s what Roots Interns offers. But does this mean? Are interns able to make a lasting impact, and if yes, how do our interns and partners experience this in practice? Read more to find out how your internship can not only leave a lasting impression on yourself, but can actually impact the direction of the organisation you intern for.

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Auriane NGO Management Internship Kruger National Park South Africa

My First Experience Abroad in an NGO Management Internship

Auriane had never gone on a solo trip abroad, so when she found out she needed to do an internship, she figured it was the perfect time to venture out of her home country solo. Root’s Interns helped her find the perfect internship for learning and adventure.

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Ubuntu Wall in Ubuntu Center

Helping at a Day Care Center in Cape Towns’ Township

Communication and marketing Intern Tom joined for a day at the Ubuntu Center in Masiphumele. He got to learn the meaning behind the name of Ubuntu, the work it does within the township, and the challenges they face. He met the Mama’s, interns and volunteers that, with huge passion and love, support the projects and help many children to start building on a meaningful future.

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Intern at Platbos

Hendrik’s Event Management Internship in Cape Town

Hendrik decided to take a year off and gained valuable working experience during his event management internship at an environmental NGO in South Africa. Together with a passionate and energetic team, he spent weeks with preparations for his absolute highlight: helping to set up and execute Africa’s biggest Reforest festival.

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Reflections on my Marketing and Communications Internship in Cape Town

Denver was looking for an internship as he wants to travel, engage but also do something useful at the same time. With his background in Film, Media, and Art it should be possible to volunteer his time while getting some practical working experience at the same time. Roots found the perfect solution. Now, he reflects on his three months with this social enterprise.

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Research Internship in Cape Town

Research Internship in Cape Town: Assessing bio inspired Ways to filter grey Water

Roy’s studies requires students to engage in two research projects. He decided that he wanted to go to Cape Town for his Minor and got in touch. After some extensive back-and-forth messaging they agreed on a project. He would do a five months research on ways to filter so-called grey water for the purpose of fynbos irrigation.

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