Internships in Malawi

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact? Want to get international working experience in the nonprofit sector?  At Roots Interns, we offer you  nonprofit internships in Malawi with the perfect balance between meaningful work and valuable learning. Our partner in Malawi aims to teach children how to care for and regenerate their natural environment, to value their local resources, and to learn how to produce their own nutritious food. The non profit internships are available in different academic areas, so there always is something to suit your skills and academic interest.

Nkhata Bay is a busy, little port town in the North of Malawi located on the banks of Lake Malawi. It’s often referred to as the gateway to the islands with many markets, crafts and tourists.

Read about our Nonprofit and NGO Internships in Malawi below, or get in touch to find out how to apply! 

Read more about our NGO internships in Malawi below


Check out our nonprofit internships in Malawi

(Remote) Radio and Community Media Internship

Open for applications

Radio and Community Media Internship

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR remote

Marketing, Storytelling,, Communications, Radio

Help raise funds, create ideas, stories, and develop a voice for this community radio.

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Open for applications

Education Internship, Malawi

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Education, Teaching, Curriculum development

Teach classes, help train local teachers, and develop and run afterschool programs

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Digital Marketing Internship

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media

Raise awareness and funding to help provide high quality education.

HIV Health Support Internship

Open for applications

HIV Health Support Internship, Malawi

Min. 8 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Counseling, Education, HIV, Program Management

Gain experience in health education and HIV support in the context of a developing country.

Sustainable tourism marketing internship

Open for applications

Sustainable Tourism Marketing Internship

Min. 8 weeks


Marketing strategy, Digital marketing, Content creation

Gain a wealth of experience in strategic marketing while helping develop a Malawi-based eco-lodge

Media and Communications Internship

Open for applications

Media and Communications Internship in Malawi

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Fundraising, Marketing, Social media, Writing

Help manage the communication channels of a small but fast-growing permaculture charity.

NGO Management Internship

Open for applications

NGO Management Internship in Malawi

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote

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

8-26 weeks

Nkhata Bay, Malawi

Permaculture, Organic Farming

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

Join us in beautiful Malawi for your charity internship abroad!

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Marketing and Communications Internships – not only will you gain experience in digital marketing, communications and media, but you’ll get the chance to learn all about the nonprofit sector and what it’s like to work for an organization that is doing good in our world. If tasks such as content writing, social media management, public relations, fundraising and newsletter publication excite you, then apply today for one of our digital marketing internships in Malawi!

Nonprofit Management Internships – an internship in NGO Management offers a unique chance to get a well-rounded knowledge base of what it’s like to manage a nonprofit organization. You will get a chance to be involved in almost everything that goes on behind the scenes of a do-good organization, from fundraising to project facilitation to donor management. There is no better way to get work experience in the nonprofit industry than by doing an internship with a small, grassroots NGO in Africa.

Education Internships – an internship in education is powerful chance ot use your knowledge, skills, and love of teaching for a good cause. If you’re studying education or pedagogy, if you’re a teaching professional looking for a way to use your skills in a purposeful way, or if you have a passion for helping other succeed, join us for a teaching internship in Malawi.

Public Health Internships – If you’re looking for work experience in the health sector, join us in Malawi to gain experience in health education and HIV support in the context of a developing country. Challenging but rewarding, our health support internship is a chance to gain valuable experience in the public health sector in Africa.

Environmental Internships – our environmental internships in Africa combine permaculture with education to create a program that is invaluable to both teachers and students in Malawi. Use your passion for environmental sustainability for a good cause, and make an impact in a developing country.


Where will I stay during my internship in Malawi?

No matter which of our charity internships in Malawi you choose, you’ll be lucky enough to stay at a lodge in the northern town of Nkhata Bay. Located on the banks of Lake Malawi, with views of palm trees and green-blue water, this lodge has an idyllic location and a relaxed vibe. You’ll enjoy a private beach, beautiful gardens, a beach bar, and several communal spaces. The rooms are comfortable dormitories, although there are options of upgrading to single chalets, too. The lodge is a hub for people who are volunteering their time at different community and environmental projects in the area, so you can expect to share this gorgeous space with like-minded people.

Is it safe to do an internship in Malawi?

Yes! As long as you’re aware of your surroundings, educate yourself on recommended precautions, and use good common sense. Don’t forget, you’ll be living in a community hub that is very experienced in hosting overseas travellers of all ages and experiences, so you’ll be in good hands.

What are the living costs in Malawi?

It depends, of course, on how many extra activities you do and souvenirs you buy, but you can get a good estimate of the total cost of the internship based on the “fees” that are noted in the listing. Keep in mind, accommodations costs are included in the fees, so you don’t have to budget for that!

When should I start planning my internship in Malawi?

The sooner the better! It’s good to give yourself enough time to plan your travels, apply for your visa if you need one, and get fully organised. We recommend starting the process at least 6 months ahead of time, however, we’re always happy to find you something last minute, if needed!

How do I apply for a nonprofit internship in Malawi?

First, take a look at our above list of internship opportunities in Malawi. Once you pick one that suits your needs, you can apply by filling out the application form online. We’ll then get back to you within a couple of days and we’ll schedule an online interview. This will give us a chance to find out more about your goals, and it will allow you to ask any questions you may have. If it’s a good match, we’ll put your application forward to your host organisation.

If you aren’t sure which internship opportunity you like best, send us a message and we’ll be happy to talk through the options with you! We want you to be placed in an internship that will give you the most beneficial work experience possible.