Dreaming of Africa for your internship but don’t know where to start looking?
It’s a big continent, and we understand that it can be intimidating to start your search for the perfect work placement. Here are some tips to help you begin your search for the right internship in Africa!
What kind of Internship are you looking for?
Do you have a specific area of focus that you are looking for? Or maybe you need to complete an internship for your study program?
Depending on where your focus lies, you can usually find multiple options for the kind of internship you are looking for. For example, we offer multiple Communications Internships at different organizations around Africa.
Cape Town has a well-established environmental culture if you’re looking for an internship with a eco-friendly focus. You can also check out our Permaculture Internship in Ghana!
If you are looking for a wildlife conservation internship, then the Greater Kruger Area is a good place to start looking. Or check out our internship with the Zambezi Animal Rescue Center in Zambia!
Check out all of our Wildlife Conservation and Animal Welfare Internships
Do you have a preferred Location in Africa?
Some people have a special place in their heart for South Africa, sometimes from a previous trip or a family connection, so of course they want to do their internship in Cape Town or Johannesburg.
Maybe you’ve heard stories of the Masaai Mara and long to see Kenya. Or you’re ticking the Seven Natural Wonders of the World off your bucket list? In that case, choose Livingstone, Zambia which is right next door to Victoria Falls!
Maybe you have never been to the continent and are just searching for that meaningful African Experience. Luckily for you, we offer internships in 11 different locations , spread around the entire African continent, and each place provides it’s own unique experience.
What are you hoping to gain from your Internship?
Do you want to continue your journey as an environmental warrior? We partner with many organizations whose main mission is spread environmental awareness and green our world.
Are you hoping to meet lots of new people from all over the world and take part in lots of after-work adventures? Our intern hub in Cape Town is a great place to do that!
Do you want to gain valuable insight and experience in the NGO world? We partner with multiple charities that offer NGO Management Internships. Another way to contribute to meaningful work and get non profit experience is in one of our Fundraising Internships.
Whatever your motivation is to do an internship, we can almost guarantee that somewhere in Africa, the experience of a lifetime is waiting for you. And if you’re still not sure which African internship to choose, contact us and we will be happy to help!
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