Internships in Africa
If you’re looking for an internship abroad, check out our internship programs in Africa! We’re proud of offer a broad range of internship programs across Sub Saharan Africa. As an intern, you’ll be a large part of a small team that is driven by an important cause. Regardless of your focus area within the organisation, you’ll have a unique learning experience, and the chance to do impactful work at the same time. At Roots, we’ll assist you with preparations, logistics and troubleshooting on the ground, so that you can purely focus on having an incredible experience. Check out all our internships in Africa below, or browse by country or focus area.
Destinations for internships in Africa
We offer internships in eight different African countries; South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana. Our destinations offer an incredible range of settings; you can be based in cosmopolitan cities like Cape Town and Johannesburg, on the banks of the Zambezi River in Zambia or Zimbabwe, in a rural community in Ghana, or on the tropical island of Zanzibar. Wherever you choose to go, you’re in for an exciting adventure and an interesting cultural immersion.
Reasons for doing a nonprofit internship
All our internships in Africa are with charities and and social enterprises dedicated to social impact, environmental development, or wildlife conservation. As an intern, your work with count towards these goals, and make a tangible impact on the ground. But apart from the impact you’ll make, there are other benefits to doing a nonprofit internship; you’ll have a lot of responsibility, you’ll be able to develop a variety of skills, and it can make your resume stand out. Read more about the benefits of interning with a nonprofit.