Where do you offer summer internships?
We offer summer internships in nine countries in Sub-Saharan Africa; South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Ghana, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The settings are hugely varied, and all incredible in their unique ways. You can be based in a rural village in Malawi, in a National Park in Zimbabwe, on an idyllic island in the Indian Ocean, or in a multicultural city.
We also offer some remote summer internships. If you’re unable to travel, but you’d like to gain some international work experience, this could be a great opportunity. You’ll still be part of a nonprofit organization doing grassroots work in Africa, but you’ll have the flexibility of working from home.
Who are summer internships for?
We’re open to all applications. Many of our interns are students who are doing their internship as part of their degree, or at least as part of their career plan, but a summer internship can also be a great opportunity if you’ve just come out of high school, and you’re looking to combine a first work experience with traveling and explore different cultures and countries. Or you might be a working professional looking to change careers, or to just bring your skills to a good cause.
All our internships have specific requirements, so please check out which internships you might quality for, but there are plenty of programs that don’t require much experience – just some good skills, great passion, and a desire to learn. We carefully match each person with the right organization, ensuring that you’ll be able to use and develop the right skills, so just get in touch if you’d like to explore your options!
What type of work can I do during a summer internship in Africa?
We offer over 60 different summer internships, and cover a great diversity of focus areas. As an intern, you’ll have a specific role within a nonprofit organization. We want to make sure that you can both use your existing skills, and gain new skills and a wealth of new knowledge.
Intern roles include the following;
- Content writing and communications
- Nonprofit management and business development
- Fundraising and stakeholder engagement
- Environmental management
- Photography and design
- Counseling and teaching
- Event management
What type of causes can I support during a summer internship in Africa?
As an intern on one of our programs, you’ll be part of a nonprofit organization that does important work in one of the following areas;
- Education and community development
- Environment and climate change
- Women’s empowerment
- Public health
- Impact-driven media
- Human rights
- Wildlife conservation
Whichever internship you join, you’ll be doing purposeful work that you’ll be able to see the results of on the ground. You’ll also get great exposure to the nonprofit sector in an African context, and you’ll get a good idea of the day to day operations of a grassroots organization.