Tag: NGO-Internship

Do you want to make an impact, but not sure how to get started? Don’t you worry! Roots Interns offers NGO internships in Africa, with many different nonprofits. Whether you’re interested in environmental internships, creative internships, fundraising internships, communications internships, or something else. Take a look at our website – there are plenty of options just for you!

An NGO internship has many advantages. Have you considered all of them? For example, you’re sure to make an impact on the organization you’re helping at! Working towards a cause instead of a profit means you’ll definitely be able to help out.

Besides – nonprofit organizations are often limited financially. That means you’ll likely have an important role in the organization! Also, you will typically work in a close team at a nonprofit. Nonprofits are usually full of inspiring and motivated people. Everyone wants to make an impact!

Read about our intern’s experiences doing an NGO internship. You can contact us if you need any advice! Find your internship that matters soon.

Girl reading book from library the bookery

Partner Profile: The Bookery

Roots Interns works with many amazing nonprofits and social enterprises with ethical and sustainable practices. These are all organizations that are adding valuable contributions to community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. Today we’re highlighting The Bookery, a library nonprofit aiming to put a library in every public school in South Africa.

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Meagen Courtney Swain climate march Greenpop Cape Town South Africa

Feeling Treemendous after my Urban Greening Internship

Meagen did a Master of Philosophy in Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Inexperienced but highly qualified, and ready to make a difference, she applied for an Urban Greening internship with Greenpop in Cape Town. It was the perfect way for her to gain work experience while getting active, not anxious about the future!

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Mallorie Davis Psychology Internship Projekt Ubuntu Cape Town South Africa

Current Openings for Internships in Africa

Don’t stress about finding a last minute internship placement abroad, we have you covered. We have placements open starting in January 2020. We’ll even help you prepare for your trip so you can enjoy the holidays instead of stressing about your travel to Africa!

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Paula Lindenberg Selfie Projekt Ubuntu Cape Town Masiphumelele South Africa

My Experience in South Africa Changed My Life

At only 19 years old, Paula Lindenberg went to Cape Town for four months to intern with Projekt Ubuntu. This daycare center NGO, based in Masiphumelele, offers daily care to over 60 children. Now that she’s almost at the end of her internship, Paula shares her experiences with us!

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On Winning a WYSTC Award – and Loving What We Do

We believe that learning and doing good can go hand in hand, which is why we create meaningful internships with nonprofit organisations in Africa. We absolutely love what we do, and that’s why it meant so much to us to be recognized by the WYSTC by winning a Global Youth Travel Award in the category of Extraordinary Experience!

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Why you should consider South Africa for your Psychology Internship

Mallorie Davis interned at Projekt Ubuntu in Cape Town, a project working mostly with vulnerable children in the communities of Ocean View and Masiphumelele. She got to do many different things during her time there, to make the most out of her internship! Read more about Mallorie’s experience as a psychology intern in Cape Town.

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Intern with two children at Projekt Ubuntu Cape Town

Why do an Ethical Internship?

Have you already considered doing your internship with a non-profit organization? Our Communications intern Laura gives you five reasons why it may be perfect for you!

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How to Find the Right Internship in Africa

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!

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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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