Help a new charity on a mission to improve the lives of stray dogs and cats in Southern Africa
If you’d like to have a hugely varied internship, and if you’re passionate about animal welfare, this could be a great opportunity for you. We welcome you to apply for an internship with Street Tails Foundation, a new charity that is on a mission to improve the lives of stray dogs and cats that roam the streets in various Southern African countries. This is a new initiative in its startup phase, which will allow you to play an essential role in the development of its voice, fundraising focus, and overall strategy.
As an intern, your role will be shaped according to your individual skills and experience, but you’ll likely be involved in helping formulate a communications strategy, writing online content, managing various communications channels, doing fundraising research, and helping run fundraising campaigns. You’ll also have the opportunity to help design and implement various backend systems. Either way, you’ll be a large part of a new and exciting initiative.
If being part of a startup excites you, and you’re keen to have a hugely varied work experience in the nonprofit sector, we’d love to hear from you!
- Practical work experience in communications and fundraising
- A thorough understanding of strategy and development within a nonprofit organization
- Experience working in a startup environment
- An understanding of the nonprofit sector and its needs
- International work experience (whether you’re working from home or traveling to Cape Town)
You’ll join Street Tails Foundation, a brand new nonprofit organization on a mission to improve the lives of street dogs and cats in Southern Africa. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Street Tails helps to fund animal welfare projects in South Africa, Zambia, and Mozambique.
There are hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats in Southern Africa; animals that face malnutrition, disease, and often abuse. As there’s lack of intervention, these populations grow exponentially, causing issues – such as the spreading of diseases – for human populations in the process.
Street Tails is dedicated to improving the lives of stray dogs and cats by funding mass neutering projects, increasing people’s understanding of animal welfare, and rescuing animals who need medical attention.
TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
As a communications intern with this animal charity, you’ll play a vital role in the early stages of this new nonprofit organization. Your role is flexible and can be tailored to your skills and interests.
What you’ll do
- Helping develop communication strategies
- Setting up and managing various communication platforms, including social media and newsletters
- Writing blog content and assisting with website management
- Researching the nature and extent of of the stray animal issue across different countries in Southern Africa
- Doing fundraising research and helping develop a fundraising strategy
- Writing grant applications and other funding proposals
- Assisting with designing donor management systems
- Helping run digital fundraising and email marketing campaigns
- Assisting with developing and managing backend systems
- Strong English writing skills
- Great communication skills and a passion for telling stories
- An interest in working in a startup environment
- A passion for animal welfare
- A willingness to learn & a flexible attitude
- Bring your own laptop
WHERE YOU’LL STAY
You’ll be staying at the Lenox, a comfortable guest house in the heart of Cape Town. Built in the old Cape Dutch style, the Lenox is characterful and spacious. It has a garden with a barbeque area, a large dining room, and several other communal spaces. Shared bedrooms take four to eight people, and there are plenty of single rooms available as well (at an extra fee). You’ll be walking distance from a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, and at a great spot for some of the touristy highlights Cape Town has to offer as well. (As well as for views of Table Mountain!)
DATES & RATES
Start and end dates for this internship are flexible and will be discussed during the application process.
What you’ll pay (2023 rates)
2 MONTHS USD 1,814
3 MONTHS USD 2,382
4 MONTHS USD 2,949
5 MONTHS USD 3,517
6 MONTHS USD 4,084
Remote internship: USD 525
What you are paying for:
- Transfer from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation and back on arrival and departure day
- Accommodation based on a dorm room (4-8 pax). If you prefer a single room, please contact us for availability and prices
- Two meals (breakfast and dinner) a day from Monday to Friday
- Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
- On the ground support during your stay
- Free WiFi
- Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
- Supervision during your internship
- Check-in and feedback as well as a reference letter after your internship
- Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
- Reference letter at the end of your internship
- A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots interns
- Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
- Lunch, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
- Meals during the weekend
- Transport to the office
- Costs for additional excursions or activities
|Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote|
|Animal welfare NGO|
|Communications, Writing, Fundraising, Research|
|Min. 8 Weeks|
|From USD 1814 (in-person) / USD 525 (remote)|
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
”A great introductory internship to gain knowledge in the non-profit sector and get a feel of working in a professional setting. Loved the organization I was working for and I felt like a huge part of the organization - was given a lot of responsibility with social media, and my supervisor was very open to feedback and new ideas! I worked remotely so a lot of the internship is what you put into it. It is also a great boost for your resume!Christian, United States, Remote animal charity communications internship
- Gain experience in communications in a nonprofit context
- Be part of the startup phase of a nonprofit organization, allowing you to play a vital role in the shaping of this new initiative
- Get a thorough understanding of the nonprofit sector
- Get experience in fundraising, on a number of different levels
- Be part of the overall strategy and development of a charity
- Enjoy hugely varied tasks, and plenty of responsibilities
- Contribute to important animal welfare projects in Southern Africa
- Enjoy the flexibility of working from home, coming to Cape Town, or doing a combination of both
HOW TO APPLY
If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:
Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.
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