Animal Welfare Fundraising Internship in Zambia

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Assist with digital fundraising, grant proposal writing, and fundraising research

Be part of a small animal rescue organization in Zambia and gain valuable work experience in the marketing sector. Addressing the issues of street animals and low animal welfare standards, this organization rescues, and re-homes neglected dogs and cats, runs vaccination campaigns, and teaches school children animal welfare workshops.

As an intern, you’ll enjoy varied work assignments. Most of your tasks will be focused on fundraising, grant funding research, and proposal writing. You’ll help to raise awareness for the cause, reach out to various entities, assist with planning events, sourcing items for donation, liaising with donors and all other logistical preparations.

ORGANIZATION

Zambezi Animal Welfare Services (ZAWS) was set up in 2014 by a group of friends keen to improve the welfare of domestic animals, mainly dogs and cats, in the Livingstone area. Their aims are to reduce the populations of feral dogs and cats, have a healthier, controlled population of owned dogs and cats, and to educate the local population on animal welfare, dog bite avoidance and on “one health” concepts – the concept that human health, animal health, and environmental health are all closely linked and co-dependent. The organization’s activities to date include mass vaccination and veterinary treatment outreaches in urban and rural areas, spay and neuter campaigns, educational visits to schools and clubs. ZAWS is a small, grass roots organization where your internship can make a real difference.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

You’ll be part of a small organization and your main focus will be on fundraising and grant funding research, and proposal writing. This can include planning events, sourcing items for donation, liaising with donors and all other logistical preparations. You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with social media marketing & PR campaigns, such as adoption programs, animal rescue and educational programs.

Responsibilities

  • Research and identifying grant funding opportunities with international organizations
  • Writing grant applications
  • Creating funding proposals
  • Research and identifying new funding sources and other funding opportunities
  • Develop new funding initiatives (donate books, old clothes, furniture, etc.
  • Assist with donor relationship management
  • Assist with promoting and/or organizing fundraising events
  • Assist with creating and running fundraising and marketing campaigns
  • Assist with managing online communication channels

Requirements

  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and up for a challenge
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks & a flexible attitude
  • A willingness to learn and take initiative
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good time management skills, organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills and an ability to write for various platforms and target audiences
  • Great research skills
  • Ideally some experience in fundraising
  • Computer literate
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Drive
  • Knowledge of social media channels and ideally some experience with managing channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube)

WHERE YOU’LL STAY

You will be based in Livingstone, a welcoming tourist town in a unique setting. Just a short drive away from the banks of the mighty Zambezi River and the famous Victoria Falls, there will be plenty of opportunities to take sunset boat cruises and explore what nature has to offer! During your time off, you can venture to the African bush for a safari or stroll around the local markets.

Your backpackers accommodation is included in the internship fee, and we’ll arrange it all for you! There are dorms or single rooms available, and you’ll have use of a great number of facilities, including a pool.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Zambia is a relatively safe country, but there is petty crime, so it’s always good to be vigilant. Some safety tips are to avoid traveling alone, take a taxi/Uber at night, know safe/unsafe areas, avoid carrying valuables around, stay alert, and inquire about swim area safety. Prioritize protection from heatstroke and dehydration during your stay by drinking plenty of water. It is also important to respect the advice given to you by the accommodation host and internship supervisor.

Communication

Communication

Free Wi-Fi is available at the accommodation for staying in touch with loved ones through WhatsApp, Zoom, etc., but it may be slow. Purchase a Zambian SIM card for reliable phone use or opt for roaming.

Meals

Meals

At the backpackers, you can enjoy diverse meals with international and local flavors! During weekdays, breakfast and dinner are included in the fee, and open fire cooking sessions and braais (BBQ) are enjoyed weekly. Make sure to notify us in advance of any allergies/dietary needs.

Location details

Location details

Livingstone is located in one of Africa’s most peaceful countries, and offers a welcoming atmosphere where the locals will make you feel at home. Add excitement with bungee jumping, white water rafting, or helicopter flights. You can discover landmarks such as the Chobe Safari (Botswana) and Victoria Falls or take a weekend trip over to Zimbabwe!

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

This organization has internship opportunities throughout the year, and the start dates are flexible.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

Placement fee USD 525

At Roots, we do everything we can to make your internship experience smooth and hassle-free. We offer an all-inclusive service, which means we will help you find the right internship (we believe we are great matchmakers!), give you all the information you need before you start your internship, and check in with you while on your work placement to ensure you feel supported.

Inclusions

  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes
  • An academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your internship
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
SCHOLARSHIP & FUNDING

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Remote
PROGRAM FOCUS: Animal Welfare NGO
TASK FOCUS: Fundraising, Creative Writing, Marketing, Communications
LENGTH: Min. 8 weeks
COST: USD 525

REVIEWS

“This was an experience I will cherish for the rest of my life. Doing something with your skills in an organization that really needs it, and seeing that what you do really makes a difference, gives you a feeling of satisfaction you will never have experienced before. That, and a setting that is very rough, but also very beautiful, makes this internship worthwhile. If you love animals and you are keen on doing a marketing and communications internship in Africa – look no further.”

Daphne, BelgiumAnimal Welfare Fundraising Internship, Livingstone
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Boost your resume with skill set in nonprofit funding and grant writing
  • Be part of the overall development of fundraising strategies.
  • Sharpen your research and creative writing skills
  • Gain a wealth of practical experience in several different aspects
  • Contribute to social impact work by assisting an animal welfare nonprofit
  • Be a big part of a small team doing impactful work
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working remotely
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HOW TO APPLY

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

APPLY

Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) which includes sharing your CV to us.

GET STARTED

SPEAK WITH AN ADVISOR

We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.

INTERNSHIP MATCHING

If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.

PAYMENT

If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.

CONFIRMATION

Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

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