FUNDRAISING & MARKETING STRATEGY INTERNSHIP IN SOUTH AFRICA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

TAKE PART IN AN INSPIRATIONAL INITIATIVE THAT PROVIDES DANCE LESSONS TO CHILDREN IN SOUTH AFRICAN TOWNSHIPS     

Based in Cape Town, the nonprofit organization uses dance as a tool for equipping children with purpose, confidence, and a positive outlet for their creativity. It’s a young organization that is rapidly expanding its programs and reach.

As an intern, you’ll have the opportunity to help develop the organization’s communications and fundraising strategies, and you’ll be a vital part of allowing it to grow in an effective way. Depending on your skills and interests, you’ll be able to get involved with research, various fundraising activities, stakeholder management, and the development and management of backend systems.

It’s a great opportunity to join a passionate team, gain a wealth of work experience, and develop a broad range of skills. Since this internship is virtual, you’ll have the flexibility of working from home.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Practical work experience in digital marketing, communications, and fundraising
  • Experience in working on a strategic level within a fast-growing organization
  • An understanding of the nonprofit sector and its needs
    International work experience

ORGANIZATION

You’ll be part of a nonprofit organization that teaches dance to children from underprivileged communities in Cape Town, South Africa. Their goal is to, through the medium of dance, instill a self-belief and sense of purpose in children who grow up in poverty. Through regular dance classes, the NGO equips kids with the confidence and life skills to move beyond what they previously may not have believed was possible.

Apart from teaching dance classes, and organizing showcase performances for the children, the organization also runs a life skills program that teaches kids about issues such as personal health care, conflict management, leadership, positive thinking, and critical thinking. The goal is to provide kids with strong communication skills and the right amount of assertiveness to successfully pursue their dreams.

Set up in 2017, this nonprofit organization is relatively young, but it’s growing at a rapid rate and has plenty of potential and aspiration to upscale its projects. For interns, it’s a dynamic environment with a wealth of opportunities.

TASKS & REQUIreMENTS

As a marketing and fundraising strategy intern with this NGO, you’ll be an essential part of a small but fast-growing organization. Your exact work will be tailored depending on your knowledge and experience, so that you’ll gain the type of experience that you’re looking for, and you’ll be able to use your skills effectively. You’ll be supervised by the co-founders of the nonprofit, and you’ll enjoy some input from a digital marketing expert too.

Responsibilities

Depending on your skills, your tasks will include:

  • Setting up an Etsy shop
  • Doing fundraising research and helping develop a fundraising strategy
  • Writing grant applications and other funding proposals
  • Assisting with donor & stakeholder management
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation, report writing, and overall strategy
  • Helping run digital fundraising and email marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with developing and managing backend systems

Requirements

  • Strong English writing skills
  • An ability to work independently
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ideally some experience in digital marketing and/or fundraising
  • A willingness to learn & a flexible attitude
  • A passion for the work this organization does

DATES & RATES

Fee Breakdown

Internship start and end dates are flexible and will be discussed during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

Remote Internship USD 525

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

FAQs

Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in South Africa.

What can I expect from a NGO internship in South Africa?

During your internship in South Africa you can expect to meet people from around the world, as well as indulging yourself into the culture of this beautiful country! If you want to know more about what to expect, make sure to check out our top 7 reasons for an internship in Cape Town.

Will I have time to explore South Africa during my internship?

Yes! We partner with various activity organizers that can offer discounts exclusive to Roots Interns, for example, a road trip through the Garden Route and bungee jumping off the world’s largest natural bungee. You may also explore the country on your own and we are happy to give recommendations.

Am I able to do an internship while on a study program in Cape Town?

Yes! You are able to do a part-time internship with certain organizations so that you can continue your studies, while also gaining valuable work experience.

Will I receive a stipend of any kind during my internship with Roots?

Unfortunately, no. When working with a nonprofit organization, your internship will be unpaid, but there are many ways to fund your internship. Your experience will bring a wealth of knowledge and opportunities for both professional and personal growth that are invaluable!

QUICK FACTS

LOCATION: Remote
PROJECT FOCUS : Youth Empowerment
TASK FOCUS: Strategy, Digital Marketing, Fundraising, Monitoring
LENGTH: 8-26 weeks
COST: USD 525

REVIEWS

“I wrote my bachelor thesis on fundraising communication strategies for the German market in order to help Move for Two expand its pool of monthly donors internationally. I learned a lot about fundraising marketing and am so happy that I was able to broaden my horizon. Move for Two was always extremely supportive and encouraging, making my bachelor thesis pleasant and fun. I look forward to staying in contact with them and help implement new ideas wherever I can.”

Merle, GermanyMarketing & Fundraising Internship
READ MORE REVIEWS

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Gain experience in digital marketing and fundraising
  • Get a thorough understanding of the nonprofit sector
  • Be part of the overall strategy and development of a fast-growing nonprofit
  • Enjoy hugely varied tasks, and plenty of responsibilities
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working from home, while gaining international work experience
ENQUIREAPPLY NOW

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.

NEED TO MAKE AN ENQUIRY FIRST?

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form below. We’ll be happy to assist!

RELATED PROGRAMS

Panel discussions with in clothing store setting

Open for applications

Communications & PR Internship

  • Min. 12 weeks
  • Berlin, Germany OR Remote
  • Writing, Strategy, Social Media, PR
Amplify awareness about a lesser-explored facet of the climate crisis while refining diverse communication and public relations skills in Berlin.
Find out more
Girl with white duck

Open for applications

Marketing and Fundraising Internship

  • Min. 4 weeks
  • Santarém, Portugal
  • Content Creation, Fundraising, Monitoring & Evaluation, Funding Research
Contribute strategically to initiatives aiding in raising crucial funds for vulnerable animals and promoting their welfare and well-being.
Find out more
Boy behind computer

Open for applications

Technical Support Internship

  • Min. 3 months
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • CRM Management, Data Analysis, IT
Assist a nonprofit in optimizing software and digital tools, enhancing operational efficiency, and driving positive impact for meaningful change.
Find out more

RELATED BLOGS

a woman holding a stack of coins and a piece of paper that says "make a change"Fundraising
July 26, 2023

7 Best Fundraising Internships for 2024

It’s true: money makes the world go around. Every nonprofit trying to make an impact relies on securing funds for their projects. Without it, a nonprofit’s work stops and the…
business development internshipsFundraisingIntern experiences
September 16, 2021

Grant Writing Internships: What to Expect

If you're not sure what to expect from a grant writing internship or you simply want to know how to learn grant writing, then read on for all our best…