Marketing and Fundraising Internship in Brazil


Build a well-rounded marketing skill set promoting the vital work being done in a seaside community

This organization works to protect the unique habitats, flora and fauna in the Itacaré region of Brazil through a combination of hands-on eco-sustainability initiatives and community development with a special focus on youth and education.

As an intern, your main goal will be to promote their work both locally and globally, connecting the organization with crucial support and raising awareness in the community of the region. This could involve heading up your own fundraising drives, coordinating marketing strategies, creating content for social media and other online platforms, working on intern and volunteer recruitment, or expanding and solidifying partnerships with supporting organizations.

You’ll travel to the Cocoa Coast of Brazil where you’ll receive training and supervision in content creation and marketing and fundraising strategy, while having space to devise and lead your own projects.

Learning objectives

  • Practical work experience in marketing, communications, grant-writing, and fundraising
  • An understanding of marketing strategy within a nonprofit organization
  • Development of skills using software, online platforms, and digital tools surrounding content creation and marketing
  • A portfolio of content created across a variety of platforms and channels
    International work experience in the nonprofit sector


ETIV do Brasil is a nonprofit NGO operating in the Itacaré region of Bahia, Brazil since 2015. With an emphasis on youth development, they aim to advance social justice, ecological conservation, and sustainable development through a range of projects in the region. They also place a high priority on offering professional and personal development for their interns through hands-on experience working with local communities in international settings; or Education Through International Volunteering (ETIV)


As an intern, you’ll play a vital role for the organization spreading the organizations message, promoting their work, and connecting them with support and donors. This is a multifaceted organization, running a range of initiatives in the region, so as well as your marketing and fundraising responsibilities, you’ll have the option to get involved with a range of nonprofit work.


The key tasks for interns on this program will be:

  • Developing marketing strategies, tracking results, and providing recommendations for new campaigns and initiatives
  • Maintaining and updating data banks of the organization’s marketing and recruitment progress
  • Creating weekly agendas for other team members, updating them on projects and general administrative structure
  • Creating content for social media, websites, newsletters, blogs and other online platforms
  • Producing and improving brochures, posters, fliers, and banners for local communications
  • Organizing and executing fundraising drives
  • Writing grant applications for the organization’s various initiatives
  • Creating listings for volunteer/intern recruitment websites and university job boards
  • Taking part in the upkeep of the complex and contributing to the overall success of the organization


  • Basic Portuguese (free Portuguese online courses are available beforehand and lessons can be taken during your internship for a small extra fee)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and social media platforms
  • Skills in web design, videography, photography, or marketing experience are a bonus
  • Excellent attention to detail and strict adherence to deadlines
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Your own laptop


Interns stay in one of several apartments within the complex of the organization. Each has a well-equipped kitchen, electricity, Wifi, filtered drinking water, and the complex itself has a shared pool and a garden where interns can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables. A dedicated office space is available to interns as well. There’s also a cat and other pets living there too. Located in the Passagem neighborhood of Itacaré, the accommodation is a short walk from the historic downtown and the closest beach, Praia Concha.

Safety & Support

Safety & Support

Make sure to visit your doctor and dentist for a check-up before yor internship and to get all the recommended vaccines and/or medications necessary to stay healthy. Mosquito borne viruses including Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika do pose a threat in Bahia, so bring repellent and a mosquito net. Every bed has hooks to hang mosquito nets.



Free Wifi is available at the accommodation for staying in touch with loved ones through WhatsApp, Facetime, etc.



There is a well-equipped kitchen at your accommodation, where you can prepare your own meals.

Location details

Location details

Itacaré is a quaint surf town located in the northeastern part of Brazil along the Cocoa Coast (so called for its vast cocoa plantations). It’s situated right between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mata Atlantica Rainforest, so you can expect stunning scenery with beautiful beaches, waterfalls, jungles, and coconut trees.


Fee Breakdown

Internships generally take place between March and November. Start and end dates of the internship are flexible and will be discussed during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2024 rates)

3 months USD 2,600

4 months USD 3,350

5 months USD 3,950

6 months USD 4,550

Remote internship: USD 525


  • 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
  • Accommodation in shared apartment
  • Taxi transfer from Ilheus airport to your accommodation in Itacare (approx. 1.5 hours)
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots Interns


  • Flights
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities


Some of our most commonly asked questions for programs in Brazil.

What can I expect from an internship in Brazil?

What you can expect from an internship in Brazil is immense personal growth, as well as professional development. You’ll dive into a vibrant culture and expand your horizons through cross-cultural interactions. You’ll gain hands-on experience in your chosen internship while building a big network of contacts and mentors along the way!

How long can I do an internship for?

The minimum length of an internship in Brazil is two months, but the ideal length is closer to four months, or longer. This ensures you have the time to truly make a tangible impact during your time. However, our programs are customizable in length so you can apply for a summer, remote, hybrid, or gap-year internship!

Do internships in Brazil qualify for university credit?

Yes, but you must confirm with your university supervisor to approve this. It’s also possible to purchase transfer credits to add onto your internship experience.

Will I receive payment of any kind during my internship?

Unfortunately, there is no form of stipend for internships in Brazil. Your internship will be unpaid while working with the nonprofit organization, but there are multiple ways to fund your internship. Your experience will bring a wealth of new knowledge and the opportunities for professional and personal growth are invaluable!


LOCATION: Bahia, Brazil OR Remote
PROGRAM FOCUS: Education and Conservation NGO
TASK FOCUS: Digital Marketing, Content Creation, Strategy, Fundraising
LENGTH: Min. 3 months
COST: From USD 2,600


  • Develop a well-rounded skill set in marketing, fundraising, communications and content creation
  • Build a wide and varied portfolio of content and copy in a variety of different platforms and channels
  • Make an impact for environmental conservation and community development in the area
  • Live and work in an area of unparalleled natural beauty, the Cocoa Coast of Brazil
  • Polish up on Portuguese with optional lessons both before and during your internship
  • Complete your internship remotely or in person


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


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



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


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


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.


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


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!


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