Marketing & Fundraising Internship, Ghana

Contribute to the development and sustainability of an inspiring nonprofit organization

Gain a wealth of work experience during this marketing and fundraising internship! It’s a wonderful opportunity to be part of a sports-focused nonprofit based in Ghana – either on the ground or remotely – and to contribute to this cause on a strategic level.

You’ll join the Impact Youth Foundation, a charity that offers sports coaching and mentorship to young people in rural Ghana. Through sports coaching, the Impact Youth programs teach life skills, nurture talent, and boost confidence in kids that need it. As a marketing and fundraising intern, you’ll have the opportunity to take on a range of different tasks, based on your skills and experience. This can include doing fundraising research, applying for grants, assisting with monitoring and evaluation of the programs, and assisting with the overall development of the different systems and programs. You might also help develop and implement communication strategies, and assist with website development.

It’s a great opportunity for someone keen to have a hugely varied work experience, to assist with the development and sustainability of an inspiring program, and to gain insights into the nonprofit landscape.

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Ghana
Sports NGO
Marketing, Research, Reporting, Fundraising, Strategy 
Min. 8 Weeks
Varies
ORGANISATION

The Impact Youth Foundation is a nonprofit organisation that offers sports coaching in a rural community in Ghana. The nonprofit uses sports – and particularly basketball – as a tool for equipping people with relevant life skills, and allowing at-risk youth to pursue successful careers. Through their different programs, Impact Youth provides mentoring to talented kids, as well as sports classes for the community at large, in an effort to encourage healthy living and boost confidence in kids. In addition, they offer vocational training and apprenticeships to equip young people with employability skills.

The Impact Youth Foundation is based in a village on the outskirts of Accra, Ghana’s capital. Most sports training happens there, though the organization also runs sports programs in Accra and Kumasi.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS

What you’ll do 

During this marketing and fundraising internship in Ghana, you’ll enjoy a variety of tasks, which – depending on your skills and experience – can include;

  • Doing fundraising research
  • Finding and applying for grants
  • Assisting with monitoring and evaluation of projects
  • Helping develop funding models for programs and events
  • Planning fundraising events
  • Writing impact reports
  • Assisting with social media management
  • Helping create an overall communications and marketing strategy
  • Writing online content and assist with website development and management

Requirements

  • Strong research and analytical skills, and a desire to work at a strategic level
  • Great communication skills
  • A passion for the projects you’ll be working on
  • A go-getter attitude and ability to work independently
  • A willingness to take on a variety of tasks
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

You can either stay in a private apartment or with a Ghanaian family. If you opt for the apartment, you’ll enjoy a comfortable one-bedroom apartment with a kitchen, lounge, double bedroom, and bathroom. You’ll be about 35 minutes from the Impact Village and you’ll be able to take Ubers or public buses to work.

If you opt for a homestay, we’ll match you with a Ghanaian family who will welcome you into their home. You’ll have your own bedroom and you’ll be offered breakfast and dinner on a daily basis. We’ll work out transportation to and from work for you, depending on where you’ll be based exactly.

DATES & RATES

You can start your internship with this organization every week.

2022 Rates

8 weeks USD 2,453
10 weeks USD 2,915
12 weeks USD 3,377
14 weeks USD 3,839
16 weeks USD 4,301
18 weeks USD 4,763
20 weeks USD 5,225

Includes:
  • 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 orientation program with your supervisor.
  • Regular check ins during your internship with you and your supervisor.
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship

Optional extra:

Personal Development Sessions
To help you optimise your personal and professional development during your internship, we offer individual monthly sessions with a professional consultant. These 1,5-hour sessions offer opportunities to set goals, reflect on your experience, and ensure your internship will benefit your career as much as possible.
Monthly fee: USD 65
Workshop: Exploring the Nonprofit Landscape
To give you a full understanding of the nonprofit sector in Africa, we offer one-off individual online workshops by a South African digital marketing and fundraising specialist. You’ll learn about the needs of the nonprofit sector, best practices in nonprofit management, and sustainability of fundraising initiatives. You’ll also be given a large amount of useful resources.
Workshop fee: USD 65
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Ghana
Sports NGO
Marketing, Research, Reporting, Fundraising, Strategy 
Min. 8 Weeks
From USD 2,453
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Enjoy the opportunity to work on a strategic level within a thriving organization
  • Gain insights into the nonprofit sector in an African context
  • Get practical experience in fundraising, research, marketing, and M&E
  • Contribute to a great cause
  • Be a big part of a small team and really see the results of your work
  • Live and work in rural Ghana – or enjoy the flexibility of working remotely
8 WEEKS USD 2,453
12 WEEKS USD 3,377
16 WEEKS USD 4,301

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APPLYING
How to apply?

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

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.
  4. If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a detailed booking form, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. 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 on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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