Non-Profit Management Internship at Social Non-Profit in South Africa

An opportunity to work on community projects and experience what it’s like to run a nonprofit

Are you someone with a passion for helping others? With an interest in NGO Management or International Development? Would you for example like to contribute to sustainable solutions in the areas of ‘Education and Enrichment’, ‘Health and Nutrition’ and ‘Empowering community’? This Nonprofit Management Internship might just be what you are looking for.

This organization makes a meaningful impact in the communities by for example providing access to education and health services, improving nutrition or creating a safe environment where children can play and learn. You will divide your time between the office and the local projects in either Zambia or South Africa. And twice a month Professional Development is offered to you. An excellent opportunity to be involved in for example fundraising, communication, marketing, program development through monitoring and evaluations and see the results of your efforts on the ground.

South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia
Social Nonprofit
Marketing, Fundraising, Facilitation, Monitoring, NGO Management
8-52 Weeks
From USD 2,699


This foundation was established in 2008 and is a non-profit that works to implement long-term, positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities in Africa. They currently operate in East and Southern Africa to ‘Educate, Enrich and Empower’ in several focus areas: Education and Enrichment, Health and Nutrition, Empowering Families, The Girl Impact and Conservation. They recognize the importance of identifying and fully understanding the unique needs of each community in order to effectively and sustainably address them. So they limit their reach to a smaller number of communities concentrating their efforts on building trust, nurturing lasting relationships and ensuring the sustainability of their involvement in each community.

These communities often lack access to education, health services, nutritious food or safe places to play. Without these basic necessities, it is difficult for individuals and families to feel empowered or to better themselves. Making a meaningful impact in these communities can take the form of providing access to education and health services, improving nutrition or creating a safe environment where children can play and learn.


This organization has offices and projects in different locations: Livingstone (Zambia), Cape Town (project office or head office), and Greater Kruger Area.  Before the placement you will work closely with an intern placement specialist to discuss your goals, location options, identify your strengths and discuss the variety of projects and tasks. This will result in a custom-made internship which accounts for your interest and skills to serve their communities accordingly.

What you’ll do

Roughly there are five focus areas possible:

  • NGO Management Experience: Dive into understanding the day to day running of a working NGO. Develop a combination of skills including community relationships, operational management, governance, admin and, reporting. For a holistic experience, you are encouraged to note your learnings via a weekly journal entry to the intern supervisor, as well as reports such as financial trackers and project progress report.
  • Fundraising and Marketing: After identifying the fundraising priorities with your Business Manager, you will create a fundraising plan to meet goals accordingly. You will learn how to combine social media and marketing to reach more people to get involved in your fundraising campaigns. This activity develops your communication skills and your ability to present information in a succinct manner, attractive to donors.
  • Facilitate Projects: You can expect to run workshops in the communities we partner with to leave your impact and receive a better, in-depth understanding of our projects. Your working week will be split between 50% office time and 50% community engagement. Use this time to also explore and extend your customized skill or interest in our projects.
  • Measuring Impact: Measuring the impact our projects have on the communities and conservation is essential to ensure we are making a difference. We take our work seriously and are constantly looking for innovative ways in which we can deliver programs that will educate, empower and enrich our community partners and conservation programs.
  • African Experience: Experience all that Africa has to offer. Immerse yourself in your location’s culture and language and attend the many different activities to add to your adventure. From safaris to bungee jumping, water activities and village tours, there are amazing experiences in all our locations!
  • Know your interest, skills, and goals for this internship. And think about how this internship can be customized to fit what you are looking for.
  • Choose a preferred location and internship dates
  • NB. For an internship in Zambia a minimum age of 21 years applies (due to visa regulations).


At every location you will be living and sharing a house with volunteers.

  • Typically the rooms are shared and so too are the bathrooms and communal areas.
  • You have to provide your own toiletries and towels, but bedding is provided and a laundry service is offered at a cost.
  • You also have access to WiFi at the house at a rate that will be communicated upon online orientation.
  • Your food is also provided and you need to take responsibility for cleaning the plates and utensils you use in the house.
  • You also have to manage medications that you take, and also need to be responsible to share the use of these to alert the site manager in the event of an emergency. 
  • You will be collected from and taken to the airport and during your internship transport to the projects is provided (either car or bicycle).


Starting dates differ per location but generally twice a month and in some months (January, July, August)  there is more flexibility. Let us know and we will give you the exact options for your preferred location. NB. Only in Greater Kruger and Livingstone, you can start your internship in November or December.  The other locations close during the festive season.

Note: Cape Town is available towards the end of February 2023

What you will pay (2022 rates)

1 month   USD 1,729
2 months USD 2,699
3 months USD 3,645
4 months USD 4,625
5 months USD 5,549
6 months USD 6,549

You can do you internship in one of the following locations: Cape Town / Greater Kruger (South Africa), Livingstone (Zambia).

What you are paying for:
  • Customized Internship Placement
  • Accommodation
  • Internship Mentor
  • Pre-Departure Pack
  • 24/7 On-Site Support
  • Airport Pick Up
  • On Ground Transportation
  • Personal Development Coach
  • Visa Support
  • Weekday Meals
  • Cultural Activities
  • Academic Supervision (additional fees apply, see below)
  • Optional Weekend Excursions (additional fees apply)
  • NB. If you do the internship at the Cape Town head office food and daily transport to the Head Office and back are NOT included.
  • All items of personal nature such as curious, gifts, snacks, drinks and clothing
  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and Visa fees
South Africa, Zambia
Social Nonprofit
Marketing, Fundraising, Facilitation, Monitoring, NGO Management
4-26 Weeks
From USD 1,729

I came to Zanzibar for an internship as part of my study. My objectives were to get to know communications work in an NGO. I've chosen to make my impact and to do something meaningful. What I've learnt is much more than communications analysis or capturing stories, and making big from small, it is also a way of thinking, of living and of being! It wasn't only a work experience but a true human experience. I am so thankful for the people I met and I will always remember their dedication to learning, their smiles and their happiness.

Justine, FranceNonprofit Management Internship, Zanzibar
  • A custom-made internship which accounts for your interest and skills
  • Develop skills in NGO management, coordination,  fundraising, communications, and monitoring
  • Contribute to a nonprofit that works to implement long-term, positive change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities in Africa
  • Excellent opportunity to combine office work with practical field visits
  • Gain insight in the daily operations of NGO Management and running community projects
  • Live with other volunteers and interns
  • Explore African wildlife, visit cultural sites and the colourful markets in your spare time
1 MONTH USD 1,729
2 MONTHS USD 2,699
3 MONTHS USD 3,645

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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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