(Online) Monitoring and Evaluation Internship

Help assess an strengthen the impact of a fast-growing South African nonprofit

Bring your analytical skills to this online or in-person monitoring and evaluation internship with a South African charity. You’ll be part of Sunshine Cinema, a nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness on important issues throughout underprivileged communities in Southern Africa.

They do the through a variety of media, including a solar-powered media distribution network. As an intern, you’ll assist with collecting and analyzing relevant data of Sunshine Cinema’s projects, so that impact can be assessed and improved. It’s an exciting opportunity to be part of this movement, and contributing to its long-term sustainability. You’ll gain practical work experience in the nonprofit sector, and you’ll see tangible results of your work.

To apply for this monitoring and evaluation internship, you’ll need to have strong organizational skills, a knack for research and data collection, and a go-getter attitude. This internship can be done in-person in Cape Town or online, so you’ll be able to do it remotely from your own home as well.

Nonprofit Media distribution platform
Evaluation and recording impact data
Min. 8 weeks
From USD 2,432 (on-site) / USD 525 (remote)

Founded in 2013, Sunshine Cinema is a South African solar powered cinema network that converts solar power to social impact. They train youth in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to be impact producers hosting solar powered screenings with a mobile cinema unit (the Sunbox). They use documentary and feature films that address social and environmental challenges and practical ways to overcome them. And also use these screenings to spark dialogue and inspire social change in their communities.

They work in four countries with 17 Sunbox Ambassadors, who have screened to over 20,000 audience members during more than 200 screenings. They also developed a free podcast series, The SunCloud, to amplify their reach outside public gatherings. In addition, relevant topics and record interviews with community leaders, civil society groups, journalists, and filmmakers are shared on community Whatsapp groups, and social media platforms and through Webinars with low data usage. This work feeds into their existing community engagement strategies as it connects their Ambassadors to stakeholders, and further builds their audience network.

What you’ll do
  • Capture data from screening reports for filmmaker and funder reports
  • Collect information for weekly reports
  • Analyse social media performance (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) and track any changes of impact
  • File and tally key highlights after each podcast or screening
  • Track podcast and screening calendars
  • An interest, and ideally some experience in M&E
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • A background or interest in social sciences
  • Good organisational and administrative skills
  • Experience with data analysis would be ideal
  • Need to be available at least half days, 5 days a week
  • Need to have reliable internet
  • Knowledge of Southern African languages would be beneficial

You’ll be staying at a volunteer house called Yoga Shala, a house in Capri, on Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula, where people from around the world stay while volunteering in the surrounding communities. Everyone at the house plays a role and assists in the general day to day operation of yoga shala, from the kitchen to gardening and cleaning, creating a great community in the house. There is free WiFi and the nearest shopping center is a 10-minute drive away.

If you do your internship remotely, you will of course be working from the comfort of your home.


The start dates for this internship are flexible; we will discuss the options with you during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

8 weeks USD 2,432
12 weeks USD 3,295
16 weeks USD 4,158
20 weeks USD 5,021
26 weeks USD 6,316

Remote internship Fixed fee USD 525

What you are paying for:
  • Full accommodation rental fees including breakfast and dinner
  • Transfer from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation and back on arrival and departure day
  • Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • On the ground support during your stay
  • A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots interns
  • 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
  • Flights to Cape Town
  • Daily transport to the office
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance
  • Lunch, Snacks, drinks, etc.
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities

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
Cape Town, South Africa OR Remote
Nonprofit media distribution platform
Evaluation and recording impact data
Min. 8 weeks
From USD 2,432 (on-site) / USD 525 (remote)

My 3 month remote internship has been nothing short of amazing. All the organization's members were patient, passionate and hardworking individuals, from whom I learnt a lot from. I was lucky enough to work and interact closely with one of the founders, who gave me the chance to really expand my boundaries in terms of how I interpreted people's ideas, beliefs and behaviors into tangible sources of change and impact.
I also took on tasks from the Operations Director and Program Assistant, who were encouraging and patient with me, allowing me to have a growth in confidence in my work. Overall, the experience has been enriching in allowing me to not only apply my academic knowledge but in realizing the value of passion while undertaking humanitarian work, and the fulfillment it gives. And that was entirely because of Roots' support and guidance!

Phoebe, South SudanRemote Monitoring & Evaluation Internship
  • Gain practical experience in data collection, reporting, and social media performance
  • Gain a full insight in the day to day running of a nonprofit organisation
  • Contribute to a charity raising awareness of important issues in African communities
  • Live and work from the comfort of your home
8 weeks USD 2,432
12 weeks USD 3,295
16 weeks USD 4,158
Remote internship: USD 525

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How to apply?

If you’d like to apply for this remote internship, follow these steps:

  • Fill in the  (it will show in a slider pop-up!) and send us your CV.
  • If we might have a placement available for you, we’ll chat with you on the phone or Skype to go through your application and make sure it’s a good match.
  • We’ll set up a call between you and the person who would be your supervisor during the work placement.
  • If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the placement fee, get started with a detailed booking form, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your internship.
  • Only once we receive payment of the placement fee, your internship will be confirmed.

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