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 monitoring and evaluation internship with a South African charity. You’ll be part of Sunshine Cinema, a nonprofit organisation 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 mobile cinema. As an intern, you’ll assist with collecting and analysing 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 organisational skills, a knack for research and data collection, and a go-getter attitude. This is an online internship, so you’ll be able to do it remotely from your own home.

Nonprofit Media distribution platform
Evaluation and recording impact data
Min. 6 weeks
USD 375

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

As this is a remote internship, you’ll have the flexibility to work from your own home! Should you want to spend part of your internship in Cape Town, this is an option too; the set up is flexible and up to you.


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

2021 Rates

Fixed fee USD 375

  • 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.
  • Regular check ins during your internship with you and your supervisor.
  • Troubleshooting if needed.

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
Nonprofit media distribution platform
Evaluation and recording impact data
Min. 6 weeks
USD 375

I was really proud of working with diverse people from different countries. It challenged me to do better and be the best version of myself professionally. I learned how to use different platforms in ways I didn't know before. In ways I can or cannot see right now, this internship will help me a lot in the future. I aspire to have my own business/organization and I believe that at some points of my career I'll need social media to market my activities and attract audience at large. So, when this happens, I'll use technological tools to be able to track my posts growth and be able to prepare reports statistically.

Ariane, RwandaRemote 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

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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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