Remote Business Development Internship

If you’re interested in strategic development, this online business development internship could be a great opportunity for you

As an intern, you’ll join Digital Butter, a digital marketing agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Apart from working with corporate clients, Digital Butter offers pro bono services to nonprofit organizations that are working on a grassroots level, and lack the funding and resources to run effective online communications and fundraising campaigns.

Digital Butter’s goal is to upskill these organizations in the right areas, so that they can make a larger impact on the ground. They are in the process of developing this pro bono program further, which requires research and effective strategizing. As a business development intern, you’ll be a vital part of this development phase. It’s a great opportunity to work on an exciting strategic project, boost your resume, and contribute to important causes at the same time. As a business development intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Research
  • Digital marketing in a nonprofit setting
  • Business development
Digital Marketing Social Enterprise
Marketing, Research, Strategy
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 375

During this online digital marketing internship, you’ll be part of Digital Butter, a small agency based in Johannesburg. Besides working with corporate companies, Digital Butter is proud to offer free consultancy services to a number of social development and environmental organisations in South Africa. Many charitable organisations are underfunded and under-resourced, and a lack of digital marketing skills often results in a lack of funding. Digital Butter is passionate about upskilling the nonprofit sector, and they help implement and manage communication and marketing strategies, and online fundraising campaigns.

What you’ll do

During this remote business development internship, you’ll work closely with Digital Butter’s founders to further develop their consultancy services to nonprofits and corporate clients. Your tasks will depend on your skills and experience, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Conduct research and correspondence to draft case studies of nonprofits
  • Research on remote working best practices
  • Research on non profit sector within and outside South Africa
  • Assist in developing internal database
  • Assessing the current services and their effectiveness
  • Identifying the training needed to upskill the clients

The requirements for applicants for this remote business development internship are;

  • Strong verbal and written English
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • An interest in business development
  • An interest in the nonprofit sector is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • A keen interest to learn

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 Johannesburg, 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.
  • Information guide.

Please note that you will not need to pay any fee if your application is not successful.

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
Digital Marketing Social Enterprise
Marketing, Research, Strategy
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 375

This internship has exceeded my expectations. With the right placement and the right people, I have grown so much. It started off as something to kill time but it ended up being what I want to do for the rest of my life. I've met amazing people full of purpose and verve. They helped me reach out to nonprofits with amazing causes where I could help put with my strategy skills.

Smrita, IndiaRemote Business Development Internship
  • Gain practical experience in online marketing, research, and strategy
  • Contribute to the mission of a digital marketing agency to train nonprofits so they can acquire the skills to more effectively run their fundraising and marketing campaigns
  • Gain insight in the nonprofit landscape in South Africa
  • Opportunity to get involved in the digital marketing and communications projects for nonprofits as well
  • Live and work from the comfort of your home

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  • 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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