Remote Communications Internship

Be part of an organisation that runs community development and conservation programs

Join an award-winning volunteer organisation for a remote internship that will give you some great work experience in the communications field. As an intern, you will get insight into the communications strategy and methods of an internationally focused company, and you will gain practical work experience in a wide range of areas.

It’s a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge, sharpen your skills, and build your resume. And as this internship is remote, the setup is wonderfully flexible. As a communications intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Social media strategy
  • Content writing
  • Content marketing
  • Communication strategy
  • Search engine optimisation


You’ll be part of an award-winning company that has been running volunteer programs in Africa for over 15 years, African Impact. Working in seven different African countries, the company runs community development, wildlife conservation, and environmental programs on a grassroots level. Volunteers from around the world join to help make a sustainable impact, and to enjoy an enriching experience in beautiful parts of the continent. 


What you’ll do

During this remote communications internship, You can expect to have the following tasks;

  • Managing social media platforms
  • Writing web content and assisting with website management
  • Writing content for blogs and newsletters
  • Assisting with development and implementation of communication campaigns
  • Helping with SEO analysis and improvement

The requirements for applicants for this remote communications internship are;

  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Some experience in / knowledge of content marketing is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good online research skills
  • An interest in development work is an advantage


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.

What you’ll pay

Placement fee USD 475 (2022) / USD 525 (2023)

What you are paying for:
  • 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
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
Please note that you will not need to pay any fee if your application is not successful.
Volunteer Organization
Social media, writing, SEO, websites
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 475 (2022) / USD 525 (2023)

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
  • Gain practical experience in digital marketing and communications to a worldwide audience
  • Contribute to an organization that aims to provide exceptional volunteer experiences to our volunteers while making an impact in the communications they work with
  • Develop your skills in content creation, writing, social media, and search engine optimisation
  • Opportunity to get involved with communication and social media strategy
  • Live and work from from the comfort of your home
Placement fee USD 475 (2022) / USD 525 (2023)

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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 with 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  all the information you need.

We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit. 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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