Remote Communications Internship with Volunteer Organisation

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
QUICK FACTS
Remote
Volunteer Organization
Social media, writing, SEO, websites
Min. 4 Weeks
USD 375
ORGANISATION

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. 

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
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
Requirements

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
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

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.

DATES & RATES

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

2020 Rates

Fixed fee USD 375

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

Optional extra:

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
QUICK FACTS
Remote
Volunteer Organization
Social media, writing, SEO, websites
Min. 4 Weeks
USD 375
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

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
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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
FIXED FEE USD 375

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APPLYING
How to apply?

If you’re ready to apply for this remote internship, here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. 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.
  3. We’ll set up a call between you and the person who would be your supervisor during the work placement.
  4. 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.
  5. Only once we receive payment of the placement fee, your internship will be confirmed.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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