Remote Creative Writing Internship with Environmental Nonprofit

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio during this remote creative writing internship

You’ll be part of a Cape Town based organisation that runs reforestation, urban greening, and reforestation programs across Southern and East Africa. You’ll be a vital part of the team by creating online content about current sustainability and environmental issues.

This is a great opportunity for anyone keen to develop their writing skills in a professional environment, while keeping the flexibility of working from home. It will also give great insight into the nonprofit and environmental sectors. As a creative writing intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Copywriting
  • Creative writing
  • Digital marketing
  • SEO
  • Research
  • Strategic communications
QUICK FACTS
Remote
Environmental NGO
Writing
Min. 4 Weeks
USD 475
ORGANISATION

Sharpen your writing skills and build a portfolio during this remote creative writing internship. You’ll be part of a Cape Town based organisation that runs forest restoration, urban greening, sustainable development, and environmental art projects across Southern and East Africa. You’ll be a vital part of the team by creating online content about current sustainability and environmental issues. This is a great opportunity for anyone keen to develop their writing skills in a professional environment, while keeping the flexibility of working from home. It will also give great insight into the nonprofit and environmental sectors.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS

During this remote creative writing internship, you’ll be creating content on a number of digital platforms. Greenpop cultivates an active online community by putting out a regular flow of information on its tree planting and eco-education programs, as well as on environmental and sustainability issues in general. As a creative writing intern, you’ll assist in this content creation in a variety of ways.

What you’ll do
  • Writing web content and blog posts
  • Writing newsletters and press releases
  • Assisting with social media posts
  • When relevant, writing content for reports and grant applications
Requirements

The requirements for applicants for this remote creative writing internship are;

  • Strong English writing skills
  • Some experience in content writing
  • Knowledge of WordPress is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good online research skills
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 475

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.
  • An orientation program with your supervisor.
  • 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

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
QUICK FACTS
Remote
Environmental NGO
Writing
Min. 4 Weeks
USD 475
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

My tasklist was very diverse at all times. I started off putting together Newsletters and researching green news from all over the world. Then I went on to writing for Greenpop's blog, which included research work and other creative skills like taking or choosing the right picture and putting together a layout. Also I was involved as a facilitator at school camps and workshops and got to work with people on the field instead of sitting in the office the whole time. The biggest project I got to work on was some new pages for my organization's website, something I had never done before.
This internship has opened my eyes to a new creative world. I was always stuck on the path of writing and was planning to go on to either study something in the environmental field or become a writer. But through this, I realized that that's not necessarily what I'm supposed to do and so I applied for a program which is all about language in the marketing industry and about designing campaigns and creating ads, etc. Without this internship, I wouldn't even have thought about doing this but now I can't be more excited.

Jan-Niclas, Germany(Remote) Creative Writing Internship, Cape Town
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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain practical experience in copywriting, digital marketing, and strategic communications
  • Contribute to a charity on a mission to plant trees, green communities and empower environmental stewards across Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Develop your creative writing, strategic communications, and research skills
  • Gain a full insight in the day to day running of a nonprofit organisation
  • Live and work comfortably from home
Fixed fee USD 475

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How to apply?

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

  • Fill in the  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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