Remote Digital Marketing Internship

Gain practical work experience in the digital marketing field during this online internship

You’ll be part of a digital marketing agency based in Johannesburg, South Africa, which offers pro bono services to local grassroots nonprofit organisations. As a digital marketing intern, you’ll become a large part of their small team, and through a wide ranging amount of tasks, you can expect to gain a good overall insight into communications and marketing within a nonprofit context.

This online internship is a great opportunity to gain confidence in your abilities, boost your resume, and contribute to important causes at the same time. As a remote digital marketing intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Communication strategies
  • Fundraising
  • Digital marketing in a nonprofit setting
  • Brand development
  • Content management
Digital Marketing Social Enterprise
Marketing, Fundraising, Brand development
Min. 8 Weeks 
USD 475

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 digital marketing internship, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved with all aspects of digital marketing and fundraising for Digital Butter’s (nonprofit) clients. Your tasks can be adapted according to your skills, experience, and desired learning outcomes, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Helping develop and test social media strategies for nonprofit organizations
  • Managing social media channels
  • Assisting with designing and running online fundraising campaigns
  • Assisting with brand development
  • Helping run email marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with web design and development
  • Writing blog posts for SEO

Your required skills depend on the areas you’ll be focusing on but all interns with Digital Butter should have the following:

  • A passion for development work
  • Strong communication skills
  • A flexible attitude
  • 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 475

  • 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

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, Fundraising, Brand development
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 475

This internship was even better than I expected. It was a unique experience working from home in another continent but at the end my supervisor was always there through WhatsApp and email to help me out. I am really happy to have had the possibility to learn so much and helped several small nonprofits to raise awareness by getting involved with fundraising, social media, blog posts.

Claudia, GermanyRemote Digital Marketing Internship
  • Gain practical experience in online fundraising, brand development, social media management
  • 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
  • Opportunity to get involved in the digital marketing and communications projects for nonprofits
  • 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 writing 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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