Social Media Internship with Women’s Empowerment NGO

Bring your social media skills to an exciting female empowerment project in Cape Town!

You’ll join a passionate team that’s creating transformative experiences and networking opportunities for South African women; an innovative initiative that creates personal and professional growth.

As an intern, you’ll help spread the word through a range of social media channels. Your work will involve translating project information into engaging content, managing online communities, and helping develop a social media strategy. This social media internship is a great opportunity to use your communication skills for an inspiring cause – and to join a movement of powerful women.

While the team you’ll join is based in Cape Town, you’ll be able to do your internship remotely. In the future, working on site, in South Africa, might also be an option.

Learning outcomes of this social media internship;

  • You’ll gain a wealth of practical experience in creating content for various social media channels
  • As part of a South African nonprofit, you’ll get to work in an international environment, and add international experience to your resume
  • You’ll get a good understanding of the nonprofit sector in South Africa
  • You’ll become familiar with communication and social media strategies
  • You’ll learn how to effectively work in a distributed setting
Cape Town, South Africa
Environmental NGO
Facilitation, Research, Reporting, Monitoring, Education, Tree planting
8 Weeks

Khwela Womxn is on a mission to help South African women to boost their confidence and further their careers. They do this by providing experiential learning opportunities, leadership training, and peer-to-peer mentoring through their ‘Sisterhood Circles.’ These projects are a response to high unemployment rates in South Africa, especially amongst women, and a lack of learning opportunities.

Khwela, which means ‘to climb’ in isiXhosa, one of South Africa’s languages, was created in 2017, initially with the mission of giving local women access to jobs in the tourism industry. And it was instantly successful; in the first two years, 80% of the participants went from being unemployed to having a job in tourism. When the Covid pandemic hit, the Khwela Womxn team decided to expand beyond tourism, and design a program that creates opportunities for women in a wide range of job markets.

The result is a powerful platform for women to develop their skills, and turn into the leaders their communities need.

What you’ll do

As a social media intern, your tasks will include the following;

  • Social media content creation, editing, and management
  • Social media community management
  • Content scheduling
  • Content creation for newsletters / blogs
  • Assistance with strategy development
  • Knowledge of all social media channels Khwela uses; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Tik Tok
  • Ideally some experience in social media community management
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Effective time management skills
  • An ability to embrace change, think creatively, and solve problems
  • A strong curiosity and eagerness to learn
  • Ideally some experience with social media data analytics
  • A familiarity with multi-media content, including video and audio content
  • Photography and/or graphic design skills would be bonus
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, Hubspot, Slack, Airtable, and Notion would be a bonus
  • A passion for the work Khwela Womxn does

For now, this is a remote internship opportunity. At some point, it might become an option to join the Khwela team in Cape Town, South Africa, too. If you’re interested in an on-site internship, let us know, and we can chat through the options with you.


Internship start and end dates are flexible and will be discussed with your during the selection process.

What you’ll pay (2022 rates)

Placement fee USD 475

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.
  • 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
Female empowerment NGO
Social Media Management
Min. 8 Weeks
USD 475
  • Gain practical experience in social media management
  • Contribute tangibly to female empowerment projects
  • Boost your resume with international work experience
  • Get insights into the day to day running of a nonprofit organization
  • Be part of a passionate and driven team of talented women
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working remotely
Placement Fee USD 475

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How to apply?

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

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to
  2. We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.
  4. If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a booking process, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. 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 on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!


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