Social Media Marketing Internship in Cape Town


This internship opportunity is centered around social media promotion and marketing, offering hands-on experience in the ever-evolving world of digital advertising.

This organization has worked in five continents, making it a truly international project. They are committed to developing captivating stories that are based on real-life experiences and media campaigns that have a real impact in order to raise awareness, encourage activism, and incite constructive social change. They also assist in mobilizing and scaling crucial impact programs for organizations, businesses, grassroots activists, and philanthropic foundations.

If you are driven and enthusiastic, with a passion for crafting compelling social media campaigns and leveraging various platforms to engage and connect with target audiences, then this internship might be just what you’re looking for!

As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to collaborate closely with an experienced and dynamic team, allowing you to immerse yourself in a diverse range of tasks and projects that will provide hands-on experience in various aspects of digital marketing. Through this immersive learning experience, you will not only learn industry best practices but also gain a profound understanding of the inner workings of social media management, content creation, analytics, and community engagement.


©Makhulu Media is dedicated to creating media campaigns that have a tangible impact. They weave compelling narratives based on lived experiences in order to increase awareness, promote advocacy, and inspire positive social change. Additionally, they also help governments, companies, grassroots activists, and philanthropic foundations mobilize and scale important impact programs.

©Makhulu Media is an international company, working from concrete jungles to desert mountains, they have scaled them all with their cameras. They have worked across five continents, in 20 languages, and are always eager to aspire for more.


Your role will be focused on helping create and monitor social media content. You’ll mainly work in the social media marketing aspect, but there’s also an opportunity for you to help in maintaining the website and engaging with the online community/potential partners.

What you’ll do

You will be involved in the following tasks:

  • Develop and implement social media strategies to increase brand awareness and engagement.
  • Create compelling content for various social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Manage and monitor social media accounts, ensuring consistent and engaging content.
  • Research and identify target audiences and trends in order to optimize reach and attract new followers.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop innovative ideas and campaigns to build a strong online presence.
  • Monitor analytics and provide regular reports on social media performance.
  • Engage with the online community, responding to comments and messages in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist in website maintenance and updates, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.
  • Research and identify potential partners and collaborators to expand their network.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field.
  • Strong understanding of social media platforms and trends.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative mindset with the ability to generate engaging content.
  • Proficiency in social media management tools and analytics platforms.
  • Basic knowledge of website management and content management systems.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively with a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Passion for the impact media industry.


You’ll be staying at a volunteer house called Yoga Shala, a house in Capri, on Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula, where people from around the world stay while volunteering in the surrounding communities. Everyone at the house plays a role and assists in the general day to day operation of yoga shala, from the kitchen to gardening and cleaning, creating a great community in the house. There is free WiFi and the nearest shopping center is a 10-minute drive away.

If you do your internship remotely, you will of course be working from the comfort of your home.


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

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

12 weeks USD 3,295
16 weeks USD 4,158
20 weeks USD 5,021
26 weeks USD 6,316

At Roots, we do everything we can to make your internship experience smooth and hassle-free. We offer an all-inclusive service, which means we will help you find the right internship (we believe we are great matchmakers!), help you with visa arrangements, book accommodation for you in Cape Town, give you all the pre-departure information you need before arriving, pick you up from the airport and check in with you while on your work placement to ensure you feel supported.
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 academic internship eligible for university credit. Check with your university to confirm if this internship qualifies for credit or alternatively we can assist you with purchasing transfer credits.
  • Accommodation in a shared room. If you prefer a single room, please contact us for availability and prices.
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Breakfast and dinner from Monday to Friday
  • Wifi access
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement and other preparations
  • An orientation program with your supervisor
  • Supervision and support during your stay
  • Regular check-ins during your internship with your supervisor
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • Flights to Cape Town
  • Visa and medical/travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Meals over the weekend
  • Daily transport to the project and/or office
  • Lunch, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
Cape Town, South Africa
Media Impact Agency
Social Media, Content creation, Analytics, Community Management
Min. 12 weeks
From USD 3,295
  • Be part of an experienced and dynamic team
  • Gain a profound understanding of social media marketing
  • Contribute to an organization that creates media campaigns that have a tangible impact
  • Live and work in Cape Town, arguably one of the most stunning cities in the world
  • Enjoy exploring South Africa’s many highlights during your time off
12 weeks USD 3,295
16 weeks USD 4,158

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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 to 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 the invoice for the deposit, getting started with the booking process and all the info you need.


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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