Virtual 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

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Quick Facts

  • Organisation Environmental Non-profit
  • Work Focus Writing
  • Length of Internship Min. 4 weeks
  • Fee USD 375

The Organization

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.

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Your Tasks

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.

You can expect to have the following tasks;

  • 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

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.

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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

The Application Proces

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.

Start Dates

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

Internship Placement Fee

You’ll pay a once-off placement fee of $375. This covers for the following;

  • 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.

Optional Extra: Academic Guidance

At an additional fee of $75 a month, you’ll receive monthly sessions with a local lecturer, who will support you in placing your work experience in the context of your academic course, and assist you with any report writing and/or research you’re required to do.

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

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