Virtual Marketing Internship with Volunteer Organisation

Gain professional experience in digital marketing during this remote marketing internship.

You’ll be part of a South African based company that runs social impact and conservation programs throughout Africa, and facilitates volunteer placements for people around the world. As a virtual marketing intern, you’ll get a thorough understanding of the digital marketing landscape, and you’ll get to build your resume through a variety of tasks. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in venturing into the field of marketing, and keen to get some professional experience under their belt.

As a marketing intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Market research
  • Digital marketing
  • Search engine optimisation
  • Content marketing
  • Product research and strategy


Quick Facts

  • Organisation Volunteer organization
  • Work Focus Marketing, SEO, Product research
  • Length of Internship Min. 4 weeks
  • Fee USD 375

The Organization

You’ll be part of an award-winning company that has been running volunteer programs in Africa for over 15 years, African Impact. Working in seven different African countries, the company runs community development, wildlife conservation, and environmental programs on a grassroots level. Volunteers from around the world join to help make a sustainable impact, and to enjoy an enriching experience in beautiful parts of the continent. 

Volunteer in Africa

Your Tasks

During this remote marketing internship, you can expect to get involved in a wide range of areas. Your tasks may vary depending on your skills, experience, and interests, but they are likely to include the following;

  • Assisting with marketing research, which includes analysis of industry trends, demographics, and market demands
  • Doing product research and assisting with product development and strategy
  • Doing SEO focused content writing
  • Assisting with SEO analysis and improvement Helping manage social media platforms
  • Assisting with digital marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with overall digital marketing and product strategy

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.

Finance unpaid internship


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

  • Strong written and spoken English
  • Some experience in / knowledge of content marketing is an advantage
  • Ability to work well independently
  • Good online research skills
  • An interest in development work is an advantage

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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