NGO Virtual Internship - The African Impact Foundation

Quick Facts

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NGO Virtual Internship - The African Impact Foundation

Discover Africa from anywhere in the world, as you bolster your resume and make a tangible impact on a grassroots NGO, in this life-changing remote internship.

Join The African Impact Foundation’s social impact virtual internship program for 1 to 6 months. Connect with our small, dedicated team who will design your online program that aligns with your personal and professional development goals. We offer flexibility in terms of your capacity and time zone. If you have a specific academic focus, interest or passion then you can choose to focus on one of our impact areas that include; education and enrichment, health and nutrition, empowering families or gender equality.

If you’re looking to explore a career in the NGO sector, we can offer you a broad view of all our operations, project development and implementation on the ground. Our program is customizable to suit any level of experience that will stretch your skills and allow you to gain ‘reference worthy’ experience. Gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of social development. Bolster your resume while making a tangible impact. Broaden your horizons as you connect with the rich and diverse culture of the communities, projects and people of our established, grassroots African NGO.

Project Highlights

Remote NGO management internship
Variety of focus areas and fields of interest
Dedicated internship supervisor
Personalised development plan
Exposure to all NGO operations
A professional development coaching session
A mix of independent assignments and virtual team meetings and one on one workshops
Suitable for students, graduates and professionals wanting to build a career in the NGO sector, or looking to explore a career change
Rich library of digital learning
Receive a certificate of participation and professional reference

the destination

Gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of social development. Broaden your horizons as you connect with the rich and diverse culture of the communities, projects and people of our established, grassroots NGO in Africa.

This remote program is highly customisable to suit your time zone and capacity. Choose from a minimum hours per week or challenge yourself to a full work day program throughout the internship.

Internship Supervisor: A dedicated mentor who will design your program, support your induction, challenge your skills and monitor your progress. Team Support: Remote meetings will be scheduled with various team members in South Africa and Zambia. Full access to the internship multi media that take you through a structured work and learn program.

Our social impact internship offers international experience at grassroots level, tailored to stretch any skill set. Our virtual program is tailormade to meet your objectives and track your achievements. It is a well-rounded curriculum to the inner workings of the executive functioning and on ground NGO operation. This well put together module plan outlines the various functions that make up an NGO, offering you the opportunity to guide experiential learning and the understanding of the logistics and processes involved in these functions. Focusing on a different learning outcome each week, module resources will be shared i.e. reading materials, webinars and you will get the opportunity to virtually meet the various team members involved in the various functions to inspire and guide the learning process. Your time will be divided between your learning objective and internship goals. The learning objective is based on your field of interest/objective and the internship goals are a combination of personal and professional development. The internship goals will be a set of tasks and projects that you will get the opportunity to work on to develop professional skills.


Your Impact

With over 70 successful placements, the African Impact Foundation are global experience specialists, balancing the personal development goals with enriched, real time and relevant work that will directly feed into the strategy, day to day operations, project development or implementation that ultimately elevates opportunities for people to take meaningful steps out of poverty. The bottom line is real impact and an authentic and valuable skill set with global experience.

Example: Day 1

8:00 – 9:00 Introduction to NGO Management
(Module Documents)
9:30 – 10:30 Debrief NGO Management
(Call with Executive Director)
10:30 – 11:30 NGO Management Assignment
(Independent Working)
11:30 – 12:00 Daily Work Report & Questions
(Independent Working)

Example: Day 2

7:30 – 8:00 Supervisor Check in
(Zoom Call with Internship Supervisor)
8:00 – 9:00 Team Introduction
(Zoom Call with Impact Manager)
9:00 – 11:45 Time to work on Task/Assignment
(Independent Working)
11:50 – 12:00 Daily Work Report & Questions
(Independent Working)

Example: Day 3

8:00 – 10:00 Time to work on Tasks/Assignments
(Independent Working)
10:30 – 11:30 Current Activity on the ground & Campaigns
(Module Documents)
11:30 – 12:00 End of week recap & check-in
(Whatsapp Call with Internship Supervisor)

Recent Reviews

Exceptional. I felt supported and encouraged to grow professionally and walked away achieving the goals I set out to accomplish.

Elizabeth Bassett

Virtual Internship

Besides from the knowledge and professional experience I gained, just being submerged into African culture was the highlight of my internship.

Sarah Conner

Cape Town Internship

My internship with the African Impact Foundation was a defining moment in my career where I took on new challenges, found my purpose, and created memories beyond my expectations.

Sam Aldridge

Livingstone Internship

Other Activities

Explore and enjoy our curated lists of African music, art, literature and recipes to test and enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

dates and rates

Once you have submitted your application, a Destination Specialist will be in-touch to discuss the project with you.

Please note that an additional GB£20 | US$25 | EU€20 | AU$35 is added to the program fee as a mandatory contribution to the African Impact Sustainability Fund.

project fee includes

  • Bespoke remote learning and work experience, program design.
  • Dedicated internship supervisor.
  • Weekly schedules and personal development plan.
  • Access to a variety of multimedia.
  • Personal and professional development workshops.
  • Orientation pack with useful company resources.

project fee excludes

  • Internet expenses.
  • Any costs associated that are not covered above.