NGO Virtual Internship

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Enhance your Skills, Connect with Others, and Make a Real Impact

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

  • Gain practical experience and a theoretical understanding of social development.
  • Be exposed to the day-to-day operations of a small NGO based in Africa.
  • Embark on a mix of independent assignments, virtual team meetings and one on one workshops with access to a digital library of resources.
  • Work with a small dedicated team who will mentor you throughout your internship.
  • Suitable for students, graduates and professionals wanting to build a career in the NGO sector, or looking to explore a career change.
  • Receive a certificate of participation and professional reference.

Quick Facts

Online

Not Applicable

Various

1 - 6 months

Impact: NGO & Charity

From $216 per week

Project Impact Areas

NGO MANAGEMENT

As a charity, a large portion of the Foundation’s time is dedicated towards fundraising and donor relations. Once-off, regular and corporate donors are vital to the Foundation’s survival and ultimately influence the impact that can be made on the ground. You will be involved directly with the management of donations and the supervision of the implementation of all funds. This will include all financial aspects, including the monitoring, evaluation, and reporting on all donations.

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PROJECT FACILITATION

It is important for interns to see first-hand the communities we assist; you will spend time on our projects, getting to know our fantastic community partners and enhancing relations. You can expect to run workshops in the communities we partner with to leave your impact and receive a better, in-depth understanding of our projects. Your working week will be split between office time and community engagement.

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MEASURING IMPACT

Measuring the impact our projects have on the communities and conservation is essential to ensure we are making a difference. We take our work seriously and are constantly looking for innovative ways in which we can deliver programs that will educate, empower and enrich our community partners and conservation programs. You will work alongside the Foundations Impact Manager.

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On-the-ground Project Support

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FLIGHTS & ARRIVAL

A friendly face from our Base Team will be ready to meet you at the airport and drive you to our Volunteer Accommodation. Just look out for the African Impact sign!

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SAFETY

On arrival you’ll have a comprehensive induction to prepare you for project work, the local culture, people and wildlife; and of course, how to stay safe!

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STAFF

24/7 support: Our base teams are on hand every day to make sure you have the most amazing and memorable time in Africa.

Program Experience

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PROJECT APPLICATION

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

After completing the below application form, one of our Destination Specialists will get in touch to discuss your volunteer experience and any questions you may have. When you are ready to book, we will send you a booking form after which a deposit will be required to secure your position.

STEP 1

Personal Information

STEP 2

When do you want to Volunteer or Intern?

(Optional)

Give us an idea of your travel plans, you can also say ‘I’m not sure yet.’ 
We’ll take it from there.

STEP 3

How long do you want to Volunteer or Intern for?

(Optional)

Select your preferred duration(s). The African Impact team recommend at least 4 weeks for a truly memorable experience!

PRICE

From $216 per week. Your weekly cost will reduce if you stay for longer than 2 weeks, book with a friend or are a return volunteer.

PROJECT FEE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Airport transfersAll project related transport during your stay
  • All activities and entrance fees as per the workshop itinerary

PROJECT FEE EXCLUDES

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa-related costs
  • Weekend trips or tours
  • Snacks, soft drinks, gifts, and souvenirs
  • Mandatory contribution of US$25 that is donated to the African Impact Sustainability Fund

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS

AGE: Our minimum age for this project is 18 years of age.

NGO VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP FAQs

What are the benefits of doing an internship with an NGO?

Joining an NGO internship in Africa is an incredible way to boost your CV. Supporting the initiatives of local non-profit work, you’ll leave your experience with newly developed professional skills, an excellent placement to attach to your CV, a variety of projects/accomplishments to show off, and professional references to guide your future career search.

We go beyond basic tasks. You’ll be an integral part of the team, contributing meaningfully to projects and gaining valuable real-world experience. We also customise the internship to your strengths and interests, allowing you to develop relevant skills and explore potential career paths. You’ll be challenged and supported throughout your experience, fostering personal and professional growth.

Generally, we do not require any qualifications for this internship. This program is well suited to any students, graduates, or professionals looking to gain professional experience in the NGO & Charity sector. This internship is highly customizable, allowing you to pursue an academic interest or passion of your choosing, from digital marketing to fundraising to strategic research.

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Pay your deposit to secure your booking

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