what to expect

Here’s what you can expect from our internships

We take the time to understand your career goals and to create a tailor-made internship at a reputable non-profit organisation that enables you to gain valuable professional experience. The programme costs are $1,595 USD, which includes your $300 USD deposit, airport transfers, orientation and in-country support. You will need to budget for your airfare, accommodation and living expenses, insurances and visas. We recommend internships for a minimum of 12 weeks. However, any reasonable timeframes can be arranged.

opportunities

We offer all kinds of opportunities

South Africa and India both have a wide range of non-profit organisations working across all development fields and offering myriad opportunities for international students and graduates to enjoy a worthwhile internship. You don’t need to have specifically studied in a development-related field, as many non-profit organisations require a range of skills and expertise in other organisational areas such as finance, communications and information technology.

your options

You can browse the current internship focus areas we have listed here to get some ideas of what is possible. However, if you don’t see an internship that suits you, please contact us with your specific interests and we’ll be sure to match you to an organisation that offers what you are looking for.

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Here are some of the internships we currently have available

Advocacy & Campaigns

We offer advocacy & campaigns internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Advocacy work plays an integral part in uplifting India and contributes significantly towards improving its social development.

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Arts Education

Intern at a small non-profit organisation committed to developing South Africa’s capacity for arts education and youth empowerment. The organisation needs the help of creative, organised and flexible interns to expand its footprint in the arts education field. This interesting work will expose you to the organisation’s annual art festivals and educational seminars which use conscious art exhibits to teach youth important social lessons about HIV/AIDS, the environment and diversity.

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Behaviour Change Communication

We offer a variety of behaviour change communication (BCC) internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations throughout Cape Town. South Africa is marked by huge discrepancies in wealth, resources, and educational and career opportunities. Because of this, South Africa aims to provide comprehensive, integrated, sustainable and quality social-development services, with the overall aim of creating an enabling environment for sustainable development in partnership with those committed to building a caring society.

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Children & Youth Development

This is a specific internship offering with a non-profit organisation which believes in the power of youth. This organisation works to provide the right guidance and love that enables young people to be agents of change in their own lives, as well as in their communities. This organisation specifically needs marketing support, website re-design and administrative assistance. There is also a different kind of opportunity with this organisation for an intern to be part of their team which is setting a new live-in facility for some of the young people who participate in their programme.

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Communications

NGOs in the Cape Town area are looking for skilled media interns to assist with various communication portfolios. These include social media, fundraising, public relations and marketing. This internship will give young media enthusiasts the opportunity to create an impressive portfolio with which to enter the working world.

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Community Outreach & Development

There are a range of internships available with this non-profit organisation which focuses on developing young leaders, empowering youth and building community. The organisation uses a specific music, dance and drama methodology to foster leadership skills, as well as spark mentorship and community support. The organisation supports 10,000+ children through camps, after-school programming, and HIV/AIDS counseling.

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Counseling & Psychology

We have a few hands-on internship opportunities at excellent non-profit organisations working to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) through advocacy, or treating and counseling the survivors of gender-based violence. Due to the sensitive nature of this work, these internships will suit more emotionally-mature candidates who have some knowledge and experience of gender and GBV issues.

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Education

We offer education internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. It is well known that education holds the key to economic growth, social transformation and social integration. By 2020 there will be over 210 million unemployed people in India, with most of them being under the age of 30. Providing good quality education is essential in order to ensure that India’s population has a chance of developing skills through education that will eventually lead to employment.

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Entrepreneurship

We offer Entrepreneurship internships with well-established, high profile non-profit organisations throughout New Delhi. These organisations bring solutions to the problems of poverty and high levels of unemployment in India in general and New Delhi in particular. They aim to educate the youth and women about entrepreneurship with the ultimate goal of allowing them to be financially independent. These organisations focus on the necessary skills individuals need in order to start, manage and sustain a business. Business development skills, how to source funding and effective marketing skills form part of the programmes offered by the organisations.

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Environment

Intern with a non-profit organisation providing holistic education that incorporates spiritual well-being, physical health, and environmental consciousness. The organisation runs programmes in primary schools, and offers a supplementary curriculum that includes meditation, yoga, food-gardening and earthworm farming. There are excellent opportunities for like-minded individuals to help with organisational administration, monitoring and evaluation, website re-design and new project implementation.

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Gender DynamiX staff at the AGM 2013

Gender Advocacy & LGBTQI

We have relationships with a few gender advocacy and LGBTQI organisations seeking interns to support in advocacy, research and communications. The aim of the organisations is to focus on the transgender community and provide help, advise and information for those who seek to adjust their lives to live in the opposite gender role, as to that assigned to them at birth, or who are working to come to terms with their situation despite their genetic background. It is a space in which queers, intersex people, trans-men, non-trans women, non-trans men and other allies can have open dialogue and assist each other in their struggle to be recognised as full members of society. This movement professes that everyone has a right to define their own identities, even if that identity is not the status quo of society.

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Human Resources

We offer human resources internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. HR plays an integral part in the work of NGOs.

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Human Rights & Social Justice

Our Human Rights and Social Justice internships range from working with highly-visible grassroots social movements to large multi-national non-profit organisations. Interns who are passionate about Human Rights can gain hands-on work experience that includes increasing people’s access to basic services; promoting active citizenship and social justice; Human Rights education; policy, research, and writing; and community organising.

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Monitoring & Evaluation

We offer monitoring & evaluation (M&E) internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Monitoring & Evaluation plays an integral part in uplifting India and contributes significantly towards improving its social development.

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Policy Work

We offer policy work internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Policy work plays an integral part in uplifting India and contributes significantly towards improving its social development.

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Public Health

We offer public health internships with well-established high-profile non-profit organisations. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about public health issues affecting impoverished communities and to develop your skills in the exciting, dynamic, and rapidly growing field of public health.

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Refugees

We have internship opportunities at several innovative non-profit organisations providing social, economic or psychological support to refugees from conflict-ridden countries around Africa. Internships include research on social, economic, legal and political issues affecting migration to South Africa and the refugees currently in South Africa; monitoring and evaluation; fundraising and marketing; and social work and counseling.

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Yogita Singh with Mridula Seth showing how the Talking Pen is used with education youth at risk, © Lindy Briginshaw

Research

We offer research internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in various sectors throughout New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Social researchers play an integral part in uplifting India and they contribute significantly towards improving its social development.

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Social Work

We offer social work internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in various sectors throughout New Delhi. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Social workers play an integral part in uplifting India and they contribute significantly towards improving its social development.

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Sports and Youth Development

Sports and Youth development interns will have the opportunity to work with non profit organisations who use sport, team building and mentoring as ways to address the issues that many of Cape Town’s youth face such as substance abuse, poor access to education, unemployment, HIV/AIDS as well as lack of social […]

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Women working on a farm in Stellenbosch, © Women on Farms Project

Women’s Empowerment

We have a number of organisations looking for interns to assist in their vision of empowering, educating and uplifting women in South Africa. The organisations run various programmes and initiatives to realise their vision of empowering women by celebrating and promoting their achievements. They do this through socioeconomic rights-based and gender education, advocacy and lobbying, human rights case work, and support for the building of social movements.

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