Nonprofit Fundraising Internship Cape Town
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Nonprofit Fundraising Internship Cape Town

Are you a strong writer with an interest in marketing looking to help raising funds for a young, but fast growing environmental non profit? This fundraising internship might be the opportunity you are looking for.

It offers you a variety of tasks and valuable organizational insights. You prepare reports, analyse data, prepare and submit grants, awards and proposals and do market research. In addition you communicate with donors in different ways and assist with digital fundraising platforms. Together with the fundraising manager you develop and maintain long lasting donor relationships that ensure the continuation of their tree planting and eco-education projects in Southern Africa.

"I can’t even count the amount of things I learnt: from writing professional (but always fun!) e-mails to creating databases; from convincing people to partner with us to realizing applications for grants and awards." - Sofia, Italy, Fundraising Internship

  • Valuable working experience while contributing to a worthwhile environmental cause
  • Variety of tasks: marketing, research, communications, reporting and fundraising
  • Flexible start and end dates
  • Duration from 8-26 weeks
Africa » South Africa » Cape Town
1-3 Months
3-6 Months
Year Round
Airport Transfers
SIM cards
Travel Insurance
Good English speaking and writing skills
Creative mind and flexible
Analytical skills
Experience or knowledge of fundraising is nice to have
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First (Skype) call to discuss opportunities
Second (Skype) call with your future supervisor
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You will receive information and start preparations for your stay in South Africa
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At Roots we do everything we can to make your work placement experience smooth and hassle-free. We offer an all-inclusive service, which means we will help you find the right internship (we believe we are great match makers!), help you with visa arrangements, book accommodation for you, give you all the pre-departure information you need before arriving, pick you up from the airport and check in with you while on your work placement to ensure you feel supported. These fees are based on a shared dorm room in a beautiful central Cape Town apartment. If you are interested in another kind of accommodation or a single room, please let us know.

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22 years old
Cape Town
Northeastern University

Greenpop Fundraising Internship


Talitha is a dream of a coordinator. She is the only reason I was given the opportunity to work as a fundraising intern at Greenpop in Cape Town. She hurried my resume through to give me a chance at the position I was ultimately offered. She truly cared about my experience, and proved it time and time again. From beginning to end, she was always checking in to make sure I was enjoying with my time at Greenpop. From beginning to end my experience Cape Town was the best experience of my life and it was all possible because of Talitha!

How can this program be improved?

More clarity/detail on what is entailed; housing, work extracurriculars

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24 years old
United States
Northeastern University

A TREEmendous internship


Working at Greenpop was a TREEmendous experience! I loved being surrounded by such driven and passionate people. The small office is a ton of fun and allows interns to learn about all the components needed to make nonprofits run efficiently. I appreciated being able to work in the fundraising department and was able to help write two grants while I was an intern. I found the interdisciplinary approach to grant writing a great learning experience and collaborated with colleagues in the finance and ecology departments to draft the grants. As a student looking to get more involved in the nonprofit world, I found the experience to be truly beneficial. I was able to enhance my writing, communication, and creative thinking. Along with working on the grants, I participated in the marketing of larger fundraising campaigns. In these campaigns, the goal was to get individuals to purchase trees for various celebrations and holidays. Learning about the different funding approaches Greenpop utilized helped me develop practical skills and gain a better understanding of how nonprofits operate on a whole.


Fundraising and Marketing Internship


Now that is over, I can say being an intern in Cape Town is without doubt a life-changing experience. Working in a very small team puts you in front of great opportunities and some challenges, the best situation if you are looking for an internship that gives you a high level of autonomy and the chance to see your ideas become amazing projects. Marleen and Greg are amazing human beings and beautiful supervisors, they make you feel truly appreciated and heard. There every encounter becomes an opportunity to learn about the other, and indirectly about yourself. Personally, I think sometimes it feels good to give something back for all the beauty you can experience living in incredible places such as Cape Town. Being far from home in a new completely different reality may make you feel smaller, but working in an enterprise like this can show you it's possible to become part of something bigger and world-changing, day after day.

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Social Media Management/ Content Writing Internship


My experience working in Cape Town was amazing. The small enterprise is run by passionate and sincere individuals who are willing to give you as much responsibility as you want to handle. Marleen is such an inspiring and straight-forward leader in office. One of the best aspects of content writing for Penda was that Marleen never forced me to write about anything. We would sit down together, have coffee and brainstorm five topics that could be useful, then I would choose which to write. I learned so much about SEO, marketing and social media management all while having an amazing cultural experience of living in South Africa.

About The Provider


At Roots Interns, our mission is to create the perfect balance between meaningful work and valuable learning. That’s why we offer internships at NGOs and social enterprises that are adding valuable contributions towards community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. We carefully match