If you are a budding social media enthusiasts or want to gain more hands on experience in the world of Marketing then our Marketing and Social Media Internship could be just what you are looking for. Our current intern Luisa Berssenbrügge shares her experience of what it is like to be part of the African Impact team: My name is Luisa and I have just recently finished my Master in Strategic Marketing in the Netherlands. Before starting my "serious" working life I wanted to go traveling to see a little more of the world... In May 2010 I went to Kenya with African Impact for the Orphan and Teaching Project which ended up being the inspiration for my Master Thesis "Marketing Strategies for Charities"; I had a great time, met great people and was definitely inspired by everything I saw. When I saw the marketing internship on the African Impact newsletter I knew that it was excatly what I wanted to do.. After several chats with African Impact's booking section and an interview with the Marketing Manager the internship was fixed and I started looking forward to my two months in Cape Town. I have now been in the city for about two weeks and my time here has been amazing. On my first days the previous intern led me through what my job would be like during the next two months and what my daily duties would be. I had a warm welcome from all of the people working in the office. There is a really open and relaxed atmosphere which makes you feel free to ask questions whenever needed. During the week I spend my time at the office working on updating our information on the company's social media communication channels, preparing presentations, planning on who to contact for sponsorships etc. This is a really good opportunity for anyone who would like to work in the direction of marketing to get a glimpse into the huge marketing world. Although I have done several internships before and have finished my studies I will most definitely learn a lot here and will be able to take these experiences to my first job. As the weather is still great I can sit outside during my lunch break or go the the shopping centre that is right across the street. In the evenings I go back to the volunteer house where I am staying, have dinner with the volunteers and join them on their evening activities which include going to the Pub Quiz, watching movies or going out to one of the local restaurants and bars. We have also started to go on regular jogs with several of the volunteers and the view you get once you have reached the top of the incline en route is stunning. On the weekends there is more free time in which you can explore the city. I have always wanted to see penguins outside of a zoo so Boulders Beach was great, and the view from Cape Point is just stunning... The Easter weekend still left me and the other volunteers with enough time to go to the city centre of Cape Town for a city bus tour with some shopping afterwards in the V&A Waterfront which, although quite touristy, is a great place to spend your day with lots of cafes, restaurants and shops. We also went on a wine tour to Stellenbosch and Paarl with several different wines to taste at the numerous wineries. Stellenbosch is so beautiful that we all agreed to come back one weekend to spend more time looking at the actual city and maybe to see some more vineyards. The next weekend is already fully booked with all the sites that are left to see like Robben Island, Table Mountain and the beaches in the surrounding area. If you would like to join African Impact on the Marketing and Social Media Internship in Cape Town visit our website or give us a call on +27-21-785-4319.