In partnership with Greenpop, African Impact is offering a unique opportunity for Interns to gain hands-on practical experience working with a NGO dedicated to promoting environmental awareness within African Communities, and combating Climate Change. Help plant trees and uplift local communities. Based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Environmental And Climate Change NGO Internship Cape Town. South Africa - Recently named as the best holiday destination in the world!
Greenpop is a social enterprise that plants trees and sets up creative ways of sustaining trees through community involvement and spreads environmental education in sub-Saharan Africa. Greenpop’s objectives are to uplift communities, plant trees in deforested areas, green under-greened urban areas, spread environmental awareness, combat climate change and inspire a green movement by making greening enjoyable. Greenpop started in September 2010 and has since planted over 8000 trees in over 120 beneficiary schools, crèches, orphanages, old-age homes, community centres as well as deforested areas. Creative tree-care programmes have been implemented and children, community members and volunteers are getting their hands dirty, learning a lot and loving it.
In July 2012, Greenpop will be expanding to Zambia; the country with the second highest deforestation in the world. During a three-week project, 5,000 to 10,000 indigenous and fruit trees will planted in the Victoria Falls World Heritage Site, Dambwa Forest, and at schools and on subsistence farms around Livingstone. In addition, we will teach children at schools about trees and conservation, and we will host workshops for farmers to promote conservation farming methods. This will be the start of an ongoing campaign to make Livingstone a greener and more sustainable environment.
Duration of internship: 8 - 12 weeks
What is the minimum stay?
Where exactly is it?
Cape Town. South Africa - Recently named as the best holiday destination in the world!
What will I be doing?
Get hands-on experience working for an NGO that facilitates urban greening, reforestation, and conservation education projects in Southern Africa! This internship will allow you to learn about a variety of aspects of running environmental projects, both i
No experience necessary; however an interest in the Environment/Climate Change sector and/or the NGO sector is required.
The following skills and experience are advantageous:
•Experience in marketing and social media
•Experience in fundraising
•Practical experience in running projects
•A firm grasp of Word, PowerPoint, Excel (and ideally Photoshop)
•Ability to work independently and on own initiative
•An eagerness to learn and explore
•A flexible attitude
•A keen interest in and knowledge of environmental issues details for advantageous experience.
South Africa Internship Age Limit : Minimum 18 years
There will be a short selection process for
potential interns which involves submitting a Letter of Motivation and a