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NGO INTERNSHIP - THE AFRICAN IMPACT FOUNDATION

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from $2,700

NGO INTERNSHIP - THE AFRICAN IMPACT FOUNDATION

Discover beautiful Africa as you gain practical experience in NGO and Charity operations and community development on this exciting internship with our charity, The African Impact Foundation. 

African Impact is proud to partner with The African Impact Foundation. As a registered charity, the Foundation is behind many of the projects that we support throughout Africa. They are looking for enthusiastic interns who want to immerse themselves within vibrant African cultures whilst making a difference at a grassroots level. The practical experience gained within this award-winning NGO is a fantastic opportunity to bolster your resume while making a tangible impact in Africa. Customized to every individual, the tailor-made nature of the internship ensures that your skills and interests are utilized to optimize your impact. 


Project Highlights

African Impact is proud to partner with The African Impact Foundation.
As a registered charity, the Foundation is behind many of the projects that we support throughout Africa.
They are looking for enthusiastic interns who want to immerse themselves within vibrant African cultures whilst making a difference at a grassroots level.
The practical experience gained within this award-winning NGO is a fantastic opportunity to bolster your resume while making a tangible impact in Africa.
Customized to every individual, the tailor-made nature of the internship ensures that your skills and interests are utilized to optimize your impact.

the destination

Choose between Cape Town, Kruger, Zanzibar, Zambia or Moshi.

As an intern, not only will you be able to immerse yourself in African cultures and experiences while building your resume, but you will also be placed at locations thriving with travel and adventure opportunities.

Each destination brings its unique attributes – both cultural, linguistic and natural beauty. South Africa is known as the rainbow nation and has 11 official languages and the locations where you will be interning you will be exposed to at least 6 of these!

Cape Town is officially one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Framed between oceans and mountains, it’s surrounded by incredible natural beauty, with Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, an absolute highlight. Cape Town is also a place of huge diversity, lively cultures, and a vibrant nightlife. Living here is dynamic and interesting, and weekends will give you a huge variety of exciting activities.

The Greater Kruger Area encompasses over 20 private wildlife reserves on the west side of the world-renowned Kruger National Park in South Africa. These private reserves come together to create one big reserve. A significant contribution to wildlife conservation efforts, helping to protect and preserve one of the world’s last remaining wildlife strongholds.

Livingstone, Zambia is a beautiful, rural town that many call “the real Africa.” Just a stone’s throw away from one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World – Victoria Falls – Livingstone is the ultimate playground for those who love adventure sports, wildlife, and the great outdoors. There are many national parks where you can observe lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, elephants, and giraffes, and often, we spot some of these animals along the road on our way to project!

Zanzibar is a unique island just off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa that is famous for its rugged island culture, fascinating history, and mesmerizing beaches. It is a place where the air is fragrant with the smell of spices and the tropical beaches will take your breath away.

You will stay in a fully furnished house situated in the location of your internship. Whilst all bedding is provided, you will need to bring your own towels. Typically, you will be staying alongside African Impact volunteers, which will afford you the opportunity to meet likeminded people from all over the world. The joint accommodation also serves as a great place for gatherings like barbecues, social events, game, and quiz nights.
Three delicious meals a day, cooked by chefs from the local community (weekdays only)
Destination dependent

PROJECT IMPACT AREAS

COMMUNITY & HEALTHCARE

During the community development internship, your primary role will be as a representative of the African Impact Foundation and you will be responsible for managing the charity’s projects at your chosen location. Projects are varied depending on the country, town, or community that you will be working in.

Projects in both Cape Town and the Greater Kruger Area, South Africa allow you to be immersed in the local culture while experiencing the beauty, wildlife, and adventures of the natural surrounds. The rural areas suffer from a lack of government services like education and healthcare and battle with poverty and the effects of the HIV epidemic.

They are in dire need of medical assistance, HIV education, and empowerment for vulnerable populations like youth and pregnant mothers. You will have the opportunity to aid in a number of ways, including fundraising for rural clinics, gardens, preschools, and feeding programs as well as overseeing income-generating initiatives such as craft-making.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

One of the busiest African Impact programs is located in Livingstone, Zambia, where, as an intern, you will develop skills in liaising with grassroots projects, writing and grant proposals as well as event planning. The diversity of the projects at this location allows involvement in refurbishment projects, work with children and youth as well as medical outreach and awareness.

Another option for an African internship placement is in Jambiani, a rural village on the east coast of Zanzibar Island. The unemployment rates in these areas of Tanzania are is extremely high with most people living at subsistence level. As an intern, you will spend between six and 12 months living at an African Impact project base and will liaise closely with the African Impact Project Manager and be involved in community partnerships and relations.

CHARITY & FUNDING

In addition, you will also be involved directly with the management of donations and the supervision of the implementation of all funds. This will include all financial aspects as well as monitoring, evaluating, and reporting on all donations. You will be responsible for raising awareness and fundraising for the African Impact Foundation within the local town.

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Other Activities

Cape Town is the perfect destination for adventure enthusiasts. There are many beautiful hiking trails to explore, including a walk up the famous Table Mountain. You can also visit the many stunning beaches where you can kite-surf, take a boat trip, and shark cage dive. Whale and dolphin watching are unique seasonal activities that will leave you in awe. You can also take a trip to Boulders Beach where you can swim with the penguins, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, or enjoy a wine tasting tour through the magnificent Cape Winelands.
With the world-famous Kruger National Park right on our doorstep, going on safari will be at the top of your list of things to do during your stay in South Africa. It is the largest game reserve in South Africa, and by far, the best. Mountains, savannahs, rivers, and tropical forests make up the landscape of Kruger National Park. The Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo – are the most well-known residents. But hundreds of other animals call the Kruger National Park home, so keep your camera ready!
Zanzibar is the perfect location for incredible snorkeling experiences, swimming with the sea-life, boat rides, diving and dhow, and ngalawa sailing. From multiple island tours and cruises to the Kuumbi Caves, Jozani Forests, and Stone Town you will not run out of exciting options during your internship in Africa.
Livingstone offers some of the most spectacular natural sites to see, from the breath-taking Victoria Falls to the Zambezi River and African wildlife Big 5. You can go on various safaris in one of the many National Parks in the areas or even safari by elephant-back or canoe. The Victoria Falls site also offers a host of adventure activities including abseiling, white water rafting, zip-lining, and bungee jumping.
Moshi is a vibrant tourist town on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro with a warm and sunny climate and beautiful landscapes and scenery. Dance, drumming, food, history, and tribal traditions are all major components of Tanzanians vibrant culture making this East African country a must-visit.

dates and rates

Once you have submitted your application, a Destination Manager will be in-touch to discuss the project with you.

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project fee includes

  • Housing and meals (meals are included from Monday – Friday only)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • 24/7 support and guidance from the team
  • Customized internship placement
  • Internship mentor
  • Pre-departure support and materials
  • Cultural activities

project fee excludes

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your chosen destination
  • All visa-related fees
  • Weekend trips and other non-internship activities
  • All items of a personal nature, including snacks and spending money
  • Academic supervision (additional fees apply)
  • Optional excursions (additional fees apply)

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