Marketing and Social Media Internship, South Africa - African Impact

Marketing and Social Media Internship, South Africa

Gain hands-on marketing and social media work experience with African Impact. During your time in our Head Office, you will contribute towards community upliftment and conservation projects in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town.


  • Form part of the African Impact Head Office team and focus on online advertising, social media, marketing campaigns, advertising strategy and analysis.
  • Learn about responsible tourism and travel, and how to ethically market and promote destinations and volunteer projects projects on a global level.
  • Work on projects and assignments from start to finish, including campaigns, promotions, and strategic marketing concepts as well as creative, fun ideas.
  • Experience African Impact’s Cape Town community programs and initiatives first-hand as you join volunteers on project.
  • Live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, spending your weekends exploring everything Cape Town has to offer.

Volunteer Reviews

“I have had the most amazing time interning with African Impact; gaining new skills, making lifelong friends and forever being inspired. The whole office is warm and welcoming, making you feel like part of the team from day one. I particularly loved visiting the amazing Cape Town projects in order to learn more about what we are marketing and witness first hand what African Impact is all about. I would highly recommend this internship to anyone interested in Marketing and Social Media, it has provided me with a whole new skill set to carry with me through future career choices. I couldn’t have wished for a better experience and can’t thank African Impact enough!

Lottie Smith, UK

“This 3 month internship has been the best experience of my life from the moment I arrived in Cape Town. My expectations were exceeded in every aspect, from the knowledge I gained to the friends I made and the adventures we went on. Days spent in the office were never boring thanks to my 2 amazing bosses always keeping us interested and motivated. I have always wanted to pursue a career in marketing and this internship has not only solidified my future career but it has also shown me I want to market something I am truly passionate about like volunteer work with a responsible/reliable company.”

Olivia O’Murphy, USA

Dates & Rates

About the Destination

Cape Town is repeatedly voted one of the top tourist destinations in the world. This unique internship destination offers visitors beautiful landscapes, cultural sightseeing opportunities, fantastic leisure and sporting activities and plenty of sunshine for most of the year.

Interns live independently – but with full support from the African Impact team – in the coastal town of Fish Hoek, but will be able to travel and stay in Cape Town’s city center at weekends, depending on the availability of our accommodation in the city.

The Fish Hoek accommodation, which is exclusively for interns joining us at the head office, comprises of an apartment on Cape Town’s South Peninsula. It is located close to the beach, train station, and several restaurants, coffee shops and internet cafes. The apartment is a 15 minute drive from the office, which makes getting to work every day an easy feat using local public transport. It has two bedrooms with a great living area, one bathroom and a lovely kitchen area – all in a secure complex.

Weekends are usually a good time for tourist activities where you can enjoy the beach during the summer time as well as some really unique adventures such as cage shark diving, paragliding, kite-surfing and taking a wine tasting tour through Cape Town’s beautiful winelands. Enhance your career opportunities, make a difference in the community and experience the adventure of a lifetime as you embark on this South African internship program.

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