Discover beautiful Africa as you gain practical experience in NGO/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.
About the Destination
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. 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. You will be provided with three meals a day.
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!
In Cape Town you see the seventh natural wonder of the world, Table Mountain, from every angle…while no mountain range compares to the majesty found in Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
In St. Lucia, you get to watch the mighty snap of the Hippo and work in a local Zulu village, where in Kruger you are entirely surrounded by the African Big 5.
Fancy the Victoria Falls in Livingstone or monitoring the behavior of dolphins in Zanzibar? We have it all! Not only is the internship program with AIF a great opportunity for you to gain valuable work experience in the Non-Governmental Organisation sector, it is also an unforgettable and deeply enriching time and a chance to immerse yourself in a new culture in a beautiful location.
Fun & Travel
In Your Spare Time
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.
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 breathe-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 & Rates
- Airport pick-up and drop-off
- Housing and meals (meals are included from Monday – Friday only)
- 24/7 support and guidance from the team
- Customized internship placement
- Internship mentor
- Pre-departure support and materials
- Cultural activities
- 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)
“It would be shocking if my worldview didn’t change after my internship experience in Zululand. This experience was so unique because of all the amazing and lovely people I met, especially the memories we made together. Volunteering abroad taught me so much about myself including how resilient and adaptable I can be in any situation.”
Axelle Decoutere, Belgium
“Before arriving I had great expectations for this experience but I never thought that it would be this good! I had the opportunity to use and practice knowledge that I learned in university while also learning new skills that will be really useful. The team was welcoming and always available to answer my questions and were incredibly supportive. I can say that I am really satisfied with this experience and I really suggest everyone join the African Impact Foundation team for their internship.”
Piergiorgio Candito, Italy