NGO Internship – The African Impact Foundation

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.

Volunteer Reviews

“This internship exceeded all of my expectations and having given up my job back in the UK after volunteering with African Impact for 3 weeks I could not be more happy or proud of my achievements during this internship. On a day to day basis I managed physical and monetary donations, managed online campaigns, used social media to broadcast the amazing efforts of The African Impact Foundation and organized fundraising events in the volunteer house and in the local community involving the local residents of the surrounding town of St Lucia.

I could not recommend this internship enough, if you have always thought of doing something like this then go for it, you will not regret it!” Miriam Willmott, UK

“I liked interning with The African Impact Foundation because every day you face a new challenge, something you weren’t used to. Networking with people you wouldn’t come into contact otherwise, getting the opportunity to make the internship your own and work to your own strengths and what you wanted to achieve. Bring a boundless amount of energy with you, stay positive, have patience, and just remember that every little step you take is a step forward. As an intern you learn so much about yourself and who you want to be.” Shelly Tomkins, UK

Dates & Rates

Because of the foundation’s varied work across Southern and Eastern Africa, the availability and pricing for each location will vary. Interns can choose from the following locations:

Cape Town, South Africa

Zululand, South Africa

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

Livingstone Zambia

Zanzibar, Tanzania

Moshi, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Please see the ‘more info’ tab for brochure with individual location prices.

Prices include:
  • 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
Prices exclude:
  • 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)

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.

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