We partner with a huge range of inspiring local NGO’s and NPO’s in Cape Town that benefit hugely from the assistance of passionate and enthusiastic interns. Our NGO and NPO internships provide you with the opportunity to work on incredibly meaningful projects and make an important impact in the lives of some of the most desperately in need people and animals in South Africa.

NGO & NPO programmes available:

CareerFocus options:


Community development


Youth work

Programme attendance options:

Physical Attendance

Virtual Attendance

Programmes available

NGO & NPO Internship Programmes
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Key programme features

We are ready to help you design and enjoy your own NGO & NPO learn abroad programme. Here are the options available in the field of NGO & NPO.

Choice of two programmes

We have two primary programmes to suit your needs. In some instances we also offer virtual placements.

Unlimited duration as standard

You can come for as long as you need without paying any extra fees.You'll receive the same level of support.

Backed by concrete promises

We are 100% on your side. We guarantee every aspect of your trip with unrivalled promises.


Need to focus on a precise niche or two? No problem! Your programme can focus on your specialist areas.

Immersive cultural experience

We'll help you engage with the culture and personal benefits of being in a foreign country.

Virtual placements

Save on travel and accommodation costs, pay a far lower fee. All while building your professional network.

Academia friendly

We will handle all aspects of academic accreditation, including direct liaison with your tutors and academic staff.

Future career friendly

We will write full reference letters for your placement(s) to optimise future employers' first impression of you.

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What did others say about their NGO & NPO programme?

You'll see one or two snippets below from the alumni of our NGO & NPO Internship & Volunteering programmes that provided a full interview about their experience which you can click through to.

Why do people apply for NGO & NPO programmes?

There are many different reasons why people want to participate in NGO & NPO Internship & Volunteering programmes abroad, here is a selection of the hopes and aspirations of other people who may be just like you!
Alexandra (United Kingdom)

I hope to gain the needed experience for a future career working for NGO’s

Sheffield University
Rotimi (United Kingdom)

I hope to learn more about environmental science with my interest in environmental conservative, I will be looking forward to gain more experience about my vision to promote enactment of laws and regulations that ensures environment protection and conservation including wildlife. Also to have more knowledge on sustainable development which will increase my chances of learning the sustainability of all the skills I will be acquiring and to be able to apply it. My passion for environment has makes me to involve in volunteering which makes me want to learn more about the NGO in other to promote environmental remediation in the society.

Edinburgh Napier University
Carlos (United Kingdom)

I have a background in Mechanical Engineering and a MEng in HVAC, electrical facilities in building and energy efficiency. I also concluded an international course about renewable energy and hydrogen technology in Germany as Erasmus student. Currently I am working on my final dissertation for my MSc Environmental Sustainability at Edinburgh Napier University. I am looking for an opportunity to gain experience in the engineering and sustainability field. I am open to work in any position that allows me to acquire more work experience related to my studies, and being able to put that knowledge into practice.

Edinburgh Napier University
Georgia (United Kingdom)

I am an MSc Health Psychology student at UCL. I am currently conducting research regarding COVID-19 with a focus on LMICs as a member of RREAL. I aspire to work for organisations such as MSF, WHO, UK-PHRN, etc. All of which require 1-2 years front-line experience. I have experience working as an advance mental health volunteer in remote areas of Sri Lanka for 2 months and am looking to build on this experience in a way in which would fulfil the criteria of the aforementioned organisations.

University College London (Ucl)


Current NGO & NPO Job Openings

Here are some current or recent internship job opportunities in this career area. We do not publish all openings - so please contact us to hear about others.

Donor Relationships Management and Project Development Assistant

Excellent communication skills A proactive and positive work ethic Ability to juggle multiple tasks Team player Innovative thinker

The Organisation: A local NGO focused on providing infrastructure and initiatives to empower and encourage development of youth from disadvantaged communities.
Keywords: Fundraising, NGO management, Project development, Community development, Internship
Community Development Outreach Programme Assistant

Creative thinker Team player Good knowledge of sustainable development goals and practices Good writing skills

The Organisation: A local NPO that aims to improve the lives of local communities through a variety of outreach projects and events.
Keywords: Community development, Non-profit, Project Management, Sustainable development, Internship

Programmes available

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