At Act4Africa our internships last from one to three months and can be one, two or three days a week depending on your availability. We are only a tiny organisation in the UK and strive to keep our overheads here to the minimum to allow us to maximise our overseas development activities. Unfortunately, as a non-profit organisation we do not provide a wage for interns. However, we do cover travel expenses.
We currently have a number of office based activities which require support. These are primarily in the area of social media and marketing, but also include community fundraising, donor support development, events management and ad hoc administrative duties. Generally, where possible, we strive to fit the persons skill set and preferences to the task.
Our USP is that you will be able to experience how an international NGO works at home and abroad. As we are a small team based in the UK office, you will gain a good insight into our project implementation with our African partners.
Our most recent intern Nath enjoyed his time in the Act4Africa office. “The team are really friendly and make you feel welcome. I have already learnt several new skills and feel more confident. It is a special organisation and I am proud to assist in their efforts to improve the health and livelihoods of women and children in Africa.”
Previous intern Tom had this to say about his time at Act4Africa:
“Act4Africa is such a fantastic organisation that does so much to help so many people. Working with a team dedicated to fighting HIV/Aids and improving the health and livelihoods of women and girls in some of Africa’s poorest communities was an eye-opener and an invaluable experience. It showed me just how much good can be done by a relatively small charity.”
If you are interested in an internship with Act4Africa then you can enquire by emailing Chief Executive Martin Smedley at email@example.com.