We’re excited to host interns from around the world to be part of our team for a while! Our internships are very hands-on, tailor-made to people’s need, and well-structured. We love the fresh input and ideas, and make sure each intern gains valuable work experience and meets their required learning outcomes.
“Over the past six months, Penda and Cape Town have become what I know. Every day has come with its set of challenges and excitement. I have enjoyed living among the vibrant and colourful Capetonian atmosphere, but what made my time here memorable was Penda. In my role I developed a whole new set of skills and a whole new level of confidence to accompany it. I have made deep and hopefully lasting connections, both personal and professional, and have come to feel a sense of belonging and unity that comes with working with the close-knit, inspired and dynamic Penda team.” – Grace Kellett, Marketing Intern (Read a full blog post on her experience here.)
Focus of Internships
We offer two internships; one focused on marketing, and the other focused on content writing. Our Marketing Internship allows interns to do marketing research, get involved in creating marketing strategies, help drive our SEO strategy, run digital marketing campaigns, and help manage a Google Grant. Our Content Writing Internship lets interns help develop social media strategies, manage social media channels, write newsletters, write blog posts, and do PR. Both internships can, if you’re interested, have an overlap with work for Penda Trust, our photography charity. This can involve doing fundraising research, managing the charity’s social media channels, and helping with any fundraising campaigns.
Location & Logistics
As an intern, you’ll be lucky enough to be based in Cape Town, South Africa. Blessed with the most striking natural beauty and an interesting mix of cultures, Cape Town is a city like no other. During weekends and time off, you’ll be able to explore the many exciting things Cape Town and its surroundings have to offer.
In order to offer fully facilitated and well-structured internships, we work with Roots Interns, our partner company that places interns at African NGOs and social enterprises. The Roots team will be able to advise you on the most suitable internship for you, and help you with the required logistics.