NGO Management Internship, Malawi

Get involved in operating and developing a Nonprofit at a grassroots Level

Gain practical experience of international development and the day-to-day running of a nonprofit organisation during this NGO management internship in Malawi.

Based in a stunning area, you’ll get a full understanding of all that’s involved in operating and developing a nonprofit at a grassroots level, and you’ll get to make a valuable contribution to its cause. You’ll have a chance to be part of the NGO’s development strategy and sustainability, and you can get practical experience in areas such as fundraising, impact measurement, and project facilitation. It’s a great opportunity for students interested in the international development space, or simply wanting to get a thorough knowledge of nonprofit management.

QUICK FACTS
Nkhata Bay, Malawi
Environmental NGO
NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications
8-16 Weeks
From USD 1,320
ORGANISATION

Malawi Schools Permaculture Clubs (MSPC) is a nonprofit that promotes permaculture principles to children in Malawi. Based in Nkhata Bay, in the north of the country, the organisation supports primary school teachers in the area who want to run after-school permaculture clubs. MSPC provides all the relevant training for the teachers, as well as a structured club programme for them to follow. This includes a resource pack of weekly lessons and activities, basic equipment needed to run clubs, and infrastructure to support and motivate teachers throughout the year.
The aim of the program is to teach children how to care for and regenerate their natural environment, to value their local resources, and to learn how to produce their own nutritious food. MSPC works with 600 children at 15 different school clubs, and has plans of expanding the program to other areas of Malawi.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
What you’ll do

As a nonprofit management intern, there’s a diverse range of areas you can get involved in, including:

  • Development of the overall course of the program / strategies
  • Fundraising, which can include grant writing, online campaigns, and individual giving campaigns
  • Donor management and retention
  • Impact measure and reporting
  • Facilitation of projects on the ground
  • Development of marketing or communications strategies, and materials
Requirements
  • A strong interest in development programs
  • Versatility and willingness to take on a great variety of tasks
  • Great communication skills
  • A flexible attitude and ability to work in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work quite independently
  • Bring your own laptop
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

During your internship, you’ll be lucky enough to stay at the lovely Butterfly Space, a lodge in the northern town of Nkhata Bay. Located on the banks of Lake Malawi, with views of palm trees and green-blue water, this lodge has an idyllic location and a relaxed vibe. You’ll enjoy a private beach, beautiful gardens, a beach bar, and several communal spaces. The rooms are comfortable dormitories, although there are options of upgrading to single chalets, too. The lodge is a hub for people who are volunteering their time at different community and environmental projects in the area, so you are like to share this gorgeous space with like-minded people.

DATES & RATES

Start and end dates of the internship are flexible and will be discussed during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

2 months USD 1,757
3 months USD 2,099
4 months USD 2,440
5 months USD 2,782
6 months USD 3,123

Remote internship – Placement fee USD 625

What you are paying for:
  • Accommodation (shared)
  • Two meals a day during the first month. After the first month you can decide to book the meal package for the other months as well.
  • Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • Supervision during your internship
  • Regular check ins during your internship with you and your supervisor.
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • Troubleshooting if needed
  • A reference letter at the end of your internship
  • On the ground support during your stay
Excludes:
  • Flights to Malawi
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Meals after the first month: you can prepare your own meals or opt to book the meal package for two meals a day for the following months.
  • Drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing).
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities
  • Airport transfer to Nkhata Bay (approximately 400 km)
  • In case of late arrival: extra night in accommodation in Lilongwe

Optional extra:

Personal Development Sessions
To help you optimise your personal and professional development during your internship, we offer individual monthly sessions with a professional consultant. These 1,5-hour sessions offer opportunities to set goals, reflect on your experience, and ensure your internship will benefit your career as much as possible.
Monthly fee: USD 65
QUICK FACTS
Nkhata Bay, Malawi or Remote
Environmental NGO
NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications
2-6 months
From USD 1,757 (in-person) / USD 625 (remote)
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

Despite working from home due the Covid-19 pandemic, I learnt many new things and was especially pleased about the practical application of many aspects I had been taught about at university. While I would have preferred to travel to Malawi, I did manage to gain in-depth insight into the way an NGO works and what the particular challenges in this particular case are.

Christian, Germany(Remote) NGO Management Internship, Malawi
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain practical experience in NGO Management, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications
  • Contribute to a nonprofit on a mission to teach children how to care for and regenerate their natural environment, to value their local resources, and to learn how to produce their own nutritious food
  • Get involved with school projects and the work in the gardens
  • Gain a full insight in the day to day running of a nonprofit organisation
  • Live and work in Nkhata Bay on the banks of lake Malawi
  • Visit to one of the many islands, markets, craft stores or enjoy the beauty of Lake Malawi
2 MONTHS USD 1,757
3 MONTHS USD 2,099
4 MONTHS USD 2,440
Remote internship: USD 625

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APPLYING
How to apply?

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.
  4. If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a detailed booking form, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

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