(Remote) Fundraising Internship with Nonprofit in Malawi

Gain experience in fundraising while contributing to a good cause

Learn about the international fundraising landscape during an internship with a nonprofit organization based in Malawi.

During this remote or in-person fundraising internship, you’ll be part of a grassroots program that runs permaculture clubs at schools in rural communities, with the aim of promoting natural land management and enhancing food security. As an intern, you’ll help run online campaigns, write funding proposals, and assist with reporting to funders. You will also gain online communication experience by managing social media channels and assisting with website management.

This internship is a great opportunity to boost your resume with international work experience, and to contribute to an important cause at the same time.

QUICK FACTS
Remote
Environmental NGO
Fundraising research, Fundraising Campaigns, Proposal Writing, Stakeholder Management, Communications
3 to 4 months
USD 575
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 program 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

Depending on your skills, your tasks will include;

What you’ll do
  • Help develop and run online fundraising and individual giving campaigns
  • Write grant applications
  • Do fundraising research
  • Assist with donor management
  • Assist with measuring impact and writing impact reports
  • Help develop communication strategies
  • Manage social media
  • Write content for blogs and newsletters
  • If you are based in Malawi: you can get involved with any workshops, activities on the ground to get your hands dirty
Requirements
  • Strong online communication skills
  • Fluency in English
  • Experience with fundraising would be ideal
  • An ability to work independently
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • A passion for MSPC’s mission
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

The start dates for this internship are flexible; we will discuss the options with you during the application process.

What you’ll pay (2022 rates)

2 months USD 1,487
3 months USD 1,970
4 months USD 2,454
5 months USD 2,938
6 months USD 3,422

Remote internship: USD 575

What you are paying for:
  • Accommodation (shared)
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • Careful matchmaking. It takes time to find the right internship for each person, and we take this process very seriously.
  • Initial interview with one of our team to gauge your skills, interests, and desired learning outcomes.
  • An orientation program with your supervisor.
  • 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
Excludes:
  • Flights to Malawi
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Meals: you can prepare your own meals or opt to book the meal package for two meals a day for USD 270 per month.
  • 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:

Academic Guidance
At an additional fee of $75 a month, you’ll receive monthly sessions with a local lecturer, who will support you in placing your work experience in the context of your academic course, and assist you with any report writing and/or research you’re required to do.
QUICK FACTS
Nkhata Bay, Malawi OR Remote
Environmental NGO
Fundraising research, Fundraising Campaigns, Proposal Writing, Stakeholder Management, Communications
2 – 6 months
From USD 1,487 (in-person) / USD 575 (remote)
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING

This internship has exceeded my expectations as I wanted to learn about how a nonprofit functions and acquires funding and financial support and I learned a ton about nonprofit work and the difficulties of it. I wrote two applications for grants, wrote a newsletter that was released to our entire community, helped my supervisors decide on a logo, ran the social media for the summer, etc. The most important thing I learned was about the culture and people of Malawi. I was able to talk to multiple Malawian community members and teachers and club leaders and creating connections with people there meant the most to me because with a virtual internship, I didn't know if I'd be able to connect with the people or learn about the culture. Putting in effort to learn about Malawi was the most rewarding thing for me.

Julia, United StatesRemote Permaculture Internship
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain practical work experience with an international nonprofit organization
  • Enjoy a great variety of tasks in the fundraising and communications fields
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the fundraising  landscape
  • Develop your writing and online communications skills
  • Contribute to the long term impact of a worthwhile nonprofit initiative
  • Have the flexibility of working remotely or live and work in Nkhata Bay on the banks of lake Malawi
2 MONTHS USD 1,487
3 MONTHS USD 1,970
4 MONTHS USD 2,454
Remote internship; USD 575

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OTHER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS ORGANIZATION
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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