Remote Nonprofit Management Internship with solar cinema network

USE your communications, marketing, and fundraising Skills to HELP a solar power mobile cinema to spread awareness of important issues

If you’re interested in the nonprofit sector and would like to gain some practical work experience, this is a great opportunity. During this remote internship, you’ll be part of a South African non profit organisation that spreads awareness of important issues through a solar power mobile cinema.

Taking their cinema to rural communities across the country, the dedicated team screens short films that provide simple solutions to social and environmental issues these communities are facing. As an intern, you’ll get involved in communications, marketing, and fundraising, and you can expect to get a good understanding of the running of a grassroots organization with a good cause.As remote nonprofit management intern, you’ll develop skills in the following areas:

  • Digital marketing
  • Copywriting and content management
  • Fundraising
  • Nonprofit management and development
Nonprofit media distribution platform
Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media, PR
Min. 6 weeks
USD 475

Founded in 2013, Sunshine Cinema is a South African solar powered cinema network that converts solar power to social impact. They train youth in South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe to be impact producers hosting solar powered screenings with a mobile cinema unit (the Sunbox). They use documentary and feature films that address social and environmental challenges and practical ways to overcome them. And also use these screenings to spark dialogue and inspire social change in their communities.

They work in four countries with 17 Sunbox Ambassadors, who have screened to over 20,000 audience members during more than 200 screenings. They also developed a free podcast series, The SunCloud, to amplify their reach outside public gatherings. In addition, relevant topics and record interviews with community leaders, civil society groups, journalists, and filmmakers are shared on community Whatsapp groups, and social media platforms and through Webinars with low data usage. This work feeds into their existing community engagement strategies as it connects their Ambassadors to stakeholders, and further builds their audience network.

What you’ll do

During this remote marketing internship, you can expect to get involved in a wide range of areas. Your tasks may depend on your skills and interests, but are likely to involve the following;

  • Helping develop and run marketing campaigns
  • Assisting with a variety of fundraising activities
  • Managing social media channels
  • Assisting with public relations matters
  • Assisting with video editing, if you have experience
  • Strong written and spoken English
  • A can-do attitude and ability to work quite independently
  • An interest in film making
  • Ideally some experience in social media management
  • Experience with video editing would be preferable

As this is a remote internship, you’ll have the flexibility to work from your own home! Should you want to spend part of your internship in Cape Town, this is an option too; the set up is flexible and up to you.


The start dates for this internship are flexible; we will discuss the options with you during the application process. Please keep in mind this organization is closed for a couple of weeks of summer holiday at the end of the year.

What you will pay (2022 rates)

Placement fee USD 475 

What you are paying for:
  • 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
Please note that you will not need to pay any fee if your application is not successful.

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
Workshop: Exploring the Nonprofit Landscape
To give you a full understanding of the nonprofit sector in Africa, we offer one-off individual online workshops by a South African digital marketing and fundraising specialist. You’ll learn about the needs of the nonprofit sector, best practices in nonprofit management, and sustainability of fundraising initiatives. You’ll also be given a large amount of useful resources.
Workshop fee: USD 65
Nonprofit media distribution platform
Marketing, Fundraising, Social Media, PR
Min. 6 weeks
USD 475

The internship exceeded my expectations, as from a remote internship I did not expect to immerse myself completely in the environment of the organization, but from the very beginning I was able to contribute significantly. I gained a lot of new knowledge and skills in digital marketing and reporting, but it has also helped improve me as a person, making me more aware of the world around us and its challenges. And finally it gave me the opportunity to learn about the current issues and challenges that South Africa is facing today and how African cinema is trying to create awareness about it.

Claudia, ItalianRemote NGO Management Internship
  • Gain practical experience in fundraising, digital marketing, and writing
  • Gain a full insight in the day to day running of a nonprofit organisation
  • Contribute to a charity raising awareness of important issues in African communities
  • Live and work from the comfort of your home

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How to apply?

If you’d like to apply for this remote internship, follow these steps:

  • Fill in the  (it will show in a new screen!) and send us your CV.
  • If we might have a placement available for you, we’ll chat with you on the phone or Skype to go through your application and make sure it’s a good match.
  • We’ll set up a call between you and the person who would be your supervisor during the work placement.
  • If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the placement fee, get started with a detailed booking form, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your internship.
  • Only once we receive payment of the placement fee, your internship will be confirmed.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just shoot us an email, or fill in the enquiry form. We’ll be happy to assist!


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