Writing Internship with Gender-Based Violence Project, Cape Town

gain writing experience while contributing to the fight against gender based violence

Sharpen your writing skills while contributing to a nonprofit organization that fights gender based violence in Cape Town, South Africa. As a writing intern, you’ll have a varied set of tasks, which can include writing blog content, drafting policy briefs, and writing funding proposals and reports.

Gender based violence is a prevalent problem in South African society. You’ll join a nonprofit that addresses the issue in a multi-faceted way; they offer empowering counseling programs to victims, and work to break the cycle of abuse by tackling cultural attitudes. The organization has been running for 27 years, and has a strong track record of creating change.

This writing internship is a great opportunity to practice different elements of content writing, and to be part of an important and inspiring cause.

QUICK FACTS
Cape Town, South Africa
Gender based violence NGO
Blog writing, Report and proposal writing
Min. 12 Weeks
From USD 2,382
ORGANISATION

You’ll be part of MOSAIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting gender based violence and providing support to victims. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, affecting a vast number of girls and women. This organization was founded in 1993 in response to the amount of violence and abuse, and the lack of social support services and legal support available to most victims. Their programs include trauma counseling, emergency support, educational workshops, public awareness campaigns, and legal support. They aim to guide female GBV survivors through a healing process, and to empower them to become active drivers of change in their lives. The nonprofit also strives to break the cycle of violence in society by changing attitudes about gender norms, and encouraging a culture of respect.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
What you’ll do

As a writing intern, you’ll enjoy a variety of writing assignments, which can include;

  • Writing blog content
  • Writing impact reports
  • Putting grant and other funding proposals together
  • Writing policy briefs
  • Assisting with online funding campaigns
Requirements
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • A willingness to working in a culturally different environment
  • An ability to work independently
  • A passion for the issue of gender based violence
  • A self-starter attitude
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

You’ll be staying at the Lenox, a comfortable guest house in the heart of Cape Town. Built in the old Cape Dutch style, the Lenox is characterful and spacious. It has a garden with a barbeque area, a large dining room, and several other communal spaces. Shared bedrooms take four to eight people, and there are plenty of single rooms available as well (at an extra fee). You’ll be walking distance from a wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants, and at a great spot for some of the touristy highlights Cape Town has to offer as well. (As well as for views of Table Mountain!)

DATES & RATES

Internship applications for 2022 are closed, so you can only apply for a 2023 internship with this organization. You can start your internship with this organization every week. Please keep in mind this organization is closed for several weeks of summer holiday at the end of the year.

What you’ll pay (2023 rates)

3 MONTHS USD 2,382
4 MONTHS USD 2,949
5 MONTHS USD 3,517
6 MONTHS USD 4,084

At Roots, we do everything we can to make your internship experience smooth and hassle-free. We offer an all-inclusive service, which means we will help you find the right internship (we believe we are great matchmakers!), help you with visa arrangements, book accommodation for you in Cape Town, give you all the pre-departure information you need before arriving, pick you up from the airport and check in with you while on your work placement to ensure you feel supported.

What you are paying for:
  • Transfer from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation and back on arrival and departure day
  • Accommodation based on a dorm room (4-8 pax). If you prefer a single room, please contact us for availability and prices
  • Two meals (breakfast and dinner) a day from Monday to Friday
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • On the ground support during your stay
  • Free WiFi
  • Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
  • Supervision during your internship
  • Check-in and feedback as well as a reference letter after your internship
  • Your own account on a career development platform that offers content and courses focused on exploring different career opportunities
  • Reference letter at the end of your internship
  • A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots interns
Excludes:
  • Flights
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Lunch, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing)
  • Meals during the weekend
  • Transport to the office
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities

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
QUICK FACTS
Cape Town, South Africa
Gender based violence NGO
Blog writing, Report and proposal writing
Min. 12 Weeks
From USD 2,382
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INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sharpen your writing skills by taking on a variety of writing assignments
  • Be part of a well-established nonprofit organization, and gain a good understanding of the day to day running of their programs
  • Contribute to important support to victims of gender based violence
  • Live and work in Cape Town, arguably one of the greatest cities in the world
  • Have the flexibility of working remotely, if you prefer
3 MONTHS USD 2,382
4 MONTHS USD 2,949
5 MONTHS USD 3517

See Detailed Rates

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.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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