Our virtual internship program is an answer to the global Covid-19 crisis and the associated travel bans, which make an internship abroad currently impossible.
Efforts to fight this unprecedented global crisis show how important international work experience is in order to solve the crisis across countries and continents.
Our virtual internship program aims particularly at students in the fields of business administration, marketing, communication, health management, environmental management and non-profit management. As part of your international internship you work from home and support non-profit organizations in South Africa in the development and management of crowdfunding campaigns to assist in civil society organisations in mitigating the social and economic impact of the Covid-10 crisis.
The measures taken by the South African government such as a very strict Lockdown and international travel bans have proven to be very successful to prevent the explosion infections with the Corona Virus in South Africa. However, they have serious economic consequences – many people have lost their jobs, and the government’s rescue programs are not far reaching enough despite enormous efforts:
Food Security for South Africa’s Poorest Population:
Our project partners working in the field of social interventions urgently need support to organize soup kitchens and food packages for the increasing number of people without any income.
Support for Victims of Domestic Violence:
Our partners in the health sector report an increase in domestic violence, which affects children and women in particular. They need support to temporarily house and care for victims of domestic violence.
Support for Wild Animal Sanctuaries:
Our partners in animal conservation, who are running sanctuaries for wild animals such as lions and other wild cats as well as monkeys, are usually funded up to 90% by entrance fees from international visitors, urgently need support to feed the animals in their care.
During these difficult times, our partners are more dependent than ever on international donations. As an intern, you make an important contribution to the fundraising efforts of our partners and thus also an important contribution to mitigate the economic and social consequences of the Covid-19 crisis.
PLEASE NOTE – THERE ARE NO PROGRAMME FEES FOR OUR VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME!
As part of our free, virtual internship abroad program, you support the live&learn team in crowdfunding campaigns for the following emergency programs:
Food Kitchens & Food Security
Soup Kitchens & Food Security
Victims of Domestic Violence
Victims of Domestic Violence
Ideally, you have the following skills:
A virtual internship abroad offers you excellent learning opportunities in the field of non-profit management as well as marketing and fundraising in an international context. You will get a deep insight into the social and economic situation of a country in the Global South and you will make relevant international contacts. As soon as the international travel bans are lifted and you can visit South Africa yourself, we will support you in organising your stay in South Africa as well visits of project (s) that you supported as part of your internship.
Your specific tasks include:
You complete the virtual internship abroad from home with flexible working hours either part-time or full-time. You can also determine the length of your internship yourself. The management of one crowdfunding campaign usually takes between 4 and 6 weeks on a part-time basis.