We’re excited to offer internship opportunities to photographers who are keen to improve their skills, build a portfolio, and give back to grassroots causes in Cape Town. This is a great opportunity for photography students - or anyone venturing into the world of professional photography. Start dates are flexible, and you can stay for anything between 4 to 12 weeks. To become an intern, you’ll need to have a decent amount of photographic experience, a good camera, and an ability to work quite independently. 


Your tasks as an intern

As a photography intern, you’ll be an essential part of our team. You can expect to spend about half of your time out photographing in the field. As part of our nonprofit photography program, you’ll be documenting the work of charitable organisations around Cape Town. The other half of your time, you’ll get involved in managing our programs, spreading the word about what we do, and helping us develop our operations. Depending on your skills and interests, your tasks include; 

  • Liaising with photographers and nonprofit organisations

  • Assisting with our Ibali Photo Club 

  • Assisting with communications, which can include managing social media, writing blogs, and managing our website 

  • Helping with fundraising for our programs 

  • Organising photography exhibitions 

Logistics & Support

You’ll be guided by photographer Anna Lusty, who will help you develop your photography skills and gain a good understanding of humanitarian photography. You’ll also be guided by the Penda Trust team, who will ensure this internship will be a comprehensive experience. 


We’ll provide you with accommodation, transportation, and meals. You’ll be based in a gorgeous shared house on the outskirts of Cape Town, surrounded by beaches and mountains. 


This program is open for applications! You can find further details, requirements, and information on how to apply below.