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Internships

We love welcoming new interns to the Penda Trust team! 

We are currently offering three main internship focuses. Click each internship to learn more!

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Non Profit Photography Internship

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. 

Applying

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

Creative Writing Internship

Writing is powerful. When combined with stunning images, writing has the ability to tell authentic and powerful stories. If you are a keen writer looking to use your words to make an impact, join our Creative Writing Internship! As a Creative Writing Intern you'll wear many hats, working with both Penda Photo Tours and Penda Trust. For both sides of Penda, you'll spend your days writing about various Penda projects and exploring new stories to share. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in marketing and copy writing, while building a strong portfolio of written pieces. 

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Your tasks as an intern

As a creative writing intern you'll be a valuable member of the Penda Team. While your main focus will be on writing copy for both Penda websites, you will have the opportunity to get involved in SEO analysis, website maintenance, social media strategy, and fundraising if interested! Depending upon your skills, interests and goals for the internship, your tasks could include:

Writing blog content for Penda Photo Tours and Penda Trust

Assisting with SEO analysis and improvement across both websites

Helping with fundraising for our programs

Helping manage social media platforms and website maitenance

 

Writing grant applications for Penda Trust

Logistics & Support

This internship can be completed remotely or by joining us in person in Cape Town. Many of the tasks of this internship can be molded to best suit the intern's skills and interests. Throughout your internship, you will have opportunities to frequently connect with your supervisor to ensure you are comfortable completing the tasks you have been assigned.

If you are joining us in South Africa, 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.

 

If you are completing this internship remotely, all you will need is your laptop and a comfortable place to work. We have welcome interns from many different time zones, so regardless of where your remote internship will be based, you will still have the opportunity to regularly connect with other members of the Penda team. 

Applying

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

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Marketing and Fundraising Internship

Strong marketing and fundraising are essential components of what makes non-profits successful (and by successful, we mean being able to make the greatest impact possible!) At Penda Trust, we are always eager to explore new ways to connect with community members, other social impact organizations, and potential donors. As a Marketing and Fundraising Intern, you will be a key member of the Penda Team, helping us to develop our online presence and reach new people! We are looking for keen interns with strong research skills and a passion for using marketing for good. Some previous experience or education in digital marketing is beneficial.

Your tasks as an intern

As a Marketing and Fundraising Intern, your work will be focused on assisting both Penda Photo Tours and Penda Trust in their market strategy. With digital marketing being a widely varied field, your internship will be filled with a variety of valuable tasks. Depending on your skills, interests and goals for the internship, your tasks could include: 

Doing marketing research

Assisting with developing Penda's market strategy

Helping find and approach potential partners

Doing SEO analysis and assisting with SEO strategy development

 

Helping manage a Google Grant

Assisting with fundraising research and online fundraising activities

 

Logistics & Support

This internship can be completed remotely or by joining us in person in Cape Town. Many of the tasks of this internship can be molded to best suit the intern's skills and interests. Throughout your internship, you will have opportunities to frequently connect with your supervisor to ensure you are comfortable completing the tasks you have been assigned.

If you are joining us in South Africa, 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.

 

If you are completing this internship remotely, all you will need is your laptop and a comfortable place to work. We have welcome interns from many different time zones, so regardless of where your remote internship will be based, you will still have the opportunity to regularly connect with other members of the Penda team. 

Applying

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