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Marketing-communictions internship in Cape Town

Type:
Regular internship
Description

Roots is a young organisation, and as an intern, you can be a vital part of many aspects of our development. While a majority of the tasks are related to communications, but you can be involved marketing and strategy of Roots as well. In addition it will be an opportunity for you to interact with and learn about other grass-roots charities. We can adjust tasks to your skills, interests and experience. Your tasks can involve the following:
- Doing marketing research
- Doing SEO analysis & helping design SEO strategy
- Helping develop social media and (content) marketing strategy
- Posting on social media (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn)
- Writing blogs
- Learning and writing about the work our non-profit partners are doing
- Interact with interns placed with our partners to collect content about their experiences, work of the organizations and impact they are making

ABOUT ROOTS INTERNS
Roots is on a mission to create the perfect balance between meaningful work and valuable learning. We offer academic and practical internships at African non-profit organisations, and partner with NGOs and social enterprises that are adding valuable contributions towards community programs, conservation efforts, or local and green economies. We want to make sure candidates are an integral part of the organization’s work, so that the placements offer exciting, in-depth work experiences that will broaden someone’s horizon , knowledge, develop your skills, and enhance the CV. It should be an internship that matters for both organization and intern.

Profile

What we expect from you
- Strong English writing skills
- Some experience with social media and/or marketing is beneficial
- An ability to work quite independently
- Please note that you’ll need to have your own laptop

You will gain experience in the following main areas:
- Content marketing
- Social media marketing
- SEO strategy
- An understanding of the way grass-roots non-profit organisations work

Main skills that can be developed:
- Writing skills
- Strategic communication skills
- Research skills

NB. Please be aware you need to apply for a visa in advance if you intend to stay for longer than 90 days in South Africa. Roots Interns can assist with finding you accommodation in Cape Town. Rental costs are for your own account.

Application Procedure

Please send CV and motivation to info@rootsinterns.com. If possible also include two (links to) English writing samples (f.e. article, blog, newsletter you have written)

Desired Academic Background
Economics, Media, arts, culture and history, Language, literature and communication, Education
Preference for bachelor or master student:
No preference
Starts:
to be determined
Length:
8-26 weeks
Occupation:
Fulltime
Language:
English
Apply Before:
30/09/2017

Organization

Name:
Roots Interns
Address
61-63 Wale Street, Jaga House, top floor (Greenpop office)
8001 Cape Town
Website:
http://www.rootsinterns.com

Contact details

Name:
Talitha van der Waerden
Email:
info@rootsinterns.com
Address
61-63 Wale Street, Jaga House, top floor (Greenpop office)
8001 Cape Town
Telephone:
+27214619265