Communications Internship in NGO (South Africa)

Salary Unpaid

Are you passionate about how to use communication to drive engagement and influence relevant stakeholders? Are you looking to develop your skills and get further insight into solving Global Health issues in Africa and beyond? Are you passionate about working with fellow colleagues in making a difference? Do you wish to go to South Africa for your internship? Then this internship is for you!


THINK is a non-profit organisation committed to advancing health and well-being for vulnerable communities both locally and globally. Our work spans three central domains: research, health systems strengthening, and capacity building. Our focus is on addressing a wider spectrum of critical health challenges which include Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Gender disparities, and building resilient healthcare systems in the face of pandemics and climate change. THINK engages with the local community, government consortia, and international funders to provide care and carry out cutting-edge work that has contributed to making a difference both locally and globally.  

This internship will be located in our head office in Durban, South Africa and is open for international foreign students, as a collaboration with European universities. 


Job description:

We are looking for an independent intern filled with drive and passion for contributing to the communications of THINK’s South African Office in Durban and engaging people to join our mission of making a difference in Global Health. We expect you to take the lead on the tasks at hand, with support and guidance from your colleagues and managers.

Key responsibilities:

  • Participate in developing and driving the communication strategy at THINK.

  • Creating content for our social media platforms and analyzing their performance, incl. LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

  • Research and contribute to internal understanding of social media best practices and tracking analytics.

  • Close collaboration with comms team in South Africa to share creative ideas on stakeholder engagement and external communication.

  • Contribute to our newsletter with ideas and writing articles.

  • Support of project colleagues with communications materials for presentations, fundraising, events, etc.

  • Using ChatGPT and other AI to facilitate your work and improve processes.

  • Possibility of focusing on your own interests within communication tasks.

  • Support of comms in our other country offices incl., Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Denmark.



  • Enrolled in a relevant academic program at a European University (Communications, Marketing, Global Development, International Relations, Anthropology, Business Administration & Psychology, Global Health, etc.).

  • Previous experience in similar positions, such as a student position or volunteer position

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Passion for global health, communications, SoMe analytics, and making a difference.

  • Excellent communication, teamwork abilities and independent.

  • Fluent in English.


We offer:

  • An internship with a high learning curve and passionate internship mentor who supports your development.

  • Being a part of and living our values, which include care for people and outcomes, making a difference, and kicking the paradigm – creating an environment where every team member thrives, every idea is celebrated, and every achievement is a testament to our collective commitment.

  • Diverse working days with many different tasks.

  • Good colleagues who are passionate about their tasks and about sharing knowledge and experience.

  • A broad range of contacts from our network of NGO’s, donors, tech companies, social enterprises, and other organizations.

  • Great freedom to organize the working day in collaboration with colleagues, with the possibility of remote work when needed.

  • Opportunity to turn your internship work into thesis project with guidance and support of your internship manager.

  • Regular feedback sessions for personal and professional growth and development.

The internship is preferably a full-time position, but working hours can be adjusted to exam periods and other student jobs. It is an unpaid internship position, starting in August 2024 lasting for 5 months (subject to university agreement).

 We value equal opportunity and encourage candidates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age to apply.

Application Process:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and a cover letter in a joined PDF, outlining their qualifications and motivation for applying.

Applications should be submitted the latest on Wednesday, 1st of May at 9am.

We look forward to meeting passionate individuals who share our commitment to creating positive change in the world through innovative approaches.

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number +4528531245

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Near public transit
Near public transit

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

Free lunch
Free lunch

Central office
Central office

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

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THINK International

THINK International is a non-profit organisation born in Denmark in 2022 that is on a mission to transform health and well-being across the globe through innovation and collaboration. THINK builds on a decade of passionate work in South Africa where our story began with an urge to improve the lives of those touched by Tuberculosis and HIV, with research as our guiding star. Building on our experience and expertise as public health experts and researchers, we improve lives, build capacity and strengthen health systems across Africa. With THINK International as a platform, we aim to take this legacy further by building international partnerships and providing technical support. Our goal is to make a difference in vulnerable people's lives, locally and globally. At THINK, we look at health and well-being through a wide-angled lens, caring about mental health, gender inequality, and planetary health. Rooted in the rich soil of Africa, we're also diving headfirst into the digital expanse of the Metaverse. Our game-changing strategies blend the best of cutting-edge tech with human-centered solutions. THINK mobile clinics on the move, AI-powered diagnostics, state-of-the-art clinical trials and social research, and data analysis that digs deep. With THINK, we're not just transforming healthcare - we're reimagining the very essence of health care, making it more accessible, more innovative, and more attuned to the world we live in today. THINK: Making a Difference

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