Fundraising Internship in NGO (South Africa)

Salary Unpaid

Fundraising Internship

 Are you passionate about leveraging fundraising to drive positive change and support vital initiatives? Are you looking to develop your skills and gain deeper insight into solving Global Health issues in Africa and beyond? Do you wish to work with a dedicated team in making a meaningful difference? Are you interested in experiencing South Africa during your internship? If so, this internship is perfect for you!


THINK is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving health and well-being for vulnerable communities both locally and globally. Our work encompasses research, health systems strengthening, and capacity building, focusing on addressing a wide range of critical health challenges including Infectious Diseases, Mental Health, Gender disparities, and building resilient healthcare systems in the face of pandemics and climate change. THINK collaborates with local communities, government consortia, and international funders to provide care and conduct groundbreaking work that has made a significant impact 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 seeking an independent intern with drive and passion for contributing to the fundraising efforts of THINK’s South African Office in Durban and engaging people to join our mission of making a difference in Global Health. You will take the lead on fundraising tasks, with support and guidance from your colleagues and managers.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify potential donors, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.

  • Assist in creating compelling fundraising materials and grant proposals.

  • Contribute to the maintenance of donor databases and records.

  • Assist in preparing donor and partnership meetings and developing pitch decks.

  • Support fundraising efforts in our other country offices including Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Denmark.

  • Assist in developing and implementing fundraising strategies for THINK.

  • Part take in business development initiatives and support the organizational expansion initiatives.

  • Collaborate with the communications team to promote fundraising initiatives on social media platforms.


  • Enrolled in a relevant academic program (Business Administration, Global Development, International Relations, Nonprofit Management, Global Health, etc.).

  • Previous experience in similar positions, such as a student position or volunteer position, is an advantage.

  • Strong analytical and research skills.

  • Passion for global health, fundraising, and making a difference.

  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities, with the ability to work independently.

  • Fluent in English.


We Offer:

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

  • An opportunity to be part of a team that lives by values such as care for people and outcomes, making a difference, and kicking the paradigm.

  • Diverse working days with a variety of tasks.

  • A supportive team environment with colleagues who are passionate about their work and sharing knowledge.

  • A broad network of contacts from NGOs, donors, tech companies, social enterprises, and other organizations.

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

  • The opportunity to turn your internship work into a thesis project with guidance from 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 accommodate exam periods and other student jobs. This is an unpaid internship position, starting in August 2024 and 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 by Wednesday, 1st of May at 9 am. 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

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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