SEO Content Writer Internship

Job description

South Africa’s largest online subscription-based investment, natural health, and business-to-business publisher, is seeking SEO online writers to write on a range of topics for more than 300,000. You will also be scouting expired domains with traffic to publish articles on.

We offer a 3-month internship in-house to assist you with this.

What do we expect from you?

* To take the 1000s of views and turn them into actionable articles. * To create a minimum of 15 search engine optimized articles per day for our relevant websites.

* To find keywords and topics that are trending for our business areas.

* To proofread and edit your work to ensure accuracy, style and grammar.

* To upload articles to each site.

What can We do for you?

We will give you the training and tools to:

* Write a compelling, persuasive online article every 36 minutes.

* Become a specialised writer in the fields of investment, Natural Health, Fitness and Business-to-Business.

* Possibility to create your own reports, books, and other publications related to your special topic.

* Understand how expired domains work and how to use them for SEO.

Qualification requirements

* A BA degree in languages, journalism, or a related field from a recognized tertiary institution.

* Two years experience in journalism/newsediting in a fast-paced, multimedia environment.


* Excellent English written and spoken

* SEO knowledge

* Proven copy editing skills

* Good communication skills

* Knowledge of relevant software packages and applications

* The ability to work under pressure and stick to deadlines

* Time management

How to Apply

Send us your email:

* Your CV

* A cover letter explaining why you are the best person to fill this role.

* Finally, please complete the following writing task

Writing task:  Write a 300-400 word, SEO-rich, news-worthy article on a topic that one of the websites cover. You should try to imitate the advice-oriented, personal style that you see on these websites.

Notify us of your requirements before sending an email. If we don’t, it will be ignored.

Remember, we are looking for writers who want to jump-start their writing careers with a three month, in-house internship.

(Applicants who don’t receive a response within two weeks after the closing date could assume that your application was unsuccessful.


Virtual Internship in South Africa

Program Overview

The Virtual Internship program in South Africa is ideal for students who wish to gain work experience in their chosen field, collaborate with international teams, and connect with South African culture . There are many options for this program. Virtual internships are a way for students and graduates to learn practical skills, network with industry professionals, and gain business experience from home.

This internship will give you professional experience, build your resume, and allow you to work remotely on tasks and projects that are beneficial for your company. The internship will be project-based. There will either be one large project or several smaller, ongoing projects. No matter how many projects you take on, each one will be substantial and you will contribute meaningfully to the company. This program offers flexibility and independence but also provides support and guidance from a supervisor.

We will find each virtual intern a professional placement that suits your career goals to help you build your portfolio and reach your academic and professional goals.


These are just a few of the highlights and benefits that this program offers:

  • Experience in an international company can help you build your resume.
  • Learn from a cross-cultural team of people from South Africa and around world, while you develop your business skills.
  • To meet your professional and academic goals, gain practical experience through a project-based internship in your chosen field. Internship placements can be tailored to suit a variety of interests.
  • Flexibility in your work hours is key to your success.
  • You will have autonomy and autonomy, but also the support of a supervisor.
  • Develop and enhance your communication skills.
  • To learn more about South Africa’s vibrant culture, you can take part in the South African Cultural Workshop Series. Every week there will be a live broadcast of a South African culture series, facilitated by local South Africans. Weekly virtual Xhosa classes are also offered to help you learn the basics of one of South Africa’s 11 official languages. This language is well-known for its bantu clicking sound. After just a few sessions you will be able speak some basic phrases in this beautiful African language confidently.
  • You can complete your virtual placement from anywhere in the world. This allows you to work flexible hours and save money on visa fees, accommodation, and insurance.

Sample Itinerary

Each intern’s schedule and placement will be different. Here’s an example of what you can expect:

  • Monday, January 1st: Placement starts. Discuss your expectations with your supervisor and staff to determine the tasks and responsibilities for your project.
  • Ongoing Your work will be primarily done by yourself with occasional support and check-in meetings from your supervisor. If necessary, virtual interns can be invited to company meetings and staff meetings to learn, observe and listen. Depending on the company and the project, interns can expect to work between 20 and 35 hours per week. This will depend on what was agreed in writing before the placement. The placement will be project-focused, so clocking in and out is less important than for a traditional internship.
  • Weekly: Culture Immersion Workshops. Includes a discussion guide and questions about key topics, such as work-life culture and food / eating, geography, early societies, cultural challenges, religion, family and friends, traditions, major holidays, language, healthcare systems, politics.
  • After completion: Interview and evaluation.


The virtual internships are well-organized and professional. Students accepted into the program must be focused and ready for business. Every intern will be assigned a mentor and coach by a company supervisor. This supervisor will either be in middle or upper management. They will offer guidance, support, and ongoing feedback.

You can get a customized internship in any of the following areas:


  • Accounting
  • Finance & Venture Capital
  • Marketing
  • Start-ups


Human Rights

  • Law
  • Refugee Rights
  • Social Justice

Environmental Conservation

Film Industry

Journalism & Communications


  • Advertising
  • Social Media
  • Strategy, web marketing and development

Social Work

*Please note that we are unable to guarantee all virtual internship placements due to changes in local business needs and business conditions. If you are interested in internships outside these areas, please contact our Program Advisors. They will assist you in finding the right internship for your needs. Our customized placements are tailored to meet your academic and professional goals. We work hard to match you with the ideal internship placement.

Project-based virtual internships can be found here. Each internship is different, but here are some tasks that might be applicable:

  • Business Development – Provide support to the company in making decisions based upon data, research, and analysis. Methods to attract new customers and increase the value of existing customers.
  • Research Projects – Conduct research in the industry of your company to identify key players and find new sales opportunities.
  • Operation – Learn the day-to-day tasks of a company, and then focus on improving existing processes to maximize efficiency.
  • Administration – Create spreadsheets and prepare presentations. Arrange meetings. Manage databases.
  • Content Creation – Improve your communication skills by updating websites, blogging, or writing articles. Or, you can work on visual content using photography, photo editing and videography.
  • Social Media – Create Social Media Calendars, edit and publish content on various platforms, engage with the community, and discover new leads and influencers.
  • Finance – Research on investors and funds, creation of financial plans, and practices for startups
  • Competitor Analysis – Research your competitors in the industry or other regions to see if they are performing at the same level as you. This will help determine the capabilities and positioning of your competition.

Job Board

You can view the Virtual Internship Jobs Board to see the current positions.

Send an inquiry if you don’t find a job that suits your interests or goals. Our highly qualified Program Advisors can help you create an internship that fits your professional and personal goals.


It’s the best of both! This program is not physically based in South Africa. However, it allows you to gain a career-based experience and be introduced to South Africa from the comfort of your own home.

Virtual interns are hosted by most companies in Cape Town. The Dutch East India Company originally built Cape Town as a port of call for Dutch ships sailing to East Africa and India. Jan van Riebeeck arrived in South Africa in 1652 and established the first permanent European settlement. Cape Town is now a vibrant city, and one of the most multicultural cities in the world. This is due to its position as an important destination for South African expatriates and immigrants.

Dates & Fees

Virtual Internship in South Africa The deadline for applications is between 4 and 8 weeks before the start of the internship. Internships are available for between 4 and 8 weeks. For an additional weekly fee, you can request placements for up to 12 weeks. Flexible start dates available. For more information, please refer to the “More” info box. Application Fee A$ 95 Program Fee A$ 2,199 MORE OS-HELP A$ 0

The following fees are included in the program fees:
  • Placement and supervision of internships
  • CIS support services prior, during and afterwards the program
  • Preparation guide and session
  • Orientation
  • Cultural workshops
  • Certificate of Participation from CIS (available upon request)
  • Your supervisor will provide you with a final evaluation
  • 10% GST

What is andincluded?

Note that Interns need to have an internet connection and access to a personal computer. You must be available online during South Africa’s working hours to check in with your supervisor twice per week (mornings and evenings, as agreed).


Communications and Digital Marketing Internship with an NGO

What does the Communications and Digital Marketing Internship South Africa entail?

Take a Communications and Digital Marketing Internship with an NGO in South Africa to improve your CV/Resume and raise awareness about greening and tree-planting projects. This social enterprise is committed to urban greening, restoration, and education in Sub-Saharan Africa. It does this by planting trees, fighting deforestation and encouraging a green movement. The award-winning NGO has initiatives that focus on community participation.

It is important that the project communicates with beneficiaries, donors, and stakeholders to reach large audiences. This is essential for the project’s growth and helps to raise environmental awareness in the local communities. It is our goal to build a large awareness platform, encourage people to be active and make a difference in the environment. This internship is for those who have experience and knowledge in social media platforms. It will allow them to contribute to the growth of an online environmental NGO.

Why choose this Communications and Digital Marketing Internship?

This internship is for you if you love writing and social media. Your skills could be used to help a local conservation NGO raise funds and promote their work. This internship is for students who are interested in digital marketing and communications. It will allow you to gain practical experience that will make your resume stand out when you apply for jobs or universities.

The role and responsibilities of the Communications and Digital Marketing Intern

You will be able to work with specialists during your internship. These are some of the things you will be exposed to or involved in during your internship:

  • You will gain valuable experience in digital marketing by working on social media marketing strategies, updating social media sites, and maintaining them up-to-date.
  • Communication and community management via PR and copywriting activities like press releases, newsletters and blogs.
  • Approach media outlets to promote the NGO’s values and help with online fundraising.
  • Write blogs and posts on social media to improve your writing skills
  • Participate as often and as necessary in urban greening or reforestation projects
  • Education materials on greening and reforestation

The activities vary depending on the project requirements and the technical level. However, they offer great opportunities to improve your communications and digital marketing skills. During your internship, you will be supported by an internship coordinator and a member of the project team. Weekly review sessions will take place, where you can ask questions and discuss your progress.

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What skills are required to become a Communications and Digital Marketing Intern for South Africa?

Interns need to have experience in communication, good writing skills, and a passion for marketing. To get the best out of your placement, you will need to have experience with social media platforms. It would be a good idea to have an interest in environmental issues as the NGO is heavily focused on these topics and will be the basis for many of the articles and platforms where you will be working. You will need to be organized and able meet deadlines.

If possible, interns should bring their laptop with them.

To assess your suitability for this programme, we will require a full resume/CV. To support your application, you will need to provide documentation including a motivation letter. As part of the selection process, you will be required to attend a telephone interview.

Travel during COVID times

Our plans to reopen countries and projects are still based on the safety and health of our travellers and local communities. We have had to adapt our protocols and programs in order to protect everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We ask for your patience as we implement new rules in-country. New standards for sanitation, procedures, and social behavior are being implemented for all projects. This includes new hygiene protocols and social distancing. Read more. You may find that each location operates in a different way. As you prepare for responsible travel, we encourage you to speak to your placement advisor.

Learn all about our project to reopen response to COVID-19




You want your resume/CV to stand out from the crowd

To assist an NGO in generating more interest in its work

To get valuable work experience to support your studies



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Where can I find work in Cape Town

You can enjoy all the attractions and activities Cape Town has to offer by staying in Cape Town. There are many activities to choose from, including wine tasting, skydiving and shark cage diving, as well as relaxing on the beaches and walking around historic towns and museums. The Table Mountain is a must-see, offering a stunning view of the city.

Costs & Details

  • Duration: 8 to 26 weeks
  • Prices start at PS1944/ $3035 for 8 Weeks
  • Additional weeks: PS141 / $220 per week
  • Requirements: Age 19+
  • Location: Cape Town (South Africa).
  • Writing blogs, updating social networks sites, copywriting and PR, market research, participating in environmental activities, preparing educational material
  • Hours of work: These will vary depending on the project’s needs. However, you will be required to help with weekend fundraising and promotional activities.
  • Project availability: All year, with the exception of 2 weeks at Christmas
  • Day of arrival: Every Monday, the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month

What’s included

  • Accommodation: Dorms in a volunteer house with fully-equipped kitchen and 2 bathrooms.
  • Scheduled airport pickup and drop off at Cape Town International Airport
  • Training: On-site orientation, pre-departure information packet and project induction
  • Support available 24 hours a day from an on-site coordinator
  • Wifi
  • Get a free water bottle
  • Local staff can help you plan your weekend trips
  • Learning Reflection Document
  • Certificate upon completion of Internship
  • Supervision by a qualified professional

What is missing

  • Flying
  • Insurance
  • Visas
  • There are many options for food and beverages in the area.
  • Police/Government Background Check. US and UK citizens can be processed through Kaya (admin fees apply). All other nationalities will need to provide local police checks.
  • Costs for COVID-19 PCR testing required before-departure or in-country


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Simple 4-step process


To apply for a space on your selected project, click here. The next step will be outlined by our advisors.


After we receive your application, we will review it and get in touch with you to schedule an informal interview by telephone with your Kaya Placement advisor.


After your interview, you will receive a job offer. After you have confirmed your dates and placement, you will be able to pay the confirmation fee and book your space.


Once you confirm your project dates, we will send you your Welcome Pack along with lots of helpful information to help you prepare for your placement.

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Electrum Marketing Internship (Cape Town, Western Cape) South Africa 2021


There is no deadline – applications can be submitted throughout the year.


Electrum is a ‘business-to-business’ (B2B), tech company that works with some of South Africa’s most prominent household names. Electrum works with a variety of large corporations, including banks, retailers, and MNO’s to help their clients find a better solution.

Electrum assists their clients with cloud-based transaction hubs that help them process consumer transactions and purchases. Electum aims at being the best transaction processor in the nation by providing a solid foundation to simplify the complex nature of cloud-based transactions.


Location: Cape Town (West Cape)

Duration 4 Weeks

Contract Type Full Time

Electrum offers an internship opportunity for a final-year marketing student who is hardworking and has a positive outlook. As they help with data capturing, social media and campaigns, the intern will gain insight into digital marketing.

The Programme’s Key Performance Areas:

  • Assisting with the implementation of product campaigns
  • SEO tools can improve search engine rankings
  • Enhancing Electrum’s CRM System
  • Participating in the creation and contribution of external and internally related content, such as presentations and office posters, social media posts, and many more
  • Campaign feedback and analysis
  • Link building for campaigns
  • Daily ad-hoc duties

The Programme’s Key Learning Areas:

  • Content creation
  • Designing and developing websites
  • Optimizing search engines
  • Analytics of campaigns and websites
  • Management of the community

The benefits and perks of the Program:

  • Enjoy a beach getaway with the team
  • High-end payments training
  • A generous leave policy
  • Career growth opportunities
  • The Macbook Pro
  • Accessories for sanitation, such as tell and shower services
  • Lunches cooked
  • Coffee
  • Fridays: Beer on tap
  • Access to the company’s gym
  • Table tennis


Please ensure you have met all of the minimum entry requirements before applying. Failure to meet these requirements could result in your application being rejected.

  • Education requirements: Must be a 2nd/3rd year Honours/Masters student in Engineering, Computer Science or Maths OR a final-year student of Marketing or US or UCT undergraduate
  • Google tools skills are required
  • Experience in MailChimp is an advantage
  • Knowledge of SEO is advantageous
  • Fluent in English written and spoken
  • Multi-tasking skills are required
  • You must be self-motivated
  • You must be a critical thinker
  • You must be current with all the latest technology
  • You must have problem-solving skills
  • You must be driven by results and goals
  • You must be a team player and have great communication skills.
  • You must be able and willing to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • You must be a quick learner


All applications must be submitted online at Electrum Marketing Internship

Attach a current Curriculum Vitae with your application.


International Development Internship in South Africa

A quick glance

  • Partner with local NGO’s to empower and support people from the most disadvantaged areas.
  • Your support will help local residents deal with daily challenges like poverty and high unemployment.
  • The NGO provides a variety of services and programs that empower people.
What is included in the price
  • Accommodation
  • Three meals per day
  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • Upon arrival, a member of staff will provide orientation and full induction
  • Transport from and to your job placement
  • Our team of local full-time staff provides 24-hour support in-country and 24 hour back-up
  • Our international emergency response team can provide emergency assistance
  • Access to our database of thousands of resources, project equipment and materials
  • Our local experts offer workshops and training
  • Regular social events and community activities are organized with interns and volunteers.
  • Internet connection allows you to access our local office
  • Certificate of completion
  • Get access to our alumni services, and get discounts
  • Advice and support for Visa
  • Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
  • Your own volunteer advisor will help you prepare for departure
  • MyProjectsAbroad personalized website with all the information about your project, accommodation, and destination
  • Cultural awareness training
  • To share information and get in touch, join our volunteer social media group
What is not included?
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flying
  • Visa fees (where applicable).

I was given far more responsibility than I anticipated. I was invited to home visits and business meetings with senior staff members, which was a wonderful experience.

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Do I have the right skills to do an International Development internship in South Africa?

If you are interested in volunteering with an NGO that empowers people from disadvantaged areas, this project is for you. This project is also suitable for recent business and development graduates.

Internships will give you valuable work experience and interesting topics to discuss in applications and interviews. Additionally, you will learn skills that can be applied to your future career such as planning and adaptability.

To join, you don’t have to have any previous experience. Projects Abroad staff can help you with any questions. You will work alongside experienced staff.

You can join any time between a minimum of 4 weeks and our International Development placements in South Africa. We encourage you stay longer to have a greater impact on the community and get more international development experience in South Africa.

What can I do during my internship?

You will have a lot to do. Your level of experience will determine your role. These are some of your tasks during your placement.

  • Assist in marketing-related tasks, such as writing articles, creating brochures and organizing events
  • Do administration and guide business development
  • To raise funds for local businesses, coordinate fundraising efforts
  • Conduct market research in your local community.
  • Host workshops for business

These are the areas where your work will be focused:

Help with marketing efforts

Your role will include marketing activities for the NGO. You will be able to:

  • Future investors will be interested in your activities and achievements so keep the website updated
  • Write articles
  • Flyers and brochures can be made
  • Organise events

Help local businesses develop

Your assistance is needed in the development of business plans for startup and existing businesses. Businesses will benefit from your assistance in developing business plans that improve marketing and financial management.

Coordinate fundraising activities

You will be responsible for submitting fundraising proposals to various companies and individuals. You will also be able to build relationships with sponsors and write motivation letters.

Market research

You will conduct market research and collect statistics using questionnaires.

Host Business Workshop

You will be responsible for conducting business workshops and entrepreneurial workshops.

What is the best place to work in South Africa?

Cape Town

Cape Town is a place where you can live and work. It is one of Africa’s most developed cities. Many people live below the poverty line, even though they are located far from the main industrial centres.

It is located on Africa’s southernmost continent and is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes. Everyone who visits Cape Town is familiar with Table Mountain.

The NGO will provide you with training and support. The NGO is located in Vrygrond, a township about 25 minutes from central Cape Town. They are concerned with a variety of issues that affect the community, including:

  • Unemployment
  • Crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Prostitution
  • Teen pregnancy
  • HIV/AIDS and Health

Pick up at the airport, flight reservations and visas

A member of Projects Abroad staff will meet you at the airport when you arrive. More information about South Africa’s arrival airports, orientation and visas can be found on our South Africa Arrival Procedures Page.

What’s a typical day like on this project?

You will begin your day with breakfast at home. Your programme fees cover your transportation costs to and from Vrygrond. Please note that you will need to pay for all weekend and after-hours transport.

The average workday will last from Monday through Friday between 9am and 4pm.

On your first day at work, you will be met by staff members who can help you with your placement. You can also get assistance from Projects Abroad staff throughout your stay.

Your internship will focus on marketing, fundraising, local business development, and marketing to other people. This could include preparing a business plan to help a struggling entrepreneur or building relationships with donors to raise more funds for the NGO.

You will need to bring your laptop with you during this placement. You will also need to be punctual and hardworking as this is a professional internship.

It’s not all work. After you have finished your day, it is time to go explore your new surroundings. Spend some time with your host family while you enjoy a South African meal. You can also discover all the wonderful things Cape Town has to provide!

What are the goals of this project?

This project aims to partner with local non-governmental organizations and assist underprivileged communities in their social and economic development.

Despite all the reforms, South Africa is still experiencing poverty. The youth unemployment rate, which is more than 60%, is alarming. We partner with non-governmental organizations to empower and support communities that are deeply affected by these issues.

This project seeks to correct the current imbalances by supporting local businesses. This is achieved by empowering women, men and youth in these communities through skills training and development. Your support is essential to reach as many people possible.

Participate in our International Development internship in South Africa to help disadvantaged communities.

Measuring our impact

Projects work towards clear, long-term goals with annual targets. No matter how long they are with us, every volunteer or intern we send helps us achieve these goals.

We take a look back every year to see how far we have come towards these goals. The Global Impact Report documents our accomplishments. Read the most recent report to learn more about the global impact of our volunteers, interns, and staff.

Food and accommodation

Stay with a Cape Town host family. You will be welcomed into their home and will learn about their culture. This is the best way for you to fully immerse yourself into South Africa’s culture and experience a truly unforgettable experience.

We will try to allow you to live with at least one Projects Abroad intern or volunteer at the same host family. Your room will be small but clean and safe.

The programme fee includes three meals per day.

Freizeit activities and leisure time

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation. It has many cultures. The location of our projects is Cape Town. This region offers a wide range of exciting activities for your spare time.

There are two options: you can surf at Muizenberg Beach or you can relax at a beachside restaurant. You can try a variety of local cuisine, including the delicately spiced Cape Malay curries or the creamy milk tart dessert.

South Africa’s past is difficult. You can find out more at Robben Island and District 6 Museum.

You can spend the whole day lost in the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Arts Africa’s towering silos for an unforgettable experience. A trip to Cape Town is complete without a ride on the cable car up Table Mountain.

There are many projects we run in South Africa so you’re sure to find other volunteers. If you are looking to travel with others, you will find people like you who will join you on your adventure.

Safety and support for staff

Our top concern is your safety and security. There are many systems and procedures that we use to make sure you can enjoy your trip without worry. Projects Abroad staff is available 24/7 to assist you and help you settle into your accommodation. They will help you if you have any issues.