International Development Internship



Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


2320 130th Avenue Northeast
United States


Imagine Scholar, a robust education and youth development nonprofit based in South Africa is seeking volunteer development interns on a rolling basis.

Interns can be based anywhere in the world, completing the internship remotely as well as joining our ground staff on site in South Africa for 2-4 weeks. This development experience is well positioned for applicants who are interested in fundraising, campaign creation, youth empowerment, and sustainable development.

The International Development Internship is done in three phases.


PHASE 1: Fundraising and Awareness Campaign! (Can be done anywhere in the world!)


What You’ll Do: Work with our team to develop and implement a fundraising campaign in your local area. By identifying your key networks, you will organize a variety of events to build excitement about and funds for Imagine Scholar.


Timeline: 3+ months


PHASE 2: Work On-Site at Imagine Scholar South Africa!


What You’ll Do: Build meaningful relationships with our students through joining class sessions, facilitating your own workshops, and engaging outside of class. Bring your passions, interests, and skill sets for a fulfilling experience.


Timeline: 2-4 weeks


PHASE 3: Share your story!


What You’ll Do: After crafting your own Imagine Scholar narrative during the first 2 phases of the internship, you’ll go home and share! There is creative liberty with this phase of the internship as there are many ways to continue building your relationship with us as an organization and the students!


Timeline: 1-3 months



-    Phase 1 & 3 are volunteer, during phase 2 interns will receive a 500 rand/month stipend ($50). While living on-site for phase 2, all living expenses (housing, food, internet) is covered by Imagine Scholar

-    Round trip ground transportation (not airfare) will be arranged and covered by Imagine Scholar.

-    Team members will be responsible for their round-trip airfare, extra off-site activities should they wish to partake in, 'eating out,' and any visas (would be required if you stayed more than 90 days) or shots that may be required/or that you wish to get.

-    Imagine Scholar offers flight credit reimbursement for fundraising for the organization.


Fundraising Incentive Structure:


Raise $2000 - $2999 = flight reimbursement credit (up to $250 credit)

Raise $3000-$4999 = flight reimbursement credit (up to $500 credit)

Raise $5000+ = flight reimbursement credit (up to $1000 credit)

*Please note that a $1,500 fundraising minimum is required to book Phase 2



Even as part of the international team, Imagine Scholar offers an innovative, free-form, and collaborative work environment. The experience is best suited to self-starting individuals who are motivated enough to prototype their own ideas but communicative enough to collaborate with our team.

While the focus of the internship is development (fundraising), there is plenty of room to pioneer your own personal efforts and explore your personal areas of interest.



Imagine Scholar is working to build Africa's most innovative education project. Our unique, student-centric model empowers young leaders in our community to become ripple-makers; students of our program don't only excel academically, they enact contribute to our greater community.




  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

How To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Caitlin at Applications should explain your motive for joining the Imagine Scholar team as well as relevant experience.

Successful applicants will be contacted via e-mail to begin a 2-round interview process.