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The Grootbos Foundation is currently accepting applications for six-month full time internships that will commence from 15 January to 15 June or from 1 June to 15 December of 2016. See internship vacancies below...
We are seeking three interns for the following portfolios:

  • Communications and Public Relations - 1 June - 15 December 2016
  • Coach and Sports Management - 1 June - 15 December 2016
  • Research and Impact - 15 January - 15 June or 1 June - 15 December 2016


We are seeking interns who:

  • Completed or are in pursuit of a B.A or B.S. degree (or higher)
  • Demonstrated an interest in international development and sport
  • Display an ability to work independently and creatively, as well as in a team
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Are open minded, flexible and enthusiastic


Internships: What We Offer

The Foundation will provide airport transfers to and from the Cape Town airport, cars and petrol for getting to and from work, as well as housing for the entire duration of the internship. Funding for the flight, food, or other living and travel expenses can be raised by acquiring a bursary or stipend from your university, using crowd sourced funding, through scholarships, or various other methods. We can help you establish a plan to raise the necessary funds for your stay if you are selected for the position.
Brief job summaries are provided below. Follow links for complete job descriptions.

Communications and PR Intern (Click here for full job description)
Heighten awareness and increase excitement of FF’s programmes locally and globally through management of the website and other social media sites.
Produce consistent written work and visual projects which can be distributed online or in person.
Foster and solidify new partnerships that will inspire more interest and publication of FF’s work.

Coach and Sports Management Intern (Click here for full job description)
Provide support and feedback to our sport coaches and volunteers.
Oversee the development of coaches and the delivery of social messages.

Research and Impact Intern (Click here for full job description)
Pursue crucial case studies and community surveys for analysis.
Maintain the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system.
Provide feedback regarding community trends.



During your stay you will share a beautiful, three-storey brick house overlooking the ocean with fellow volunteers and interns. Boasting a full kitchen, living area, game room, office space, three bathrooms and four bedrooms, this house is located in the coastal village of De Kelders, a suburb of Gansbaai, approximately five-minutes away from both the foundation offices and the sports fields. 

Meals are not provided and are the responsibility of each volunteer or intern. There is a full-service grocery store located in Gansbaai where you can purchase food in order to prepare meals at the house. There are also numerous restaurants and other dining options in Gansbaai and surrounds.


Two cars are provided by the foundation for work-related transportation purposes. Volunteers may also make use of the Grootbos staff bus that travels between Stanford, Grootbos and Gansbaai at various times throughout the day- this is free of charge. Any travel to Cape Town or further afield can be arranged through a private taxi service (expensive) or through the shark dive operators that travel between Cape Town and Stanford daily. A trip to Cape Town costs approximately R140 (€12).


Gansbaai’s natural, rugged and unspoilt beauty is breathtaking. From the spectacular cliffs of De Kelders to the miles of white sandy beaches of Pearly Beach, you will find one of the most unique and astonishing land-based whale watching spots in the word. Or onwards to Dyer Island where the Great White Sharks have drawn visitors from across the globe, hence Gansbaai having become known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. In the same vicinity just off Shark Alley, you will find an abundance of seals, being the hot spot restaurant of the great whites, not to mention the Penguin colony of Dyer Island. Throw in a mix of horse riding, nature walks, trips to Hermanus and Cape Town, and you are set for the experience of a lifetime.

We also assist our volunteers by facilitating field trips so that you can enjoy the most common attractions of the region. These include hiking, shark cage dives, whale sighting boat trips, horse riding or other outdoor activities. The splendid beach environs provide plentiful opportunity for relaxation and entertainment. Avid sports fans can join the local Football League, Cricket, Tennis, Netball or Rugby club(s).


If interested, please email us with queries, or send your resume/CV and a cover letter to

simone@footballfoundation.co.za or simone@grootbosfoundation.org

We look forward to reading your application.