NGO Management, international Development Internships, Placements, Volunteer

Business Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship - Johannesburg

The Business Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Placement offers you the opportunity to examine the central issues facing developing countries in today’s globalised world and to learn practical skills that will enable you to work in business, social enterprise and NGOs.

The Business Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship Placement not only addresses the theories of development, but actively examines how development works practically in the field in developing and developed countries.

You will be able to analyse in detail how development projects are designed, implemented and managed. The programme enables the learning of participatory approaches to development that are designed to mobilise people to actively take part in their own development. It equips the students with the understanding of the role that NGOs can play in promoting social and economic progress.


“VOCATIONAL IMPACT REALLY HELPED SET UP MY PLACEMENT AND TAILORED THE TOPICS TO MY SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. NO OTHER VOLUNTEER ORGANISATION PROVIDES THIS LEVEL OF SUPPORT.”


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“CSR IS OFTEN SEEN AS A BOX TICKING/PR EXERCISE, BUT SEEING THE CORPORATE RELATIONSHIP IN ACTION ENCOURAGED ME TO MAKE OTHERS AWARE THAT THEY DO DO GOOD, AND THEY ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO CHARITIES. A VERY BIG DIFFERENCE. AND THEY DO ACTUALLY CARE.” 



What Did You Get Up To At Nkois’s Haven, Portsmouth University Student shares her experience

“VOLUNTEERS HAVE BEEN HELPING NKOSI’S HAVEN WITH POLICY, COMPLIANCE, ACCOUNTS, BUDGETS, WEBSITE CONTENT, MARKETING AND POLICIES. THIS IS WHERE THE REAL NEED IS, AND THIS IS WHERE STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO APPLY THEIR UNIVERSITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT.”


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You will work directly with the director and stakeholders to understand the key operations from the inside of an international NGO on the front line of HIV/AIDS care.

You will learn NGO approaches to difficult business challenges, and work on development plans, including governance, finance, sustainability, and community impact.

You will develop an understanding of the political and economical influences on an international NGO.

You will help raise awareness by increasing the profile and spreading the key messages, work, development and successes. This will give you valuable experience in building and implementing marketing and fundraising campaigns and build valuable relationships to enhance their network of funders.

You will develop your content and communication management skills to create donor campaigns and promote messages throughout target networks and communities.
✔︎ Accommodation - You will stay in a shared, fully- equipped volunteer cottage

✔︎ Meals - You will eat with the residents and experience local South Africa food.

✔︎ 30 + hours of interactive cross-cultural training and practice

✔︎ Certificate of Learning - proof this is not a holiday!

✔︎ Support - we got you!

✔︎ Transportation - Airport drop off and collection. Plus all placement related transport (to and from partner NGOs)

✔︎ Experience of a lifetime - no exaggeration!

✔︎ Vocational Impact International Development donation
** From £57 per day **

This is a self-funded experience. Vocational Impact are a fundraising organisation encouraging sustainable international development with all of our project partners. Therefore you will pay an all-inclusive fee, which will include a donation.
✗ Flights

✗ Tourist Visa

✗ Travel Insurance

✗ Spending Money
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