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World Vision is hiring a Communications Intern:

World Vision Internships provide a one-year opportunity for exceptional students and recent graduates ready to explore a career in the international relief and development sector. We are committed to providing interns with a meaningful learning experience where they can learn, grow, and connect alongside other emerging professionals passionate about our mission.ย ย 

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Learn: Take on challenging and meaningful work assignments while developing your technical skills and gaining valuable hands-on experience. 

Grow: Deepen your understanding of the sector, develop your leadership potential, and grow your Christian faith during weekly professional development seminars and workshops. 

Connect: Form connections with a diverse team and build your professional network at one of the largest international relief, development, and advocacy organisations in the world.ย 

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BEFORE APPLYING, make sure you meet the following requirements: 

  • Able to commit to a minimum of 6 months to 1 year for the entire internship period
  • Eligible to work in the country you are applying from.
  • Must have a valid ID number for the country you are applying from
  • Be physically located in one of the following states where WVI is registered as an employer: Harare, Zimbabwe, Johannesburg South Africa, Maputo, Mozambique, Maseru, Lesotho, Mbabane, Eswatini
  • Current or recent graduate from an undergraduate programme
  • Professionals looking to expand their experience in the humanitarian and development sector are encouraged to apply 
  • Adhere to World Vision Internationalโ€™s Christian Statement of Faith. 


  • Internship Location: Remote within the Southern Africa Region (see eligible countries above).  
  • Appropriate Fields of Study/Majors:  Communications, Social media management, Graphic Design, or related fields.  


Are you a wizard with words or graphics? Can you craft messages that connect emotionally, tell a story, and yet can speak to impact and statistics? Can you create visually interesting reports and graphics or develop short compelling videos? Are you someone who can navigate different channels and demonstrate knowledge of how best to communicate on them? If this sounds like you, you could be a great fit for our Communications Intern. 

The Intern will play a vital role in supporting the World Vision Southern Africaโ€™s Communications and Advocacy Team dedicated to fostering a technical excellence culture that is aligned to the changing internal and external landscape. The team is seeking a dynamic, self-starter individual with a strong interest in humanitarian and development sector seeking an exciting opportunity to expand their current scope of work.  If you are the one, you must have an excellent written communication skill, proficiency in social media platform.   

As an intern, you will join our team, and the larger Southern Africa team, to bring creative and fresh ideas to our current work. You will join an exciting team of communicators contribute to the development of a strong communications foundation by sharing ideas for creative content and developing materials to communicate about our work in Southern Africa. 

The internโ€™s responsibilities will include: 

  • Copywriting and content editing to develop creative content, documentation of projects in World Vision.   
  • Design and development of graphics, visually compelling reports, and short videos to be featured on various channels. 
  • Research on relevant topics to collect key reports and materials, and organize and share them on staff platforms for capacity building. 
  • Social media strategy and posts โ€“ written, graphics, and videos. 

The Opportunity: 

  • Learn about our work in the development and humanitarian sector in Southern Africa.  
  • Access weekly professional development programming delivered by WV People and Culture. 
  • Be surrounded by people who motivate and inspire you. 
  • Make a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable children. 

Here are three key elements for success: 

  • You exhibit knowledge and experience in writing.  
  • You are experienced with graphic design and social media management. 
  • You are experienced with Microsoft Office Suite.  
  • You feel comfortable working as part of a virtual and regional team. 
  • You are passionate about using your God-given talents to positively impact children. 


  • Excellent computer skills, including experience of Using Adobe Creative Cloud
  • A strong writer, able to develop clear messages for different audiences and content formats including on sensitive topics
  • Ability to turn complex and technical information into digestible creative content suitable for the general public
  • Very organised with good attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong editorial skills, with experience of editing content for digital publication and distribution

Applicant Types Accepted: Local Applicants Only

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