Internship in Event Marketing at Young Bafana
Job Vacancy

Are you passionate about sports and soccer with a heart for community upliftment? Then this internship is for you!

Apply now for the experience of a lifetime at one of South Africa’s best soccer academies.

An intern from Germany in a team huddle with the Young Bafana players in South Africa

Location: Lwandle Township, Cape Town, South Africa

Duration: December 2023 to March 2024


Founded in 2010 in Somerset West, South Africa, Young Bafana Soccer Academy passionately fights against the social issues associated with poverty in South Africa. Our educational and sports programs are designed to make a lasting impact on our players’ lives. Currently, we are positively impacting the lives of approximately 240 children. In addition to competitive soccer in the U12, U14, U16, and U18 age groups, we integrate our soccer teams into school teams. This way, we prepare the children for a future away from the streets, enabling them to lead self-determined lives.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Assist in planning and executing the Young Bafana Charity Cup 2024, a soccer tournament in mid-February 2024 aimed at raising donations for Young Bafana
  • Support the soccer coaches on the field
  • Transport players
  • Manage training equipment
  • Conduct individual training sessions with specific players
  • Perform administrative tasks


Your Profile:

  • Student status is desirable but not mandatory
  • Passion for sports and soccer
  • Experience in organizing and executing events
  • Social commitment and a willingness to help and support the players
  • Team-oriented with excellent communication skills
  • Good written and spoken English skills
  • Diligent, proactive, and able to work independently
  • Adaptability to different cultures and cohabitants with a “hands-on” mentality
  • Driver’s license


We Offer:

  • An exceptional international experience in South Africa
  • Work and live within a multicultural team
  • Weekly team workshops
  • Insights into the work of an NGO and the practice of grassroots and competitive soccer in South Africa
  • Experience in planning and executing our Charity Cup and the opportunity to be part of organizing a major event in Cape Town
  • Accommodation in the intern house with fellow interns for a monthly rent of 350 Euros (flights and rent are self-funded)
  • A unique international experience in a growing NGO
  • An international working environment


We look forward to receiving your comprehensive application, including a cover letter and a resume, by October 31, 2023, sent to Please indicate “Internship Event Marketing – December 2023” in the subject line.


Become a part of our team and shape the future with Young Bafana!

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