Nelson Mandela Foundation Internship 2019 for young South Africans

Background

The Nelson Mandela Foundation hereby invites applications for internship opportunities that exist in the Foundation. Applications are invited from previously disadvantaged unemployed South African youth between 18-35 years of age, with relevant Degree / National Diploma qualifications. Successful interns will be expected to enter into a 12 month contract. Interns will receive a monthly stipend. Preference may be given to applicants who reside in the Gauteng region.
Qualifications:

1. Communications & Marketing Internship Job Specification

Hold a qualification in communications or journalism (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the communications programme at NMF); Be recently graduated with little or no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO; Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa; Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently; Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail; Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Facebook, website design, Instagram, Twitter, Google apps) Show a demonstrated ability to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects and social media platforms Ability to write for public consumption.
2. Archives Internship Job Specification
Hold a qualification in information studies, history or heritage management (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the archival programme at NMF); Be recently graduated with no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO; Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa; Have some experience of working with archival collections, and an understanding of the need for careful handling of archival material and artifacts – preferable Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently; Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail; Be competent in Microsoft Office software; Be fit and able to lift archive boxes and move loaded carts.
3. Dialogue Internship Job Specification
Hold a qualification in the social sciences (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the Dialogue programme at NMF); Be recently graduated with no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO; Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa; Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently; Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail; Be competent in Microsoft Office software;
4. EO’s Office Internship Job Specification
Hold a qualification in Office management or business studies (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the support services/CEO’s Office at the NMF); Be recently graduated with no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO; Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa; Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently; Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail; Be competent in Microsoft Office software; Bee pro-active, flexible and service minded Have a strong eye for detail and a sense of quality
5.Mandela Day Internship Job Specification
Hold a qualification in Public Relations or Communications (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the communications programme at NMF); Be recently graduated with little or no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO; Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa; Must have a demonstrated ability to leverage on South African student body organisations Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently; Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail; Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Facebook, website design, Instagram, Twitter, Google apps) Show a demonstrated ability to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects and social media platforms Must be able to attend and coordinate after-hours events.
Deadline: 1 Jun, 2019

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