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Xchange SA

  • besteht seit 1997
  • vier Angestellte
  • vermittelt Praktika meist in Cape Town und ganz South Africa
  • Zielland: Südafrika

Kontaktdaten

  • Tel: 07227-9958845
  • Email: info@wikiausland.de


What do we offer?

Visiting and working in a foreign country can pose numerous challenges. We place our students in very well cared for accommodation should they wish to make use of that option, we pick them up from the airport and give them an orientation tour shortly after their arrival. All our interns are placed in reputable companies where you, the student, will receive excellent experience. During your stay in Cape Town we stay in constant contact with you and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you whenever you need it. We are your home-away-from-home. Last but not least, we offer a wide variety of social activities, car rentals at exceptionally low rates, language courses and student discounts on many activities.


Bewerbungsablauf

  • Once you indicate that you wish to be part of our program, you need to do the following: Compile a detailed Curriculum Vitae. (Even if we only arrange your logistics for you)
  • Add details of previous work experiences, computer skills, languages spoken, subjects at university, dates, hobbies etc. It is important that we know how well the intern speaks or doesn't speak English.
  • We require a recent photograph of the applicant for official use. It can be emailed separately. (Helps to find a person at the airport.)
  • We require any relevant information that could assist in finding you the most suitable internship. Inform us of your field of work/studies, your likes and dislikes and full details of your university requirements as well.
  • We need a short letter indicating what you are applying for and what your skills are.
  • We need the correct dates when you will be starting and finishing your internship.
  • XChange further enjoy getting feedback from universities, or co-ordinators where possible about the applicant. It is always good to have more knowledge about a student so that one can place them correctly.
  • The XChange SA Team will inform you from time to time about progress made with the application.
  • Examples or support with the writing of a good Curriculum Vitae and letter can be requested. We will never send out any application that is not proof-read and not in good, decent English. So the student never has to worry if their language ability is not yet perfect.



Praktikum

Marketing

Administration / Marketing

This is a vintage car rental company where the client may opt for self-drive or for a chauffeur driven rental, whether they want to spoil themselves or someone close with a gift voucher for their birthday, wedding or any other occasion. They run their own workshop and adhere to the strictest safety standards and regulations. All their cars and chauffeurs are licensed for passenger transportation, and passengers are covered by third party insurance.

This company offers their clients various vehicle options such as vintage, luxury sedan, convertible, roadster, sports car or motorcycle. Their professionally restored and perfectly maintained vehicles are available to their clients on a daily or weekly basis for a driving adventure of a lifetime. Their services also include vehicle hire for film productions and they include options such as fun rallies, holiday packages, chauffer driven and self drive.


Marketing, Finance

This is an online digital photographic shop. Our mission is to offer access to an unparalleled photographic, audio-visual and optical shopping experience to all their customers, whether they reside in the streets of the metropolises or the most remote part of Southern Africa. This is a smaller firm, but a very good internship company.

MARKETING: Market Research

As one of South Africa's leading research companies. Their highly skilled executive teams around the country offers a wealth of research and marketing expertise for companies to draw on. They have offices all over SA and highly skilled staff. Their clients include some of the top name brands in the world. They offer a full service in market research, including tele-canvassing, a fieldforce of over 500 interviewers consist of all races and cultures and a large team of highly qualified managers with study fields like psychology, social sciences, marketing, etc.

MARKETING: Sport

This is an educational institution. The position is that of sport administration organization, co-ordination and control of all sports clubs and their activities. The permanent staff members, including student assistants ensure that a well organized administrative infrastructure exists, to enable the sport clubs to run effectively and efficiently. The administration also provides continuous services, by working closely with the Sports Council and provides support base for students to administer clubs and the Sport Council. Apart from providing an administrative base the Sport Administration's responsibilities also include searching and appointing suitably qualified coaches and trainees for various sport codes. This system ensures the identification of talent and top achievements of various codes. They also arrange financial assistance for the sporting bodies, including sponsorships.
Most tasks will be related to marketing of projects, events, sports taking place on the campus.

Marketing, Tourism

XChange South Africa is a dynamic multinational human-resource company, which specialises in worldwide Internship Placements. With their comprehensive Database of Companies, they are able to find the perfect internship in all the different fields for all their students. The main task of XChange South Africa is to identify the individual needs of the students and the companies and match them correctly in an internship. The Office in Cape Town offers a lot of different services for the students, for example arranging accommodation and transport, giving the students a orientation in the first day and help with the first logistical needs, planning and organising activities, supporting and consulting at all times. For XChange SA it is very important to have personal contact with the companies and students.
An internship with XChange SA offers a lot of diverse duties. All students get an orientation in their first days in Cape Town. Your will sometimes assist to show them around and help them with the first practical things. You can be involved with the writing of a weekly English Newsletter. Our main need currently is for a marketing intern to assist with international marketing, market development, and preparation of marketing packages, social media and web marketing. The office in Cape Town is small so they expect team work and flexibility. In return you will see the breathtaking region around Cape Town and get to know unforgettable and useful experience!



Social: Fund-raising, Marketing, PR

The fundraising arm of this famous hospital, has the following is dedicated to supporting the facility serving the children of Africa by promoting the Hospital as a centre of paediatric excellence and by raising capital for selected needs. This is one of the most famous and popular charitable organisations in South Africa.
Fundraising & Public Relations activites mainly

RETAIL: Finance, Supply chain management, logistics, Human resources

This is one of the four largest food companies in South Africa. They are international, with each store an own regional personality. Today the group operates 6 distribution centres around the country and supplies goods and services to almost 800 stores in South Africa
Tasks will depend on your specific interests and fields. It depends on your studies, and level of skills. They have a number of specific area’s where they take interns in for, including finance, supply chain management, logistics, human resources or related field.

Marketing: PR, Strategy, Branding

Their vision is to combine your highest expectations with their extensive marketing expertise to create your corporate brand, and design its lifestyle. They are dedicated to excel in superior event coordination and diverse marketing strategy development, exclusively within the South African Luxury market. This includes elite corporate events, innovative brand activations, email marketing campaigns and inspired brand publicity. This is a smaller firm consisting of approximately 7 or 8 specialists in the field. They are all still relatively young, but have many years experience in project planning, media strategy or related fields. They work nationally on projects.
Public relations activities e.g. developing PR strategies for the brand. Any other related work, administration or project participation. Business strategy for new or existing projects e.g. conferences Social media = strong field for them Media releases Brand Events – little doing, a lot more strategy and planning

ENGINEERING

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 – 6 months
  • Short description: This is a fairly large, well-known Mechanical & Electrical engineering consulting firm. They are responsible for a number of very large projects in and around Cape Town. They do analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical or electrical systems. Their Electrical engineers are responsible for a wide range of technologies. They design, document and supervise the installation of electrical and electronic systems e.g. Electrical and Electronic building services, Medium and High voltage electrical Reticulation, Repair and Maintenance Programme for Public Facilities RAMP.
  • Tasks: Students are integrated in the firm according to their interests or expertise.
  • Applicant requirements: Senior students in either mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • Level of education: Senior
  • Language skills: Good English is required

Mechanical or Solar Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 002
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 6 months
  • Short description: This is a well established Solar manufacture. Besides constantly looking at the development or improvement of their products, the also do installations, they sell, distribute and install a range of purpose-designed solar water heaters catering for a variety of applications and conditions.
  • Tasks: The tasks varies from designing, research, training, manufacturing or field work. Applicant requirements Energy engineering for technical studies are suitable Level of education. They prefer interns from their 3year year of studies onwards.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: Motivated, self-starter is essential.

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

  • Reference number ENG 003
  • Location: Parow, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 – 6 months + (Factory closed during part of December)
  • Short description:This company has established itself as a market leader in the steel industry in South Africa and its associated lines of business. They have grown to be the largest privately owned steel mill in South Africa with some 2400 workers. They now control the steel manufacturing from raw materials to final product. Only South African steel is used and this guarantees a very high quality steel at a constant grade. Tasks would depend on the current needs of the company and also the study field of the intern. Currently they need assistance in breaking larger financial departments into smaller measurable units. They also have a need to do factory floor Planning/layout, time management studies, production scheduling, develop incentive schemes for staff, quality management studies, planning software, the development of incentive schemes for sales staff so that they can move from fixed packages to commission remunerations schemes, feasibility studies on the outsourcing of logistical facilities compared to in-house operations as well as consulting to the management of the company.
  • Applicant requirements: Computer Skills, Financial qualifications, International Marketing, Productivity, Warehousing, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, with study fields like work flow are some of the fields that can be offered by this firm. Level of education Senior level of studies or general study in a specific field Language skills Good English
  • Kind of person:Disciplined hardworking team player.(motivated, team etc.)

Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

  • Reference number ENG 004
  • Location: Parow, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 - 6 months
  • Short description: This firm holds a leading market position in Southern Africa, specialising in the design, manufacture and distribution of fans to the industrial, mining, power generation and HVAC sectors. They design, install or maintain. This makes them one of the few firms who work during the summer Christmas holidays when other firms close for the holidays. It is a well establish family business with more than 300 workers.
  • Tasks: Interns are involved with production or designing. Some have been involved with development as well of new concepts.
  • Applicant requirements: Senior student in the 3 or 4 year is a minimum requirement.
  • Language skills: Good working English is the basic requirement

Mechanical Engineering or Technology Designing

  • Reference number: ENG 005
  • Location: Montague Gardens, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 - 6 months
  • Short description: This is a technology company focused on the development and manufacture of innovative induction technology for the processing and analysis of base and precious metals. They have a strong research base and a proven ability to manufacture award winning technology, for the jewellery, dental, and laboratory markets. Founded in April 2005 this technology company utilizes its extensive expertise in: Power Electronics, Instrumentation, Metallurgy, and Technology Commercialization, to bring to market innovative technologies in various induction heating applications. They focus on the manufacturing, marketing and research of induction technology, instrumentation, and beneficiation of precious metals. Internationally there is an increasing interest in induction cooking appliances because its efficiency is substantially higher than existing electric stoves. They have developed induction systems which are more efficient and simpler, which would allow to decrease the unit cost.This would allow to them to target a broader consumer market.To date they have a prototype induction plate.
  • Tasks: As most of their staff are qualified mechanical engineers, they are looking for team players who can become part of their team and assist with product development or design, new technology development and tests or assist with research on new products. The project including the intern is focused on the next steps required to get the product ready for market, which would include: Market research to refine product requirements. Detailed competitor analysis; Based on market research develop proposed product concept and industrial drawings; Refine product design through consumer analysis; Refine ergonomics and user interfaces; Finalize product design specifying functionality, dimensions, material. If there is time available, to take it one step further and develop the market entry strategy.
  • Level of Education: Only senior level of studies
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: A team player with a sound knowledge of the above industry is essential. Car might be required to get to and from work.

Civil, Environmental or Structural Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 006
  • Location: Pinelands, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 – 6 months
  • Short description: This company was established in 1922 and has provided consulting services in all fields of civil and structural engineering for more than 80 years. Their core values of integrity, professionalism and quality have stood the test of time. The company focuses on the provision of consulting services in all fields of civil and structural engineering. Today they have offices in all major centres in South Africa, employ some 300 staff, and have worked throughout Africa, offering the full spectrum of engineering and associated disciplines through the various companies in the Group. The company has expert expertise in the following fields: Bridges, airports, project management, railways, buildings, industrial, roads, stormwater, river catchment management, infrastructure services, geographic information systems, waste management, transportation & traffic, wastewater, water, water resource management, institutional and social development, geotechnical engineering; land development and housing, mining infrastructure.
  • Tasks: Interns are always given a very good level of responsibility if they have skills and knowledge of one of the above fields.
  • Level of education: Senior level of studies
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: A dedicated person with a keen interest in their studies. People with work experience has preference. Car might be required to get to and from work.

Environmental, Water, Waste Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 007
  • Location: Northern Suburbs of Cape Town
  • Length: 4 – 6 months
  • Short description: The company is the leader in Environmentally Responsible Waste Management. Their work includes waste management, waste solutions, setting standards in environmental stewardship; the development of innovative solutions within targeted markets
  • Tasks: Mainly project work
  • Applicant requirements: Sound knowledge of environmental management, engineering or related fields. Car might be required to get to and from work.
  • Language skills: Good English

Consulting Engineers for all fields

  • Reference number: ENG 008
  • Location: Cape Town & National
  • Length: 4 – 6 months minimum
  • Short description: This firm is one of the largest multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firms in the world, offering a broad range of multidisciplinary professional technical services across diverse market sectors. They have more than 6000 engineers working for them. Fields of operation includes: Community Development & Infra-structure (civil, mechanical, structural); Energy, Mining & Industrial; Property, Transport; Water



Electrical Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 009
  • Location: Northern Suburbs
  • Length: 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company is a project engineering concern placing high emphasis on PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers), SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) and Information Integration systems. Since its inception in early 1992, this company has acquired that unique blend of hands-on skills and experience at shop floor and management level, to provide totally integrated solutions with unparalleled professionalism. Helping companies improve their productivity, effectiveness and quality of end products, while reducing operational costs, while adding value to business is the main focus of their work.
  • Tasks: This company is used to working with interns. Your work will depend on your Skills, as well as the work they are busy work at the time of your internship.
  • Applicant requirements: Senior students, Car might be required to get to and from work.
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: Hard working team players required.

Building, Civil Engineering & Re-development

  • Reference number: ENG 010
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company is one of the leading specialist in the field of building, renovation, restoration and the recycling of buildings. From humble beginnings as painting contractors in the early 1960’s, founders have built a substantial national business that boasts an impeccable track record and sound reputation.


  • Tasks: Depending on your background and practical experience, you will probably assist with site work, supervision, management, construction designing and related tasks.
  • Applicant requirements: You must study fields like building or construction management or related fields.
  • Level of education: Any level
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: You must be able to work with people, be meticulous, give attention to detail and be able to work relatively independently.

Energy and / or Chemical Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 011
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and more
  • Short description: This is an Africa-based energy company focusing on the downstream refined petroleum products market and related businesses. The company’s core functions are the refining of crude oil, the marketing of our primary refined petroleum products and the provision of convenience services via our extensive retail network.
  • Tasks: Depending on their needs, you might be involved with a number of projects.
  • 'Level of education: Senior student, studying one of the above fields of engineering.
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: Self-starter with initiative.

Engineering: Mechanical

  • Reference number: ENG 012
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum requirement would be 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, they maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2008, this firm net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with 19,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. It is a listed company. Their services range from in-situ machining, laser alignment, straightening propeller shafts and rudder stocks, repair, retrofit and rebuilding, and environmental solutions for metallurgical and underwater repairs of both propellers and shaft seals. They are the world’s leading supplier of marine engineered sealing systems, and the only supplier in the world to offer a full range of both radial and axial seal types, commonly known as face seals and lip seals, for any ship type or ship size, whether naval or commercial.
  • Internship Option Technical Placement – Field Service Unit (Mechanical Engineering or Technical Management)
  • Applicant requirements: The ideal candidate would be a senior student in either engineering or management fields. This is largely a data analysis role where you will use the company database of past jobs to determine what the standard man hours, staffing requirements and materials are used for standard type of jobs like 12 000 hour service. This information will then be used by their sales support team to improve the quality of their quotations to customers.

Mechanical, Industrial or Energy Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 013
  • Location: Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This is South Africa's largest manufacturer of boilers. The company, whose roots in the boiler industry go back to its founding in 1870, began manufacturing in South Africa in 1954. Today the company is a Boiler and Environmental solutions company serving the Utility and Industrial markets and are involved with world-competitive design, manufacture, construction and maintenance of industrial boilers with steam outputs of up to 320 t/h and their combustion equipment. The company also designs and manufactures related products, incorporating heat transfer technology, and selectively undertakes high integrity fabrication work. In addition to having developed in-house, world-class coal and fibrous fuel technology, AJT has access to Eckrohrkessel technology.
  • Tasks: Depending on your field of studies, you will probably be involved with project related tasks, maintenance or project management.
  • Applicant requirements: Senior level of studies in either mechanical, industrial or energy Engineering. Car might be required to get to and from work.
  • Level of education: Senior level of studies
  • Language skills: Good English

Engineering-Mechanical/Industrial

  • Reference number: ENG 014
  • Location: West Coast area, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Length: 3 to 6 month
  • Short description: Based at the only nuclear power station in South Africa, this company works as a subcontractor in the fields of engineering, instrumentation and control, nuclear services, heavy component manufacture, modernisation, fuel assemblies and the development and construction of nuclear power plants.
  • Tasks:
  • To attend a 3-day radiation worker course to introduce the worker to the hazards and save working practices when working inside a nuclear power plan.
  • Quality Assurance, Quality Control and Project Management procedures.
  • Working with various electrical control relays controlling plant equipment.
  • Working with international codes and standards (ASME, ISO & BS) relating to the LNS Quality Management System.
  • Pre-Service, in-service inspections and testing of installed pressure vessels and compressed air lines as co-ordinator for the „SAR compressed air supply to Spent Fuel Pool Level Instrumentation“ project.
  • Quality Control on the installation of for example: upgraded Emergency Siren Warning system project.
  • Applicant requirements:
  • Studying towards an Engineering degree
  • Have a strong technical and organisational background
  • Reasonable English language skills, some previous experience and be
  • hard-working, independent and reliable.
  • A car to get you to and from work is essential
  • Level of education: Senior level of studies
  • Language skills: Very good English is essential

Engineering: Industrial, Mechanical, Management, Technical, Electrical

  • Reference number: ENG 015
  • Location: Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company has a mission is to be a world class business focused on innovation, offering their customers dynamic and competitive technology products and services, aimed at the communications, some defence and contract manufacturing markets. As an international force, they focus on understanding their customers' needs and forming long term strategic alliances with like-minded enterprises worldwide. We use two key strategies to develop the group's businesses: A product strategy which involves defining, developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative products for South African and world markets; and a services strategy which seeks to provide a comprehensive range of services that complements our products and meets our customers' needs.
  • Tasks: You must either have knowledge of technical marketing, management or engineering and be a senior, master’s or MBA level in your studies. Alternatively you must have technical skills that are In the field of mechanical, electrical, industrial or related studies.
  • Language skills: Good English – especially with technical ability in English
  • Kind of Person: You need to be quite independent in your thinking or reasoning. As this is a top international name in their field, only the best candidates will be considered. Car might be required to get to and from work.

Engineering: Electrical, Megatronics, Industrial

  • Reference number: ENG 016
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company is South Africa’s leading specialist in LED application design, development and manufacturing. With a focus on providing a complete solution rather than only products, they ensure that the LED product exactly matches the client's requirements. This is essential when it comes to where critical factors such as current control, heat dissipation, installation, mechanical fittings, environment and power supply selection can all negatively affect the life of the LED if not thoroughly considered. They design and manufactures all their LED products in South Africa, thereby being able to control the quality of the product to match world class standards and yet remain affordable. The quality of the LED is critical in ensuring that the life of the product meets the client's expectations. They source LEDs from the best manufacturers around the world to use in their products. All LEDs are thoroughly tested for premature light degradation at the Cape Town premises. They also assist lighting designers, signage companies, interior designers, branding companies and architects in choosing the correct materials in their design to ensure optimum illumination.
  • Tasks: Product development, Project Mangement, Lighting design and testing, costing and feasibility analysis, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Production, Component Sourcing, LED Technology, Photometrics, Quality assurance.
  • Applicant requirements: Study in one of the above field at a more senior level – up to master Level studies. Your level of English should be sufficient as well. This is a really good company to work for as there are many local young people and the vibe is very good.

Engineering: Industrial Designing

  • Reference number: ENG 017
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months or Longer
  • Short description: Formed in 1999, the studio is a frequent winner of awards for design excellence, among them SABS DISA awards for domestic, commercial, industrial, ICT and engineering products. The company which operates both internationally and locally, offers end-to-end management from consumer research, product design, prototype development to manufacture. Its unique approach to solving problems can be applied to industries including medical, telecommunications, high-tech and FMCG products, homeware, furniture, packaging and industrial goods.
  • Tasks: The intern can either be involved with cutting edge industrial designing, engineering or technical work, or any work involved with consumer research.
  • Applicant requirements: Only top applicants will be considered for this firm. They are very busy, but enjoy the input of student in aspects of their work. You have to have a portfolio of your work or designs and be able to work fairly independently or in a team. They also prefer designs that are now the normal student work, but something a little bit more cutting-edge. This is a top internship opportunity for the right student.
  • Level of education: Senior
  • Language skills: Good English

Medical engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 018
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: any
  • Short description: The Group of Companies, with its headquarters in the United Kingdom, was founded in 1963. Originally the company specialised in the field of medical equipment mounting systems and pipeline suction equipment. Over the years the Group's activities have expanded, by organic growth and by acquisition, into three distinct areas: Capital equipment, Surgical sutures and Sale and distribution of medical devices.
  • Tasks: Depending on the skills of the intern, the main tasks will be technical work related to designing
  • Applicant requirements: Technical studies in fields like medical engineering. A car might be necessary as the firm is located outside the city centre
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English

Business process engineering, Solar, Industrial

  • Reference number: ENG 019
  • Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Length: 2 to 6 month
  • Short description: This company has been at the forefront of the design and manufacture of high quality, durable, effective and affordable solar water heating systems. They manufacture, sell, distribute and install a range of purpose-designed solar water heaters catering for a variety of applications and conditions and ensure that each unit installed is optimised to their clients needs. They pride themselves in their contribution to promoting the use of sustainable and renewable energy through their service to hundreds of satisfied clients spanning twenty years and their ability to tailor their products to specific needs, be that domestic, commercial or industrial applications.
  • Tasks: Optimizing and documenting company systems, processes and infrastructure Evaluate and compare new Technology Conduct economic feasibility studies on the implementation of the Technologies Conduct research in the field of waste-to-energy Risk analysis, business planning, financial projections
  • Applicant requirements:
  • Business Administration Background
  • Have strong technical and organisational skills
  • Previous work experience, and a hard working and motivated individual
  • Access to a car is essential
  • Level of education: 3 Year or above
  • Language skills: Good English

Engineering: Consulting, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical

  • Reference number: ENG 020
  • Location: Cape Town, Stellenbosch or national
  • Length: 4 – 6 Months
  • Short description: As one of the largest multi-disciplined engineering consultancies in the continent, this company offers to its clients all the benefits of a world-wide group: global reach, shared knowledge and local relationships. They are rated in the top 5 in both South Africa and Europe and top 10 world-wide. This Group is a large global business providing management and consultancy services to the built and natural environment, specialising in projects for the property, transport, industrial and environment sectors.
  • Tasks: It depends on the work they are busy with, the needs of the moment and the skills of the intern. This is an excellent internship company.
  • Applicant requirements: They want motivated and passionate people with the ambition and drive to make a difference. The company’s culture is about looking beyond the immediate surroundings, questioning the received wisdom and embracing change.
  • Level of education: More senior
  • Language skills: English

Facilities Management, Building Engineering, Engineering

  • Reference number: ENG 021
  • Location: Tokai, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months and Longer
  • Short description: This is a multi-disciplinary property developer with a significant impact upon the market, the local economy and the community. In responding to global and regional macro economic, social, urban and environmental challenges, this firm has grown from an entrepreneurial family firm to become a leading national Property Development Company. Their signature environmentally friendly developments have won numerous awards. They are one of the leading property developers in and around the country. This is a really rewarding and exciting internship opportunity.
  • Tasks: Interns can be involved with project management, research, servicing commissioning, commissioning stage, hand-overs, occupational stage, post reviews, project closure and reporting stage.
  • Applicant requirements: Study fields like building engineering, civil engineering, designing, facilities management and more.
  • Level of education: You should be able to participate already in all the above activities as a senior student.
  • Language skills: English

ADVERTISING & GRAPHIC DESIGNING

  • Reference number: GRAPHIC 010
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • FIELD: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, GRAPHIC DESIGNING ETC.
  • Short description:This company specializes in advertising, brand marketing & management, campaigns and large corporate events for the some of the largest - mainly blue-chip firms, in South Africa. For some of these companies this advertising agency bares full responsibility for all their public relations, corporate functions, events and marketing-related activities. Their portfolio of services includes brand elevating work like television, radio, outdoor and print advertisements for consumer and business-to-business interactions. It is a fairly large firm larger than most local advertising firms, although a family business. It is a national firm.
We can never had enough good applications for information technology, computer science, graphic designing and related field. We have placed interns with top companies and our students have done excellent work in the past. We have a data base of more than 20 – 30 firms in the field we have worked with over the years and we always strive to ensure we match skills and needs effectively. If you have designing skills, we will be able to get you excellent internships.
  • Applicant requirements:They need experienced graphic designers for their arts division You must be able to work independently on designs and must at least have experience with most of the commonly used graphic designing programs. Your studies will be in the field of graphic – or art and you must at least have an ability to work relatively fast already.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: A team worker with a creative, mind would fit in well.

HUMAN RESOURCES

Human Resources

  • Reference number: HR 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months or longer
  • Short description:This is a large national NGO with a large staff, offices around the country and a well developed infra-structure.Their aim is to develop people to rise out of poverty, with the major focus being on development work. This they do through nine community development centres in the Western Cape and a wide range of programmes which focus mainly on: Engaging with communities to build capacity and solve problems; Women, Children and Youth Development Health and Food Security Economic Empowerment. Where possible, they work with provincial and local government to refine service delivery to the poor, homeless, children and others. They have social workers, a psychologist, nursing staff, a job creation and training program that is well defined and many well run projects where an intern can make a comtribution.
  • Tasks: The intern working in their HR department will be involved with day to day HR tasks. Every intern normally get their own project to work on - ranging from a volunteer needs assessment, volunteer management, job decriptions, job performance systems, staff motivation projects etc.
  • Applicant requirements: You must be a self-motivated senior student in Human Resource Managmeent or related fields
  • Level of education: Senior
  • Language skills: Good English. As their HR department is small, you have to have good people skills as you work closely with the manager and people around you.

Human Resources: Politics

  • Reference number: HR 002
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4-6 months
  • Short description:This company is involved in political issues. They uphold the fundamental rights and freedoms of every person - including the right to freedom of conscience, speech, association, and movement; The rejection of unfair discrimination on any grounds; The supremacy of the South African constitution and the rule of law; The language, cultural and religious rights of individuals and the communities they create through free association; Equality before the law; The separation of legislative, executive and judicial power; A judiciary that is independent; Supporting elections that are regular, free and fair; Representative and accountable government elected on the basis of universal adult suffrage; The devolution of power to locate government as close as possible to the people; the clear division between the ruling party and the state; Respect for the right or a vibrant civil society and a free media to function independently; The rejection of violence and intimidation as a political instrument; The right of all people to private ownership and to participate freely in the market economy; The progressive realisation of access to housing, health services and social security for all people who are unable to help themselves; The protection and conservation of the environment; and the right of all people to protection by the state from crime and violence; access to education and training.
  • Tasks:This is a busy HR office serving the company nationally. You will get special projects to do, get involve with recruitment, screening, even advanced psycosemetric testing methods should the intern have skills in the field.
  • Applicant requirements:You must study Human Resources Management or a related field with some work or practical experience. Only more senior students will be considered.
  • Language skills: Language skills A good and professional level of English is essential.

Human Resources: Social Service

  • Reference number: HR 003
  • Location: Northern Suburbs Cape Town
  • Length: 3-6 months
  • Short description: The company is a very established cancer treatment organisation. They were founded in and is widely regarded as a forerunner in the field of cancer management in South Africa. Offices are located nationaly. Medical specialists, radiation therapists, technicians, counsellors, oncology nurses and other paramedical staff are all involved in both treatment and rehabilitation as necessary.
  • Tasks:Dealing with staff issues from recruitment through to retirement Phase. Joint planning of staff policies and strategies for the whole group. Creating an environment that inspires people, developing leadership within the group through developing coaching and mentorship programs and coordinating training programs on different levels. In-house training through continuing life skills training, regular in-house training, giving feedback on conferences attended and updating protocols.
  • Applicant requirements: Study background in Human Resources. Previous internship experience preferred. People orientated, outgoing and friendly. Good English language skills.
  • Level of education: Senior level
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of person: A team player is a priority. This is a small office, so it is important that you are a self-starter with an ability to work independently.

Human Resources: Social

  • Reference number: HR 004
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum of 3 months and longer
  • Short description:Perceiving migration as an opportunity, the Centre offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town. In providing our assistance we use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and our human rights. With a team of 26 People and the revolving help of about 40 volunteers, this Centre offers programmes dealing with welfare, training and assistance with access to local services through referrals to schooling, bank accounts, health care, legal representation, qualification accreditation and social assistance. The Centre receives around 700 people each month accessing our different services. Their services include an employment help desk, Digital literacy training, English teaching, sewing, workshop program, a welfare desk, clinic, soup kitchens, etc
  • Responsibilities:One of the biggest challenges for our refugee clients is finding employment. As an Employment Help Desk consultant, you will have the opportunity to assist people with creating CV’s and cover letters as well as searching for jobs. You will interact with large numbers of people from various backgrounds and gain valuable experience working in a humanitarian organisation. This position is ideal for people seeking to do humanitarian work in the future who would like practical experience in this field. You must enjoy working with people, have good computer skills: typing, formatting documents, internet research. Your minimum age must be at lease 20 and you must study a field like social work, HR, international relations etc.
  • Applicant requirements:Enjoy working with people of different cultures. Have good computer skills: typing, formatting documents, internet research. Minimum age 20 preferred. Academic Background in a related area such as social work, international relations etc. is an asset.
  • Commitment: You should be available from Monday to Friday from 9am until at least 1pm. We ask for a 3 month minimum commitment to ensure a high quality service for our clients.

Human Resources: Industrial

  • Reference number: HR 005
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum requirement would be 4 Months or longer
  • Short description:This company is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, they maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2008, this firm net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with 19,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. It is a listed company. Their services range from in-situ machining, laser alignment, straightening propeller shafts and rudder stocks, repair, retrofit and rebuilding, and environmental solutions for metallurgical and underwater repairs of both propellers and shaft seals. They are the world’s leading supplier of marine engineered sealing systems, and the only supplier in the world to offer a full range of both radial and axial seal types, commonly known as face seals and lip seals, for any ship type or ship size, whether naval or commercial.
  • Applicant requirements:This is a position for a person in either their third or forth year of studies. Ability to speak good English is a requirement. They will embark on a Performance Management project early 2011 and need help with that. Other than that, the intern will be involved with a number of general tasks related to the management of a Human Resources department. This is a really good example of good corporate human resources.

Human Resources: Agency

  • Reference number: HR 006
  • Location: Claremont, Cape Town
  • Length: 2 months or longer
  • Short description:They specialise in Financial Services, Accounting and HR recruitment (including contract staff and project managers) with all presented candidates interviewed and reference checked. It is a smaller firm, however, what they do and their Client presentations, unique to their company.
  • Tasks:Setting up interviews for consultants, database mgt, reference checking,assist in short listing candidates for clients, uploading candidate profiles onto website, Marketing activities.
  • Applicant requirements: Study Human Resources or a related study.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English essential
  • Kind of Person: You must be able to use initiative and be willing to learn.

Human Resources: HR and Industrial Relations

  • Reference number: HR 007
  • Location: Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • Short description:Since its establishment in 1993 by leading practitioners in human resources, this company has won recognition as a professional, effective and ethical management consultancy. They are committed to the transformation of South Africa. In 2004 they became a Black Empowered company. Their consultants are all highly qualified, from diverse backgrounds and bring a wealth experience to any project. Their expertise is enhanced by close links with leading academics, consultants and institutions all over the world. They provide wide-ranging human resource and management services to various sectors, including manufacturing, retail, information technology, print and electronic media, commerce and the public sector.
  • Tasks:Employers need to be able to accurately assess both present and potential employees their personalities, capabilities and competencies. This can be achieved by using carefully selected assessment techniques. Impartial, insightful assessments administered to by appropriately qualified psychologists and psychometrists is the most valuable tool available to any organization that is serious about making the most appropriate human resource decisions. Interns are normally involved with this process as well as with
  • Job analysis, including job descriptions and competency profiles.
  • Recruitment advertising.
  • Competency-based assessments through a multi-method approach. Design and installation of organisational structures, that complement strategic result areas.
  • Climate, values and culture studies.
  • Needs analysis for team building and the development of the exercises to address these needs.
  • Change management.

They also do industrial relations, HR Admin and more.

  • Applicant requirements: Senior level studies in HR
  • Level of education: The intern should be in his advanced studies in Human resource, speak fluent English and be a motivated and open minded person.
  • Language skills: Good English

Human Resources: HR Retail

  • Reference number: HR 008
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • Short description: This is one of the four largest food companies in South Africa. They are international, with each store an own regional personality. Today the Group operates 6 distribution centres around the country and supplies goods and services to almost 800 stores in South Africa.
  • Tasks: Tasks will depend on your specific interests and fields. It depends on your studies, and level of skills. They have a number of specific area’s where they take interns in for, including finance, supply chain management, logistics, human resources or related field.
  • Applicant requirements: This is a company we only offer to the best interns.
  • Level of education: 3 year or above
  • Language skills: English

FINANCE

Engineering: Finance

  • Reference number: FIN 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum requirement would be 4 Months or longer
  • Short description: This company is a global leader in complete lifecycle power solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising technological innovation and total efficiency, they maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2008, this firm net sales totalled EUR 4.6 billion with 19,000 employees. The company has operations in 160 locations in 70 countries around the world. It is a listed company. Their services range from in-situ machining, laser alignment, straightening propeller shafts and rudder stocks, repair, retrofit and rebuilding, and environmental solutions for metallurgical and underwater repairs of both propellers and shaft seals. They are the world’s leading supplier of marine engineered sealing systems, and the only supplier in the world to offer a full range of both radial and axial seal types, commonly known as face seals and lip seal, for any ship type or ship size, whether naval or commercial.
  • Fields: Bookkeeping, Management Accounting, Management Reporting
  • Applicant requirements: The basic requirement would be to have a sound knowledge of accounting and financial management. The person should have an ability to work in a team & knowledge of SAP would be advantageous. More senior interns would be considered. Tasks may include:
  • Perform general ledger account reconciliations and process clearing entries in SAP (very good foundation bookkeeping experience)
  • Produce local management monthly financial reports (Actual results versus budget)
  • Trading report
  • Department cost centre report – review with local mangers and investigate discrepancies / overspends
  • Analyse and investigate margin variances on Field Service jobs
  • Adhoc accounting / finance projects for the Business Controller
  • Business modelling for possible acquisition targets

Finance, New Media Marketing, People/Business Law

  • Reference number: FIN 002
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 to 6 month
  • Short description: They pride themselves on their holistic services, moving countries is not as simple as obtaining the correct visa or permit. Their in house experts provide serviced in: property, financial planning, medical insurance, banking, company structures, tax consulting, insurance, financing, job search and general relocation advice. This is a consulting firm specialising in the field of South African immigration. With the experience of more than 5 years and the unprecedented success rate in the field of immigration, they offer professional, individual, accurate and reliable immigration advice and support, as well as other services which are typically relevant to foreigners relocating to South Africa. Their services include company registration, business plans, permits, citizenship, qualifications evaluation, salary benchmarking, translations, help with pets , setting up of a business in a new country, purchasing property and taxes.
  • Tasks:
  • Client support service
  • Financial support to the manager, which involves all aspects of financial Management of a company
  • Negotiation and dialogue with authorities
  • Research and cooperation with certificates and business plans and administrative work.
  • Numerous other Business Administration Tasks
  • Applicant requirements:
  • Strong background in Business Administration and Finance is essential.
  • The ability to work in a team is of high importance and you will be required to incorporate the use of initiative as well as quality and accuracy of work.
  • The intern should also have good written and spoken English skills.
  • Level of education: Due to the nature of the work, a more senior level is your studies is essential.
  • Language skills: Good working English is essential as the main working language is English.

Accounting and Finance

  • Reference number: FIN 003
  • Location: Cape Town City Centre, South Africa
  • Length: 3 to 6 month
  • Short description: This company is essentially a social upliftment and community development project. Focusing on the unique and dynamic genre of wire art, the project is providing the skills training, support and raw materials necessary to enable many formerly unemployed South Africans to channel their natural creative energies into this vibrant art form. They now export their dynamic products all over the world and are highly respected in art forms. The main aim of the company is to create sustainable, meaningful long-term employment for as many unemployed and needy South Africans as possible.
  • Tasks:
  • Accounts and administration:
  • Data processing of invoices and job cards
  • Payroll inputs for processing
  • Accounting for stock
  • Debt collection
  • Creditors Management
  • Applicant requirements:
  • A background in Accounting, Finance or Controlling
  • Previous work experience
  • Hardworking, tem spirited and keen to make a difference
  • Reasonably good English Language Skills
  • Level of education: Any – as long as you have a good basic knowledge of accounting
  • Language skills: Good English

Accounting and Finance

  • Reference number: FIN 004
  • Location: Claremont, Cape Town
  • Length: 2 to 6 month
  • Short description: This respected auditing and accounting firm provides their clients with a wide spectrum of services, including amongst others Auditing, Accounting, Taxation and Business Consulting and structuring advice. The firm comprises 3 partners supported by 35 staff. They are reputable members of The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), which is the preeminent accountancy body in South Africa.
  • Tasks: The company is looking for interns with a study background in Accounting, Auditing, Finance or Controlling. You will be exposed to very varied work and they will try to structure your duties according to your field of specialisation, your university requirements and where your interests lie. You will work both with members of the staff, as well as with their clients and your exposure will be very diverse.
  • Applicant requirements: Dynamic, motivated individuals with an Auditing, Accounting, Finance or controlling background.
  • Good English language skills and a hardworking attitude to work are also essential.
  • In return you will gain fantastic work experience in a very upmarket and exciting company.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English

Finance, Marketing

  • Reference number: Fin 005
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Month or longer
  • Short description: This is an online digital photographic shop. Our mission is to offer access to an unparalleled photographic, audio-visual and optical shopping experience to all their customers, whether they reside in the streets of the metropolises or the most remote part of Southern Africa.
  • Tasks: These relate to marketing and sales business processes and would suit a marketing, accounting or business process student. Good excel and presentation skills are required.

Project 1: Implementing New Pricing Strategy

  • This requires the development of an analytical tool (most likely to initially be excel based) that will allow easy comparison of sample prices among retailers in the same competitor group to make margin adjustment decisions easier.
  • This requires the determination of a break-even sales metric by sales category.
  • This requires the creation of a sales forecast model. This will show the effect of pricing and volume adjustments on gross profit targets. While it is anticipated that this would ultimately be integrated into our accounting system to automatically take into account actual performance over the period of analysis, this tool would most likely be initially excel based. This will also contribute to better reporting on sales target performance.

Project 2: Developing a Sales Discounting Schedule This will involve setting up a schedule of allowable discounts by product category with defined minimum criteria. This will primarily be a tool used by customer service staff to determine eligibility and limitations for discount. In addition to these projects, the intern would also be involved in day-to-day tasks such as assisting our product supervisor and various minor projects and tasks as they arise. The intern will be supervised and play and assistance role throughout these projects.

Project 3: Marketing – all types of marketing

  • Applicant requirements: Strong financial interest and background studies in finance.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: English

IT GRAPHIC DESIGNING

Advertising & Graphic Designing

  • Reference number: GRAPHIC 010
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • Short description: This company specializes in advertising, brand marketing & management, campaigns and large corporate events for the some of the largest - mainly blue-chip firms, in South Africa. For some of these companies this advertising agency bares full responsibility for all their public relations, corporate functions, events and marketing-related activities. Their portfolio of services includes brand elevating work like television, radio, outdoor and print advertisements for consumer and business-to-business interactions. It is a fairly large firm – larger than most local advertising firms, although a family business. It is a national firm.
  • Tasks: All aspects of graphic designing in a very busy office
  • Applicant requirements: They need experienced graphic designers for their arts division You must be able to work independently on designs and must at least have experience with most of the commonly used graphic designing programs. Your studies will be in the field of graphic – or art and you must at least have an ability to work relatively fast already.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: A team worker with a creative, mind would fit in well.

LAW

Law

  • Reference number: LAW 001
  • Location: Stellenbosch, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 – 6 Months (Applications to be in about 8 – 12 months in advance)
  • Short description: This company reflects with pride and gratitude on rich and rewarding decades of service to the community and the invaluable contribution made by its attorneys to the legal profession. Since 1891 they have been striving to ensure that their clients always receive the best legal advice to resolve their personal and business problems in the most cost effective and practical manner. They welcome and rise to the challenges presented by the ever changing needs of the country, being fully committed to the constant improvement of their professional and community service and to transform so as to reflect the demographics of the community which they serve. Their mission is to render specialist legal services with enthusiasm and success.
  • Tasks: Depending on your seniority in your studies, you will be very privileged to work for this firm. They only take one or maximum two students per annum. You will be involved in day to day research, assist the team and often get the chance to attend court of high court with one of the lawyers if possible. Student speaking a foreign language might be asked to assist with cases involving another language.
  • Applicant requirements: Due to the nature of the firm, they will only consider the best candidates with previous practical experience.
  • Language skills: Good English

Law

  • Reference number: LAW 002
  • Location: Cape Town City Centre
  • Length: 2 Months or Longer
  • Short description: This firm provides professional and comprehensive services in most spheres of law, including international and local tax and estate planning, company and property law, insolvency law, insurance law and general litigation as well as all areas of law affecting the corporate and individual client with interests in South Africa. The young team of multi-lingual professionals is dedicated to the highest standards of client care and quality of service. The firm makes use of the latest computer and IT technology in order to ensure that clients benefit from access to South African and international law libraries and websites for purposes of research. Their extensive professional connections in Germany to specialized attorneys is of great assistance to thier clients with German connections.
  • Tasks: Support to the legal team, which includes day to day activities in a law firm, case preparation, research, preparing files, etc.
  • Applicant requirements: Senior in legal studies. Speaking German is an advantage in this firm.
  • Language skills: English & Germam

LOGISTIC SHIP

LOG / SHIP: Finance, Supply chain management, logistics, Human resources

  • Reference number: LOG/SHIP 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and Longer
  • Short description: This is one of the four largest food retail companies in South Africa. They are international, with each store an own regional personality. Today the group operates 6 distribution centres around the country and supplies goods and services to almost 800 stores in South Africa.
  • Tasks: Tasks will depend on your specific interests and fields. It depends on your studies, and level of skills. They have a number of specific area’s where they take interns in for, including finance, supply chain management, logistics, human resources or related field. For the second half of the year, meaning September onwards, they will only take more senior students as they go into the busy season.
  • Applicant requirements: This is a company we only offer to the best interns.
  • Level of education: 3 year or above
  • Language skills: English

MARKETING SPORT RELATED

Marketing: Sport

  • Reference number: MARK 005
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months of Longer
  • Short description: This is one of the top companies for sport marketing. They only work with our interns and we therefor ensure they get the best and most qualified people for the job. The do marketing, sponsorships for large international firms, ticketing systems, management consultancy for football, do brand development, player analysis, merchandising, club and supporter strategy, TV rights, conceptualisation, designing online media, tournaments, organising events etc. They are known to deliver the highest quality, innovative solutions and services for the market they work in and are known as marketing professionals. The company offers a young team with a lot of energy and they have only offered our interns the best quality internships possible over more than 6 years already.
  • Tasks: Interns are given real jobs with this company. Depending on their skills, you would do projects, liaise with clients, planning and organizing of tournaments, administration around the projects and more.
  • Applicant requirements: Interest in sport is essential. You must have the ability to work independently. You have to have a background in projects management, business management, marketing, brand marketing, eventing, or related fields.
  • Level of education: More senior as they want people to work effectively as part of their team from the beginning.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: Sport-mad people with energy and a fun-loving spirit will fit in well.

MARKETING: Sport

  • Reference number: MARK 009
  • Location: Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months or Longer
  • Short description: This is an educational institution. The position is that of sport administration organization, co-ordination and control of all sports clubs and their activities. The permanent staff members, including student assistants ensure that a well organized administrative infrastructure exists, to enable the sport clubs to run effectively and efficiently. The administration also provides continuous services, by working closely with the Sports Council and provides support base for students to administer clubs and the Sport Council. Apart from providing an administrative base the Sport Administration's responsibilities also include searching and appointing suitably qualified coaches and trainees for various sport codes. This system ensures the identification of talent and top achievements of various codes. They also arrange financial assistance for the sporting bodies, including sponsorships.
  • Tasks: Most tasks will be related to marketing of projects, events, sports taking place on the campus.
  • Applicant requirements: Study field of business administration, marketing of sport management
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: English

PRE EVENTS ADVERTISING

Events

  • Reference number: EVENTS 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • Short description: This company specializes in advertising, brand marketing & management, campaigns and large corporate events for the some of the largest - mainly blue-chip firms, in South Africa. For some of these companies this advertising agency bares full responsibility for all their public relations, corporate functions, events and marketing-related activities. Their portfolio of services includes brand elevating work like television, radio, outdoor and print advertisements for consumer and business-to-business interactions. It is a fairly large firm – larger than most local advertising firms, although a family business.
  • Tasks: All aspects of graphic designing in a very busy office
  • Applicant requirements: Concerning Events Management, the intern is likely to help out with experiential marketing, like road shows, exhibitions, launches, awards, promotions, charity drives, national campaigns and competitions and regular events. Many of the events are community based projects aimed to create awareness of a cause, fund-raising or promotional activity. All these projects are done on a national scale and have huge budgets attached to them. Understanding the brand, good planning, out of the box thinking, creative, high end production and top quality delivery will all be learning goals for the student. We need experienced graphic designers for their arts division as well as hard working marketing and events people to assist with the campaigns as mentioned.
  • Level of education: Any, however preference would be given to people with experience in the field
  • Language skills: Good English

Marketing, Events Management

  • NAME: Cape Town Festival
  • Reference number: EVENTS 002
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months
  • Short description: Youth workshop programmes, top performers and artists will all come together in the heart of Cape Town to function as a platform for people of different cultures to showcase their uniqueness. Working for this organisation will be an invaluable experience, familiarizing oneself with the cultural diversity of the Cape and undergoing the on-the-job training provided by its staff. Interns are given specific responsibilities for which they will be held accountable for. Throughout the years we have had solely had positive experiences with this organisation, making them to request more and more students because of the excellent and profound work they have delivered.
  • Tasks: Events management, co-ordination & planning, marketing, communications, advertising & media, volunteer co-ordination; these are all part of the tasks and duties which will be laid upon the intern when getting involved within this organisation. The student will be placed in a relatively small office, occupied with the organisation of major festivals which will be held throughout the year within the Cape.
  • Applicant requirements: Field of study may be events, facilities, marketing or communications.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: This is a fairly large festival and therefore important that you are able to function fairly independently after a while and take responsibility

REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT

Real Estate

  • Reference number: RE 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 to 6 month
  • Short description: Since 1994, this company has excelled in the sale of exclusive properties on the Cape coastline focusing on, Hout Bay, Llandudno, Clifton and Camps Bay. Other areas included in their field of expertise include Bantry Bay, Fresnaye and Bakoven in Cape Town and Bryanston in Johannesburg. In its portfolio, this property company offers beautiful unparalleled investment opportunities, whether they be apartments, townhouses, county estates, family homes, vacant land or large beachfront villas.
  • Tasks:
  • Assist the sales and rental agents with day-to-day administration
  • Type out property valuations and other letters,
  • Prepare showpacks once a week for Sunday showhouses or mini-listings during the week,
  • Assist the sales agents from time to time with distributing marketing drops in the area
  • Assist the agents with arranging appointments with clients
  • Accompany the agents to sales appointments when necessary
  • Take photographs of properties when necessary
  • Do telephone canvassing if your command of the English language is good enough
  • This internship will give you the opportunity to experience the workings of a dynamic and well known company that are proud of their worldwide success in the field of Real Estate.
  • Applicant requirements:
  • You will need to be computer literate, have good general business management skills as well as customer care skills.
  • It would be expected that you are a disciplined self-motivated individual who could not only work independently, but also well with your fellow team members.
  • Study background or interest in Real Estate
  • The applicant should be in good command of the English language, reliable, outgoing, have good people skills and be prepared and able to work under pressure.
  • It is essential to be mobile to really gain the maximum experience in the field. It is therefore advisable to rent a car.
  • Level of education: Senior level studying real estate management or related fields.
  • Language skills: Good working English and maybe another foreign language would be an advantage.
  • Kind of Person: You need to be well groomed, professional in your dress code and well spoken.

Real Estate

  • Reference number: RE 002
  • Location: Cape Town – either City centre, Observatory or Fish Hoek
  • Length: 3 months and longer
  • Short description: The owner of this company believes that what you do to others always comes back to you and cites integrity and professionalism as being paramount to success in the property industry.She started her own business 20 years ago, operating from her house in Observatory. It wasn't long before she began expanding the business and today, they operate in the areas of City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard, Southern Suburbs and the Cape Peninsula. The business now has three offices in Observatory, city centre and in Fish Hoek.
  • Task:
  • Assist the sales and rental agents with day-to-day administration
  • Type out property valuations and other letters,
  • Prepare showpacks once a week for Sunday showhouses or mini-listings during the week,
  • Assist the sales agents from time to time with distributing marketing drops in the area
  • Assist the agents with arranging appointments with clients
  • Accompany the agents to sales appointments when necessary
  • Take photographs of properties when necessary
  • Do telephone canvassing if your command of the English language is good enough
  • This internship will give you the opportunity to experience the workings of a dynamic and well known company that are proud of their worldwide success in the field of Real Estate.
  • Applicant requirements:
  • You will need to be computer literate, have good general business management skills as well as customer care skills.
  • It would be expected that you are a disciplined self-motivated individual who could not only work independently, but also well with your fellow team members
  • Study background or interest in Real Estate
  • The applicant should be in good command of the English language, reliable, outgoing, have good people skills and be prepared and able to work under pressure.
  • Having a car is essential in real estate so that you are able to get around to houses.
  • Level of education: Senior level studying real estate management or related fields.
  • Language skills: Good working English and maybe another foreign language would be an advantage.
  • Kind of Person: You need to be well groomed, professional in your dress code and well spoken.

Real Estate / Property / Construction

  • Reference number: RE 003
  • Location: Northern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months or longer
  • Short description: Focus on turnkey projects. Live by the motto: “Quality has no compromise.”
  • Tasks: This is an old established company in the field of real estate and property development. Due to the economic situation, more focus is currently on real estate than on property development. It is a very sizable company. They mainly work in the medium income group market – selling or renting houses, complexes and apartments. Although they still maintain their construction division, this division is less busy due to the economic climate in the country.
  • Applicant requirements: The company has had interns before. You will either get your own project or be integrated with the current team of either developers or estate agents.
  • Level of education: You must be in your second year or above.
  • Language skills: Good conversational English is vital to work in real estate.

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, BUILDING ENGINEERING, ENGINEERING

  • Reference number: Facilities 001
  • Location: Tokai, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months and Longer
  • Short description: This is a multi-disciplinary property developer with a significant impact upon the market, the local economy and the community. In responding to global and regional macro economic, social, urban and environmental challenges, this firm has grown from an entrepreneurial family firm to become a leading national Property Development Company. Their signature environmentally friendly developments have won numerous awards. They are one of the leading property developers in and around the country. This is a really rewarding and exciting internship opportunity.
  • Tasks: Interns can be involved with project management, research, servicing commissioning, commissioning stage, hand-overs, occupational stage, post reviews, project closure and reporting stage.
  • Applicant requirements: Study fields like building engineering, civil engineering, designing, facilities management and more.
  • Level of education: You should be able to participate already in all the above activities as a senior student.
  • Language skills: English

SOCIAL VOLUNTEERING

SOCIAL: Child Care

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Miminum of 3 months and longer
  • Short description: Perceiving migration as an opportunity, the Centre offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town. In providing our assistance we use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and our human rights. With a team of 26 people and the revolving help of about 40 volunteers, the Centre offers programmes dealing with welfare, training and assistance with access to local services through referrals to schooling, bank accounts, health care, legal representation, qualification accreditation and social assistance. The Centre receives around 700 people each month accessing our different services. Their services include an employment help desk, Digital literacy training, English teaching, sewing, workshop program, a welfare desk, clinic, soup kitchens, etc
  • Tasks: These positions will be based at our home for refugee children in Woodstock for unaccompanied and/or separate minors and children in need of care. This House provides full time care to a maximum number of 30 children and is structured into two houses, one for younger boys and girls and teenage girls, and a separate smaller home for teenage boys.
  • Responsibilities: Live-in position. The intern is expected to live in the house and work as full member of the Care team according to a daily schedule. The intern is expected to participate in house meetings, staff meetings and training. The intern would work under supervision of a senior staff member. The tasks range from taking care of the children’s living space, supervision during meal times and recreational activities to food preparation, homework assistance, reading programme, etc.
  • Qualifications: Previous experience in child care (at least one relevant reference letter in the field). Studies in the following fields are an asset: child care, psychology, social work, social education. The minimum period of stay is 4 months. The House offers food and lodging to live-in care givers

SOCIAL: All Rounder Position

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 002
  • Location:' Cape Town
  • Length: Miminum of 3 months and longer
  • Short description: Perceiving migration as an opportunity, the Centre offers development and welfare programmes to the migrant and local communities of Cape Town. In providing our assistance we use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and our human rights. With a team of 26 people and the revolving help of about 40 volunteers, the Centre offers programmes dealing with welfare, training and assistance with access to local services through referrals to schooling, bank accounts, health care, legal representation, qualification accreditation and social assistance. The Centre receives around 700 people each month accessing our different services. Their services include an employment help desk, Digital literacy training, English teaching, sewing, workshop program, a welfare desk, clinic, soup kitchens, etc
  • Responsibilities: In this position, you will help out in different areas of the organisation, wherever there is a need. This can include tasks such as teaching English, packing food parcels, peeling potatoes for the soup kitchen, capturing data, etc. You will also be expected to cover the reception area for 2 hours daily. This is a diverse position in which you will learn about all aspects of our work.
  • Qualifications: You must enjoy working with people of different cultures. Your personality is independent and very flexible, able to deal with changing daily needs of the organization and you are a minimum age of 20.
  • Commitment: You should be available from Monday to Friday, ideally from 8:30am until 4:30pm. We would prefer a 3 month commitment so that you have the time to become familiar with how our organisation works.

Social: Human Rights

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 003
  • Location: Salt River, Cape Town
  • Length: 3 – 6 Months
  • Short description: This project was named after a young Zimbabwean who died of starvation on the streets of Cape Town whilst waiting to get his asylum papers. Formed in 2007, this project exists to assist refugees who face a similar plight on the streets of Cape Town.
  • Tasks: Assisting with the refugee interviews and follow-up appointments, Office administration and organisation, Data capturing – database /reports /networking etc, Thank you letters and acknowledgements, General help and assistance to office manager, attending committee meetings and taking minutes, communicating and networking via Internet, email and telephone to access resources e.g. training courses, food, Clothing, jobs etc, Networking with various NPO’s in the community, attending forums and meetings and sending out summary reports. Administration
  • Applicant requirements: The intern has to be interested in working for an NGO and be willing to be part of a small team. An all rounder, willing to to be involved with all aspects of the organisation would be idea.
  • Level of education: Any level
  • Language skills: Good English

Social, Environmental greening

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 004
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum duration 2 Months
  • Short description: They are an urban agriculture (UA) and environmental action (EA) association operating in the socio-economically neglected townships of Khayelitsha, Nyanga and surrounding areas of the Cape Flats near Cape Town. They assist individuals, groups and community based organisations to initiate and maintain permanent organic food growing and nature conservation projects as the basis for sustainable lifestyles, self-help job creation, poverty alleviation and environmental renewal.
  • Tasks: The Intern will get experiences in project evaluation, case studies, system development and project management and support research work and networking. The intern will further help fieldworkers with systems and administration and to deliver services. Applicants must be self-starters and must be able to function fairly independently.
  • Applicant requirements: Any field in geography, training, adult education, community development, projects management, or economics could apply.
  • Level of education: Senior, independent worker
  • Language skills: Good English

Social: Special Needs Education

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 005
  • Location: Mitchells Plain, Cape Town
  • Length: 1-6 month
  • Short description: This school is for learners with physical disabilities and they represent many different disabilities groups eg. Muscular Dystrophies, Congenital and Traumatic amputations, Arthritis and Cerebral Palsy etc..Consideration is given to learners‟ ability to cope in a mainstream setting and their need for the therapeutic services. The school is proactive about getting their children through a good school system with a high level of education. They offer sports codes such as track and field and have a professional team of rehabilitation services. Children get full support, from receiving transport to and from school, as well as receiving a professional support service from social workers, nursing services, occupational therapists, physical- and physiotherapists..
  • Tasks: According to your study level and subject specialization you will be involved in either speech-, art-, music-; physical-; physio- or occupational therapy. A professional education in one of the above fields is essential, including having completed your medical tests or practical exams in the field. This school is desperately in need of additional hands skills and would be welcome the right candidates.
  • Applicant requirements:
  • Studying towards a degree/diploma in a professional field.
  • Some past experience would be preferable in your field
  • Good communication skills
  • A love of children and a passion to make a difference in their lives.
  • Consideration must be given to school holidays in SA
  • A car to get you to and from work is essential
  • Language skills: Good English

Social : Public Relations & Administration

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 006
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Short description: This is one of the most active charties in the world. Their work is well known and their success enormous. They mobilize a force of medical professionals and caring hearts to provide safe, effective reconstructive Surgery for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate. Their offices are in the city centre of Cape Town and this is an excellent small team of professionals who push the levels of professionalism time and time again. They arrange voluntary medical missions to African countries where they operate on people for fee.
  • Tasks: Administration: As this is a small team, you will assist with administration of these missions. This involves arranging a lot of logistics, flights, visa’s for medical teams, shipping of equipement around the continent, co-ordination of all the donations and materials needed for their work etc. Due to the nature of their work, the careful planning of every event is essential as many professionals offer up their time and pay to go on a mission serving a poor community who would otherwise not get this help: Public Relations & Awareness: Most of the time, you get to do your own project as well. This could be a fund-raising project, awareness campaign, preparing information for their website or co-ordinating projects with schools or the community to assist with the preparation of these missions. Most of the time our students host and arrange their own functions for either business people, schools, VIP’s etc.
  • Applicant requirements: You must be able to work in a smaller team of say 10 people, so good people skills are essential. You have to be very organised and systematic in your approach to your work as you would deal with a lot of systems and processes.
  • Level of education: Any field of study e.g. administration, interest in social issues, public relations or communications normally fit in well with them.
  • Language skills: Good communication skills in English is essential.

Social: Public Relations

  • Reference number: SOC 007
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3-6 months, car required
  • Short description: This organization has experienced the realisation of an Air Ambulance network and Flying Health Outreach Service, using helicopters and small planes with the capacity to provide effective and equitable healthcare to metropolitan areas as well as remote rural communities throughout the entire sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Since its launch in 1996 they have literally changed the lives of thousands of people living in rural communities.
  • Tasks:
  • You will be based in the Public Relations Department, helping the team to come up with new and innovative ideas.
  • You will also be involved in research on fundraising, increasing their media exposure strategies, bringing overviews and information to meetings concerning projects you are working on.
  • You will be accountable to the manager, which will involve reporting back regularly, completing tasks timeously, maintaining a positive company image and arriving at work and meetings punctually and well prepared.
  • The organisation will do their best to ensure that an internship with them is a successful and enjoyable, you may also have the opportunity to travel with them, and they will make every effort to meet your needs and requirements
  • Applicant requirements:
  • Public Relations background
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Willing to travel if necessary
  • Interpersonal effectiveness is of high importance, and you will be required to incorporate the use of initiative as well as the quality, accuracy and time management.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Very good English
  • Kind of Person: Team player as you will work in a small team. :*

SOCIAL: Psychology, all types of therapy, Special needs education

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 008
  • Location: Kenilworth, Cape Town
  • Length: 2-6 months, own car
  • Short description: This school is primarily reserved for learners with visual impairment as a primary disability but they may also have other disabilities such as autism or neurological degenerative diseases. The school has students from Pre-school to Grade 12 and also offers post-graduates courses. They offer many different bridging courses for the students to make them as independent as possible. There are currently 300 learners and 36 teachers as well as 3 Occupational Therapists, 2 School Psychologists, 2 Nurses and then another 30 general staff members.
  • Tasks:
  • You will work in close conjunction with the existing staff psychologist to ensure the continued development of the learners.
  • Counseling of learners
  • General scholar evaluation and assessment
  • All other psychology related duties
  • Applicant requirements:
  • A background study in Psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-, art- or music therapy or related fields.
  • Previous internship or work experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Good communication skills
  • A caring, committed attitude and a strong desire to make a difference
  • Open, friendly personality and a strong desire to learn
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: Caring personality and ability to relate to children is essential.

SOCIAL: Education

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 009
  • Location: Athlone, Cape Town
  • Length: 2 – 6 months, own car
  • Short description: This is a non-profit organisation working with disadvantaged youth in schools and unemployed youth between 14 – 30 years of age. In a society where fewer than 15% of school learners find formal employment, they offer a proven and positive way for learners to maximize their chances of becoming economically active through encouraging advocacy and lobbying, forging partnerships and self-reliance.
  • Tasks: The main need is for the intern to assist the high school for under-priveleged children – most of whom would not have been in school if it was not for this school. If you are able to teach any subject, especially maths and science, they would welcome your support. Also other work could include project management, life skills training, workshop monitoring, programme design and implementation
  • Applicant requirements:
  • A strong interest in NGO work and an understanding thereof
  • Enjoy working with youth
  • Keen to make a difference in society
  • Having access to an own car is advised
  • Level of education: Any even if you are a working person
  • Language skills: Good conversational English
  • Kind of Person: A person enjoying young people is essential.

SOCIAL: Education, Therapies, facilities, Social studies, nursing

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 010
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and Longer
  • Short description: The home caters for medically disabled and fragile children by providing care for them in the form of nursing and rehabilitation. The children in this home come from underprivileged socio-economic backgrounds. The home also has children with learning disabilities, severe mental retardation and life threatening diseases such as Diabetes, cancer and HIV/Aids. They have a school on the premises, as well as a residence where some children stay during the year.
  • Tasks: Depending on what you study, you can most likely apply for an internship in one of the following fields. Social Nursing care; nursing assistants; Physiotherapy; Occupational therapy, Speech therapy; Social work; Formal education; Human resource management; Creche assistant; studies around children; childcare workers – care minders art therapy; evening duty; special skills; play therapy; Other Computer training skills; administration skills; fund raising; Public relations (1 person); Human resource management; Maintenance workers; landscaping Holiday activities; Facility management (Playground, soccer field); Communications/Special events coordinator; Web design
  • Applicant requirements: Studying towards a course in nursing care, social work or a therapy. Alternatively you would be studying facilities management, education, administration, pedagogic or related fields etc.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Basic English
  • Kind of Person: You must enjoy working with children or in the environment where there are children. Own initiative is essential too as you will have more change to get involved in different projects.

SOCIAL: Special needs education

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 011
  • Location: Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 2 Months and longer
  • Short description: The school provides education to children with cerebral palsy as well as to those with specific learning disabilities and special needs. The educators strive to maximize the potential of the learners by providing them with the appropriate educational and therapeutic services. You can either go to the primary or high school. It is a fairly large school and a very well supported and managed school.
  • Tasks: Field: Phychology, physiotherapy, all types of therapy, special education, etc
  • Applicant requirements: You need to study one of the above fields.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: You have a love for children, or education

SOCIAL: Special Needs Education

  • Reference number: Social 012
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 2 Months or Longer
  • Short description: The school offers an individualised psycho-educational learning programme. It includes cognitive and motoric development, the development of self-help skills, socialization - which includes educational excursions, tours, life skills, pre-vocational skills and sports – including cricket, horse-riding,soccer, rugby and athletics. Although this is a relatively small school, it is a very well run School and offer their pupils excellent quality education and support.
  • Tasks: Will mainly focus on helping with autism and pervasive developmental disorders. You would get experience in individual tutoring of learners with autism and therefore must be interested in play therapy. Further you will participate in assessment and testing of learners. This school is able to offer almost any field of work in the field of special Needs education, including psychology, social work, physical therapy, special education, occupational therapy and more.
  • Applicant requirements: Relevant studies
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: You must have a personality and passion to work with these children

Social: Therapy, Teaching, Social Services, Criminology, Youth Development

  • Reference number: Social 013
  • Location: Cape Town, Southern Suburbs
  • Length: 2 Months and Longer
  • Short description & Tasks: The provincial Department of Social Development provides Places of Safety for children who are charged with committing a crime and found to need restrictive placement whilst they await trial and the finalisation of their court case. These crimes include that of theft, housebreaking, robbery and murder. This institute is home to 160 male youth between the ages of 15 and 17. Every boy enters this facility with his own frame of reference, based on his personal life experiences, cultural background, personal value system and religious beliefs. Accommodating the diverse individual needs of these boys poses a number of challenges for the staff working at this facility. Responsibility for different tasks at the facility will be allocated according to the intern’s studies. One of the main problems within this facility is gang building. Setting up programs like sport events, game afternoons or any social events can create a team spirit amongst the boys. The boys attend basic school during the day with very motivated teachers. Interns will assist the teachers by running art, music or language projects. Many of the boys are very talented and it is just a matter of time that the teacher cannot attend to them individually. Youth development or youth at risk programs need to be initiated. The current staff do what they can, however there is a vast need for someone to run programs on decision-making, life skills (e.g. how to say no, how to know when an adult wants to use them, what is right and wrong, etc…), behavioural changes, drug abuse and sexuality which incorporates HIV/Aids and protection thereof. Interns are also required to assist in training of the staff and in the development of educational materials on these topics. If you are able to change behaviour or teach the workers the skills to continue with life orientations, it would make a huge difference. Interns in this institute must have a strong personality and be largely motivated to making a difference in the lives of the children at this institute. The opportunities to do so are endless!
  • Applicant requirements: As this is a fairly “hard” environment, you have to be over the age of 22 years as a female and able to deal with difficult young people. A more senior level of study is therefore also required.
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: Maturity and ability to handle working with really problematic cases is essential.

SOCIAL : Social and Education

  • Reference number: Social 014
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: minimum duration 1 month
  • Short description: This is a voluntary welfare organisation that renders family care services to the entire community. The constitution is based on Christian principles, but it does not exclude any person from receiving assistance on the grounds of language, religion or culture. Problem areas identified in the community are dealt with through prevention, therapy or intervention.
  • Tasks: Are you interested in adult education? Do you enjoy working with children and families, as well as with old people? If the answer is yes to the above, then you are a prime candidate for this position. You have the choice to work within a group or on your own. It will also depend on your abilities and work experience. Adult education can be both interesting and challenging and the staff at the organisation has assured us that you will have plenty to keep you occupied and stimulated throughout your internship. Your job description could include the preparation of teaching lessons, assistance with play groups, assistance with the stimulation of children and the co-ordination of different children activities. Our interns normally assist with concerts, the preparation of creative materials, social activities and depending on your interests and skills, you could get involved with other aspects of the organisation.
  • Applicant requirements: Study field in child caring, education or social work
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Well written and spoken English
  • Kind of Person: Interested in working with children, social services or related fields

SOCIAL: Psychology, Social Work

  • Reference number: Social 015
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and Longer
  • Short description: Their aim is to develop people to rise out of poverty, with the major focus being on development work. This we do through nine community development centres and a wide range of programmes which focus mainly on: Engaging with communities to build capacity and solve problems Women, Children and Youth Development, Health and Food Security, Economic Empowerment, Wherever possible, we work with provincial and local government to refine service delivery to the poor, homeless, children and others.
  • Tasks: You would assist the professional support team with a variety of support roles, ranging from social services, counselling, etc.
  • Applicant requirements: You need to study a field like social work, psychology, social legal services, or a similar professional field.
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of person : As they have limited staff, you need to be fairly independent and self-motivated to offer support to the team. A car to get you to and from work is essential

Social, business development, Social services, youth development

  • Reference number: Social 016
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Any
  • Short description: This is a non-profit Child and Family organisation that provides numerous services to disadvantaged communities on the Cape Flats. The organisation pioneered social assistance in the entire Cape Flats and plays a major role in the community it serves by providing restorative support for the entire family and creating educational and social opportunities for the people. It is a very large organisation dealing with a large problematic community – including HIV / Aids, unemployment, child neglect and abuse, foster care, job creation, child care e.g. an after school program, dance group, social services etc.
  • Tasks: This internship offers a variety of opportunities. Their main needs currently are for assistance in the development of a number of business projects, organisational restructuring, fund-raising and re-development of the organisation. Second internship opportunities are in the fields of social work, psychology, house parents for a small foster home for children taken away from their parents and in general, people to assist with one of their many youth programs.
  • Applicant requirements: There are several internship opportunities. You may either study tourism development, child care, social work, psychology, or different fields of social development. You must be interested in working with people though. House parents for their home of safety could virtually be anyone too. You must be older than 23 years though and have a strong sense of responsibility. Opportunities are both senior and junior for young school leavers.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good working English

Social: Cancer, Marketing, Education

  • Reference number: Social 017
  • Location: Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: Minimum duration 3 month
  • Short description: The Association has been one of the leading and best-known non-profit and non-governmental organisations in S.A. since 1931. Its sole purpose is to fight cancer and its consequences in partnership with all South African communities, through the facilitation of various services to cancer patients and their families, through health promotion and education and through research partnerships. Their Western Cape office is conveniently close to all public transportation and about a 10 minute drive from Cape Town City centre. This is one of 8 provincial offices around South Africa and is often regarded as the best-developed and most successful province. It has a large staff complement of highly skilled staff and has a low staff turnover.
  • Tasks: PROJECT/PR/MARKETING DEPARTMENT. They are responsible for its own funds and has a proud tradition of very successful and exciting fundraising and awareness campaigns -some with a proud history.As it is a provincial position, your internship would cover areas ranging from project management, exposure to fundraising activities, some media exposure, and co-organising of events. Good inter-personal skills, sound knowledge of basic computer programs, a team player, a high degree of dedication and being a self-starter, would be the requirements. Health Promotion Department. One of the main focus areas is Health Promotion. Its core activities focus on providing information on the cancer most common amongst South Africans and include cervical, prostate, skin cancer and lifestyle- and tabacco-related cancer. The incumbent would be computer literate, have good inter-personal skills, have sound knowledge of general administrative tasks and enjoy working in a team. Tasks would include providing support to the health promotion team of the provincial manager. It could also include assisting with educational activities, co-ordinating the distribution of materials or media releases, general office administration and general hands-on tasks as required by the staff.
  • Applicant requirements: Suitable candidates would have skills in either Business Administration, Public Relations or Marketing and would be fluent in English. You would be exposed to very exciting and fast developing Departments and would enjoy the team-spirit and energetic working pace within these offices.
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Excellent English

Social, Children’s home

  • Reference number: Social 018
  • Location: Northen Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: 4 Months and longer
  • Short description: Home is a non-profitable organization (NPO number 011-891) that was established in 1883. The home has been the refuge to children from all races and creeds, for over 124 years. Their children come from seriously disadvantaged environments caused by HIV/Aids, drugs and divorce. They can accommodate 145 children in 12 house units. There are both sexes and all ages from birth to 18 years, as well as all races. These children often need therapy as well as specialiszed care. Most of the children have had to face extreme trauma in there young lives and as a result of broken homes, extreme poverty, HIV and many other factors. Many of them have been neglected, abused sexually, emotionally and physically and experience traumatic psychological effects thereof. International volunteers are used to assist in every aspect of our home. All Volunteers stay on the premisis and work on a shift basis with every second weekend off. Off days are given in the week if the weekend has been worked. Volunteers are used in the following areas:
  • 18 volunteers helping by being Child Care assistance in our 10 Houses on the premises
  • 2 volunteers helping as child care assistance at our Satellite house , looking after 12 children in a newly suburb about 20 minutes away from the main Children’s Home .
  • 4 volunteers needed to work night shift.
  • 2 Volunteers needed to drive children to and from schools and hospitals.
  • 2 Volunteers needed to run our small Playgroup for 4 – 5 young children that do not go to school.
  • 1 volunteer to assist in the Social Workers office.
  • 1 volunteer to assist the program manager arranging schools issues and fun events or outings for the children.
  • Volunteers are also often asked to assist with Public relations work, marketing or the children’s home as well as fundraising events.
  • They have a few office jobs as well where volunteers do not have to have contact with the children on a daily basis but will still be making a very important contribution to there lives by working behind the scenes.
  • Applicant requirements: Relevant studies, especially Child Care
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: Good English
  • Kind of Person: You will be in direct contact with them, so it is important that you are very comfotable working with children.

Social: Rehabilitation, nursing support, therapy, psychology, volunteering in fund-raising

  • Reference number: Social 019
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months or Longer
  • Short description: This is a large, government-funded, tertiary psychiatric hospital. Apart from offering general in- and outpatient psychiatric services, it has a variety of specialised units such as the Forensic Unit and Acute Admission Units. Patients generally suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, and those who are admitted to the high care unit are likely to have a history of the more severe forms of psychotic illnesses associated with behavioural disturbances. Patients are either admitted on a voluntary, assisted or involuntary Basis in accordance with the South African Mental Health Care Act of 2005.
  • Tasks: Field of Nursing support, general administration, public relations, arranging of activities and events, different forms of therapy. You can arrange e.g. cake baking lessons, food preparation lessons, creative sessions etc. In the office you would assist with various projects, day to day admin, management of the webstie information, data base management, fund-raising projects e.g. a golf day.
  • Applicant requirements: Nursing care, social worker, volunteering, or any field where you want to work in a social environment. You can work fairly creatively.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: A sincere interest to help people. You would prefer working with adults. As you can work shifts of fewer hours in the day, you can be quite flexible working here. They are willing to consider taking people for a few hours a day or week or full time.

Social: Medical, play therapy etc

  • Reference number: Social 020
  • Location: Southern Suburbs, Cape Town
  • Length: Any
  • Short description: This is the only remaining dedicated comprehensive paediatric hospital in southern Africa. It is dedicated exclusively to the care of children and it has built up enormous expertise in many areas of paediatric diagnostics, treatment and health care delivery. As a result, children with particular problems are referred to the Hospital from all over South Africa and from many other countries in the region.

1. Programme for ward Assistants Local & International Volunteers who assist in the wards with non medical tasks

  • Collects emergency orders from Stores
  • Collect milk feeds for the patients in the wards
  • Collects equipment from other areas of the hospital if needed by the ward.
  • Escorts patients to clinics and other departments
  • Takes prescription charts to Pharmacy
  • Collects X-rays when ready
  • Assists parents to departments as per parent requests
  • Ensures that store books have the relevant signatures attached to it
  • Nurturing patients and parents
  • Play activity with patients
  • Assists in stock-taking and keeping stock room tidy
  • Assisting with any other task as per request by the nursing staff

2. Programme for play “Therapists”(local and international volunteers)

  • Interacting with patients by telling stories, doing puzzles, arts and crafts, playing board games, colouring-in activities etc.
  • Escorting patients to entertainment events held by the Public Relations Department and the Children’s Hospital Trust
  • Skills development programmes are offered to volunteers

3. Palliative Care

Forever Friends is a programme to do little things that make life more bearable and identified as non medical and non threatening.

  • Children and mothers identified by the Sibanye Support Group Nosisi
  • Support for the mothers and family when necessary
  • To make tea a nd coffee, make available the Sanctuary or the Rose room
  • Support for the Children in Need Non Medical
  • Very sick children with no visitors
  • Stimulation and Love
  • Nappy Changing
  • Feeding
  • Massaging
  • Cuddling
  • Establish a relationship and gain trust with a child
  • International volunteers are required to do a minimum of three months.

4. Programme for specialized skilled volunteers

This programme is designed to accommodate volunteers with specialized skills in different departments. These volunteers are co-ordinated and supervised by various Department Heads. They are currently placed in:

  • Development Clinic
  • Diabetic Clinic
  • Chaplaincy
  • Eye Clinic
  • Dietics Clinic
  • Renal Clinic
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Urology Clinic
  • Stoma Clinic
  • Medical Informatics
  • Public Relations
  • Medical Records
  • Sewing room

5. Other skilled volunteers include:

  • Reflexologists
  • Aroma therapists
  • Reiki practitioners
  • Music Therapists
  • Art Therapists
  • Hospital Care Clowns


Applicant requirements As this is a non-medical placement, the person must have an interest to work in a variety or tasks with children especially. It is a very rewarding internship as you work with patients, assist the nursing staff and get an overall view of what happens in a hospital. You can either work mornings only or also some afternoons on special projects. There is an opportunity to also do week=end voluntary work with them. XChange has houses within close walking distance from this facility.

  • Level of education: Although you do not need any specific field of study to be a volunteer, you can also be pre-med studies as you will learn a lot from them. This is a very well run project and any skill can basically be fitted into this placement = including art, music, clowning, nursing support services etc.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: You must want to work with children.

Education, Teachers, Edu-Care

  • Reference number: Social 021
  • Location: Pinelands, Rondebosch,
  • Length: Any Lengths - Consideration should be given to the fact that we have 4 school terms in South Africa. The school year starts in January and finishes in the beginning of December. The 1st term is normally between mid January to the beginning of April, 2nd term April – end June, 3rd from July – Sept, 4th from Sept to December. During exam times, it is difficult to teach. The country has two main exam times – just before the end of the 2nd term and from about mid November to the end of the school term.
  • Short description: XChange supports a number of special needs schools or teaching programs for which we urgently need teachers, teacher aids, support staff and skills like occupational therapists, speech, music, art therapists and more. All these schools are under-staffed – meaning they only have a limited number of teaching posts paid for by the government and they have to make do with that, or the parents much pay the balance of the posts. In most cases, the parents are not in the financial position to do so.
  • Tasks: Teaching English classes for adults, high school pupils or beginners ages 8 – 12. Home work supervision for primary school children
  • Applicant requirements: Either studying towards a teaching degree, teachers aid certificate or studying a degree in fields like child care, social fields (not social work), teaching for smaller children etc The intern must have good people skills, love to assist those who are less privileged, be patient, will be able to adapt easily to the school programs and have a interest getting involved with all aspects of the school or facility – including after school activities. Should your placement period fall within a holiday period, you can either use the opportunity to travel or we can incorporate you with a day care of holiday program.
  • Language skills: English is the main feeding language for these schools. Most of the time, the 2nd language is Afrikaans or Xhosa to these pupils.

Social: Physio, Occupational, Different Therapies, Nursing Support

  • Reference number: SOCIAL 022
  • Location: Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Length: Any
  • Short description: This Special Care Centre is still the leader in providing excellent care to intellectually disabled children and young adults as well as their families. Many of their children know only the care centre as their home and the staff as their families. The service levels are top notch and comprises of in house therapeutic activities such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, self-help skills, 24 hour professional nursing as well respite care to parents with children who are intellectually and physically disabled. Their daily programme comprises of: Sensory & motor stimulation, Outside play / music, Physiotherapy, Feeding and toilet training skills, Walks, correct positioning in their wheelchairs and indoor play to prevent boredom.
  • Tasks: Depending on your studies, you will be involved with mainly motivation or rehab work with younger children to adults with mental disabilities.
  • Applicant requirements: Relevant field of studies
  • Level of education: Any
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: Good people skills and interest to help people normally not popular in the community due to their disability.

Medical: Physio, Medicine, Occupational Therapy

  • Reference number: Medical 001
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: Any
  • Short description: This is a long term rehabilitation hospital for children. These children remain at the hospital long term and receive their operations, treatment or rehabilitation on the premises. The staff compliment consist of a full medical team, a physio therapy department and support services.
  • Tasks: It is an interesting experience as the intern will not solely be occupied with physiotherapy, but also with the concept of play-therapy. Since a physio-intern must be registered in South Africa to perform rehabilitation work, we will assist the student with these procedures.
  • Applicant requirements: Relevant studies in the field of medicine, Physio or occupational therapy. We place our interns there regularly. It is a good placement with a safe and friendly environment. They staff are nice people who really know how to make use of the help of the interns.
  • Level of education: 3 rd Year or above. You have to have finished your medical examinations.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: You must enjoy working with children.

MEDICAL: Physio, Occupational, Physical Therapy, Sport for disabled, psychiatry

  • Reference number: Medical 002
  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and Longer
  • Short description: The Centre provides specialised, high-intensity rehabilitation and community-reintegration programmes for persons with physical disabilities. The focus is outcome-based and the promotion of functional independence. The facility has a maximum capacity of 240 beds, and a daily OPD clinic. Rehabilitation programmes focus on reducing activity limitations and participation restrictions for persons.
  • Tasks: The intern will assist the skilled and dedicated staff members, while being active in a multi-disciplinary team and by providing individual support to the patients. From previous experience with this organization, we are confident that the student awaits a challenging and dynamic placement.
  • Applicant requirements: 3 year and having completed your medical tests already.
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: A person with a passion to assist others will fit in well.

MEDICAL: Psychology; Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy

  • Reference number: Medical 003
  • Location: Rondebosch, Cape Town
  • Length: 2-6 months, own car
  • Short description: This is a home that provides specialised care for profoundly intellectually and disabled people. These children need specialised care every minute of their lives. Each child‟s potential is explored and developed to fulfill their maximum potential in a stimulating environment.
  • Tasks:
  • Counseling of children
  • General evaluation and assessment
  • All other psychology related duties
  • Setting up development programmes for individual children
  • Applicant requirements:
  • A background study in Psychology
  • Previous internship or work experience would be an advantage but not essential
  • Good communication skills
  • A caring, committed attitude and a strong desire to make a difference Open, friendly personality and a strong desire to learn
  • Level of education: Any level for general work
  • Language skills: English
  • Kind of Person: Ability to work with retarded or special needs children and adults.

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TEACHERS

  • Location: Pinelands, Rondebosch, City centre, Mitchells Plain & Athlone
  • Length: Any Lengths - Consideration should be given to the fact that we have 4 school terms in South Africa. The school year starts in January and finishes in the beginning of December. The 1st term is normally between mid January to the beginning of April, 2nd term April – end June, 3rd from July – Sept, 4th from Sept to December. During exam times, it is difficult to teach. The country has two main exam times – just before the end of the 2nd term and from about mid November to the end of the school term.
  • Short description: XChange supports a number of special needs schools or teaching programs for which we urgently need teachers, teacher aids, support staff and skills like occupational therapists, speech, music, art therapists and more. All these schools are under- staffed – meaning they only have a limited number of teaching posts paid for by the government and they have to make do with that, or the parents much pay the balance of the posts. In most cases, the parents are not in the financial position to do so.
  • Tasks: Teaching English classes for adults, high school pupils or beginners ages 8 – 12. Home work supervision for primary school children teaching maths, science, business studies, computers, languages or any other subject you are skilled to teach. Maths and Science is mostly urgently needed in both high schools, special needs schools and primary school.
  • Applicant requirements: Either studying towards a teaching degree, teachers aid certificate or studying a degree in fields like maths and science with an interest to assist the above target groups. The intern must have good people skills, love to assist those who are less privileged, be patient, will be able to adapt easily to the school programs and have a interest getting involved with all aspects of the school or facility – including after school activities. Should your placement period fall within a holiday period, you can either use the opportunity to travel or we can incorporate you with a day care of holiday program.
  • Language skills: English is the main feeding language for these schools. Most of the time, the 2nd language is Afrikaans or Xhosa to these pupils.

JOURNALISTS

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 Months and longer
  • Short description: We have several opportunities for people studying media, journalism or related fields. That includes a radio station, a local on-line magazine, print newspaper or news magazines and a new community paper.
  • Tasks: Most tasks include doing research for stories, going out to interview for the stories and producing stories of quality ranging from general tourism activities, sport, human stories, community activities and more. In some cases, it would also include producing the actual story for radio presentation or preparing the guest for interviews.
  • Applicant requirements: Most of these positions require that you can speak good, fluent English.
  • Level of education: You will at least be in your 2nd year of your studies and study towards a related field.
  • Language skills: Very good English
  • Kind of Person: Firstly you must be a team player and take instruction from your superior. You must take responsibility for your work and put effort in produce work of high standards. You must enjoy working with people and have a passion for special new stories or interests.

WORKING ON A FARM (horses, vineyards, animals, fruit)

  • Location: About 1 hour away from Cape Town
  • Length: Any
  • Short description: This is a working farm. It is firstly a horse farm. The owner trains people who become horse trainers or teachers, as well as running a riding school on the farm for people from the region. They have some top riders training there, hold regular holiday camps.
  • Tasks: The person is integrated with the day to day activities of caring for horses, including feeding, grooming, children’s camps, riding lessons, preparing horses for sessions, and more. The fun side of staying on this farm, is that you can participate in all other activities on the farm – e.g. wine making, harvesting, caring for sheep, chickens etc.
  • Applicant requirements: The students or candidates stay on the farm with the family or in the house where other trainees are staying. You all eat all meals with the family on the farm. This activity results in close relationships and friendships amongst the owners, their family and the interns on the farm. An amount of R5000 per month is payable for the training, accommodation, all meals, often week-ends away and transport to and from the farm.
  • Level of education: No requirements
  • Language skills: No special requirements – need to understand basic English.
  • Kind of Person: You must have a positive attitude, be hard working and responsible, with a good sense of humor. You must enjoy nature & farm surroundings. You will no doubt enjoy working with young people & animals or you must be interested to get to know local people and have a sense of family.

Technical Studies

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 4 months or more
  • Short description: This is a very established boat building company. Established in 1979, this company provides the South African and worldwide boating market with the most comprehensive range of RIBs and Inflatables. They have over 20 models planned, designed and manufactured from their Cape Town headquarters. Each boat is hand crafted to the individual and precise specifications of the customer. They have about 80 skilled craftsmen. For 30 years, the company has made significant investments in product development and training. This investment has led to this company contributing some of the most innovative designs to the world market.
  • Tasks: General knowledge of technical designing, general boat designing, fields like mechanical engineering, knowledge of technical issues, knowledge and interest in improving technical specifications or factory production are the general fields in which they need people.
  • Applicant requirements: Self-starter with interest in technical issues.
  • Level of education: Senior studies or thesis work
  • Language skills: Good working English
  • Kind of Person: You should be a team player with interest in boating as a sport, have interest in designing or a strong affinity for technical issues.

Environmental, Management, Project Management

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Length: 3 months minimum and longer
  • Short description & Tasks:

To develop a Plastic Recycling Retail Strategy and Action Plan that aims to minimize the environmental impact on the South African landscape by using the buying power and awareness opportunities available to retailers in order to: 1. Achieve sustainable growth in plastic recycling 2. Support existing and encouraging new collection and recycling networks. 3. Promote in-store consumer education and awareness.

This would be achieved by way of implementing the following key steps:

  • Confirming key stakeholders (including senior level in government);
  • Setting up a primary engagement system;
  • Developing a draft Retailer Strategy and Action Plan;
  • Finalising the strategy;
  • Mandating a retail sub-committee as a component of the Recycling Board to implement the Retail Action Plan;
  • Setting up monitoring and measurement mechanisms.

What do we aim to achieve? “Retailers for Recycling” aims to:

  • Create a pull strategy by stimulating increased demand for products with recycled content, made from recycled material and products that are recyclable;
  • Reduce waste to landfill from retail stores;
  • Reduce the carbon footprint associated with retailers;
  • Increase the recycled content in the packaging of own brands and in other brands where retailers have influence;
  • Inform consumers to make responsible choices in terms of packaging and labelling;
  • Stimulate the informal market and job creation through recycling;
  • Make recycling financially sustainable; make recycling good for business; i.e. life cycle analysis (Example, “Let them Eat Cake” article by WWF);
  • Adhere to consistent environmental standards for industry (international standards and best practice);
  • Motivate for suppliers and manufacturers to be involved;
  • Extend this vehicle to eventually incorporate other waste streams;
  • Some important points:
  • Customers / government / employees / financial investors / need to get on Board;
  • Product design to use products containing recycled material: consumables / consumer products;
  • Need to develop Retailer Recycling Guidelines;
  • Education Element is critical – maximise schools/ supplier education;
  • Explore Opportunities for Donor Funding for “Retailers for Recycling”
  • Applicant requirements: Interest in environmental issues, making a difference to our planet and good management skills working for a large national retail company. You will get the opportunity to work along-side some of the top name business people in the Cape.
  • Level of education: Any level
  • Language skills: Good working English
  • Kind of Person: You must be interested in working in an exciting field. You will be based at a top name retail firm and must be able to operate in a huge office environment. You must have good communication & writing skills.