Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal access to opportunities. Although South Africans gained freedom from apartheid in 1994, inequality is still prominent there. Created to curb the problem of gangsterism in the township of Khayelitsha in Capetown, the 18 Gangster Museum is a place to engage with the challenges of violence and gangsterism in Cape Town. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, this museum was not only a center for education but a center for support and development in the community. Without the income generated from the museum, the 18 Gangster Museum had to put its community projects on hold.
Interns will be tasked with redeveloping the community programs at the 18 Gangster Museum. Through research, program planning, and developing a business plan, interns will engage with the 18 Gangster Museum staff to revive this crucial community resource and ensure that the youth of the community have access to programs that can once again offer safety, expression, and hope.
Prerequisites: Interns should be enrolled in a post-secondary institution and have an interest in using their skills to support social justice initiatives in South Africa.
All EDU Africa internships are outcomes-based, and designed for interns to meet the following objectives in line with our transformation goal of Professional Development:
- Acquire and articulate hard and soft skills
- Understand the applications of professional competencies within an African context
- Connect the insights gained during the internship to other future career objectives
EDU Africa interns will be involved in project- and/or activity-based engagements with their host companies. There is a strong focus on the development and application of key skills. These include:
- Intercultural competencies
- Tolerance for ambiguity
- Communication skills
- Virtual professional competencies
While project-specific work with host organizations will form the bulk of the internship, our internships also include facilitated group sessions where these key skills are foregrounded and international and cross-disciplinary networking with interns across our programs is encouraged. While embarking on project work, interns will engage with several context-specific professionals in order to enhance their professional experience.
At least one African intern will be included for every three international interns per program.
The skill level required for particular programs will be outlined according to the project work involved.
What kinds of tasks/projects can virtual interns get involved in?
- Project-based learning
- Marketing plans/marketing research
- Business plans
- Data collection
- Analyzing data
Our internships focus on “living” outputs that will support our interns as they further their professional journeys.
Upon successful completion of the internship, each intern will be asked to produce a shareable formal reflection on their professional and personal learnings and receive:
- Some survey feedback on their team’s performance from the host organization
- A professional reference letter from EDU Africa
- A certificate and a digital badge of completion
Length of Internship
8 weeks, 80 hours (10 hours per week)
20 May to 15 July 2024
Registration Deadline: 1 April 2024
- Please read the virtual internship options descriptions below for specific program prerequisites
- We require all participants to be in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 and higher)
- Students must, at the time of application and program participation, be enrolled in a degree program at a tertiary institution
- Participants need to be culturally aware and open-minded to thrive in this program
- All lectures and tutorials are conducted in English therefore a good command of the English language is essential
- Students must have access to reliable Wi-Fi connectivity and a computer that can access the Zoom platform
How to apply
Please ensure that you review the prerequisites and eligibility requirements for your desired internship program before completing the Application Form.
Applicants will be contacted within 14 working days of submitting their application to set up an interview as the second stage of the process.
The final determination will be communicated thereafter.
Payment will be due on confirmation of acceptance.
We welcome and encourage applications from students from diverse backgrounds.
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