Reference number: Administration 001
Administration may be defined as a collective group of people traditionally in charge of implementing and managing rules and regulations in higher positions. Applying for this internship will provide you with the practical experience you need for future job applications. Students applying for this category of study need to be organized and responsible. You will need to manage and perform several tasks at hand and be able to focus under pressure.
This is one of the most active charities 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 equipment 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.
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.