Events Management & Public Relations Internships

Events Management & Public Relations Internships


Field: Events

Reference number: EPR 001

Location: Cape Town

Length: 3 months or longer

Short description: This company specializes in advertising, brand marketing and 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 should be goals for the intern. 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.

Kind of person: An honest, hard-working intern who has a good knowledge of their subject and suitable qualifications. A people’s person is essential.

Field: Fundraising, Marketing and Public Relations

Reference number: EPR 002

Location: Cape Town

Length: 3 months or longer

Short description: 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.

Tasks: Fundraising & Public Relations activities mainly.

Applicant requirements: You must either study a field of business administration, marketing or communications.

Level of education: Any.

Language skills: Good English.

Kind of person: You must have a strong ability to work systematic, handle volumes of general admin around a project and be able to work with people. Interns have participated in really great projects in the past – including huge fund-raising drives to fund a new hospital unit, auctions, a 5 star ball etc. They are a very good team and therefore you need to work together as a team.

Field: Social Media, Marketing and Public Relations

Reference number: EPR 003

Location: Cape Town

Length: 3 months or longer

Short description: Several positions exist in glossy magazines, print and digital magazines, with events companies, with companies who need communications students for media/communications. We have several placements available also for people strong in graphic designing.

Level of education: University qualifications or similar qualification.

Language skills: .Good command of the English language

Kind of person: An honest, hard-working intern who has a good knowledge of their subject and suitable qualifications. A people’s person is essential.

Field: Events Mangement

Reference number: EPR 004

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum of 3 months

Short description: This South African non-governmental organisation with a comprehensive health care vision for children living with facial conditions. This NGO together with the country’s Academic Hospitals work together to put the smile back onto children’s faces with corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments. Even though we’re a charity for children, we understand that parents want nothing more than to help their children in need and cannot do so due to financial restrictions. We aim to positively increase the quality of life for South Africa’s disadvantaged families by encouraging, informing and educating the parents throughout the process. Our chief patron, the late honourable Nelson Mandela had passionately supported this organisation and his wish is that we reach as many children in need as possible. The late Madiba was proudly associated with our charity as he believed that the future of our nation is in the hands of our children.

Tasks: Intern will assist with communications and events organising, programme co-ordination & support on-going projects, project specific events: Mandela day and World Smile day, administrative support and updating of documents used for marketing.

Level of education: University qualifications or similar qualification.

Language skills: Good command of the English language.

Kind of person: The intern should be honest, hard-working and must have a good knowledge of their subject and suitable qualifications. A people’s person is essential.


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