Facilities Management Internships

Facilities Management Internships


Field: Facilities Management, Building Engineering & Engineering

Reference Number: Facilities 001

Location: Tokai, Cape Town

Period: 4 Months and Longer

Short description: The company 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, the company has grown from an entrepreneurial family company 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: 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: Management

strong>Reference number: Facilities 002

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company is a South African non-governmental organisation with a comprehensive health care vision for children living with facial conditions. The company 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 they are a charity for children, they understand that parents want nothing more than to help their children in need and cannot do so due to financial restrictions. They aim to positively increase the quality of life for South Africa’s disadvantaged families by encouraging, informing and educating the parents throughout the process. The companies chief patron, the late honourable Nelson Mandela had passionately supported the company and his wish was that they reach as many children in need as possible. The late Madiba was proudly associated with the company as he believed that the future of the nation is in the hands of the children.

Tasks: Chosen candidate will assist in communications & events organizing, programme co-ordination & support on-going projects, project specific events such as Mandela day activities and World Smile day, as well as administrative support and updating of documents used for marketing.

Applicant requirements: Candidates interested in logistics, events management or fund-raising projects may apply. This is a very busy office. Positive attitude would be welcomed as the team works very hard.

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: Management

Reference number: Facilities 003

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company has a threefold purpose: to help young men develop in spirit, mind and body – which gave rise to the Red Triangle – its famous symbol. Their mission is to empower those most at risk in South Africa through the development of Leadership, Education and Communication Skills. They run both programs for young people, community outreach activities, housing and more.

Tasks: As the company owns housing, guest houses, restaurants and conference facilities, all aspects of facilities management will be touched on. They need to put a maintenance plan into place, their cleaning system needs to be looked at, they want to create more funding opportunities which plans have to be written for and the overall management of the facilities need to be relooked and evaluated.

Applicant requirements: You should be able to work independently and use initiative to get the tasks done.

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: Facilities Management

Reference number: Facilities 004

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company is all about experiences. They create new and exciting ways to enjoy South Africa’s amazing surroundings while having a whole load of fun! They are passionate about Team Building and amazing Incentive Experiences. They believe their attention to detail, fast and efficient service and accurate information are the keys to success, while providing endless fun and laughter for our clients. The company has been in operation for over seventeen years and has a proven track record for running professional, safe and fun Team Building, CSR Initiatives, Year-end Functions, Conference Energizers and Incentive Activities for corporate groups of all sizes. There tailored sets of activities are suitable for all levels of fitness with the emphasis being on enjoyment and social interaction not exercise. Whether your group consists of 10 or 1500 people they will manage the logistics to ensure the event runs smoothly and you get the most out of your day. They have thousands of happy clients and can’t wait to welcome you too!

Tasks: Chosen candidate will assist with fine-tuning and preparing for events, collecting and preparing equipment, booking and leasing with service providers, facilitating on site at events, post event follow up and set down, photography and relay back to marketing team, assist in designing race-books and find interesting material for new products, assist in the product development department with upcoming new events and assist marketing department with content creation.

Applicant requirements: Both guys and girls studying facilities management may apply. You have to ensure you like to get your hands dirty as preparing for events is hard work. Communications students will be required to do marketing, take photo’s of events and posting them, write posts for facebook or twitter and help to promote the company in general.

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: Facilities management

Reference number: Facilities 005

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company is dedicated entirely to children – especially children predominantly from impoverished communities throughout Africa. The companies Trust was established in 1994 to advance child healthcare through the company – the first stand-alone tertiary hospital, exclusively for children, in sub-Saharan Africa. As an independent, registered non-profit company, the company relies on the benevolence of their donors to fund them.

Tasks: The company has a dedicated department for engineering and facilities management. Projects allocated to the interns can be big or small, ranging from an analysis of work flow, to educating project regarding the use of cleaning materials. It could be a smaller maintenance project or assisting with a larger one.

Applicant requirements: Studies in facilities management is required. You have to be confident enough to go into departments and take ownership of the projects allocated to you – especially with regard to working with people you do not know at all.

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: Facilities Management

Reference number: Facilities 006

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company is one of Africa's most visited destinations with 24 million visitors annually. It is situated in the oldest working harbour in the southern hemisphere, with the iconic Table Mountain as its backdrop and extensive views of the ocean, city bowl and mountain peaks.

A mixed-use development, the company covers 123 hectares, comprising residential and commercial property, hotels, retail, dining,and leisureas well as entertainment facilities for both local and international visitors. Along with heritage sites and tourism landmarks, it also includes hotels, retail districts, residential units, corporate offices, markets and the recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) – hosting the world's largest collection of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora.

The company plays a vital role in the South African economy, with a R335 billion (USD25 billion) in nominal terms over the past 14 years. Every day, 21 000 people come to work at company, 1 500 people live there and up to 180 000 visitors come every day in peak season. The company is also the operator of the newly upgraded Cape Town Cruise Terminal – in walking distance of Zeitz MOCAA.

Task: Projects could include an analysis of Health & Safety standards of the restaurants or shops on the premises. It could be a project involving general maintenance or implementation of certain regulations on the premises by tenants.

Applicant requirements: We only put senior or post-graduate students with this company. You need to be focused on your field of study and with the opportunity to do thesis projects, it is advisable to have in mind what you would be interested in doing as they are huge and very busy.

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: Facilities Management, but also Social work, Physiotherapy

Reference number: 007

Location: Cape Town – all around the city

Length: Minimum 3 months

Short description: This organization has over 60 years of experience in the retirement market. Today with over 20 properties, including several upmarket and new developments, they cover the entire spectrum of services for the elderly, catering to both their independent living needs and later full frail care. They aim to provide residents with the highest standard of care in homely, secure and comfortable environments.

Tasks: Considering the size of the company, there’s a lot of work to be done. The work is for an independent thinker who can take on a project and run with it.

Responsibilities: The projects could range from a standardized Health & Safety standards or updating them for the whole company. It could also include projects regarding the cleaning services, fire drill procedures, evacuation procedures or a training program for all staff in all the properties.

Level of education: Social Work, occupational therapy, physiotherapy or an equivalent degree / field of study.

Language skills: Good command of the English language.

Kind of person: The ideal candidate should have patience and understanding in working with elderly both physically and emotionally. Working within a team is important and the ability to connect with all types of individuals would be key.

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