Administration Internships

Administration Internships

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.

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.

Field: Administration

Reference number: Admin 002

Location: Cape Town

Length: Minimum 3 Months

Short description: The company is a non-profit organisation that restores dignity and builds self- esteem in unemployed people through various skills development courses. Since 2010 they have been known to train and develop the unemployed, enabling them to become economically active. A holistic approach is adopted, integrating life skills, business skills and spiritual development into all courses. This allows for students to develop the necessary values and attitudes required for the workplace and for life in general. They consistently strive to achieve our goal of: “Equipping people for a meaningful life”.

Their vision is to significantly decrease unemployment levels in the greater Cape Town area, particularly in vulnerable communities.

Tasks: All aspects of Administration, support to the director and team, processes and systems etc.

Applicant requirements: You may either be a mature volunteer or someone with an administration background. Your tasks will be to support the team of professionals with the day to day administrative tasks e.g. preparing documents, doing presentations, preparing proposals, co-ordinating activities in the office etc.

Level of education: University qualifications or similar qualification.

Language skills: Good command of the English language.

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

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