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Nelson Mandela Foundation Internships 2024 Apply Here

As an intern at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, you will have the unique opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects that align with our mission and values. This internship program is designed to provide aspiring individuals with hands-on experience in a dynamic and impactful environment. We are seeking passionate and talented individuals who are committed to making a positive difference in society.

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  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on key social issues, human rights, and historical events relevant to the foundation's objectives. Analyze data and present findings to contribute to informed decision-making.
  • Project Support: Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of various projects and events hosted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation. This may include outreach initiatives, educational programs, and awareness campaigns.
  • Communication and Outreach: Contribute to the development of content for communication channels, including social media, newsletters, and the foundation's website. Engage with stakeholders and support outreach efforts to enhance the foundation's visibility.
  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative support to different departments within the foundation, ensuring smooth operations and effective collaboration.
  • Learning and Development: Actively participate in learning opportunities provided by the foundation. Attend workshops, training sessions, and mentorship programs to enhance professional and personal development.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant academic program (social sciences, humanities, communications, etc.).
  • Strong passion for social justice, human rights, and the legacy of Nelson Mandela.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse team.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and basic research tools.
Job Benefits
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience in a renowned non-profit organization.
  • Work alongside experienced professionals dedicated to social change.
  • Networking opportunities with experts in various fields.
  • Access to educational and professional development resources.
  • Exposure to the impactful work of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
  1. Review the Internship Details:
    • Carefully read through the internship description to understand the responsibilities, qualifications, and benefits associated with the position.
  2. Prepare Application Materials:
    • Update your resume, ensuring that it highlights relevant academic and extracurricular experiences.
    • Write a compelling cover letter expressing your passion for social justice, human rights, and your interest in contributing to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Tailor your letter to showcase how your skills and experiences align with the internship requirements.
    • Include a writing sample that demonstrates your communication skills. This could be an academic paper, blog post, or any piece showcasing your ability to convey ideas effectively.
  3. Submit Application:
    • Send your application materials, including your resume, cover letter, and writing sample, to the designated email address provided in the job description. Ensure that your subject line clearly states your name and the position you are applying for.
  4. Application Deadline:
    • Note the application deadline mentioned in the job description. Ensure that your application is submitted before the specified date to be considered for the internship.
  5. Application Review:
    • The Nelson Mandela Foundation's hiring team will review all submitted applications. Shortlisting will be based on the alignment of your skills and experiences with the internship requirements.
  6. Interview Process:
    • If selected for further consideration, you may be contacted for an interview. This could be conducted in person, over the phone, or through a video call. Be prepared to discuss your experiences, motivations, and how you can contribute to the foundation's mission.
  7. Selection and Notification:
    • Successful candidates will be notified of their selection for the internship. Details regarding the internship duration, start date, and other relevant information will be communicated at this stage.
  8. Onboarding:
    • Once selected, you will go through an onboarding process where you'll receive orientation about the foundation, its values, and specific details about your role. You may also receive any necessary training to prepare you for your responsibilities.
  9. Commencement of Internship:
    • Begin your internship at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, contributing to impactful projects and gaining valuable experience in a dynamic and inspiring environment.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Non-profit Organizations
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 3, 2024
Valid through
January 13, 2028
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