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Robben Island Museum: Internships 2024 / 2025 Apply Online

Robben Island Museum is offering internship opportunities for passionate and motivated individuals who are eager to gain hands-on experience in various aspects of museum operations, cultural heritage management, and educational programming. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work closely with museum professionals, engage with visitors from around the world, and contribute to the preservation and promotion of South Africa's cultural heritage.

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  • Assist with guided tours of Robben Island, providing visitors with informative and engaging insights into the island's history, significance, and legacy.
  • Support museum staff in the development and implementation of educational programs and outreach initiatives aimed at diverse audiences, including schools, community groups, and international visitors.
  • Contribute to the curation and maintenance of museum exhibitions, artifacts, and archival materials, ensuring their preservation and accessibility for future generations.
  • Collaborate with colleagues on special projects and events, such as heritage celebrations, research initiatives, and conservation efforts, as needed.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities, including training sessions, workshops, and seminars, to enhance your knowledge and skills in museum studies and cultural heritage management.
  • Currently enrolled in or recent graduate of a relevant academic program, such as museum studies, history, anthropology, cultural heritage, education, or related fields.
  • Strong interest in South African history, social justice, and cultural heritage preservation, with a commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equity.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with visitors of diverse backgrounds and ages in a respectful and inclusive manner.
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities, attention to detail, and willingness to learn new tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in additional languages, particularly Xhosa or Afrikaans, is desirable but not required.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: Gain practical, real-world experience in museum operations, cultural heritage management, and educational programming, working alongside experienced professionals in the field.
  • Professional Development: Participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars designed to expand your knowledge and skills in museum studies, history, anthropology, and related disciplines.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with museum professionals, scholars, and fellow interns from around the world, building valuable relationships and networks within the cultural heritage sector.
  • Exposure to Diverse Audiences: Engage with visitors from diverse backgrounds and cultures, honing your communication and interpersonal skills while fostering understanding, empathy, and dialogue.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Enjoy flexible internship durations and scheduling options to accommodate your academic commitments and personal preferences.
  • Academic Credit: Depending on your educational institution's policies, you may be eligible to receive academic credit for your internship experience at Robben Island Museum.
  • Stipend Opportunities: In some cases, stipends or allowances may be available to support interns with living expenses or transportation costs. Please inquire about available stipend opportunities during the application process.
  • Prepare Your Application Materials: Compile a resume, cover letter, and any relevant supporting materials (e.g., writing samples, portfolio) that highlight your qualifications, experiences, and interest in the internship position.
  • Review Available Internship Opportunities: Visit our website or contact us to learn about current internship openings, including specific roles, responsibilities, and requirements.
  • Submit Your Application: Send your application materials via email with the subject line "Internship Application: [Your Name]." Be sure to specify your availability, preferred internship dates, and areas of interest or expertise in your cover letter.
  • Application Deadline: Check the deadline for submitting applications and ensure that your materials are received before the specified cutoff date.
  • Follow-Up: After submitting your application, you may receive an acknowledgment of receipt or further instructions for the application process. Please be patient as we review applications and shortlist candidates for interviews.
  • Interview Process: If selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule a time for a virtual or in-person interview. Prepare to discuss your background, experiences, and motivations for pursuing an internship at Robben Island Museum.
  • Notification of Selection: Following the interview process, successful candidates will be notified of their selection for the internship program. Congratulations on taking the first step toward joining our team!
  • Internship Agreement: Upon acceptance into the program, interns will be required to sign an internship agreement outlining the terms, responsibilities, and expectations associated with the position.
  • Welcome to Robben Island Museum: Once onboarded, interns will receive orientation and training to familiarize themselves with our organization, facilities, and policies. Get ready for an enriching and fulfilling experience with us!
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Museums, Historical Sites, and Zoos
Job Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 10, 2024
Valid through
March 5, 2028
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