Selection of Positions

Random selection of Internship and Volunteer position, projects, thesis in Cape Town, Somerset and Stellenbosch where Magister had people in the past or/ and presently open. Please notice that names and exact locations are changed or deleted. Even if you don't find your desired position or is not available for your desired period, Magister is still able to supply you with an suitable professional alternative. To apply please fill in the application form. A listing of most internship and volunteer positons and descriptions are stored in the Magister South Africa database. Here you find few examples in following fiels :

Communications and Marketing

Ref: 1001

This company is a t-shirt company with a community of design lovers and voters participating in bi-weekly t-shirt design competitions with the winners voted by the community. At first glance the company is simply an online apparel retailer. However, apart from being the producer of these fabulous garments they aim to serve a greater purpose through their community. the company hosts an online community for people passionate about design. They allow their members to use their website as a platform from which they can express themselves through designing or voting and commenting on designs. Community members use the company to win prizes, network and attain credibility and exposure for their work. Talented artists who want to become known in the design industry can use the company as their first step into fame. The designs on company’s T-shirts are sourced from people in their worldwide community and are printed on their garments along with the designer's name. the company themed competitions run regularly every two weeks, providing community members with a design brief to adhere to when developing creations. These creations are voted on by the community and the winning design is printed. the company provides design opportunities to their community via design briefs from other organisations too. Through this the company acts as a design source for companies who have specific design needs that can be fulfilled through the use of our community.

Location: 7 minutes Cape Town city centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-casual

Duties 
Marketing Intern
- Content generation and social media Activity
- Project management and P.R assistance & implementation
- Building relationships with existing designers & influencer as well as growing the designer & influencer base and contributing on branding and implementations of marketing campaigns
PR Intern
- Copy for press releases and Media Liaison
- Schedule interviews, Q&A;s and meet ups
- Solicit free online exposure
- Liaising with offline magazines & publications
- Reporting on exposure received
Office administration Intern
- General office administration
- Reception duties;
- Liaising with company suppliers and managing staff calendars

Requirements
- Marketing, Advertising, PR or Administration background.
- Previous work or internship experience preferred
- Good communication skills

Communications and Marketing

Ref: 1002

This firm was established in 2006 as an independent continental body to monitor development funding commitments, funding delivery as well as the impact on grassroots communities. Talso works towards bringing strong additional African voices to the development agenda. Their vision is of an African continent rapidly achieving its development potential, whose people live in dignity, in a just society where basic needs are met, human rights are upheld, and good governance entrenched.  The firm’s new strategic focus seeks to unlock the grassroots potential to be the drivers of African economic rejuvenation. In June 2012, the UN Millennium Campaign in collaboration with the UN Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service, CIVICUS, GCAP and the Beyond 2015 campaign conducted a two day consultation meeting to coordinate and harmonize efforts to enhance children and youth’s participation in the post-2015 agenda. During the consultation, it was agreed that youth participation is fundamental for the post-2015 agenda and should be achieved through the use of new media, particularly crowd-sourcing, mobile technology, and radio campaigning.
The programme will aim to:
- Establish a mobile based e-platform to source perspectives from a minimum of one hundred thousand youth on the post-2015 agenda.
- Make available regular information feeds about current debates related to the post-2015 global dialogue.
- Generate and synthesize youth perspectives to influence the post-2015 agenda.
- Provide information to African Youths on post 2015 MDG process
- Synthesise data and perspectives generated with other existing processes, including the Africa We Want campaign, the African Consensus process, Beyond 2015 campaign and the World We Want platform. 

Location: 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Preferable
Dress code: Semi-casual

Duties
This is a challenging internship position and will expose the intern to a wide variety of knowledge areas while carrying out the following tasks:
- Develop and implement a media, communication and marketing plan to popularize the mobile platform.
- Support the media and advocacy work to ensure that the emerging perspectives from the youth play a role in the driving of the African post 2015 development agenda
- Develop and use social media platforms and develop and disseminate content
- Provide radio content outputs for use by community and mainstream radios
- Opinion and commentary pieces
- Social media posts (daily) and Multimedia features It is expected that the work of the intern will result in the following milestones:
- A brief paper on the media, communication and marketing strategic plan,
- Develop and disseminate content in popularizing the platform and advocacy work afterwards

Requirements
Studying towards a degree/diploma in Social Sciences/Human Rights/Political Science or a related area
- Good Communication skills
- Able to work with people from a diversity of cultures
- Able to work both well in a team and independently