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 :

Education

Ref: 1101

This is one of the largest Colleges in Cape Town.  This college aims to produce graduates who can communicate effectively in academic, social and business settings. They offer many varied language course options and services and can also tailor these to meet each student’s needs and requirements. The school offers free internet access for all students and provides comprehensive support and assistance with accommodation and travel planning! They are committed to being the best language college in Africa and are proud of the high standards of quality and the service they offer to students. At the college the students experience diverse cultures, friendly people and affordable, quality education. Each week, they organize evening activities that include social, cultural and informative outings and on weekends, tours around Cape Town and outdoor activities are planned. These include weekends away, hiking, cycling, camping and river rafting and all students are welcome to attend. the college welcomes the students at Cape Town International Airport and also gives them advice on which airlines fly directly to Cape Town. For local travel, the college is within easy walking distances of many travel agencies, so planning a holiday within South Africa is easy. Suitable accommodation is arranged at reasonable prices from hotels and lodges to backpackers and home stay accommodation.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi Casual

Duties 
As an intern working with the college, you will be involved in either Event Organizing, Educational activities or Marketing and various marketing related procedures. Moreover, you will also be required to assist the school in PR activities aimed at promoting the school and looking after the students. You will also assist in working out activities for students, marketing these activities to the students, booking them and accompanying them on the outings. The friendly staff at the college will ensure that you feel welcomed as part of the team and will assist you in anyway they can to ensure that you get the most out of your internship. 

Requirements
- Background in Marketing, Event Management or Education
- Good computer knowledge/confidence
-The ability to work in teams with the minimum of supervision
- Good level of English 
- A presentable and well organised individual who can communicate effectively.

Education

Ref: 1102

This high school has a long tradition and this steadfastness is evident in all aspects of life at their school. This High School is an innovative and vibrant school which recognizes and embraces cultural diversity. They provide a challenging and holistic learning environment. Their enthusiastic and caring educators maximize the learners’ potential to become respectful, tolerant and responsible citizens, using an educational partnership involving learners, parents and educators They are one of the few schools privileged to offer qualified Art and Design teachers in fully equipped art and design studios. Developing creativity in young people is an essential part of the learning process. Workshops and excursions highlight the essence of art and design within a working environment. This High School strives to provide an excellent standard of education. Each year a theme is chosen to underpin the importance of academics in the development of young people. The dedicated staff is at the forefront of making this a reality, supported by a three way partnership with the learner and the parents / guardians. Skills, values and positive attitudes are constantly reinforced and encouraged.

Location:  7 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi smart

Duties
As an intern/ volunteer you will be actively welcomed as part of the school team and well integrated as a member of staff. According to your teaching subjects, you will be assigned to classrooms for both initial observation of the teaching methods and given the opportunity to find your feet, and then you will have the chance to put into practise your knowledge. You will also act as a fully functioning part of the school and take part in all sport, cultural and daily school affairs. The staff at the high school will be on hand for you to ask any questions and to guide you through your internship, as they have also had past experience with training students. They look forward to welcoming you as part of their team and learning about your international perspectives.

Requirements
Studying towards/ having a degree or diploma in secondary teaching, educational psychology
Some past experience in your field would be preferable
Good English Language Skills
A love of children and furthering your study portfolio

Education

Ref: 1103

This Primary is a school with a view... out to sea, over the Atlantic Ocean, and into the future! They are proud to be a school renowned for its standards of excellence and for its child centered approach to education. Children from all around the world can be found at the Primary school! Children from Cape Town, Europe and Asia, as well as neighboring countries in Africa, attend the school. Under the guidance and innovative management of Mrs Kathrin, who has been the much-loved principal for 9 years now, their team of experienced teachers strives to offer love and assistance to each and every pupil from preprimary (Reception year) to Grade 7. Their home-delivery service and aftercare facilities offer additional safety and security for their children. The students are also involved in a large number of Community Service projects. Pupils form small teams and choose a cause to support, arranging activities to raise funds which will benefit others. Some groups have cake sales, others organize raffles and they have a big sleep over each year too! This primary school is an English medium school. They do, however, include the teaching of Xhosa and Afrikaans in their learning programme. Respect, tolerance and diversity are part of the ethos of our special school.

Location:  5 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-Smart

Duties
 As an intern/ volunteer, you will be actively welcomed as part of the school team and well integrated as a member of staff. According to your teaching subjects, you will be assigned to classrooms for both initial observation of the teaching methods and given the opportunity to find your feet, and then you will have the chance to put into practise your teaching knowledge practise as a teacher . You will also act as a fully functioning part of the school and take part in all sport, cultural and daily school affairs. The staff at This primary school will be on hand for you to ask any questions and to guide you through your teaching internship, as they have also had past experience with teaching students. They look forward to welcoming you as part of their team and learning about your international perspectives on teaching.

Requirements
Studying towards/ having a degree or diploma in teaching
Some past teaching experience would be preferable
Good English Language Skills 
A love of teaching and furthering your teaching portfolio

Education

Ref: 1104

The Pre primary School is a Kindergarten that caters for children from 3 years old up to including grade R. The Kindergarten is the preparatory step for the Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt but also for other schools in Cape Town. In total they currently have five groups, each with a fully qualified Kindergarten Teacher, an assistant and up to a maximum of 25 children. The leader of the kindergarten is Kathrin, active in the school since 1984. Every group organizes one to two excursions per school term, this could be to a farm, to the botanical garden, to the aquarium or to the theater etc. Film afternoons and flea markets are also organized by the school and to maintain the German tradition, every year a lantern festival is organized. Moreover, once a year proud children give a show for their parents during the kindergarten party. The Kindergarten offers a wonderful opportunity to children and focuses on nurturing and bringing out the best of their abilities in a nurturing environment.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-Smart

Duties
As an intern/ Volunteer working with this Kindergarten, you will be actively welcomed as part of the school team and well integrated as a member of staff. You will be assigned to a classroom for both initial observation of the teaching methods and given the opportunity to find your feet, and then you will have the chance to put into practice your knowledge. You will also act as a fully functioning part of the school and take part in their excursions, activities and fun things that happen during your internship period. The staff at the Kindergarten will be on hand for you to ask any questions and to guide you through your internship/ volunteer period, as they have had lots of past experience with interns. They look forward to welcoming you as part of their team and learning about your international perspectives.

Requirements
-Studying towards a degree in Education is preferred
-Some past kindergarten teaching experience would be preferable
-Good English Language Skills
-A love of teaching and children

Education

Ref: 1105

This Centre is primarily an early intervention literacy programme. They focus on language enrichment by offering extra help and remedial assistance to children who are learning in English as a second language. There are presently five Centres operating in six schools around Cape Town.  This Centre was started 10 years ago in Observatory Junior School by Founder Director and Remedial Teacher,Kathrin. The children they help with literacy are not English speaking but attend English speaking schools. This programme has been specifically designed by remedial teachers and a Speech and Language Therapist. All of the children are assessed twice a year and the results enable them to follow the learners’ progress through the programme. Every week over 250 volunteers teach over 300 children in 5  Centres. The Centre promotes tirisano- a term for encouraging learners, parents, communities and businesses to work in partnership with us towards securing a better education for our children in South Africa.

Location: Cape Town city centre and Southern Suburbs
Car required: No
Dress code: Casual

Duties 
Volunteers and interns will be based in one of the 5 Centres in Cape Town, teaching learners and working closely with the  Centre team and creating and organizing resources. Computer skills are a great advantage, possibly testing under supervision and helping with library duties. It is a changeable, movable feast, so this placement would suit someone who works well in an ever-changing, ever-challenging environment. In addition to working within the schools, interns and volunteers assist with fundraising and admin work. The  Centre also has a centralized office and if an intern is specifically interested in joining their ‘working party’, they can assist with the curriculum and re-writing their training manual. They also need help with data capturing, marketing, facebooking, tweeting, blogging etc. If interns have an interest in helping with editing and working within the task- team, they are welcome!! An emotional maturity is a pre-requisite because the children that they work with come with varied and often troubled backgrounds. Every little connection and task that the interns are involved with during the day will help to make a meaningful and positive difference to the education and lives of the children the Centre works with. On the volunteers first day, they will observe two sessions and receive mandatory training at the end of the day.

Requirements
18 years and over
Emotional maturity
Keenness and flexibility, plus the ability to think independently and to use initiative. The applicants should be hard working, with a willingness to adapt to the situation, a sense of humor, an ability to be able to work in a team and the awareness that they can help change lives with this work
Casual dress (jeans are fine) and comfortable shoes. The schools are very hot in the summer and very cold in the winter as the schools have no heating or air-conditioning.

Education

Ref: 1106

The campus consists of the Boys’ Junior and High Schools (founded in 1841), and the Girls’ Junior and High Schools (founded in 1885). Together, the schools are working towards creating a coordinate model of education, making the  Campus one of a kind in the Western Cape. Based on the best of both co-educational and single-sex education, the co-ordinate model of education puts the schools at the cutting edge of educational development and change. At all four of the schools, pupils are challenged, encouraged and supported in a way that enables them to become independent, resourceful, responsible and accountable. It is a campus of schools which prepares them for the global perspectives of the 21st century. The pupils of the  Campus of Schools receive the benefit of single-sex academic. In addition, they are provided with the opportunities in the extra-curricular programmes for co-operation between the brother and sister schools at Junior and High school levels. Furthermore, the schools are located on one campus, providing all the advantages of the shared facilities of four schools to pupils from Pre-school to Matric. All four schools are equally committed to ensuring that the pupils benefit from this unique structure in four key areas: Academics, Sport, Culture and Service.

Location: 15 minutes from Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Preferable
Dress code: Smart/Casual

Duties
The campus offers internships to local and international trainee teachers in all primary grades. The Schools Academic Programme is based on the WCED requirements which allows much scope for individual schools' needs and as such trainee teachers will be involved in general education during their traineeship. According to your specialization subject area you will be placed in classrooms where you will assist teachers in all aspects, to ensure you get an excellent all round perspective. Depending on the time of year of your internship, you will also assist either in winter or Summer sports and your assistance with extra-curricular activities will also be required. The school also has a number of special enrichment areas where you can partake in. An internship with the campus will give you an excellent overview of the South African education system and you will have ample time to apply your skills and knowledge and gain new and exciting experience for your future teaching career. The school looks forward to welcoming you as part of their staff and ensuring you a rewarding and challenging internship.

Requirements
-Studying towards/ have a degree/diploma in Primary School Teaching
-Some past experience would be preferable in your field
-Excellent communication and team work skills
-Willing to work hard and assist in extra-curricular activities

Education

Ref: 1107

The  School is situated in  Cape Town is a Special Needs English and Afrikaans medium School. The School for learners with Autism was founded in 1974 with 5 learners and has grown to over 65 learners presently. The School was established by the Society for Autistic Children (now Autism Western Cape), but now falls under the administration of the Western Cape Department of Education. Autism is a lifelong, neurological and developmental disability which affects patterns of development, Not the ability to learn. Autism affects a person’s ability to communicate, understand language, play and socially interact with others. On entering the School, noise abounds, footsteps echo off high ceilings and stairwells; pots and pans clang and clatter in the kitchen; raised voices reverberate greetings and admonitions, songs and laughter, tears and tantrums. Among the 65 days students, who are predominantly boys between the ages of 5 and 18, most (85%) come from disadvantaged homes. What all have in common is autism. The spectrum is pretty wide. Some can read and count; others do not speak. Some have a ‘high functioning’ label, while others need help with basics, even the toilet. The School regularly hosts community outreach programmes where they offer support, counselling and education regarding Autism to increase awareness and community support.

Location: 12 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Smart casual

Duties
The School offers internships to Educational Students, Psychology students and Special Needs Education students. Educational students will be assigned to classrooms and teachers and gain fantastic experience in teaching and educational coordination and serve as part of the school team. As a Psychology intern the student will work closely with the fulltime psychologist who will give them the assistance and guidance regarding their duties at the school. Due to the fact that the Alpha School caters for learners with Autism, their scholastic evaluation and counselling is on a very basic level. However, the school regular screening and observation of learners and a Psychology intern will assist with this as well. The School psychologist will supervise the Psychology intern and assist them with their university forms and requirements. Your internship with the School will be both a very, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience and equip you with new skills in your field and be an eye opening experience.

Requirements
Studying towards/ have a degree/diploma in Education, Special Needs, Psychology, Occupational or Physical Therapy
Some past experience would be preferable in your field but not essential
Good communication skills
A love of children and a passion to make a difference in their lives.
An empathy to other individuals

Education

Ref: 1108

This is a School for learners with physical disabilities opened in January 1980. There are currently 200 students on the register and they represent 24 disability groups eg. Spina Bifida, Spinal Cord Lesions, Muscular Dystrophies, Congenital and Traumatic amputations, Arthritis and Cerebral Palsy. Learners admitted to this school are physically disabled, but educable. Consideration is given to applicants’ ability to cope in a mainstream setting and their need for the therapeutic services. This school is proactive about mainstreaming and learners are placed back in the mainstream once their rehabilitation has been completed. This school is very proud of their students’ strength in athletics and provide them with the opportunity of representing their schools nationally and on an international level. This school offers sports codes such as track and field, wheelchair basketball, table tennis, swimming and hockey. Wheelchair dancing is a comparatively new activity in the school and ideas for new activities and interests are always gladly accepted. 'This school has not only made their students reach for their dreams, but have also provided an avenue whereby they can channel all their energy.

Location:  20 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Smart/Casual

Duties
This school offers internships/ volunteering in the following departments:
General Education in all subjects up to Grade 12 for trainee teachers
The Paramedic Team at this school is there to cope with emergencies and standby as a full support network.
The nursing department attends to the medical needs of the learners, they are responsible for follow up appointments and monitoring the learner’s physical condition.
Occupational Therapy focuses on developing perceptual skills, re mediating learning problems, prevarication training and encouraging holistic personal independence.
Physiotherapy aims to develop the learner’s physical potential and independence within the limitation of the disability.
The Psychology Department is responsible for the psychometric and scholastic evaluation of students and individual counselling. The psychologists are there to ensure the students mental well-being and help them to work towards self actualization. Although your days at this school may be long and exhausting, your reward will far exceed the effort. You will have the opportunity to experience Cape Town through the eyes of a child, giving you a renewed sense of the best Cape Town has to offer. Your internship with this school will be both a very, fulfilling, rewarding and challenging experience.

Requirements
Studying towards/have a degree/diploma in Teaching, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing Occupational or Physical Therapy
Some past experience would be preferable in your field
Good communication skills
A love of children and a passion to make a difference in their lives.
An empathy to other individuals

Education

Ref: 1109

Established in 1924, this School for the Blind caters for visually handicapped learners from historically disadvantaged communities. This establishment is primarily reserved for learners with visual impairment as a primary disability but they may also have other disabilities such as autism or neurological degenerative diseases. The school has students from Pre-school to Grade 12 and also offers post-graduates courses. This School offers many different bridging courses for the students to make them as independent as possible. There are currently 300 learners and 36 teachers as well as 3 Occupational Therapists, 2 School Psychologists, 2 Nurses and then another 30 general staff members. They offer the following programmes to learners:
- Psychological Services Support Programme: Provision of therapeutic, remedial and educational support for learners and parents. The service functions as part of a multi-disciplinary team which involves interactive assessment, conflict facilitation and resolution, problem solving techniques and facilitation
- Occupational Therapy: Provides occupational therapy in accordance with the practice and code of conduct of this profession. Motor sensory assessment, occupational assessment, visual accuracy assessment, fine motor skills assessment, basic mental assessment/intervention, kinaesthetic assessment/intervention.
- Nursing Clinical Service Support Programme: Provides clinical and medical support for the treatment of learners at the school clinic and responsible for referrals to hospitals for specialized treatment. Organise medical consultation at hospitals and clinics.

Location: 35 minutes from Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Casual

Duties 
This school is offering internships/ volunteering work in various fields. Students in education, social services, psychology, occupational therapy, marketing would work in close conjunction with the staff members to ensure the continued development of the learners. Agricultural students would assist the staff members in getting the Market Garden project off the ground and provide ideas and disciplines to ensure that it becomes a financially viable project that can also supply the hostels. Music students would teach the learners in any musical discipline, there is a fully equipped band with various instruments. Marketing and fundraising students would be involved in fundraising for the school as this is the main source of income. As an intern you will need to be energetic, disciplined and driven to face the daily challenges that arise in this environment. An internship with this school for the Blind will prove to be both challenging and rewarding as there are a lot of new developments taking place to ensure that the institution continues to provide an irreplaceable service to both the local community and the students.

Requirements
A background study in Teaching, Psychology, Social Work, Nursing Occupational or Physical Therapy
Either previous internship or work experience would be an advantage
Good communication skills
A caring, committed attitude and a strong desire to make a difference
Open, friendly personality and a strong desire to learn