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 :

Human Resources

Ref: 2101

This Centre operates from Cape Town’s central business district offering welfare, development and advocacy programmes for refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and local South Africans since 2002. Their mission is to foster the cultural, social and economic integration of migrants, refugees and South Africans into local society. Starting with the Welcoming Programme, which distributed food and clothes in 1998, and then expanding to include a development agenda in 2003 and the establishment of a children’s home for abandoned and orphaned refugee children named “xyz” in 2005, the Fathers formed a secular non-government organisation, this Centre of Cape Town to manage these projects. This Centre receives around 2000 people each month to access their different services. A Guest House for Responsible Tourism is housed on the top floor of the this Centre, as an income generator as well as for enhanced networking opportunities. They have a team of 16 people and the revolving help of about 40 volunteers. In providing their assistance, they use a holistic approach that considers all basic needs and human rights The  Centre Advocacy Programme offers legal advice and practical assistance with a special focus on vulnerable individuals, with the aim to ensure that their rights are respected. While the programme takes on any kind of issues related to discrimination due to someone’s foreign nationality, the programme has a particular focus on the needs and protection of persons affected by xenophobic violence, disabled refugees and protection of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children. In addition to assisting individuals, the programme also conducts ‘higher level’ advocacy with the aim to change legislation and ensure the implementation of existing laws and procedures.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: no
Dress code: Semi-casual

Duties
To facilitate the socioeconomic integration of refugees, migrants and South Africans through the facilitation of their access to employment
Manage a small project or portfolio as well was working at the Employment Help Desk
Assist clients to create & type CVs and cover letters
Create e-mail accounts
Post adverts for clients on job sites
Provide individual assistance to clients with employment-related phone, fax, and e-mail Services
Facilitate the PC lab for client job search and applications
Research suitable job adverts for their clients
Provide information on how to access work in certain categories & available skills Training
Assist the team to organize a monthly workshop programme
Capturing and collecting data to be entered and updated in the database 
Conducted a sample at the Employment Help Desk to measure the impact of the project, created a database of available skills training in Cape Town, researched employment opportunities of foreign health professionals and engineers in South Africa

Requirements
Study background in a related area such as Personal Management, HR, International relations etc.
Pro-active engagement and willingness to get involved
Good oral and written communication skills (English, French an advantage) and PC literate
Interest in interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures. -
Able to conduct independent research
Self motivated and hardworking

Human Resources

Ref: 2102

This NGO, formed in 1955, is a human rights organisation, which provides para-legal advice to disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities. This NGO works through provision of legal services, research, legislation monitoring, publication, training, campaigns and networking. There are nine This NGO Offices in South Africa, situated in Cape Town, Durban, East London, Grahamstown, Johannesburg, Knysna, Pietermaritzburg, Port Elisabeth and Pretoria. The aims of the Centre are to promote the constitutional entrenchment and protection by law of human rights for all; equal access to justice for all; the establishment of democratic and accountable government; an awareness of the roles of civil society as well as the state in the achievement of social and economic justice and monitor infringements of political and socio-economic rights and how the rights of women are effected. This NGO focuses largely on social security rights, especially retirement provision, child support benefits, unemployment provision and disability provision. They provide education and advice to approximately 40'000 people annually, who are part of the most disadvantaged. This NGO services are focused to respond to the need of the poor, especially women, the unemployed, the children, the disabled.

Location: 10 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Dress code: Semi-casual
Car Required: No

Duties
Work in research, analysis, document development, logistics for meetings and events etc.
Community outreach as adult education and/ or community development
Legal research and support
Assist in activities and events in communities

Requirements
A strong interest in NGO work and an understanding thereof
A background Human Resources
Good knowledge of HR processes with a focus on being especially efficient and organised and methodical in their work, with a good understanding of HR systems
Experience in a fundraising environment
A flexible, open minded attitude and respect for other cultures

Human Resources

Ref: 2103

With branches in Johannesburg and Cape Town and catering for the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa region through a closely knitted distributor network, this company provides products and services for industrial enterprises and addresses a wide spectrum of industries predominately focusing on plastics & packaging, food & beverage, mining, chemical, petrochemical and steel industries. They also export their temperature sensors to Europe, the United States and Australia. Company’s core areas are sensing, monitoring and control applications and heating related processes. They offer a vast product range including process control and instrumentation, radio telemetry, hotrunner systems, automation and sensors, and portable measuring instruments. This company is a complete solutions provider from custom-made designs, the sourcing or manufacture of specific products, to the training and service of entire systems. Their engineers and technicians offer on-site support, design complete industrial processes, develop new products and give sound technical advice, thus, satisfying the increasing needs of our customers. Being largely active in the replacement market, they have geared their production for fast turnover times on customer specific products in order to avoid costly downtime.

Location: 20 minutes Cape Town City Centre
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Semi-casual

Duties
Involvement in various HR-projects and handling of subprojects
Recruiting/ Employer Branding
Staff and individual Training
Organizational design
Implementation of new ideas in the HR department

Requirements
Related study background
Previous experiences
Interested in all topics related to HR 
Enjoy motivating people 
Like to tackle challenges 
Very good English language skills