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 :

Nursing

Ref: 3101

in Silvertown, Cape Town for over 40 years that admits children up to the age of 12. It serves as the only convalescent hospital available to children in the Western Cape. The hospital aims to provide professional care necessary to allow full recovery once the critical stage of the illness has been treated. The main conditions treated at the hospital include burns, HIV/Aids, tuberculosis, kwashiorkor, marasmus, motor vehicle accidents, effects of malnutrition, surgery, trauma, gastro-enteritis and non-accidental illnesses. Parents from poor communities do not have the finance or the facilities to nurse their children after acute illnesses or burns. The Hospital is a critical link in the treatment of children for not only continued care, but preventing recurrence. More recently, children have been referred to the Hospital not only for medical reasons, but simply because they have no other place to go. The number of abandoned children and children coming from socially unfit backgrounds are on the increase. Not all of their young patients are confined to their beds - many are active, playful and, at times, keen to learn. They have a Nursery School within the hospital, which functions well with the help of very active volunteers. They have volunteers who assist them keeping their patients usefully busy as well as outings they are invited to which allows a lot of spoiling and reminds them they are important and cared about.

Location: Silverton, Athlone, 30 minutes from Cape Town City Centre

Duties:
- Nutrition care for the moms
- Hygiene in general and education to the moms
- Establishing proper medicine giving procedures for moms
- General education to mothers with children in the hospital and those with children leaving the hospital.
- Assist in the palliative ward with feeding, play etc

Requirements
- Studying towards a degree/diploma in Business Studies, Social Sciences or a similar field
- Able to work with people from a diversity of cultures Able to work both well in a team and independently
- Have a love for children with a caring nature Able to work in an organized and analytical manner
- Confident in putting forward your ideas and good presentation skills

Nursing

Ref: 3102

A non-profit organization passionate about supporting children and their families in farming communities in South Africa. They focus on the entire life of the child and the challenging circumstances in which they live in order to make a significant and lasting difference. Their vision is to ensure that children from disadvantaged backgrounds and of all abilities receive quality education, live within strong family structures, in safe homes and healthy, well-functioning and sustainable communities. The work and mission of the Project consists of 5 main pillars: health, nutrition, education, community and protection.

Location: Stellenbosch winelands, 40 minutes from Cape Town, City Centre

Duties:
Students, Volunteers will either be based in the head office on a Wine farm outside Stellenbosch or in one of the Centres on an alternative farm. You will be well supervised in your field by qualified staff and specific projects and task descriptions will be set up on application for an internship & volunteer work.

Requirements
- Experience in Nursing or a related area
- Enthusiastic and ability to multi-task, a commitment to peace, tolerance and development
- Willingness to learn and accept a dynamic and diverse South Africa.
- A love of children and willingness to make a difference in their lives
- Able to show empathy and strong cultural awareness

Nursing

Ref: 3103

A home that provides specialised care for profoundly intellectually and disabled people. These children need specialised care every minute of their lives. Each child’s potential is explored and developed to fulfil their maximum potential in a stimulating environment. By caring for these residents, The home also provides help and relief to parents and siblings, allowing them to lead more normal lives. The home also serves to promote public awareness of their situation, in partnership with families, communities and other role-players, supported by dedicated and motivated staff. Disabled children need a great deal of physical and mental stimulation and they like to play. This is done with water play, playing with blocks, playing music and singing. Each child also has a development programme. Simple things like picking up a spoon are a major achievement for these children. Physiotherapy and physical development is very important to exercise and strengthen muscles and is achieved through stretching exercises and using apparatus such as the standing frame. home's services also provide the base from which students, medical practitioners etc. undertake learning into various aspects of home's work, in an effort to improve the work and to understand more about the profoundly intellectually disabled person and his/her needs

Location: Rondebosch East, 20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre

Duties:

Nursing students will work closely with the nursing and care giver staff.
You will assist in making referrals for patients and writing up reports for these referrals and making the various appointments for the patients with hospitals and other health care practitioners.
A large part of your work will involve working with the care workers, there are 60 care workers in total, and 5 staff nurses and you will be involved in the training and assessment of the care workers and making recommendations on their care giving techniques and providing of a performance analysis.
This will be related to monitoring and assessments of nursing care, hygiene care, feeding procedures, bathing procedures and general health and well being of the 90 physically and mentally disabled citizens.

Requirements

- Study background in Nursing/Health background Social Sciences or a related area
- An ability to multi-task, a commitment to peace, tolerance and development and a willingness to learn, experience and accept a dynamic and diverse South Africa.
- Able to show empathy and strong cultural awareness

Nursing

Ref: 3104

This school hosts about 300 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. Around 45 of those students stay at the hostel after school hours.Learners admitted to the 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. The school is proactive about mainstreaming and learners are placed back in the mainstream once their rehabilitation has been completed. Students from the age of 5 up to the age of 18 are all welcome and can attend grade R to grade 9 classes, as well as Unit classes that are specially adjusted for students with learning difficulties. The students' needs are the focus of nearly 85 staff members: teachers, psychologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, administration staff, drivers, cleaners, house mothers and volunteers.Astra 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. The 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.

Location: Montana, 20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre

Duties:

Nursing students will work in general health promotion in the school. As the children’s education is aimed at a mainstream setting, the learners need to be given life skills to live and earn in a normal society. Most of them come from extremely disadvantaged backgrounds with a dire need for health education in sexuality, health promotion, puberty awareness and hygiene. Nursing students can focus on setting up work shops in these areas and using educational tools adapted to learners with disabilities and focusing on subjects such as First Aid, Life Skills, Infection control and hygiene aimed at disease spreading and a healthy living lifestyle.

Requirements

- Study background in, Psychology, Education, Nursing/Health background Social Sciences or a related area
- Enthusiastic and able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
- An ability to multi-task, a commitment to peace, tolerance and development and a willingness to learn, experience and accept a dynamic and diverse South Africa.
- A love of children and willingness to make a difference in their lives
- Able to show empathy and strong cultural awareness

Nursing

Ref: 3105

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: Woodstock, 10 minutes from Cape Town City Centre

Duties:

Nursing students will be involved in general health promotion at the school and will assist meal planning for learners and doing research on the influence of nutrition on autism and health related issues. They will also be able to set up a project of their own that learners can take ownership of, this could include a workshop on puberty, a health check assessment to ensure that children are developing normally, body and hygiene health awareness and related areas such as interventions on health issues such as obesity, sexual health, smoking, alcohol and long term conditions. Nursing students will work in conjunction with the various therapists at the school to attain a holistic approach.

Requirements

- Study background in, Psychology, Speech Therapy or Occupational Therapy, Nursing/Health background Social Sciences or a related area
- Enthusiastic and able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
- An ability to multi-task, a commitment to peace, tolerance and development and a willingness to learn, experience and accept a dynamic and diverse South Africa.