RHAP welcomes applications for internships by driven people committed to social justice, to be based at our office in Rosebank. While we welcome internship applications throughout the year, we are currently looking for two interns who can start as soon as possible.
How should interns apply?
Interns should send a CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of recommendation are desirable. The cover letter should state the time during which the applicant is available. For the current call, we hope to appoint interns by mid-July.
What kind of interns does RHAP look for?
All interns: Excellent research, writing and organizational skills. A flexible and can-do work approach; initiative-taking; perseverance; eagerness to learn and grow. A commitment to social justice is expected. Willingness to travel to rural areas.
Research intern: An intern with a background in human rights law or a development-related field of study who will support our programmatic work on policy and implementation with a focus on hands-on research and community engagement in our learning site in Eastern Cape. IsiXhosa speaking is an advantage for this position but not a requirement.
Communications intern: An intern with a background in communications who will support the organisation’s communications work, such as development of communication campaigns, social media updates, writing of press releases and media liaison to design and drafting of newsletters. The focus will be on external communications but may include some internal communication work.
What should interns expect? The Rural Health Advocacy Project is a leading health advocacy initiative, advocating for equitable access to quality health care for rural communities in the whole of South Africa. RHAP is a small organisation and interns will be engaged in a variety of exciting work. Interns should expect to undertake challenging work, which may be stressful at times, but should also be rewarding and meaningful. Interns typically work closely with our programmatic staff on the planning and execution of activities. He/she will be given opportunities to show and grow profession-specific and overall project management and leadership skills .
We provide a stipend of R4000 per month on basis of a full-time internship. Housing or transportation allowance is not provided.
Part-time internships will be considered.