Friday, 8 January 2016

Festival Organiser Internship 2016

In 2016, as part of the celebration of the University of Fort Hare Centenary, the Nelson Mandela Institute and its partners will be hosting a special Festival entitled:  Children, Education and Our Multilingual Future.

The aim of the festival is to bring a number of stakeholders together – children, teachers, student leaders, parents, academics, ECD practitioners and others into a festival of activity and dialogue, focusing on children, education and our multilingual future.  

This one year internship is responsible for coordinating this festival, and will also be exposed to skills of research and community mobilisation.

Post Requirements

  • The successful intern will have a strong command (oral and written) in both isiXhosa and English;

  • The successful intern will be a strong organiser – be able to get things done;

  • The successful intern will have interest and skills in community mobilisation;

  • The successful intern will be able to work successfully with student leaders, teachers, parents and other educational stakeholders.

  • The successful intern will be interested and committed to turning around the system of basic education, and the wider socioeconomic issues that impact schooling.

Relevant Skills:  Communication, education, journalism, event management.

Date of Internship:  1 February, 2016 to 31 January, 2017

Applications:  Interested candidates should submit their CV with a letter of motivation as to why they are well suited for the internship.  Applications without a letter of motivation will not be considered.  

Send applications to Sindiswa Dotyeni ( or drop off 4th Floor, Gasson Centre, 50 Church Street, UFH, East London) by Friday, 15 January, 2016 (17h00)

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