20 November 2020

African World Heritage Fund Youth Internship Programme 2020

Location : Midrand, South Africa

Company : African World Heritage Fund

Closing date: 03 December 2020

Description: The African World Heritage Fund invites graduates to apply for the Youth Internship Programme.

The intern will work closely with the staff of the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), particularly the Programme Department encompassing the implementation of activities aligned with the AWHF work plan.

Note: Due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19, the intern will be working from home (online) until the time when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, and the intern is allocated a workstation at AWHF offices in Midrand.


• Support Programme officers to assist implementing and monitoring programmes and activities of the African World Heritage Fund.

• Develop and update the database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage.

• Assist with promoting and increasing the visibility of AWHF through social media, the website and other communications mechanisms.

• Assist with the writing of reports and activity miscellaneous.

• Compile lists of African professionals for the AWHF database in field of cultural and natural heritage.

• Organize online workshop on the Development of AWHF Database of African professionals in the field of cultural and natural heritage.

• Assist with implementation of a communication strategy for AWHF activities and project on the website and social media platforms.

• Prepare and submit monthly report

Fields of study:

University degree in:

• Communication,

• Media,

• Information Technology,

• Website Design,

• Marketing,

• Heritage,

• Tourism and other relevant areas.


• Ability to communicate fluently in both English and French would be an advantage.

• Acquainted with online digital platforms such as social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others).

• Highly meticulous and above average skills in Microsoft Excel


The Development Bank of Southern Africa will endeavor to make appointments in line with its Employment Equity Policy and Plan. Applications from suitably qualified designated groups, especially people with disabilities, are encouraged.

The DBSA corporate culture fit requires clear, logical and analytical thinking grounded in good interpersonal skills, a sense of urgency and results orientated execution of duties.  The ability to work collaboratively and finding practical yet innovative solutions is critical to success in a work environment that demands emotional resilience, accountability and responsible risk taking and management.

The DBSA reserves the right to amend or remove vacancies in line with organisational requirements.