Community Service Internship

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Community Service Internship

8 Weeks From €490

South Africa receives millions of tourists every year thanks to its beautiful white beaches, exciting sports activities, and diverse wildlife. As our organisation grows, so does our family, and we want you to be a part of it. We offer a variety of internships across multiple different areas of SAVE, as well as within organisations we work closely with. Our interns immediately become part of our family and are integral for the smooth running and impactful work that is being done.

The settlement is located approximately 32km from Cape Town centre and is home to around 3500 people living between 400 housing units. Each housing unit has access to running water, sanitation facilities and electricity as well as regular waste removal. Currently, there is no police station, medical facilities, shopping areas or job opportunities within the settlement. However, there are security guards often patrolling to maintain a safe environment for the residents.

SAVE assists the communities through specific programmes such as “Winter Hope” in which we provide warm clothing, shoes and blankets to families. Another regular program running involves assisting and educating communities in agriculture projects such as subsistence farming. With this, we help to start new vegetable gardens, maintain existing vegetable gardens and educate the community about growing food for their use. We engage the community members in regular education, motivation and social upliftment programmes throughout the year.

Details about the Internship

What's included

Upon arrival you will be collected from the airport and driven to your accommodation for your 2 Day Cape Town Orientation. On the start day of your internship you will be transferred to your accommodation for the duration of your internship.

Walking Tour

Walking tour of Cape Town City Centre and historic sites

24 hour assistance

24 hr local support in Cape Town

Socials

6 social/visits during your internship

Details about the Internship

Community Service Internship Details

  • Arrival Day – Friday 
  • Time – Your flight can land anytime on Friday 
  • Airport – Cape Town International Airport (CPT) 
  • Orientation – Friday – Saturday 
  • Internship Starts – Monday (You will be collected at your orientation accommodation and taken to the internship) 
  • Min Age: 18 
  • Minimum duration: 6 weeks

NOTE: You can also be collected at any hotel or place of accommodation on your arrival day, should it be within close radius of the city center or Airport

Intern tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assisting in maintaining the curriculum that is already in place under the direction of the teacher. 
  • Supporting the teacher in the process of developing and sharing classroom activities to meet developmental and academic objectives.
  • Using constructive feedback from the head teacher and SAVE to improve classroom environment.
  • Develop, maintain, and implement a classroom maintenance schedule 

Monday

AM

Assisting in the community

PM

Assisting in the community

Tuesday

AM

Assisting in the community

PM

Assisting in the community

Wednesday

AM

Assisting in the community

PM

Assisting in the community

Thursday

AM

Assisting in the community

PM

Assisting in the community

Friday

AM

Assisting in the community

PM

Assisting in the community

Saturday

AM

Off

PM

Off

Sunday

AM

Off

PM

Off

  • A diploma in teaching is required (experienced teachers will have preference)
  • A valid driving license (PDP license would be a bonus)
  • At least 20 years old
  • A person who likes to take initiative
  • Creative and likes to bring your own ideas about teaching and education in general to the country 
  • In possession of good social and communicative skills
  • Well-spoken and articulate in the English language, as well as good English writingskills
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Activity level

8

Education level

6

Involvement level

5

Independence level

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