Closing Date: Saturday 18th of March 2023
Organization Nelson Mandela Foundation
Employment Type Internship
Province Gauteng
Town/City Houghton
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Dialogue & Advocacy Intern

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue, and legacy work. We are the custodian of Nelson Mandela’s life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

The Foundation is looking for a Dialogue & Advocacy intern for a period of 18 months, starting 1 April 2023.


  • Assisting dialogue and advocacy team on logistics on upcoming events including managing registers, templates, and other logistical issues
  • Planning and coordination of travel logistics
  • Taking minutes of meetings and writing donor reports
  • Assisting with research on key focus areas for the dialogue programme
  • Assisting the team with developing advocacy approaches around key focus areas
  • Assisting in providing content to various departments
  • Data capturing
  • Adhoc tasks

In order to be eligible for the NMF internship, applicants must:

  • Hold a qualification in the Social Sciences (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the Dialogue programme at NMF)
  • Be recently graduated with no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO
  • Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa
  • Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail
  • Be competent in Microsoft Office software.

How to apply

To apply or to enquire more about the position, please send your abridged CV, academic transcript and proof of qualifications to the following, addressed to Ms M. Moagi

Closing Date:  17 March 2023

Note: The Nelson Mandela Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

Preference may be given to applicants who reside in the Gauteng region and are multilingual. 

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