Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205
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Where will an internship with Southern Hemisphere take you?

An internship with Southern Hemisphere is an opportunity for students to be exposed to working in a consulting environment in the Social Development sector. With an office based in Cape Town, this internship combines the experience of professional and personal development. Due to the diversity of our work, staff and experience, an internship with Southern Hemisphere will allow the successful candidate to:

Get on to a career path in the Social Development, and Monitoring and Evaluation sector

Learn about consulting in a fast paced environment

Develop a better, practical understanding of what it means to be grappling with development in the developing world context;

Be a part of a small but dynamic, committed, focused and fun-loving team

Integrate theory and practice, and develop one's practical research skills

Minimum requirements

To qualify for an internship with Southern Hemisphere, one must meet the following requirements:

Have completed an MA programme in Social Sciences, Economics, Politics or Research Psychology (Note: at least the coursework component should be complete – interns could finish a thesis while working with us)

Must be innovative, organised and flexible

Must be able to work independently

Must have a research background (subjects in qualitative and/or quantitative Research Methodology)

Interns obtain valuable work experience


Southern Hemisphere has offered an internship programme for the past 15 years. All of our interns have progressed to gainful employment following their Southern Hemisphere internship.


With a commitment to skills development and social responsibility, Southern Hemisphere welcomes and encourages post-graduates who share our vision of creating a better world to participate in our internship program.


Southern Hemisphere is recruiting an intern


Southern Hemisphere is guided by a desire for social participation and democratic leadership in the design, implementation and evaluation of development projects. In this regard, we ensure that capacity is built and transferred to the people we work with and in this way we hope to facilitate sustainable and pragmatic solutions. With a commitment to skills development and social responsibility, Southern Hemisphere welcomes and encourages MA students - who share our vision of creating a better world - to participate in our internship programme.

Note: International students are required to make arrangements for their visa application; however, Southern Hemisphere provides support where needed.

Duration


The internship programme is offered over a one year period. Interns are expected to work 30 hours a week and are free to choose their own work schedule.


Benefits


Interns will be paid a monthly stipend of R5000 for the period of the internship.

How to apply


Please email us your CV together with a letter of motivation highlighting:

Your reasons for choosing Southern Hemisphere for your internship

Your understanding of what we do as an organisation

How you foresee us assisting you during your internship

What you want to achieve during the internship

The skills that you wish to develop / enhance

The skills that you will be able to contribute to Southern Hemisphere

A brief description of yourself as a person

Southern Hemisphere is an equal opportunity employer and will not unfairly discriminate against anyone for any reason, within the context of affirmative action legislation in South Africa.


Please send to: info@southernhemisphere.co.za

Current interns


Danielle Pagano is currently undertaking a six-month internship with Southern Hemisphere.  In 2011, she was awarded a BA in International Relations with a concentration in the developing world from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo.  She is currently writing her thesis for an MPhil degree in Development Studies at the University of Cape Town, where she has worked as a tutor for several courses in the Sociology and Politics Departments.  Before moving to South Africa, Danielle interned with St. Andrew's Refugee Services in Cairo, Egypt, providing legal aid to refugees seeking resettlement.  She has also held a position with the New York City government as an investigator of police misconduct.  Danielle is keen to gain a more in-depth understanding of Monitoring and Evaluation in the South African context.




View messages from past interns here.


Southern Hemisphere is an equal opportunity employer and will not unfairly discriminate against anyone for any reason, within the context of affirmative action legislation in South Africa.


Who will be affirmed? Women, black people (African, coloured, Indian in the South African context), black people from elsewhere, disabled candidates and anyone from the developing world.


We look forward to hearing from you!