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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Messages From Past Interns

" I loved working at SH and if there was the opportunity to be employed for further work, I would definitely be interested. The internship is a great opportunity to gain experience and I felt like I learnt a lot within a very short time. This experience helped me to get my current job and has helped me feel confident in my work. The training was excellent and a highlight of my internship; I am very grateful I was able to participate in so much training." Kate Welsh (2015)

" Gail Smith was the very first intern at Southern Hemisphere and joined us straight after finishing her Honors in Sociology at the University of Cape Town. She liked her experience so much that she decided to stay with us for the next four years where she continued to work as our junior researcher until 2004 when she was awarded the Nelson Mandela Scholarship. She completed her Masters at the University of Sussex. She now works for the Department of Economic Affairs in the Western Cape Provincial Govenrment." Gail Smith - First intern ever!

" Southern Hemisphere supported me with guidance and resources, and with the knowledge I had gained from my initial project, I felt equipped to design workshops for youth that fit into the South African context."
Cheryl Schoenberg,
UNESCO Chair of Peace and Philosophy at Universitat Jaume I, Spain.

"Simon believes that the internship with Southern Hemisphere has helped him gain many skills that are necessary for the work environment. This internship program has definitely helped him in improving his communication skills, especially in learning how to effectively communicate with both clients and co-workers. Moreover, it gave him a grasp on what it means to actually be able to manage working simultaneously on different projects and tasks. Simon began working for the CSVRin Cape Town after completing his internship at Southern Hemisphere.."
Simon S. Vilakazi

" Being an intern with Southern Hemisphere was a fantasic experience an a great opportunity, which has opened the doors for a great future. The experince at Southern Hemisphere was great! From the start I was fully engaged in the projects, I was actually the project co-ordinator for a couple of them, I was involved with all the decision making processes and I was given the necessary tools to be able to grow professionally. After I returned to Italy, I was interviewed for many jobs, many of them were interested in my professional profile because of the experience I had made in South Africa."
Giorgia Varisco, UNESCO Chair of Peace and Philosophy at Universitat Jaume I, Spain

"As an intern at Southern Hemisphere you are given the opportunity to actively participate in work at all levels. I developed new skills in research in a wide range of areas. The job involved a high degree of accuracy, attention to detail, diligence, the ability to organise, assertiveness and communicating effectively. My experiences during this internship are invaluable. I learned the importance of making people your priority in any organisation or project (participatory approach). This was a great internship that I wish more university students could experience."
Christy Tawii, B Tech, Environmental Managment, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2008).

"I want to thank Southern Hemisphere for accommodating me in a nice conducive environment. It’s been a real pleasure for me to receive such good training and exposure to the world of work. Now I know what to expect from outside and inside in the working environment- because of you!" Andrew Mkhontswana, Honors degree in Development Studies and a BA in Public Administration, University of the Western Cape. 

" Southern Hemisphere, more than just a practical internship, has become like a family for me. Southern Hemisphere helped to better visualize the outcomes and practical results of global and macro level decisions into a micro and communities level practices. The internship program helped me put into perspective how decisions taken at the international level can influenced people's lives in a daily basis… And, if I'm here today in the UN, it's actually because of their trustiness and opportunity in South Africa.." Marcelo Rodriguez..

"Working with Southern Hemisphere was a great adventure that created opportunities for me to develop new skills in research and project management, while I diversified my career prospects. I was fully involved in projects, office duties and also worked as a projects coordinator and Fieldworker, which progressively transformed theory into practice. It was also an exciting experience for me to learn and interact with people of different culture in South Africa in their daily life while at work"
Hannah Muthoni Macharia, MA in Peace, conflict and Development Studies from the UNESCO Chair of Peace and Philosophy at Universitat Jaume I, Spain (intern 2006).

"It will definitely take some time to absorb and to process the fact that I won't be part of the SH team any longer. It's very sad when good things come to an end.  I don't think words can adequately convey how positive and valuable my time working with you all has been. I really consider myself privileged to have been part of a team of dedicated, powerful and brilliant women--and role models. This fellowship would not have been possible without my time here at SH, so I owe each of you a very big heartfelt thank you for investing so much in my learning and development and for exposing me to your high standard of work." Sarah Reckson

My experience at Southern Hemisphere
"Southern Hemisphere is one organisation that I would love to go back to given a chance. The organisation is well organised and the team creates an environment that is supportive and conducive for effective learning and personal growth. I would strongly recommend Southern Hemisphere to anyone who is thinking of pursuing a career in monitoring and evaluation as well as looking forward to improving their report writing and analytic skills.
Thank you Southern Hemisphere and keep up the good work. "
Freddy Lipeleke, 2015

"As an intern at Southern Hemisphere, I had the opportunity to do truly meaningful work on a wide variety of projects, ranging from maternal mortality in Zambia and Malawi to child protection in South Africa. The experience was extremely rewarding, and the consultants at Southern Hemisphere were great mentors. I learned an incredible amount about monitoring and evaluation in a very short period of time and am very grateful to Cathy, Dena, Nana, and Wilma for this opportunity. I am back in the States now working in international education, but my heart is still in Cape Town!Danielle Pagano. 2016/2017 

"I am proud to have been an intern and to be associated with Southern Hemisphere. Southern Hemisphere provided me with a range of skills and tools. As an intern I was allowed to engage with research projects at all stages. I appreciated that Southern Hemisphere provided a learning and participatory environment, and that the team supports and is vested in your career development. I will forever be indebted to Southen Hemisphere and it's fantastic team!" Toshca-Lee Gilliland. 2018 

"Interning at Southern Hemisphere was one of the most valuable and rewarding experiences. I joined Southern Hemisphere (SH) as Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Intern with an aim of putting M&E theory into practice and obviously to kick-start my career as an Emerging Evaluator. Putting theory into practice is not always easy but SH team made it possible for me to achieve that.

SH is not an ordinary consulting organization but it is also a learning institution, learning started from the time I joined the team until I left the organization. Interns at SH are trusted as valuable members of the team, and all Managing Directors and my co-workers were extremely helpful and supportive. Within six months of my internship, I had attended most of the internal training and I had been involved in various M&E projects. I was given an opportunity to put into practice the theory that I was taught at the university under the supervision of highly experienced professionals. More specifically, under the direct supervision of my responsible Mentor, Nana Davis.

The support from SH never ended the day I left the organisation but it carried on even afterwards. Being part of the SH team changed my life, each day I am grateful for an opportunity that was given to me. I see myself as SH Alumna, and I take pride in it. Thank you Southern Hemisphere."

Veli Mnqayi, 2015