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


Sarah Duncan is currently undertaking a six-month internship with Southern Hemisphere.  She has an MPhil in Environment, Society and Sustainability (UCT), project management certificate (UCT) and has audited the MPhil in Disaster Risk Science and Analytics at the University of Stellenbosch. Her post-graduate research focussed on food security in aid programmes, disaster response and recovery, and the experience of female-headed households in low-income areas. She is new to the monitoring and evaluation field but has diverse local work experience ranging from project management to research and data communication to acting as an environmental control officer for the film industry. Sarah has also volunteered and worked in the USA, Philippines and Hong Kong. She is most passionate about developing systems and assisting others and is looking forward to supporting meaningful change during her internship with Southern Hemisphere.



Langton Moyo is currently undertaking a six-month internship with Southern Hemisphere.  He is a development enthusiast with interests in participatory monitoring, evaluatoin and learning for informing evidence-based management of development interventions. He formerly worked with the Bulawayo City Council and Plan International in Zimbabwe. Langton further acquired international experience with Democracy Reporting International in Germany working on various monitoring and evaluation responsibilities. He has been involved in projects on food security, human rights and advocacy for informal traders focusing on development and monitoring and impact indicators for project success, logical frameworks and actively participating in regular project reviews. Among his qualifications, Langton attained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Politics and Public Management from the Midlands State University in Zimbabwe, a Master of Public Administration from the University of the Western Cape in South Africa and a Master of Arts in Development Management from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum, Germany.



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!