Gender Based Violence Research Internship, Cape Town

GAIN VARIED Research EXPERIENCE WHILE CONTRIBUTING TO AN IMPORTANT CAUSE

Bring your research skills to a nonprofit organization that’s providing vital support to victims of gender based violence in Cape Town, South Africa. It’s an excellent opportunity to contribute to this important cause while gaining a wealth of practical experience.

Gender based violence is a prevalent problem in South African society. You’ll join a nonprofit that addresses the issue in a multi-faceted way; they offer empowering counseling programs to victims, and work to break the cycle of abuse by tackling cultural attitudes. The organization has been running for 27 years, and has a strong track record of creating change.

As an intern, you’ll support this work by doing research on a number of levels. Depending on your interests, and the needs at the time, you might be doing issue-based research, impact analysis, and funding research. Either way, you’ll have a hugely educational and inspiring experience.

QUICK FACTS
Cape Town, South Africa
Gender based violence NGO
Research, Reporting, Monitoring
8 Weeks
Price on demand
ORGANISATION

You’ll be part of MOSAIC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting gender based violence and providing support to victims. Gender-based violence (GBV) is a profound and widespread problem in South Africa, affecting a vast number of girls and women. This organization was founded in 1993 in response to the amount of violence and abuse, and the lack of social support services and legal support available to most victims. Their programs include trauma counseling, emergency support, educational workshops, public awareness campaigns, and legal support. They aim to guide female GBV survivors through a healing process, and to empower them to become active drivers of change in their lives. The nonprofit also strives to break the cycle of violence in society by changing attitudes about gender norms, and encouraging a culture of respect.

TASKS & REQUIREMENTS
What you’ll do

As a gender based violence research intern, you’ll be focused on different types of research. The exact focus will depend on your skills and interests, and on the organization’s needs at the time, but they are likely to include;

  • Issue-focused research
  • Impact evaluation
  • Fundraising research
  • Possibly report writing tasks listed
Requirements
  • Strong research skills 
  • Good communication skills 
  • A willingness to working in a culturally different environment
  • An ability to work independently 
  • A passion for the issue MOSAIC is addressing 
  • A self-starter attitude
WHERE YOU’LL STAY

You will stay in Muizenberg, the lively sea-side suburb and place to be for surfing, or Observatory, a bohemian suburb known for art galleries, vintage fashion, bars and cafes close to the university. We’re excited to offer a variety of options of single rooms in houses or apartments that you will share with other international students or interns. Based on your preferences, we will send you the options of rooms available. Your monthly rental fee depends on the size of the room you choose. We’ll always make sure you’re in a comfortable, central, and safe place. Please get in touch to find out what options are available during your preferred period.

DATES & RATES

You can start your internship with this organization every week. Please keep in mind this organization is closed for several weeks of summer holiday at the end of the year.

2021 Rates

Fixed fee USD 550
Accommodation USD 465-800 p/m

Remote working will be considered, so please indicate if this has your preference.  For remote internship: fixed fee USD 375

At Roots, we do everything we can to make your internship experience smooth and hassle-free. We offer an all-inclusive service, which means we will help you find the right internship (we believe we are great matchmakers!), help you with visa arrangements, book accommodation for you in Cape Town, give you all the pre-departure information you need before arriving, pick you up from the airport and check in with you while on your work placement to ensure you feel supported.

Includes:
  • Transfer from Cape Town International airport to your accommodation and back on arrival and departure day
  • Assistance with finding and booking you accommodation
  • Assistance with finding the perfect work placement
  • Assistance with your visa arrangement & other preparations
  • On the ground support during your stay
  • A discount on weekend activities, exclusive to Roots interns
Excludes:
  • Monthly rental fee
  • Daily transport from the accommodation to the office
  • Flights to Cape Town
  • Visa, medical and travel insurance costs for the duration of your placement – must include cover for repatriation
  • Meals, drinks, snacks, and items of personal nature (f.e. curios, gifts, clothing).
  • Costs for additional excursions or activities

Optional extra:

Personal Development Sessions
To help you optimise your personal and professional development during your internship, we offer individual monthly sessions with a professional consultant. These 1,5-hour sessions offer opportunities to set goals, reflect on your experience, and ensure your internship will benefit your career as much as possible.
Monthly fee: USD 65
Workshop: Exploring the Nonprofit Landscape
To give you a full understanding of the nonprofit sector in Africa, we offer one-off individual online workshops by a South African digital marketing and fundraising specialist. You’ll learn about the needs of the nonprofit sector, best practices in nonprofit management, and sustainability of fundraising initiatives. You’ll also be given a large amount of useful resources.
Workshop fee: USD 65
QUICK FACTS
Cape Town, South Africa
Gender based violence NGO
Research, Reporting, Monitoring
8 Weeks
Price on demand
READ MORE REVIEWSHow to Apply
INTERNSHIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • Gain a wealth of research experience in a nonprofit setting
  • Be part of a well-established nonprofit organization, and gain a good understanding of the day to day running of their programs
  • Contribute to important support to victims of gender based violence
  • Live and work in Cape Town, arguably one of the greatest cities in the world
  • Have the flexibility of working remotely, if you prefer
FIXED FEE USD 550
(excl. accommodation)

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APPLYING
How to apply?

If you’re ready to apply for this internship, here’s what to do:

  1. Fill in the application form (it will show in a new screen) and send your CV to info@rootsinterns.com.
  2. We’ll set up a call with you to go through your application.
  3. If we feel it’s a good match, we’ll set up a call between you and the supervisor for this internship.
  4. If everyone’s happy, we’ll provisionally confirm your placement! We’ll then send you the invoice for the deposit, get started with a detailed booking form, and we’ll give you all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming adventure.
  5. Only once we receive payment of the deposit your placement will be confirmed.

Or if you’d just like to ask us some questions about this internship first, just fill in the contact form on the right. We’ll be happy to assist!

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