Social Justice Internships in Cape Town

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This is an opportunity for students to pursue their social justice interests in settings such as schools, non-governmental agencies/non-profit organizations and museums/art galleries. Internships run for 8 weeks, 2 days per week (Mondays and Tuesdays). These experiences expose students to the functional operations of these settings.  Students are required to contribute according to the expectations of their supervisors. Unlike traditional internships which are skills-based and used to build resumès, these internships emphasise reflexivity and personal growth. 

During the internship period, students will engage with a selection of readings relevant to their internships and meet weekly with the Engaged Learning Coordinator in small groups. As reflection is an important part of the internship program, at the end of the quarter students are also expected to write a final report and give a presentation on their internship experience.  

Internships are allocated 4 units and students are expected to work  between 12 and 14 hours per week. Internship hours are determined by each organization, and working hours may vary from one internship environment to another. As each organization agrees to host students on a quarter-by-quarter basis, no specific organizational placement is guaranteed.  

Organizations which have previously hosted internship students: