Nelson Mandela Foundation

CEO's Office Intern


  • Support the writing production of various departments. This includes pitching, drafting, and publishing stories for our social media handles, websites, newsletter and the media
  • Assist the thought leadership of the department through research, brainstorming and concept ideation. This includes research on issues facing society, political analysis, and keeping abreast of public discourse
  • Support the general administration of the department which includes emailing, administering the calendar, note-taking and related activities

In order to be eligible for the NMF internship, applicants must:

  • Hold a qualification in the Humanities or Social Sciences or other related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the department
  • Demonstrate strong critical thinking, research, analytical and writing skills
  • Be recently graduated with little or no prior full-time work experience – preference will be given to applicants who have not previously benefitted from an internship opportunity within a South African NGO
  • Have a demonstrable interest in human rights advocacy and constitutional issues and an interest in building a career in civil society in South Africa
  • Be able to plan, prioritise work, meet deadlines, and work independently
  • Be systematic and thorough in their approach to work, with excellent attention to detail
  • Have strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Suite, Facebook, website design, Instagram, Twitter, Google apps)
  • Be able to write for public consumption

To apply or to enquire more about the position, please send your abridged CV, academic transcript and proof of qualifications to the following:, addressed to Ms M. Moagi

Closing Date:  17 March 2023

Note: The Nelson Mandela Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 

Preference may be given to applicants who reside in the Gauteng region and are multilingual.