Nelson Mandela Foundation

Communication, Marketing & Public Relations Intern


  • Produce creative communications content that can be packaged to suit different needs within the organisation including but not limited to the media database health, annual report, fact sheets, website and social media platforms, short digital updates or newsletters and media monitoring

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

  • Hold a qualification in communications or journalism and or relevant writing or communications experience in the NGO sector, media or marketing (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the communications programme at NMF).
  • 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.
  • Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Facebook, website design, Instagram, Twitter, Google apps)
  • Show a demonstrated ability to multi-task and ability to prioritise across multiple projects and social media platforms.
  • Ability to write for public consumption. 
  • Must be willing and able to work in teams and be a self-starter.

To apply or to enquire more about the position, please send your abridged CV, academic transcript and proof of qualifications to the following: HumanResources@nelsonmandela.orgaddressed 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.