Nelson Mandela Foundation

Dialogue & Advocacy Intern

The Nelson Mandela Foundation is a non-profit organisation focused on memory, dialogue, and legacy work. We are the custodian of Nelson Mandela's life and times; we are a committed facilitator of his living legacy; and we are mandated to promote his lifelong vision of freedom and equality for all.

The Foundation is looking for a Dialogue & Advocacy intern for a period of 18 months, starting 1 April 2023.


  • Assisting dialogue and advocacy team on logistics on upcoming events including managing registers, templates, and other logistical issues
  • Planning and coordination of travel logistics
  • Taking minutes of meetings and writing donor reports 
  • Assisting with research on key focus areas for the dialogue programme
  • Assisting the team with developing advocacy approaches around key focus areas
  • Assisting in providing content to various departments
  • Data capturing
  • Adhoc tasks

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

  • Hold a qualification in the Social Sciences (or a related qualification that you are able to motivate relates to the work of the Dialogue programme at NMF)
  • Be recently graduated with 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
  • Be competent in Microsoft Office software

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.