Nelson Mandela Foundation

Intellectual Property and Governance Intern


Assist the General Counsel in preparing and distribution of sub-committee and Board packs

Assist with Minuting of sub-committee and board meetings

  • Follow through on action emanating from meetings
  • Maintain an impeccable registry of the Governance records
  • Assist the General Counsel to co-ordinate process of trustee nominations
  • Assist the General Counsel to maintain accurate record of Trustees with the Master of Trusts which includes deregistration of trustees resigning and registration of new trustees
  • Collaborate with external parties e.g., legal advisers and both the internal and external auditors
  • Collaborate with external organisations to provide guidance on governance matters
  • Support and guide individuals wishing to establish a non-profit entity
  • Develop legislated manuals for the institution for POPIA and PAIA
  • Ensure that staff are appropriately trained to give effect to new or revised legislation
  • Co-ordinate commencement of projects by the implementation and review of an appropriate legal framework
  • Ensure that projects are concluded in accordance with contractual obligations
  • Support and participate in the formulation of institutional ethical standards and good governance framework in line with standing national and international protocols and principles
  • Participate in the preservation and appropriate use of NMF Intellectual Property by staff, the public and organisations that hold Nelson Mandela intellectual property
  • Assess and respond in consultation with the HoD to requests for the use of trademarks
  • Participate in the quarterly IP meetings to instruct the attorneys on IP matters

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

  • Hold a Law degree
  • Be recently graduated with little or full-time work experience
  • 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: 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.