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Internship- Picture the World Africa
Picture The World
Cape Town, South Africa, Africa
Gain Professional Experience in South Africa and open the doors to your future goals.
Gain Professional Experience in South Africa! June 20 – July 15, 2016
Open the doors to your future. This is a truly unique internship, offering professional, hands-on experiences that most internships cannot offer, as you grow from intern and student to teacher and educator via research, training, and exposure to the underserved communities. Internships are customised to fit the career goals of each person.
Applicable Fields of Study/Interest:
• Public Health/Health/Health Promotion
• Environmental Health/Sciences
• Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology
• Social Work
• Physical Therapy
• Community Development
• Behavioral Health/Psychology
• Global/International Studies
• Other related field
Make an impact in the lives of others while experiencing your own life-altering journey. The breathtaking city of Cape Town proffers the unique dichotomy of the exceedingly underserved communities scattered among the splendid European-like African city. With seven native languages and exceedingly deeply-rooted cultures, South Africa is rich in diversity and unique complexities. The challenges your work to overcome for the health and wellness of the township residents are sure to be profoundly rewarding.
This fully-mentored internship program features an array of field work in the fields of public health, specifically health promotion, social work, pre-med with a focus on both chronic and acute diseases, nutrition, and environmental health, with additional options to participate in civil engineering, counseling, business development, marketing, advocacy, and agricultural development. Interns perform research in the townships alongside established South African NGO’s making remarkable impacts. The scope of the research is developed directly by the interns under the guidance of the Impilo Phambili program director. The interns meet with township residents in various venues, such as treatment centers, homes, and public meeting grounds. Each day is a new experience for the intern, as continuous rotations are made among the various NGO programs. The research, exposure, and learning experience of the health care status for the township residents culminates into workshops developed and conducted predominantly by the interns for community members and to train health care workers and students. Depending on your specific field of interest and work, there are many options for a final culminating project, such as an impact paper to use for advocacy work.
The valuable experiences gained though this internship program include field work and direct access to township residents, research, and a unique profundity of health status and care on a global scale. Additionally, you will gain a global perspective in your specific internship area and have the opportunity to create, develop, implement, and expand local businesses, NOG’s, and various programmes in the field of your choice. The first week of the program is comprised of an exciting orientation and tour of the city of Cape Town. Lessons on the history and culture of South Africa, including Xhosa language classes and public health status, are provided. Training on nutrition, wellness, medical treatment/care, and other areas are also delivered to the interns.
The cost to participate in the program is $2200.00 USD and includes:
- Housing from 20 June through 15 July 2015
- Transportation to and from the airport upon arrival to and departure from Cape Town, South Africa
- Breakfast pack of various items upon arrival
- Local cell phone & SIM card to use throughout programme
- On the ground support, orientations, and overall guidance and opportunities to meet and interact with South Africans and other interns alike
- Ground transportation to the internship sites and return
- Red Bus City Tour of Cape Town
- Access to local organisations and community
- Direct guidance from the programme director, who will provide overall and technical training and education
- Language Classes
- Education on South African history and current health status and climate
- Opportunities to work with previously-collected data from the local community, to learn, and to educate
- Gaining experience in leadership, project development, and hands-on work
- Tours, discounted activities, and much more!
Leadership skills, motivated to teach and learn, works well in a group and individually, motivated to work with different cultures, responsible, able to think critically and problem-solve, good observation skills, ready for hands-on work.
In addition to those in medical and public health field, we are looking specifically for 1-2 environmental health, civil or environmental engineers, and/or environmental science majors to work on 1-2 environmental projects in the underserved community.
- experience working with underserved community members
- comfort around underserved community members and many different cultures
- experience or desire to learn to monitor blood pressure and blood sugar
- able and motivated to learn quickly, practice in becoming proficient, and focused
- motivated to perform research in the community and online to create presentation
- experience in heath-related fields, such as counseling, physical therapy, EMT is a plus
- environmental health/engineering background
- air quality monitoring is a plus, but not required
In addition to those in the health field, we are specifically looking for one business intern to expand a current business owned by an underserved community member with very limited resources. We are also looking for 1-2 marketing/advertising interns to work with the business intern in expanding the underserved business owner, as well as market the work and services provided by our public health programme to the underserved community members.
- experience writing a business plan
- experience expanding a business with very limited resources
- experience marketing with limited resources
- experience advertising to multiple markets in hard-to-reach areas
- experience working with underserved communities
- experience interacting with many different cultures and adapting work to best reach and impact community members based on their culture
How to apply
To apply, please contact:
Kindly please email your CV and a 4-10 sentence cover letter stating your interests in gaining professional experience in Cape Town, South Africa and the value you can add to the program director: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include specific background, education, and/or experience in specific skills, such as writing a business plan, monitoring blood pressure and blood sugar, marketing, etc.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Because we provide individualised attention to each intern, the number of interns accepted is kept below 10.
Residential Support Worker – Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Australian Red Cross
Western Australia, Australia
As a Support Worker, you'll provide support to children with a wide range of physical and intellectual disabilities through the delivery and provision of quality care at Australian Red Cross - Lady Lawley Cottage. You will play a key role in caring for children with possible challenging behaviors through personal care, providing opportunities for engagement and outings into the wider community and encouraging them to reach and exceed their full potential. You'll always maintain the client's dignity and respect and be supported by a multidisciplinary team to establish and maintain strategies.
Community Fundraising Coordinator
Islamic Relief Australia International Aid NGO
Islamic Relief Australia is the local presence of an international Humanitarian Aid and Development NGO working in over 50 countries to make a world of difference. We are looking for a self-motivated, resourceful and creative individual to join our dynamic fundraising team. The post holder will be based in Sydney and will be responsible for providing fundraising expertise and capacity across a number of fundraising programs. They will ensure that Islamic Relief Australia’s message is disseminated on a grass roots level to help create awareness, and as a result, instigate and support community activities to raise money for a specific cause. The Community Fundraising Coordinator will work closely with theCommunity Fundraising Manager, the National Fundraising team and the Islamic Relief volunteers, they will be a part of the fundraising department and will play a vital role in achieving the department’s objectives.
- Actively recruit and develop a growing portfolio of prospects interested in developing into committed supporters.
- Management of existing community fundraising prospects and developing a strong base of holistic support from new and existing groups.
- To ensure that fundraising activities implemented and managed locally delivers budgets, targets and income in line with overall plans and strategies.
- Supervise and delegate appropriate logistical tasks to the Community Fundraising Officers in New South Wales, resolve any related logistical issues, making sure that materials and equipment are available.
- Recruit, coordinate and supervise volunteers and volunteer groups within New South Wales. Take a volunteer-led approach in ensuring the effective delivery of fundraising activities locally and representing the organisation at fundraising and other events
The Successful Candidate must have:
- Minimum 3three years’ experience in a community-based role, and an appreciation of the values and culture of the not for profit sector.
- Knowledge and understanding of the local area community.
- Previous event management experience.
- Previous supervisory experience.
- Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent time management and organisational skills.
- Previous experience with The Raiser’s Edge CRM system will be highly regarded.
- Ability to work under pressure, is self-motivating and deliver to target.
- Ability to represent Islamic Relief Australia in a wide range of situations.
- Flexibility and willingness to work outside office hours as the role requires.
- Good presentation, negotiation and networking skills.
- Good computer skills with proficiency in the use of MS packages.
- Willingness to travel.
If you are talented, reliable, service minded, resilient and a highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to helping others, please apply online or email your resume and cover letter toHR@islamic-relief.com.au
EBOLA OUTBREAK – OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
World Health Organisation
AF Africa (AF) / AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) Liberia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Africa
The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa has heavily affected the entire sub-region and resulted in tremendous challenges and human losses. As of 29 May, 2015, 27 040 EVD cases were reported in West Africa leading to 11 140 deaths. In response and within the framework of a UN-wide initiative pulling together all assets of all relevant UN agencies, WHO established the largest emergency operation in its history to support the country response to the outbreak. While continuing to support the response with the aim to interrupt residual transmission chains as soon as possible in Guinea and Sierra Leone, all three most affected countries are now focusing efforts to restore essential health services and to strengthen their health-care systems.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative and the WHO Outbreak Response Team Leader, and in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and National Lead for Infection Prevention and Control and the WHO Workers’ Health Programme the incumbent will perform the following duties.
1) Provide advice for protecting occupational health and safety in WHO operated/led workplaces – offices, field missions, facilities and international medical teams.
2) Produce, distribute, promote and update policies/objectives relating occupational health and safety at work in relation to Ebola response.
3) Carry out occupational health and safety risk assessment of WHO operated/led workplaces and monitor of compliance.
4) Act as a resource on latest information relating occupational health and safety topics
5) Monitor working condition issues and problems
6) Coordinate education/training sessions and programmes by working with relevant teams in the country, and with HQ, UNMEER and other relevant partners.
7) Ensure provision of critical information for, and engagement with, national government, international organisations and UNMEER, on occupational health and safety in the epidemic response and health service recovery
8) Coordinate multi-agency/sectoral collaborative workings to reduce risk from exposure and infection to EVD and strengthen occupational health and safety in health care facilities and other high risk work settings.
9) Other duties in the area of occupational health and safety as required by the supervisors.
Senior Communications Officer
Medecins Sans Frontieres
Geneva, Paris, Brussels or London preferred
MSF's Access Campaign is looking for a Senior Communications Officer to complete our team!
MSF’s Access Campaign is looking for a Senior Communications Officer to complete our team!
Reporting to the Head of Communications of the Access Campaign, the Senior Communications Officer will work with the team to enhance the MSF Access Campaign’s visibility and communications materials position. S/he will be a flexible team player, able to write and edit both short issue briefs and longer reports based on complex and often technical content, with fastidious attention to detail and accuracy; to write and edit materials in a variety of written formats that make creative use of web, social media and other new media tools; to manage production of print materials; and to fact check and proofread materials. Ideally, s/he will also be able to create graphics and other visual materials in support of our communications objectives. The individual will at times also collaborate with members of the broader MSF movement to develop public messaging and campaigning strategies, and will be confident liaising with both the media and with other stakeholders.
– Starting date: January 4 2016
– Contract length: Long term – Full time position
– Deadline for applications: Midnight 20 November 2015
– Location: Geneva, Paris, Brussels or London preferred
If you know someone who fits the requirements, please share this ad with them.
Head of Communications
Médecins Sans Frontières | Access Campaign
333 7th Avenue, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
How to apply
To apply, please contact:
Head of Communications Médecins Sans Frontières | Access Campaign