Sonke Internship

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APPLICATION DEADLINE:

6 May 2022.
Be sure to apply on or before this date – any applications submitted after this date are late and will NOT be accepted.
 

DETAILS ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME:

Location: South Africa (various)
Duration: 8 months (from 3 May 2022 until 31 December 2022)
Salary: between R5 000 and R7 000 per month

Sonke is offering an internship opportunity for the role of Communications and Strategic Information Intern as part of its Generation G partnership. The Generation G partnership works closely with partners in various countries, aiming to raise public support, strengthen civil society, advocate for improved laws and policies, and ultimately contribute to gender justice. The Generation G partnership contributes directly to SDG5, SDG6, and the Ministry’s policy regarding gender equality and women’s rights.

The youth are the Generation G partnership’s main impactors and thus are included in major decision-making processes and the design/ implementation of important strategies. During the programme, the candidate will be supervised by the communications manager and report to the projects coordinator’s manager.
 

Key performance areas of the programme:

  • Creating media and social media content by taking photos, conducting interviews, and recording videos
  • Hosting webinars and online meetings
  • Providing support to the project coordinator with tracking online media interest, engagements, and general media
  • Monitoring online content to track the online reach and engagements (this is completed monthly)
  • Providing support to the Programme Manager with engagements, PT and consortium coordination, and content building

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NEEDED TO APPLY:

Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 32 years old
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Advantageous: able to speak an additional South African language
  • Must have experience managing social media and be able to grow a social media follower base
  • Must have a key understanding of Gender Transformative Approaches
  • Must be willing to travel to rural regions within South Africa
  • Must be able to communicate Sonkes work and the impact it has

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE INTERNSHIP POSITION:

Applications must be submitted by email to Sonke’s Human Resource Unit: hiring@genderjustice.org.za
State the following in your email subject line: “Internship Application”
 

Attach the following documents to your application:

  • A completed 
  • Sonke employment application form
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • A motivational letter stating your experience and containing the contact details of 3 referees

Please note:

  • Non-South African citizens must attain a work permit from the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Sonke is an Equal Opportunities Employer, as such, previously disadvantaged individuals are encouraged to apply.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • If you have not heard a response by 16 May 2022, consider your application unsuccessful.

ABOUT THE COMPANY PROVIDING THE INTERNSHIP:

Sonke was founded in 2006 and is a proud Womxn’s rights non-profit organisation, committed to feminism and using rights-based and gender transformative approaches to achieve gender justice and human equality. Sonke’s vision is to create a world where everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability, can live freely and without poverty. The organisation aims to allow each individual to enjoy relationships that are caring, equitable, happy, and healthy and ultimately contribute to the development of democratic and gender just societies. Sonke continues to contribute to social justice and the elimination of poverty by strengthening governments, civil society, and citizens’ capacities; through this, Sonke hopes that women’s rights are increased, gender-based violence is reduced, and the spread of HIV and AIDS is drastically decreased.
 

CONTACT THE INTERNSHIP PROVIDER FOR QUERIES:

For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact Sonke directly:
Telephone number: 021 423 7088
Email address: info@genderjustice.org.za

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