Internship in Cape Town, South Africa: social work internship at a shelter/home for children

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internship abroad: shelter/home for children in south africa

Location: Stellenbosch (40km outside Cape Town, South Africa)
Vacancies: 2
Internship period: 4-6 months

Internship Company: An organization that provides care and education for children in daycare and after-school care in the surroundings of Stellenbosch, near Cape Town. The organization operates on different locations in several disadvantaged areas in the Cape Winelands, South Africa.

Many of the children in the home have both a developmental, as well as a social disadvantage. The organization strives to improve their chance for a better future by trying to improve their social and developmental skills.


Summary Internship: The intern assists supervisors of the project in their way of dealing with the disadvantaged children - in games, classes and other activities. You also develop and initiate activities for the children yourself, in cooperation with the supervisors. The age of the children at the home range from 2-18 years old.

The organization also trains non-schooled adults/parents to work within the organization. The intern is involved in this study-programme, which means you work in the training of these adults on a daily basis. Many of these people are from disadvantages areas themselves.


You are...
- Flexible in your working hours, you don't mind working weekends and nights occasionally
- Aware of the difficult and hard circumstances of children you might be dealing with, and consider

yourself professional enough to deal with that
- Pro-active, assertive, creative, full of life and initiative
- 'Up for the challenge'
- A person that adjusts rather easily in any environment, also a culturally challenging one


This internship is suitable for: students of Social Work, Pedagogy, Psychology and related studies


More information? Email to to the attention of vacancy 031


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