Special Project Internship at Awethu Ventures 2016/17

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19 Sep, 2016

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Internships in South Africa

The position of an Intern is not only fulfilling in itself but offers huge opportunity for professional development. As an Intern, you have the unique opportunity to develop your management and business skills.

Brief Description

The position of Intern includes: assisting with administration; an opportunity to up-skill yourself to become an Associate; and shadowing Associates as they train and coach Awethu Entrepreneurs on how to grow the profitability of their businesses and create jobs whilst developing them to be future leaders in the South Africaneconomy.


Interns will responsible for assisting Associates. Tasks include:
·         Assisting Associate with capturing data
·         Assisting Associate with other administrative tasks
·         Conduct business research as a means to support Associate’s mentorship andadvisory role.


Qualifications, requirements and experience

·         A business diploma or equivalent
·         Proficiency in English; both written and spoken
·         Contextual leadership achievement
·         Ability to operate in a dynamic environment
·         Good numeracy ability
·         Entrepreneurial experience (optional but preferred)


·         Integrity – This  role requires honest and ethical individuals
·         Reliability – This role is only suited to people who do what they say they are going to do and when they are going to do it
·         Effort – This role requires 100% of your effort, 100% of the time
·         Emotional intelligence – This role is only suited to people who can maintain composure in stressful environments and individuals with high emotional maturity
·         Stress tolerance – This role requires individuals that can implement constructive criticism and deal calmly and effectively with high stress situations
·         Aspirational – This role requires one to be ambitious and want to make a difference in the lives of others
·         Organizational – This role requires individuals that are capable of organizing their own work and managing themselves to success

What being on the Awethu team demands: Awethu is taking on a defining task over the next few years, and we’re building a team of leaders who are ready for the challenge. Internal and external expectations will be as high they are as in the world’s best organizations. Only those who thrive in a high-performance environment, and who have an appetite for rapid organizational and personal growth and impact, should apply.

The traits we look for in our team members:

1) Exceptional personal strength
·         Willing to work as hard as possible to get the job done, but also focused on working smart
·         Fun person, who enjoys their work and whose enthusiasm motivates others
·         Thrives under pressure
·         Strong desire for goal achievement, both personally and for the organization
·         Takes ownership and displays high levels of responsibility and initiative
·         Positive, and fully embracing of challenges
·         Enthusiasm for continuous learning and professional development

2) Strong leadership ability

·         Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills
·         Even-tempered, mature, with a high degree of self-confidence, integrity and professionalism
·         Eager to lead, showing discipline and pragmatism, drive and a sense of urgency
·         Able to work with a minimum of supervision
·         Able to motivate and influence others to deliver on tight deadlines

3) Passion for social impact
·         Sincere and resolute that there is tremendous untapped potential in under-resourced communities
·         Innovative, and committed to interventions aimed at developing capacity in under-resourced communities
·         Excited about scalable, sustainable models for social impact

Location Head Office – Braamfontein,


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