Kagiso Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for young graduates to gain valuable work experience through its Policy Development Internship. This program is designed to nurture and develop young talent, equipping participants with the skills and experience needed to thrive in the development sector.

Recent graduates with a passion for creating a prosperous, peaceful, equitable, and just society will find this Policy Development Internship to be the perfect stepping stone for their careers.

About the Policy Development Internship

  • Duration of Employment: 12 Months / 1 Year
  • Job Location: Johannesburg Office, Gauteng
  • Closing Date: 31 May 2024

About Kagiso Trust

Kagiso Trust is committed to overcoming poverty and fostering sustainable development in South Africa. With a legacy of over 30 years, the organization has invested over R2 billion and implemented more than 1,831 development programs. Its work focuses on education development, institutional capacity building, socio-economic development, and financial sustainability.

Purpose of the Job

The Policy Development Internship is an integral part of Kagiso Trust’s commitment to youth skills development. This program provides graduates with hands-on experience, enabling them to contribute to policy development and advocacy initiatives. The Policy Development Internship runs for 12 months and is open to unemployed graduates aged between 18 and 35.

Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this Policy Development Internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Certified Grade 12/NQF 4 level certificates.
  • Certified Copy of a Degree in Development Policy, Political Sciences, Economics, or a relevant Humanities or Social Sciences qualification.
  • Certified copy of an ID.
  • Certified copy of an Academic Transcript.
  • A comprehensive CV and a motivational letter.

Key Performance Areas

As a Policy Development Intern, participants will gain exposure to various aspects of policy development and advocacy. Their responsibilities will include:

  • Tracking and Monitoring Legislative and Policy Developments: Staying updated on legislative and policy changes in South Africa and the SADC region.
  • Identifying Networks and Stakeholders: Engaging with policy and decision-makers through various platforms.
  • Coordinating Policy Advocacy Initiatives: Liaising with internal stakeholders to organize advocacy events and initiatives.
  • Drafting Legislative and Policy Documents: Assisting in the creation of key legislative and policy documents.
  • Compiling Reports: Preparing monthly and quarterly reports to track progress and impact.

Technical and Behavioural Competencies

Successful candidates for the Policy Development Internship will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • A strong desire and potential to learn.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.

Kagiso Trust Values

At Kagiso Trust, core values guide the organization’s work:

  • Integrity: Upholding the highest standards of honesty and ethics.
  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes.
  • Passion for Development: A deep commitment to fostering positive change.
  • Hands-on Bottom-up Approach: Engaging communities and stakeholders at the grassroots level

Application Instructions

To apply for the Policy Development Internship, follow these steps:

  • Indicate the Reference Number: PD2024JHB in the subject line of the email.
  • Submit an Application: Include a short CV and a motivational letter explaining why the applicant should be considered for this internship. The application should be at least three pages long.
  • Include Academic Transcripts: Applications without academic transcripts will not be considered.
  • Eligibility: Ensure the applicant has not previously served as an intern in the relevant field.

Applications should be sent to recruitment@kagiso.co.za by 31 May 2024.

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This is an exceptional opportunity to join Kagiso Trust, gain invaluable experience, and contribute to the development of policies that promote a just and equitable society. Passionate and motivated graduates looking to make a difference are encouraged to apply for the Policy Development Internship.