Public health is key to community development. High-quality medical care, healthy behaviour, and support plays an integral role in the social upliftment of developing countries.
South Africa is the perfect location to gain hands-on experience in public health, for a number of reasons. Firstly, South Africa has the highest rate of HIV infections globally, in addition to one of the world’s largest government-run Anti-Retroviral Treatment (ART) programs.
South Africa is also an epicenter of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, and TB is currently the number one killer of adults living in South Africa. We offer public health internships with well-established high-profile non-profit organisations. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about public health issues affecting impoverished communities and to develop your skills in the exciting, dynamic, and rapidly growing field of public health.
India also has a very interesting and complex public health context with many challenges, especially given living conditions of many of poorest Indians. The disease burden is high due to poor sanitation, lack of access to fresh water, overpopulation and poor hygiene. Infant mortality is particularly high. Many children in particular suffer from illnesses associated with poverty and underdevelopment such as TB, malnutrition, malaria, typhoid, hepatitis and other conditions.
Advocacy and Campaigns
We offer advocacy & campaigns internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in New Delhi and Cape Town. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Advocacy work plays an integral part in upliftment in India and South Africa and contributes significantly towards improving its social development.
We offer social work internships with well-established, high-profile non-profit organisations in various sectors throughout New Delhi and Cape Town. In developing countries, it is necessary for government and organisations to take responsibility for guaranteeing equal opportunities to all citizens through social action and social development. Social workers play an integral part in uplifting communities in need and they contribute significantly towards improving its social development.
Counseling and Psychology
We have a few hands-on internship opportunities at excellent non-profit organisations working to prevent gender-based violence (GBV) through advocacy, or treating and counseling the survivors of gender-based violence. Due to the sensitive nature of this work, these internships will suit more emotionally-mature candidates who have some knowledge and experience of gender and GBV issues.
Interest and expertise in field of public health
basic to moderate understanding of relevant
public health issues in South Africa, including
HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB)
research experience and expertise
strong writing skills
strong communication skills
comfortable working in low-income communities
independence and adaptability
Useful areas of expertise
collection of qualitative and quantitative data
writing reports and articles
basic web design and web development
communications and fundraising
“For he who has health has hope; and he who has hope,