Internship & Volunteer Program

They are three purposes, why Diakonia Aids Ministry has embarked on Internship and Volunteer program.

1. Character building
You could even discover yourself while working with an NGO for the betterment of the society and this could play a significant role in building your character as you inculcate in yourself, eminent qualities like empathy, humility, patience, and optimism.

2.A valuable addition to your resume
You can kill two birds with one stone by doing an internship with an NGO. How?
Well, NGO internships not only add the value of work experience to your resume but also speak volumes about your ability to work in a real-life environment as well as about your character.

3. Upgrades your skill set
Apart from learning the importance of teamwork and leadership while working on a variety of works ranging from teaching to event management and conducting surveys, volunteering offers you with abundant opportunities to learn and develop both soft and technical skills.

DAM is providing an internship or volunteer service for the following organizations:

Afrika Tikkun aims to empower young people by affording them the opportunity to receive gainful education, good health care, nutrition and support for their families. In doing so, it equalises the playing field for unprivileged young people so that they have the same employment opportunities that privileged youth have through internships and career development programs.

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The University of Johannesburg together with the Department of Social Works sends third year students. This acts as an intervention to change perceptions, to develop skills or capacity, networks, or educate group members or the community in a sustainable manner which will
lead to empowerment for socio-economic change.

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The ELM is an organization in Germany which sends young volunteers all over the world including us. Its aim is that young people change their point of view to overcome boundaries and have an exchange in relegion, cultures and interact with people all over the world.

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The University of South Africa (Unisa) sends undergraduate students to DAM. Their mission is to put into practice all that they have learnt at the university to their placement organizations. In a nutshell, the whole purpose is to gain experience in the real world.

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