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National Organising 2019 Community Leadership Internship Programme

Equal Education’s Community Leadership (CL) Internship Programme is for young people who are passionate about being leaders within and outside of their communities. Through the programme, aspiring young activists develop leadership, facilitation, community organising and communication skills. During the internship, CLs will be involved in running Youth Groups:  our main platform for engaging and developing Equalisers.  The work of a CL will entail: working with a team of Equal Education (EE) facilitators; building strong relationships in communities and schools; and participating in and assisting with campaigns. Participants must be energetic, hard-working, self-motivated, committed to social justice, and team players who are able to adapt to a fast-changing environment.

The National Organising 2019 CL Internship Programme entails the following:

  1. A one year, full-time, paid internship within the National Organising team. CLs will be based in either Nquthu in KwaZulu-Natal OR in GaMashashane in Limpopo, while receiving support from the Equal Education team based in Gauteng.
  2. Meeting with school and community members to build relationships and involve them in our work.
  3. Working with a team of facilitators to run Youth Group and ensuring that necessary logistics are taken care of.
  4. Contributing to organising and campaign strategy to forward EE’s objectives for a more just and equal education system.
  5. Participating in political education, leadership development, and other training workshops.
  6. Representing EE on public and private platforms.
  7. Contributing to shaping an environment that is equal, positive and safe for both members (Equalisers and facilitators) and staff to participate in.
  8. Providing guidance and training to facilitators.
  9. Showing a commitment to building communities.
  10. Showing an interest in working with young people.
  11. Being responsible for record-keeping, petty cash and logistics.
  12. Office hours are 9am to 5pm. However, CLs work flexible hours (late evenings and weekends).

Who should apply?

  1. Must be between ages of 18 to 25.
  2. Post-school youth who have relevant experience in facilitating or working with school learners.
  3. Are able to commit 100% of your time to the organisation. Successful applicants must be able to start the programme full-time on 11 February 2019.
  4. Characteristics we are looking for include:
  • Leadership, maturity, passion
  • Ability to work hard and focus, dedication, responsibility
  • Creativity, communication skills, honesty
  • Integrity, punctuality
  • Problem solving techniques

Click on the image of the document below to print and complete the application form. 

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Completed applications (pages 3 and 4, with written answers) must be submitted by Sunday 27 January 2019.

You can submit via email OR WhatsApp (document share) 061 925 7216 OR at upcoming facilitator and Equaliser meetings in Limpopo on 18 and 19 January, and in KwaZulu-Natal on 25 and 26 January. 

For more information contact: Zanele Modise (EE Junior Organisor) 061 925 7216 OR Ntshadi Mofokeng (EE Chief Operations Officer) 079 146 8507

Shortlisted applicants will be called for an interview. If you are not contacted by 31 January, please consider your application unsuccessful.



Equal Education is seeking to fill the vacancy of Junior Organiser, to join our National Organising team. The successful candidate is to be based in our Gauteng office, with regular travel to KwaZulu-Natal and Limpopo. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to democracy, equality, intersectionality, social justice and human rights. National Organising has made enormous strides in its campaigns to ensure the provision of scholar transport to schools in KwaZulu-Natal (and South Africa), and continues to fight for the provision of water and decent toilets to Limpopo schools.

Position:  Junior Organiser

Level: Entry level

Description: This is a two-year fixed term contract, reporting to the Head of National Organising. The Junior Organiser plays a critical role in the movement, and is tasked with assisting the Head of National Organising in developing and implementing strategic organising and campaign plans; supporting Community Leaders and Facilitators in youth organising; growing and sustaining our movement; and assisting with stakeholder outreach.

Core capabilities:

  • Active role model
  • A strong commitment to and experience in building communities
  • Interest in working with and developing young people
  • A commitment to strengthening the education system in South Africa and to investing time and energy to break the inequality that youth face every day
  • Experience in facilitating engagements with and training young people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Computer literate

Application process: Each application should include a CV and a letter of motivation. You should motivate specifically for the position you are applying for, and also detail your interest and suitability to work at EE. Generic letters are strongly advised against. Please also include two contactable references.

Applicants must forward a CV and cover letter to

Closing date: Sunday 27 January 





Carla GoldsteinNational Organising