NECT Graduates Opportunities 2018 – SA Bursaries 2019

By | January 8, 2018

NECT Graduates Opportunities

NECT Graduates – The National Education Collaboration Trust (NECT) seeks 8 dynamic self-starters to assist in regional communication efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to experience various aspects of communications while working for an organisation that is focussed on creating a better future for South Africa in the education area.

NECT Graduates Responsibilities

•Meet regularly with relevant stakeholders
•Attend district meetings, such as the District Steering Committee (DSC) meeting amongst others
•Visit projects on the ground and assess which ones should be highlighted together with the Lead Agents and the National Communications Manager, thereafter write an article based on this
•Manage and maintain relationships with local media including radio, print and online
•Build contacts and sources for use in future stories
•Write, post, manage and maintain relevant social media for the district
•Manage and maintain the NECT CRM database for the district, including obtaining and capturing details from all relevant stakeholders
•Interview stakeholders in the district
•Write relevant articles regularly and timeously
•Ability to write communication required for the district •Pamphlets
•Memorandums / notifications
•Fact-check information given to you by interviewees
•Work within defined templates (provided) for newsletters, reports and other
•Compile detailed status reports in order to report back

NECT Graduates Requirements

•A good understanding of available technological tools such as a computer, camera, smart phones etc. and digital platforms such as CRM and social media
•Completed a University/College degree, in a related field (e.g., Journalism, English, Marketing / Communications, Advertising or Public Relations)
•Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications an advantage
•Understanding of the basic principles of journalism, communications, public relations and/or marketing
•Must be computer literate (working knowledge of Microsoft Office).
•Possess excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
•Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
•Ability to work well independently, and within a team
•Passion for education, cultural sensitivity and respect for differences
•Must also be able to speak a local language (i.e. Northern Sotho/Sepedi in Limpopo, Xhosa in Eastern Cape, Setswana in North West, Ndebele in Mpumalanga and Zulu in KZN)
•Must be from one of these provinces: Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West or the Eastern Cape Province, and willing to work there.

How to Apply

Please a send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Kabelo Mpyatona on
Enter your email address for all bursary forms:

Note: This programme is now closed