SOUTH AFRICA: Unique Hands On PR Work Experience Internship in KwaZulu-Natal!

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: PR Internships / Advertising Internships / Community Volunteer Projects / Marketing Internships / Media Internships / Conservation Volunteer Projects
Country: South Africa
Location : KwaZulu-Natal
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

Use your marketing initiative, business skills and public relations flair to assist a worthy project in raising their public profile, whilst also gaining invaluable work experience.

This Public Relations work experience internship is truly unique because you'll work with an Animal Rehabilitation Centre, so your work will also benefit the animals! And, of course, the location is very unusual. And finally, conservationists are lovely people to work with! So, why not use your marketing initiative & public relations flair to assist a worthy project in raising their public profile, whilst also gaining invaluable work experience. You'll have the opportunity to use lots of energy and your own initiative!

At this Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, every hand is a hand that has to help feed the mouths of tiny abandoned baby animals or injured wildlife, helping them on a road to recovery so that they may be released back into their natural environment. As the Centre relies solely on the goodwill of the public for donations, your job is one of the most important ones at the Centre!

WHAT YOU'LL GAIN FROM DOING THIS PROJECT:

► An exciting, never-to-be-forgotten adventure into Africa and Zulu culture.
► The enormous satisfaction of helping an organisation that is devoted to the rehabilitation and release of abused, injured and orphaned animals, and knowing that you made a difference!
► New skills, more confidence, a greater understanding of a different culture, invaluable personal and professional development.
► And best of all ... an unforgettable experience!

PROJECT OVERVIEW:

You can assist with the daily PR duties and events scheduled during your time on the placement. The type of event you could help host includes fairs, golf days, or even get involved in events like an off-road bike race which is being planned by the locals at time of writing! If you feel confident enough to do talks, you can also visit schools and old-age homes - anything to raise awareness of the Centre. If you have any ideas you think you'd like to implement while on your placement, you can also start liaising with the staff and trustees prior to your arrival and plan your own unique event or campaign to assist in raising the project's profile and help secure additional funding.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to apply yourself in an environment that really does need you! You will work alongside a young and very vibrant PR officer at the centre, Charelle, assisting her with her daily work and providing, exchanging ideas and assisting with a large variety of tasks that deal with the donor community, public and press. In essence, your placement will cover exposure to some or all of the following areas, depending on the Centre’s needs at the time of your placement:
► Raising the profile of the Organisation and associating a "Brand" with it.
► Donor relations
► Corporate PR relations
► General PR
► Fundraising campaigns
► Media Relations
► Design and copy writing for marketing collateral and educational materials.
► Event Planning & Management
► Hosting of special events such as golf days, theatre shows, fairs, etc.

ACCOMMODATION:

There is a fully furnished volunteer house that accommodates up to 8 volunteers at a time. It's surrounded by garden and lots of greenery. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms and volunteers share rooms. The house is within the security of the Rehabilitation Centre and surrounded by an electric fence. Your food and accommodation are included on this project.

Start Dates

Flexible start and finish dates you choose. Our placements are flexible and can be tailored to match your preferences. For availability please contact the office.

Costs / Benefits

Costs vary depending on length of placement, but starts at £945 for two weeks. You can participate for up to twelve weeks or longer, subject to visa requirements.
Included is full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office. All meals are provided, unless otherwise stated. Accommodation is provided (whether a rented house, a hotel/hostel, home stay, apartment or flat).
You'll also receive a free T-shirt.
You’ll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you’ll see them frequently.
Pre-departure you’ll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, well being and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.

Requirements

Qualifications depend on which placement you choose. Some don't require any qualifications or experience and some others would prefer some experience. Please speak to us so that we can help you choose the placement that is right for you and will give you the most beneficial experience. All placements do require you to have initiative, adaptability and patience (and a good sense of humor helps!)

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