Social Work

Are you doing a study in these fields of Social Work?


  • Pedagogy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Psychiatry

Or another relative field? Then apply now for a Social Work internship and work for as well as with the beautiful people of South Africa.

If you want to help the disadvantaged communities of South Africa then a Social Work internship is the internship for you. It will be a unique opportunity for you to get to know the different cultures, the way of life and the diversity of life in the townships and South Africa in general. It will be a challenging work environment and has left many of our participant’s life transformed. There is a huge amount of different NPO’s and NGO’s that are trying to improve the lives of those living in the townships and you can play an integral role.

As an intern with Masambeni, you are establishing the foundation for your social work career. As a professional social worker, it is important for you to develop supportive and open relationships with colleagues and supervisors. These relationships will provide a source of both support and challenge for you throughout your career. Make sure you develop a sound relationship with your field instructor and other supportive social workers and benefit from their knowledge and experience.

Examples of projects you could work in are as follows:

  • Orphanages
  • Schools
  • Centres for (abused) women and/or children
  • Refugee Work
  • Counselling
  • Youth Empowerment
  • Community Development
  • Coaching Projects
  • Special Needs
  • Homes for the chronically ill
  • HIV centres and after school projects

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