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Programme Coordinator

Remuneration:Market related 
Location:Cape Town
Education level:Degree
Company:Connect-123 Internship and Volunteer Programs

Job description

Are you looking to make a difference? Would you like a meaningful role helping develop and run programs for international students? Connect-123 has received industry recognition as a quality provider of internship, volunteer, and study abroad opportunities for overseas students and graduates in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai and Sydney. We've been growing and now are hiring a program coordinator for our important Cape Town location. As program coordinator, you will be helping connect interns and volunteers with opportunities in a wide range of fields including business, education, health care, human rights, journalism, social work, and sustainable development. All of our programs are designed to create lasting value for Connect-123 program participants and the local organisations with whom they are placed.

As a Cape Town programme coordinator, you will:
  • Guide individuals through the application process 
  • Match applicants to the best-fit internship or volunteer opportunity 
  • Assist interns and volunteers with preparations for their trip to Cape Town 
  • Facilitate a rich learning experience for program participants once in-country 
  • Engage in coaching/mentoring sessions to help interns and volunteers learn from their experience and build their careers 
  • Identify new volunteer and internship opportunities 
  • Build and maintain relationships with the relevant host organisations and help them to define intern/volunteer projects 
  • Continuously deepen your knowledge of local projects by attending industry events, reading relevant publications and building a network of contacts 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with universities; develop customised programs for universities
  • Participate in fun and educational social experiences for interns and volunteers
  • Provide support to other program locations, including Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Shanghai and Sydney as needed 
Further, you will be a valued member of the Connect-123 team. You will receive ongoing training, mentoring, and support to help you succeed as well as opportunities for career growth.

To apply:

Tell us about yourself and why you would be an ideal program coordinator for Cape Town! Please email your CV and a cover letter to . Cover letters should demonstrate that you are familiar with our organisation, as evidenced by reviewing our website, blog and other information available online. Applications submitted without cover letters will not be considered.

Company Description

Connect-123 assists both university students and academic advisors to find challenging, career-related internship and service learning projects in a wide range of fields, including business, communications, education, community service, human rights, journalism, health care, law and sustainable development. Through our extensive network of for-profit and non-profit organisations in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin, Shanghai and Sydney, our local, on-the-ground staff can find specific opportunities for students according to their academic and career goals.


  • Third-year level qualification
  • Superior people skills, including leadership, listening, problem-solving, and coaching
  • Excellent communication skills: written and verbal
  • Proven organisational and multitasking skills

Posted on 09 Sep 10:06

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