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Timbavati Foundation: YES Internships 2024

Location: Bushbuckridge, South Africa

Closing Date: 17 April 2024

Timbavati Foundation: YES Internship Programme 2024

Join the Timbavati Foundation team through the YES for Youth program and be exposed to a one-year opportunity of learning and engaging with local community schools, community members and fellow public benefit organizations. 


  • Education level – Matric certificate or higher. (English Language minimum of 55%)
  • Ages between 18 and 27 at the time of interview.
  • A police clearance certificate is required. Please ensure this is available or be prepared to have one requested. 
  • Must have a Tax number or prepared to request one.
  • Certified ID Copy.
  • Previously disadvantaged. 
  • Currently unemployed or as of 01 May 2024.
  • Never previously participated or been employed on a Youth Employment Service (YES for Youth) programme.
  • From the Greater Bushbuckridge areas.

The Timbavati Foundation has 16 internship spots available for you to apply for.

The following Positions are available, Please read through the responsibilities of each Position and make sure you apply to the correct opportunity.

Small Business Assistant

  • Manage communication between the organization and entrepreneurs.
  • Respond to inquiries about products and services.
  • Conduct research and provide support to the hustlers’ team.
  • Record meeting minutes and manage reports for the hustlers.
  • Develop operational contacts and assist sales agents.
  • Support small projects under the direction of a coordinator or manager.
  • Cooperate positively to contribute to the organization’s growth by assisting staff and partners.

Content Creators

  • Document daily activities, lessons, and events of the Echo/CRC/Hustle programs through written and audio-visual content.
  • Capture impactful experiences and assist with environmental surveys.
  • Create content like impact stories and testimonials.
  • Perform administrative tasks.
  • Develop content for school events and environmental/entrepreneurial days.
  • Support access to schools/sites.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports.
  • Assist with content creation for workshops and events.
  • Program Stewards (Various Positions Available)

Echo Stewards

  • Support the implementation of the Echo Programme in schools.
  • Develop and manage daily schedules.
  • Assist with environmental and conservation activities.
  • Submit weekly reports and photos.
  • Assist with data management and youth monitoring.
  • Track progress on lessons and provide mentoring/training as needed.
  • Manage team schedules and progress.
  • Handle administrative tasks, including HR issues.

CRC & Horticulture Stewards

  • Maintain green spaces by overseeing plant production, crop scheduling, and plant health.
  • Direct labor, install seasonal plants, and perform mulching, weeding, and gardening equipment maintenance.
  • Manage other gardens, deal with pests, and keep spaces clear of debris.
  • Perform administrative tasks.
  • Work in vegetable gardens and environmental activities.
  • Assist with teaching and workshops.
  • Provide weekly reports and photos of activities.

ECD Stewards

  • Care for children’s health and well-being by feeding and changing them.
  • Observe and record children’s progress for communication with parents.
  • Help children develop core skills like math and reading.
  • Provide a safe environment and teach according to curriculum.
  • Organize outings, encourage physical activity, and support mental well-being.
  • Teach life skills like cooking and foster communication and social skills.
  • Assist children with educational disabilities.

Travel & Tourism Stewards

  • Positions available for Front Desk Representatives, Concierges, Housekeeping Staff, Food and Beverage Managers, and Kitchen Staff.
  • Ideal candidates possess excellent communication and customer service skills, problem-solving abilities, curiosity about other cultures, and a teamwork mentality.
  • Ethical qualities such as commitment to excellence, respect for others, trustworthiness, honesty, accountability, leadership, fairness, and discretion are valued.

How to Apply

Apply Online for the Timbavati Foundation: YES Internship Programme 2024