ECD positions available internship in South Africa

internship in South Africa, internship program

Stipend positions – Six-month commitment required

Thanda’s Early Childhood Development Team is currently looking for four volunteers to work in our ECD in South Africa. Volunteers will assist ECD Facilitators in the classroom, particularly assisting with dual language activities. Thanda is located in a rural area of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, and thus and both the children’s’ and facilitators’ home language is Zulu. Through this programme, we are looking to expose children to English from an early age. We are therefore seeking fun, enthusiastic, and positive first-language English-Speaking volunteers to intern with us.

As this role is an assisting rather than a teaching role, volunteers do not need any formal teaching background or qualifications, but this is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to work as an ECD facilitator to gain exposure to the classroom. Volunteers with a proven interest in ECD or working with young children (ages 2-5) will be preferred.

Internship in South Africa

Interns will gain experience in the classroom and will get exposed to Thanda’s original ECD curriculum that encourages creative exploration and play while building strong foundational learning and social-emotional skills.


…is a dynamic Non-Profit Organisation which has three core programmes – Early Childhood Development, After-School, and Organic Farming. Our Creative Learning Curricula is the common thread throughout all of our programmes. We focus on the holistic development of the individual so that he or she develops the skills essential for facing challenges with resilience, becoming a life-long learner, taking responsibility for our collective future, and becoming better citizens of the world. The Creative Learning Programme also aims to change the way educators and facilitators approach the learning process through training, knowledge sharing, and public advocacy.

More information about Thanda can be found on the website –

Life on the south coast

Thanda is based in Hibberdene, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, about one hour’s drive south of Durban city centre. Volunteers typically stay in Pumula, a village just south of Hibberdene along the coast of the Indian Ocean. This is a perfect opportunity for someone looking for a seaside lifestyle; swimming, surfing, hiking, and simply enjoying the beautiful nature on the South Coast. The culture at Thanda is one of passion, energy, hard work, resilience, and a good sense of humour.

internship in South Africa

Costs and remuneration

This is a voluntary position, therefore a stipend will be provided to cover basic housing, food, and local transport costs.

International travel costs will be for the volunteers own expense.



  1. send your CV (maximum 3 pages) and a one page motivation letter to
  2.  title your email “ECD Internship 2019_[your name]
  3. do not send any additional documents
Start date: April 2019

Applications Deadline: 13 March 2019
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis up until the deadline.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you do not hear from us by 23 March 2019, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Other contact info


Location: Mtwalume, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

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