Internship in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in Southern Africa


The Regional Office for Southern Africa of the Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries (Hivos), aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable.

Background and Rationale

Hivos Regional Office Southern Africa is offering an opportunity to work for a development organisation. The objective of the internship is to enhance the educational experience of undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds through practical work assignments and on-the-job experience in order to expose them to the work being done in the health and development sector. 

The Southern Africa Office position is based in Johannesburg and will work under the guidance of the Project Manager, SRHR who is responsible for managing a Regional Fund on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights which includes a knowledge management function and other related activitiessuch as providing support to the upkeep and promotion of the Regional SRHR web site ( as well as developing and implementing projects and programs targeted to SRHR work in Southern Africa.


Undergraduates or postgraduates who intend to study further or to work in area of international development ideally with a focus on health/sexual and reproductive health, communications, human rights or fields connected to the objectives of the RSRHR Fund and Hivos SRHR work in Southern Africa. To read the full requirements click here.

Application Process:

To apply send a letter explaining your motivation to apply for this position and your CV to

Click here to read the full terms of reference before applying

Deadline for submissions is the 9th of January 2017