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Reel Life Food Security Projects Internship In Johannesburg


Reel Life Food Security Projects Internship
Gauteng (Johannesburg)
Grade 12/Matric or Certificate or Diploma
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Reel Life is a nonprofit company (NPC) aligned to Reel Gardening, a multi-award winning social enterprise that is bringing about the growing revolution on an international stage at the same time as prioritising widespread food security, sustainability and water saving ventures. Reel Life NPC implements food security projects around the country with a focus on sustainability and accessibility, using the Reel Gardening technology, an innovative biodegradable seed tape. Reel Life NPC is a compact, far-reaching NPC, working in and around South Africa. Reel Life brings together numerous stakeholders and facilitates the Planting Revolution which aims to capacitate everyone and anyone to grow their own organic food using inexpensive, sustainable gardening practices. Reel Like works extensively with community projects, co-op’s, charities, partner NPO’s, and schools to address food insecurity, malnutrition and water scarcity. Reel Life is aligned to Reel Gardening and utilises the Reel Gardening technology in all projects. 

Reel Gardening is a patented biodegradable organic seed tape that holds seeds at the correct distance apart and anchors them at the correct depth in the soil for improved germination. This technology has been tested by the University of Pretoria as saving 80 percent water in the germination stage. Together with this substantial water saving, Reel Gardening and Reel Life strive to make food growing as simple and accessible as possible; capacitating anyone, regardless of skill, education or gardening know-how to successfully grow their own food. Reel Life and Reel Gardening have always been committed to social development and the production and supply of a product that positively impacts a large number of people by meeting a critical social need: food security. Reel Gardening and Reel Life are actively making a difference in the fields of: social entrepreneurship, sustainability, food security and water conservation. 

Reel Life seeks to appoint a Food Security Projects Intern, based in Randburg, Johannesburg. 

The Intern will assist with building Reel Life's vision. 

The Intern will be required to assist with the daily tasks of the nonprofit company, Monitoring and Evaluation of existing school and community projects as well as completing a detailed report of a large social project set to commence September 2014. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to discover the day to day workings of the relationship between a far-reaching nonprofit company and a functional social enterprise, at the forefront of social entrepreneurship in South Africa. 

Excellent written and verbal English; 

Knowledge of two additional South African languages; 

Excellent computer literacy, including but not limited to Microsoft; 

Community training and dialogue facilitation skills; 

Confidence in public speaking; 

Valid driver's licence (own transport not required); 

Knowledge of agriculture or home gardening favourable but not essential; 

Above all, have a passion and an alignment of driving principals that will ensure you fit seamlessly into our team and our vision. 

Reel Life is offering a month to month renewable internship for a maximum of three months, with permanent employment possibly offered thereafter (dependant on fit and performance). 

R1 500 per month, for three days work per week as an honorarium (for a maximum of three months) to assist with travel expenses.