Art and Design

Ref: 3001

Started in 2000 and situated in the centre of Cape Town, in a move to empower unemployed and needy South Africans and create opportunities where previously none existed, this company is essentially an amazing social upliftment and community development project. Focusing on the unique and dynamic genre of wire art, the project is providing the skills training, support and raw materials necessary to enable many formerly unemployed South Africans to channel their natural creative energies into this vibrant art form. While wire art is not a new genre, the company team brings together a collective of people with skills in wire art, marketing, production development and industrial design. Working together they are able to pool their resources for the mutual benefit of all involved, particularly the wire-artists who have previously had to carry the burden of all these functions themselves. The majority of wire art is designed not only with ornamental value in mind but most wire art lends itself readily to being branded in one way or also to be functional in some way. In addition, another, thereby increasing the appeal of these products for promotional purposes and corporate gifts. The main aim of the company project is to create sustainable, meaningful long-term employment for as many unemployed and needy South Africans as possible. By providing people with a workplace, a sense of purpose and access to resources like skills training and development, the company is helping to improve the life of many formerly destitute South Africans.

Location: Cape Town City Centre
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-casual

- Logistics and Production, Marketing, Sales and E-Marketing, Direct Retail, Design and Product Development, Human Resources and Finance and Accounting. 
- Assist with sourcing of any components / suppliers for new products & special requests.
- Research current trends – international gift & decor, local curio, craft, decor & gifting.
- Research trends in terms of products using recycled materials
- Implement a product development proposal & plan, consolidate existing catalogues & add newer items
- Place approved new products into new catalogues according to their existing format
- Work on drawings & brief for artists and assist with any other artistic / design needs

The company has been hosting interns for many years and ensures a challenging and rewarding experience where each intern is treated as a member of the family. They look forward to welcoming you to their team and creating a fantastic Cape Town journey for you.

- A background in Art, Media, Design or Marketing
- Open minded and enjoy working with people from different cultural backgrounds
- Hardworking, team spirited and keen to make a difference
- Reasonably good English Language Skills

Art and Design

Ref: 3002

This office was established in 2005 by Paul, an avid surfer and windsurfer, and Katrin. It is a young, dynamic, design-driven practice with small offices and a relaxed working atmosphere. They are mostly involved with custom residential design projects – both new buildings and alterations. Most of their work is in the South Peninsula as their studio is located within the Scarborough Conservation Village, bordering the Cape Point Nature Reserve, an ideal base for exploration of their Design Principles the office prides itself in creating site-responsive architecture, growing from & informed by particularities of climate, context and terrain. Responsible utilization of resources & materials create buildings in a manner mindful of site disturbance, energy usage & cost.They strive for environmentally conscious design principles & construction and commitment to meeting clients’ brief, whilst maintaining integrity towards design concept. The office provides a personal service, maintaining a close hand on all aspects of the architectural process, from initial design through to building completion. They are passionate about working within the environs of the Western Cape and have intimate knowledge of local landscapes, climate and heritage. The office has experience in dealing with foreign clients, and have the platform to provide clear communication throughout design and construction. They have built sound relationships with other professionals and tradesmen within the building industry, and are well placed to put together a team to see their clients’ projects realized.

Location: Scarborough, 50 minutes Cape Town city Centre.
Car required: Yes
Dress code: Casual

As an intern working with this office you will assist in all projects that the company are currently busy with. As their main scope is custom residential design projects, both new buildings and alterations, this is the area on which you will be mainly focusing. This office also assists with carpentry projects, furniture and masonry so you will get a very broad and interesting exposure during your internship period.

- Background study in Architecture, Interior Design or landscape design training
- Computer Modeling skills – Sketchup, AutoCAD 3-D
- CAD Drafting – AutoCAD
- Previous internship or work experience preferred
- Creative, independent thinking and self-motivated.

Art and Design

Ref: 3003 

This company is South Africa’s first trade-orientated coatings design centre, and provides a decor consultation and 3D rendering service for architects, interior designers and decorators, property developers and owners. The cutting edge space, also houses a design reference library, gallery styled exhibition and a newsstand selling a limited number of international and local magazine titles. This company promises to be a space where  customers can find inspiration and be inspired. The company is staffed by a team of leading local stylists and decor consultants, who in turn, are supported by top client service representatives from Plascon and Midas Earthcote. The collaboration and knowledge base that can be drawn between the company team and the client service representatives is vast and thorough. Centered around an open courtyard that connects the company to the  offices, the look and feel of this destination brings about elements that reflect an earthy, yet sophisticated African approach that encourages creativity and new ideas to those who visit. The company is also the country’s only gallery-style exhibition platform for South Africa’s finest interior design. The company features ongoing display sets where leading architects, interior designers and decorators showcase their work. These inspirational exhibitions are open to the public.

Location: Cape Town City Bowl
Car required: No
Dress code: Semi-Casual

As a Design or Interior Design intern with the company you will be fully integrated as a member of the team and work with them on their current projects from their lovely offices in city centre area. The staff at the company are leaders in their field so you be able to gain excellent experience from them in their field of expertise.

- Study background in Design or Interior Design
- Previous internship or project experienced preferred
- Knowledge of design software such as autocad, revet, intericad, I-render, sketch-up preferred
- Able to communicate effectively and deal with fellow colleagues and clients in a professional way

Art and Design

Ref: 3004

Located Cape Town also with an office in Johannesburg, this company was founded in 1999 with the idea that the dormant potential of the vast number of customers going through the retailers doors, can be converted into hard sales. In the same way a radio station's assets are vested largely on the amount of listeners, a retailer also has a large number of 'listeners' in its customers. The company therefore decided to offer their services to shops by marketing products to the clients once they are in the store in the various ways, eg by promoting baked goods as they come from the oven, with the smell of hot bread still fresh in the air. To date, the company is broadcasting in seven countries and in 14 languages. With more than 1 200 customers from categories as diverse as non-foods, foods, hardware, alcohol, municipal services, cellular services and many more, their analytically approach to the in-store broadcasting medium has made the company, not only the largest, but also the most profitable in-store broadcaster in Africa for three years in a row. Their vision to grow is based on their ability to grow with their existing clients, by convincing retailers to use this company for the growth of both parties.

Location:  20 minutes from Cape Town City Centre
Car required: preferable
Dress code: Casual

This company is offering internships in the field of Accounting, Retail, Marketing, Human Resources, Media, design Electrical Engineering, Technical work and Broadcasting. As a Retail, Marketing, Media, design or Broadcasting student, you will assist with Marketing, Retail, Strategies , program production and/or with sales and advertising. As an Electrical Engineering or Technical student, you will be given a project based on in store communication and related technologies. You will be exposed to a variety of Engineering principles and techniques and will have ample opportunity to expand your horizons. As a Human Resource student you will be based in the HR department. You will work with HR policies and strategies that focus on all aspects as well as intercompany staff training and development amongst many other tasks. This company always has projects on the go as well in HR, ones that are currently available are as follows:
- Developing a training program in line with the Skills Development Act and combining it to the performance management system of the company. It will be crucial to develop a training needs analysis tool in order to ensure that the training needs are addressed effectively.
- Design of a 360 degree Competency assessment and implementation thereof. The assessment will become a biannual event.
- Digital Media/Information Design students will be involved in the following tasks: Client Presentations / Client Correspondence Artwork for In-Store Media Campaigns  / Radio Retail & Store View Advertising Material Office & Vehicle Branding Digital Campaign Artwork and Templates

• Good written and spoken English
• You should preferably have experience in this field, and be studying towards a degree in HR, Retail, Marketing, Engineering,
Graphic or Information Design, Media or related studies.
• Will need to be an energetic person with strong creative, communication and organisational skills.
• You will also need to be highly motivated and able to work as part of a dynamic team and contribute to present