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NetHope Academy Internship Program South Africa

NetHope Academy South Africa prepares computer science graduates and near graduates for full-time IT careers through training, support, and professional development.  The Academy is currently seeking promising candidates for entry into the NetHope Academy Program.

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There is a high demand for qualified IT specialists in South Africa, but there is a shortage of skilled individuals to fill these positions. With advanced training and job experience, young South Africans can fill this void. The NetHope Academy Intern Program bridges the divide between underemployed graduates and the country’s need for IT expertise. NetHope Academy develops its students’ IT and professional skills utilizing the most current training of technologies.

NetHope Academy South Africa is a twofold program. First, interns participate in an intensive two-week vocational training of market-relevant IT skills.  These skills are then put into practice when students are placed in four to six month long internships where technical knowledge is developed into practical experience and expertise.  Internships are coordinated in country, and interns receive daily mentoring and guidance. Throughout their time in the program, interns will have access to extensive online resources, the opportunity to earn industry-standard certifications, job placement assistance, and outplacement support.  As a result of the program, graduates transform into highly qualified IT professionals, armed with the experience and knowledge needed to be competitive and desired candidates for full-time employment in South Africa.

NetHope Academy South Africa and FPD

Sharing a common mission of improving IT capacity in South Africa, NetHope Academy has partnered with the Foundation for Professional Development (FPD) to assist in the implementation of NetHope Academy South Africa.  This collaboration aims to produce young professionals possessing expertise and experience in crucial information and communication technology.  Established in 1997, FPD vision is to build a better society through education and development.

Successful candidates will have:
  • A strong and demonstrated passion for technology and desire to pursue a career in IT.
  • University or College degree or diploma in an IT related field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management of Information Systems, Telecoms preferred but not required.
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand English.  All training will be given in English.
  • Positive attitude and good work ethic
  • Ability to commit to 40 hours/week of work at host organization and 8 hours/week of study for 6 months.
  • Able to attend two-week mandatory training session prior to the internship program.
  • Preference given to women and those coming from severely disadvantaged backgrounds and rural areas.
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