Located in the DC area, host organizations provide SAWIP students unpaid, firsthand experience within their fields of interest. A work placement host may be in the government, private or nonprofit sectors. SAWIP students come from a variety of academic backgrounds and, therefore all organizations willing to provide mentorship opportunities are encouraged to contact us to determine if a student matches your organizational interests this year.
What are the benefits of hosting a student?
- Enthusiastic, motivated and talented candidates
- Company diversification
- Connections and access to South Africa
- Guaranteed duration of stay
- Fresh perspectives and ideas
What would be expected of you and your organization?
- Host a student (unpaid) four days a week for four or five weeks during the summer
- Provide engaging and concrete projects for a SAWIP student
- Help develop a student’s potential in a professional environment
- Offer a designated desk or work space
- Encourage a philosophy of service-learning
- Be available as a supervisor and mentor to the student you host, and offer feedback
For more information, please reach out to Cheri-Leigh Erasmus: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, please contact Chéri-Leigh Erasmus
SAWIP needs your support
The South Africa-Washington International Program is helping to inspire, prepare and support South African youth to lead a sustainable democracy with a peaceful and prosperous future for all its citizens.