Internships Programme


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In the last meet up we discussed setting up some kind of internship programme or initiative through MakegamesSA so I'm getting the conversation started.

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    I have raised what we spoke about with the committee, it's just in limbo at the moment while everyone goes crazy about rAge. It'll be on the agenda on our post-rAge meeting, I promise!

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    paid or unpaid?

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    squidboy said:
    paid or unpaid?
    That probably depends on the position being offered and the kind of internship. It also depends on how the committee decides and what options we, as MGSA, have access to. School/university placement internships for short durations would probably be unpaid (as little useful work would be expected) other internships would lean heavily towards paid positions, especially if they were longer than a month.

    But like I said, it all depends on so many factors and we haven't had time to do any research as yet.

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    We (Formula D) only do paid (stipend) internships but also for a minimum of 3 months. In our experience less time that that is ineffective for both sides. We've just been selected as MIT partners in SA and will start taking on interns from them (paid by USAID) from January. If it wasn't subsidised by USAID the interns would expect a stipend.

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    We just got an intern whom started last week, and we are teaching him from scratch, or at least giving him the opportunity to learn in our office and build a cv, will release an ebook ,hopefully, on his work by him at the end of term if all goes well.

    Totally agree on 3months.



  • Notice: Undefined variable: GuestHourOffset in /home/nitrogen/public_html_mgsatest/forums/themes/mgsa/class.mgsathemehooks.php on line 281
    Now that rAge is over,can we take this discussion up again or could we make it an agenda item for the meet up next week?

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    I'll make sure it's on the agenda for the committee meeting tomorrow.

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    RetroEpic is also keen to get involved in this internship so please keep us up to date :)

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    I forgot to provide a link to the internship program/events the UCT Dev society runs. Here it is:
    https://www.facebook.com/hashbreaktherules

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    Hey @dislekcia . Did the committee get around to discussing this at your last meeting?

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    MNRosa said:
    Hey @dislekcia . Did the committee get around to discussing this at your last meeting?
    Yes, but not as much as we needed to... We need to do some information gathering first so that we can know what MGSA can do as an organisation. Do you have any links to those govt programs you were talking about at the meetup?

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    Ok. I don't remember exactly which programs I reffered to but there is one that we're connected to for international intern funding: https://www.rifellowships.org/ Not sure how relevant this is in this context but I'll apply my mind some more

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    I wasn't involved in the discussion, but could it of been the services seta grants? I believe as an employer one pays towards a skills development levy and then can apply for funding of internships. see:

    http://www.serviceseta.org.za/EmployersMemberCompanies/Pages/Employers-Section.aspx

    and

    http://www.serviceseta.org.za/Learner/Pages/Internships.aspx

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    Good luck with that @shanemarks. I've spent, actually wasted, a lot of time with the setas only to discover that they're just a waste of time. It's simply not worth the effort, unfortunately.

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    yeah forget I said anything, ironic that it is easier to get money from abroad than from inside South Africa!

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    @MNRosa, what sort of problems did you have with the Seta stuff? Mind PMing that to me if you have the time? Maybe that's what the MGSA structure could be useful for... Lord knows we're already trying to do a lot of talking to govt anyway, what's one more topic to raise ;)
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