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Community Schemes Ombud Service (CSOS): Internships 2024 New Application

CSOS is offering internship opportunities for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about community development, legal services, and dispute resolution. As an intern at CSOS, you will have the opportunity to gain invaluable hands-on experience in a dynamic and challenging environment while contributing to the resolution of disputes within community schemes.

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  • Assist in the processing and resolution of disputes between members of community schemes.
  • Conduct research on relevant legal and regulatory frameworks governing community schemes.
  • Provide administrative support to the CSOS team in managing case files and documentation.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, presentations, and other communication materials.
  • Participate in outreach activities aimed at raising awareness about CSOS services and rights of stakeholders in community schemes.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to brainstorm innovative solutions for improving the effectiveness of CSOS operations.
  • Undertake any other tasks as assigned by the supervising team members.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant field such as Law, Social Sciences, Public Administration, or a related discipline.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of fairness, justice, and community development.
  • Prior experience or knowledge of community schemes, dispute resolution, or legal frameworks (preferred but not required).
Job Benefits
  • Opportunity to gain practical experience in dispute resolution and legal services.
  • Exposure to a diverse range of stakeholders within the community schemes sector.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field.
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts and stakeholders.
  • Certificate of completion at the end of the internship program.
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume/CV to highlight relevant experience, skills, and qualifications.
    • Write a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship program and explaining why you are a suitable candidate. Include any relevant experiences, skills, or achievements that demonstrate your suitability for the role.
    • Ensure that your application materials are saved in a compatible format (PDF, Word) for easy submission.
  2. Compose Your Email:
    • Address your email to the designated contact person (if provided) or to the general CSOS recruitment email address.
    • Use a clear and professional subject line, such as "CSOS Internship Application - [Your Name]."
    • In the body of the email, briefly introduce yourself and express your interest in the internship opportunity. Mention any specific details, such as your availability and preferred location for the internship.
  3. Attach Your Application Materials:
    • Attach your resume/CV and cover letter to the email. Make sure that both documents are clearly labeled with your name.
    • Double-check that all attachments are properly attached and that the files are correctly named.
  4. Submit Your Application:
    • Send your completed application email to the designated CSOS email address provided in the job posting. If no specific email address is provided, use the general CSOS recruitment email address.
    • Review the email carefully before sending to ensure there are no typos or errors.
  5. Confirmation of Receipt:
    • After submitting your application, you should receive an automated confirmation email acknowledging receipt of your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a reasonable time frame, consider following up with the CSOS recruitment team to ensure that your application was received.
  6. Keep Track of Your Application:
    • Maintain a record of your application, including the date of submission and any communication with the CSOS recruitment team.
    • Be prepared to respond promptly to any requests for additional information or interviews.
  7. Wait for Further Instructions:
    • Once your application has been submitted, wait for further instructions from the CSOS recruitment team. This may include notifications about the status of your application, interview invitations, or requests for additional information.
  8. Follow Up (if Necessary):
    • If you haven't heard back from CSOS within a reasonable time frame (usually within a few weeks), consider sending a polite follow-up email to inquire about the status of your application. Be patient and respectful in your communication.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Real Estate
Job Location
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, Centurion, Gauteng, 0157, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 19, 2024
Valid through
February 27, 2028
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