internship opportunities for postgraduate students to undertake action
research studies and gain
experience in rural development processes.
CRCE team works closely with academic supervisors
to discuss themes
based on rural communities' needs and design them in research topics.
For example, The Role
of Farmers’ Groups
towards Enhancing Individual Small-Scale Farming or Producing and Using Video Film:
A Tool for Agricultural Extension were Master thesis
submitted in 2007.
collaborates with local stakeholders and periodically reports to the
team, academic supervisors and the community. The internship
will eventually lead to the submission of an academic publication.
Students interested in
rural communities and conducting action research. The students must be
in possession of a Honours or Bsc degree.
Short Curriculum Vitae
with a support letter and an
acceptance letter from the academic supervisor must be sent to the
Coordinator between September and November prior enrolment of the
and financial support
When short listings are made, interviews are conducted. If appointed,
interns will receive financial support from the CRCE. The support
covers tuition fee and monthly sustenance amount as stipulated by the
contract signed with the CRCE.
Preference will be given to student from previously disadvantaged
|"I am Martin
and currently studying
for a Master degree in International Cooperation and Development
Studies at the University
of Grenoble in France. As a visiting student at UL,
I have been working as an intern for 2 months in the CRCE and had
a chance to work directly on the field, mainly
to assist community based
projects in Ga-Mothiba village, i.e. facilitating Youth activities and
to support the Leolo small-scale farming endeavors. I
learned how communities organize themselves to work towards
their own development and how academics and field agents could work
their empowerment through research.
internship made me to realize the
importance of initiating and facilitating projects in
collaboration with rural communities. In
spite of cultural boundaries, we had as much to teach to communities as
learn from them. I hope the projects the CRCE follows up will help the
Ga-Mothiba community to face its challenges, such as the involvement of
youth in rural development, and the strengthening of participatory
forums both the community and the CRCE for their work and
ya lebowa, o re
tla bonana ge ke bowa"
see you when I come back"