Q: What is Youth Health Africa?

Youth Health Africa is a registered Not for Profit organization which provides a one-year skills development program empowering disenfranchised youth through work experience in healthcare facilities. The youth are empowered with quality working experience and a stipend, as well as with in-depth knowledge about HIV and TB, and in turn are equipped to strengthen our country’s response to HIV.

Q: How can I become a YHA youth?

We are in the process of developing an online database system that will allow youth to apply via our website and be stored onto our database for upcoming projects. In the meantime, please connect with us on our social media platforms where we post vacancies when they become available

Q: How can I become a YHA partner?

We are always looking forward to expanding our network of health implementing partners and sponsors. Should you wish to connect with us and become a partner, you can send an email to our info@yhafrica.org email address or alternatively , fill in the form under “Connect with us” and we will be in touch with you.

Q: What are the requirements for me to apply?

Our recruitment requirements are largely based on specific needs expressed by the implementing partner. However, the minimum requirements are usually a matric certificate and being between the ages of 18 – 34

Q: How long is the internship programme?

The internship programme is for a period of 12 months.

Q: Will I get permanent employment after the programme?

Although a permanent or extended employment opportunity is not guaranteed post-internship, we have an Absorption department that is dedicated to assisting YHA youth with job applications , CV and interview preparation , as well as liaising with Implementing partners to seek employment opportunities where possible.

Q: Where would I be working should I get hired ?

Placements are done based on the Implementing partner requirements , as well as the physical address given during your application process. We are currently running internship programmes in 8 out of 9 South Africa provinces.

Q: Which provinces are you operating in?

We are currently running YHA programmes in various districts within Gauteng, Free State, Limpopo , Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga, Kwa-Zulu Natal , Western Cape and North-West