The Trust has two internship programmes. The first is linked to the Oral History Project. The four interns came to the Trust recommended by the local senior secondary schools in the area, from which they matriculated. They assist in various aspects of the project implementation, including documenting interviews and conducting community research.
The interns will also participate in the development of the museum and exhibition during 2016, giving them the opportunity to stay on as employees, should they prove capable.
The second initiative is a youth tourism development programme run in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Tourism and Parks Agency. Eight youth have been trained as accredited local tour guides.
The Sobukwe Trust, the Camdeboo Municipality and the ECTPA have committed to work together to assist these young people to establish a tourism cooperative. It is anticipated that the cooperative will have offices in the Sobukwe Museum and will have the ongoing support of the Sobukwe Trust.
The aim is to create a mutually beneficial relationship that will generate an income for the youth cooperative while providing a evocative and thought-provoking experience for visitors to the museum and for visitors seeking guided tours in Graaff-Reinet and its surrounds.