Dress Code and Personal Appearance
A neat, tasteful appearance contributes to the positive impression you make on our partner organisations. While undertaking an internship or job, you are expected to dress and groom yourself in accordance with accepted social and business standards, particularly if your job involves dealing with guests, donors, volunteers, customers or the general public.
All clothing needs to be clean and pressed and in overall good repair.
Makeup & jewellery should be business appropriate.
Use of perfume or cologne should be kept to a minimum.
Nails should be clean and neat. If nail polish is worn it should be chip free, clean and finished. Avoid strong colours like bright reds or pinks.
Hair (including braids) should be neatly kept and of natural colour.
Men are expected to shave daily or keep hair, sideburns, moustaches, and beards neatly trimmed.
Your workplace’s policy on exposed body art/tattoos will be unique to the industry and company, so ask your immediate supervisor. Tattoos are generally permitted as long as they are not placed on the face, front of the neck, or upper chest and the design as well as any wording is considered tasteful and non-offensive.
Interns are expected to make good judgments about those items not specifically addressed and should check with their immediate supervisor or with the HR department if they have questions as to whether a particular article of clothing or outfit is acceptable.
Every effort will be made to accommodate interns who request to wear legitimate religious attire as long as professional appearance is not compromised. Traditional dress should only be worn if expressly permitted by the organisation.
Check out these videos for some guidance: