SAASTA: Journalism Internships 2023

Company : South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement
Location: South Africa
Closing date: 30 December 2022

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SAASTA: Journalism Internship Programme 2023


South African unemployed graduates in Journalism and Media Studies, Science or Technology or relevant equivalent, between the ages of 18 to 35-years-old, are invited to apply for a two-year Science Journalism Internship opportunity.


The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA), a business unit of the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), South African National Editor’s Forum (SANEF) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) are launching this great initiative in 2022.


The SABC will select and place successful applicants at SABC newsroom across the country, to produce science, technology and innovation stories for broadcasts and online media.


A stipend will be paid to interns per month as follows:

  • National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 5 740),
  • Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 6,375),
  • Honours NQF Level 8 (R 7,055),
  • Master’s NQF Level 9 (R 8,375).


Fifteen (15) positions are available in all provinces – Specify your preferred province: 

  • Gauteng,
  • Mpumalanga,
  • Eastern Cape,
  • Western Cape,
  • Limpopo,
  • Mpumalanga,
  • North West,
  • Free State,
  • KwaZulu-Natal.


National Diploma (NQF 6 / NQF 7 / NQF 8) in:

  • Journalism
  • Media Studies,
  • Science
  • Technology
  • or relevant equivalent qualifications.


Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to write, read and translate into one or more indigenous languages.
  • Ability to cover news in multiple format.
  • Full Computer literacy, Zoom, Teams etc.
  • Good photographic sense and a sharp eye for detail.
  • Physical fitness to carry equipment and manage it.
  • Self-motivation and ability to work underpressure.
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Writing / radio and television skills.

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Date listed: 2022-12-07 06:20:51 | Closing date: 2022-12-30 | INTERN | Location : Nation wide South Africa