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Wits Radio Academy 12-month Internship for African Students 2018

The Wits Radio Academy, based at at the University of the Witwatersrand, is looking for two news interns. The internship will start in January 2018.

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Application Deadline: 10th November 2017

To be taken at (country): South Africa

Eligible Field of Study: Qualification in Journalism or related field (Bachelors’ Degree or 3 year National Diploma)

About the Award: Jacaranda FM have partnered with The Wits Radio Academy, a centre of training, research and public engagement in the field of radio. The Academy works with the university’s campus station, Voice of Wits 88.1FM in the heart of Braamfontein.

The two interns will rotate every 6 weeks between both organizations for a period of 12 months. You will share your time between VowFm in Braamfontein and Jacaranda in Midrand.

The internship is designed to ensure that learning takes place in the various aspects and operations of a newsroom, effective January 2017 to December 2017 and offers a monthly basic stipend.

Type: Internship


  • Qualification in Journalism or related field (Bachelors’ Degree or 3 year National Diploma)
  • Valid driver’s licence or in the process of obtaining one
  • Good command of the English language, Preferably bilingual in Afrikaans and English
  • Quality writing and voicing scripts for radio
  • Check facts, accuracy and quality of stories
  • Operating studio and field recording and production equipment
  • Minimal editing and multi-track mixing experience needed

Number of Awardees: 2

Value of Internship: At Jacaranda, interns will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Assist in various areas of the news department, thereby learning the practical skills involved
  • Assist in the general operations of a newsroom
  • Assist journalists in the compilation of their stories
  • Report from the field as well as work on the news desk

At VowFM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Compile and read daily bulletins
  • Report from the field
  • Package stories for current affairs programmes
  • Be actively involved in the day to day news and current affairs programming
  • Update social media with news content
  • Interns will be required to undertake short courses with the Wits Radio Academy

Duration of Internship: January – December, 2018

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a motivational letter of 250 words outlining why they would be a good fit for the position alongside a CV with three contactable references.

Email: [email protected]

Visit Internship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Jacaranda FM, Wits Radio Academy.