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Department of Science and Technology (DST) One Year Journalism Internship Programme 2019 for South African Students

Graduates in science and technology, communications and journalism are invited to apply for a one-year internship programme.

Application Deadline: 23rd November 2018

Eligible Countries: South Africa

To be taken at (country): South Africa

About the Award: This journalism project is managed by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a business unit of the National Research Foundation that focuses on promoting interest in STI.

Type: Internship


  • A national diploma, BTech or bachelor’s degree in a science-related field or communication/journalism.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Writing and/or radio and television skills.
  • A driver’s licence would be an advantage.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • A stipend will be paid to interns per month as follows: National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 4 500), Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 5 000) and Honours NQF Level 8 (R 5 500).
  • Successful applicants will be placed at community media outlets in identified municipalities in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northen Cape, North West, Western Cape and Limpopo* to produce material for broadcast, online and/or print media about science, technology and innovation (STI). This will include developing popular articles about specific technologies piloted in communities, as well as innovations developed within communities.

Duration of Programme: Successful applicants will be deployed for a period of up to 12 months to participating host organisations.

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted to [email protected] on or before 23 November 2018.

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