Applications Open for the The Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Internship Programm

The Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Internship Programme will require a full-time commitment for at least six months, with the chosen candidate expected to start by 1 June 2024. The intern could come from South Africa or beyond. The placement will be at the Foundation’s main office in Parktown, Johannesburg. Interns will collaborate closely with the Foundation’s team, supporting various projects and tasks, including some that involve international travel.

Requirements: Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Internship Programme

  • Under 30 years of age
  • A Masters level degree
  • Excellent spoken and written English. African and other languages is an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and reliable, a self-starter with minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines with attention to detail
  • Fluency in all basic IT skills
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills is an asset
  • A passion for Africa with keen interest in new thinking and strategies to strengthen Africa’seconomic performance.
  • Broad knowledge of African politics and economics
  • Familiarity with the work of the Brenthurst Foundation

Submissions: Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Internship Programme

Kindly direct your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected], ensuring that you mention ‘Machel-Mandela Internship’ in the subject line.

Please include the following documents:

  1. An updated CV with contact details of your referees.
  2. A covering letter, not exceeding 500 words, where you can express your interest in the position and highlight the skills you possess.
  3. A writing sample, which can be any piece of your work such as an essay or a published article, of any length.
  4. Provide the earliest possible date you would be available to commence the internship.
  5. Specify where you came across the job advertisement.

The deadline for submitting applications is 1 April 2024. Due to the high number of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not received any communication from us by 1 May 2024, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Application: Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Internship Programme

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