SAASTA: Youth Journalism Programme (Nationwide)

Unemployed Graduates required for the Youth Science and Technology Journalist Project as part of the DST’s National Youth Service Programme Unemployed graduates (18 to 35 years of age) in science and technology, communications or journalism are invited to apply for a one-year science journalist internship opportunity. The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a business unit of the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), will place successful applicants at community media organisations in specific municipalities to produce stories for broadcast, online and print media about science, technology and innovation (STI). This will include developing popular articles about specific technologies piloted in local communities, as well as innovations developed within these communities. A stipend will be paid to volunteers per month as follows: National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 4 500), Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 5 000), Honours NQF Level 8 (R 5 500), Master’s NQF Level 9 (R 6 500), PhD NQF Level 10 (R 7 700). Requirements: A relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Journalism, Communications, Science or Technology Computer literacy Self-motivation and ability to work underpressure Excellent communication and organisational skills Writing and/or radio and television skills Good analytical and interpersonal skills Interested youth, who meet the qualification requirements, are invited to submit a certified copy of their qualification, a motivational letter and a detailed CV to email: by no later than 22 May 2020.

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