South African National Space Agency: Internships (Hermanus, WC)

SANSA INTERNS (one year contract appointment in Hermanus)

Company South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Reference # SS_Int

Published 10/08/2021

Contract Type Contract

12 Months

Location Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa

Duration 12 Months


As part of the Innovation hub’s skills development programmes, SANSA offers an Internship Programme in which unemployed graduates and postgraduates from the Western Cape are offered an opportunity to acquire practical industry work experience through mentoring, couching and exposure.

Job Functions Accounting,Administration,Communications,Finance,Graduate,Human Resources,Information Technology,Intern

Industries Accounting,Admin, Office & Support,Bookkeeping,Events Management,Government / Municipal,Human Resources,ICT - Information & Communications Technology,IT - Information Technology,Public Relations / Communications / Journalism / Media & Promotions,Recruitment,Science & Technology


SANSA has the following Internship opportunities in the Space Science Directorate situated in Hermanus, Western Cape for enthusiastic, hardworking South African citizens from the Western Cape in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines:

1 Human Resources:

Duties(Not limited to this):

oPrepare and maintain employment records related to events such as appointments, terminations, leave, transfers, promotions, etc. using SAP •Ensure proper maintenance of records and easy retrieval of documents as and when required •Perform all administrative and transactional services •Administer the recruitment service from advertisement to appointment •Ensure proper record tracking system •Examine employee files to answer enquires and provide information for personnel actions •Organize meetings and events •Run reports on SAP and prepare various documents accurately, timeously and in accordance with the specific needs to which the documents are required.


Degree in Human Resource Management, including BTech in HR related field

2 ICT:

Duties (not limited to this):

•Provide desktop support to users •Installation / upgrade of computers •Maintenance of network infrastructure •Assist with network cabling and server cabinet wiring •Inventory of ICT store rooms •Basic network administration on Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers •Documenting of network services and infrastructure •Opportunity for development of additional programming skills


National Diploma / Degree in Information Systems

3 Finances:

Duties (not limited to this):

oFiling of SCM, finance and administrative documentation •administrative tasks •switchboard duties •assist with stock taking •physical asset verification and maintenance of asset database • transactional processing on SAGE X3 •archiving of SCM, finance and administrative documentation •assist with administration and preparation for on-site conferences and meetings


National Diploma/Degree in Finance, Supply Chain Management or Business Administration

4 Communications:

Duties(Not limited to this):

oExecution of a Public Relations plan • SANSA: Space Science’s media liaison and monitoring

• Writing and editing of organisational and promotional material• Collateral and branding •Events• Internal communication• Website content• Organise meetings and events • Stakeholder engagement


> BA degree (Communication) or Public Relations Diploma (three-year course at tertiary education institute); > Proven language (English) proficiency and writing and editing skills; > Understanding and ability to proactively utilise latest communication trends and channels


The minimum requirements for placement of intern candidates are as follows: