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Brenthurst Foundation 2023 Internship Programme for African Graduates

The internship will be available full-time for a minimum of six months and the selected candidate will be expected to take up the appointment by 1 June 2023.   The intern may be from South Africa or farther afield. They will be based at the Brenthurst Foundation’s headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg. Interns will work directly with and assist the Foundation’s staff on a range of projects and activities, some of which will require foreign travel.

An all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation, if required (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided. Other work–related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.


Brenthurst Foundation Internship Programme

Application DeadlineMarch 31, 2023
Funding TypePartially Funded
TypeInternship
SponsorBrenthurst Foundation
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Brenthurst Foundation Internship Programme

  • The Machel-Mandela Internship programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. 
  • It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation’s focus on Africa’s burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa’s future leaders.

Requirements for Brenthurst Foundation Internship Programme

  • Under 30 years of age
  • A Masters level degree
  • Excellent spoken and written English.  African and other languages would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and reliable, a self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  • Fluency in all basic IT skills
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  • A passion for Africa and a keen interest in new thinking and strategies to strengthen Africa's economic performance.
  • Broad knowledge of African politics and economics
  • Familiarity with the work of the Brenthurst Foundation (please consult the website : www.thebrenthurstfoundtion.org)

Application Documents

  • An up-to-date CV with referees’ details. A covering letter – no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and the skills you can bring to bear.
  • A? covering letter - no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and the skills you can bring to bear.
  • A writing sample – this can be any piece of work, for example an essay or a published article, of any length.
  • T?he earliest date you would be able to start.
  • D?etails of where you saw the post advertised.

Application Deadline

March 31, 2023

How to Apply

Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected] quoting ‘Machel-Mandela Internship’ in the subject line.

For more details,visit Brenthurst Foundation website


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