The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Internship Programme 2020 for young South African graduates.


Application Deadline: June 30th 2020

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, which includes the MeerKAT and the African SKA programmes, is now recruiting
bright and enthusiastic Engineering and Science-Honours graduates for its internship programme.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for a SARAO Internship South African citizens and permanent residents, who are:
• In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering
• In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Light Current Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and/or Radio Frequency Engineering
• In final year of a Bachelor of Mechanical / Electromechanical/ Mechatronics Engineering
• Completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or in Physics, with exceptional programming skills and an interest in software development. Programming skills must be clearly demonstrated in the candidate’s application.

Please take note that:

  1. Short-listed candidates will be assessed through an online assessment, in August 2020. This assessment forms part of the selection/interview process. Dates for the assessment will be communicated to short-listed candidates, and are nonnegotiable.
  2. Successful graduate interns will be based in Cape Town, for a period of 3 years, starting in approximately January 2021.
  3. Successful graduate interns may be required to complete a Masters degree (part-time) during their 3-year internship.

How to Apply:

To Apply – Submit the following documents as a SINGLE PDF document:

  1. Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  2. Certified copy of your South African ID document
  3. Certified copies of all your university transcripts to date
  4. A letter of motivation (max. 300 words) stating why you should be selected for an internship
    EMAIL TO [email protected]
    Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2020

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the SARAO Internship Programme 2020


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