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Closing Date: Tuesday 30th of June 2020
Organization SARAO
Employment Type Internship
Province South Africa
Town/City South Africa
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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


Must be a South African citizens or permanent residents.

Fields of study:

In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in:

  • Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Light Current Engineering,
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Radio Frequency Engineering
  • Mechanical / Electromechanical / Mechatronics Engineering

Completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in:

  • Computer Science,
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Applied Mathematics,
  • Physics
  • with exceptional programming skills and an interest in software development. Programming skills must be clearly demonstrated in the candidate’s application.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Successful graduate interns will be based in Cape Town, for a period of 3 years, starting in approximately January 2021.
  • 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:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Certified copy of your South African ID document
  • Certified copies of all your university transcripts to date
  • A letter of motivation (max. 300 words) stating why you should be selected for an internship


Send Applications


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.


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SARAO: Graduate Internships 2021

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