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South African National Space Agency (SANSA): Communications Internship 2024 Latest Opportunities

SANSA is seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as a Communications Intern. This internship offers an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in strategic communications within the space science and technology sector. The Communications Intern will work closely with our Communications team to support various initiatives aimed at promoting SANSA's activities, enhancing public engagement, and communicating the agency's achievements to diverse audiences.

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  • Assist in drafting and editing content for various communication channels, including press releases, newsletters, website updates, and social media posts.
  • Contribute to the development of multimedia materials such as videos, infographics, and presentations to effectively communicate SANSA's projects and initiatives.
  • Support the planning and execution of communication campaigns and events to raise awareness of SANSA's mission and objectives.
  • Monitor media coverage and assist in preparing media reports and analysis.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to gather information and stories for communication purposes.
  • Assist in maintaining and updating SANSA's digital platforms and databases.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Communications team as needed.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Media Studies, or a related field.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and familiarity with graphic design and multimedia tools is a plus.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in managing organizational social media accounts.
  • Interest in science, technology, and space exploration.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • South African citizenship or permanent residency is required.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Gain valuable hands-on experience and enhance your skills in strategic communications, multimedia content creation, and event management within the dynamic field of space science and technology.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals in the space industry and build relationships that could open doors to future career opportunities.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance and support from experienced communications professionals who will provide mentorship and feedback to help you succeed in your role.
  • Paid Internship: Receive compensation for your contributions during the internship period.
  • Flexible Schedule: Enjoy a flexible work schedule that allows you to balance your internship responsibilities with your academic commitments.
  • Exposure to Cutting-Edge Projects: Get firsthand exposure to SANSA's groundbreaking projects and initiatives, contributing to the advancement of space exploration and research in South Africa.
  • Contribution to National Development: Play a meaningful role in promoting South Africa's space capabilities and raising awareness of the country's achievements in space science and technology.

To apply for the Communications Internship position at The South African National Space Agency (SANSA), please follow these steps:

  1. Prepare Your Application Materials: Ensure you have the following documents ready:
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing your education, relevant experience, and skills.
    • A cover letter highlighting why you are interested in the internship, your qualifications, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
    • Writing samples (if available) showcasing your communication abilities.
  2. Submit Your Application: Send an email with your application materials attached to the designated contact person or email address provided in the job description. Please include "Communications Internship Application" in the subject line of your email.
  3. Application Deadline: Note the application deadline specified in the job description and ensure your application is submitted before the stated deadline.
  4. Follow-Up: After submitting your application, you may follow up with the hiring team to confirm receipt of your materials and express your continued interest in the position.
  5. Interview Process: If selected for further consideration, you may be invited to participate in an interview or assessment process. Be prepared to discuss your qualifications, experiences, and interest in the internship opportunity.
  6. Selection and Notification: The hiring team will review all applications and select candidates for the internship position. If you are chosen, you will receive notification regarding the outcome of your application.
  7. Acceptance and Onboarding: Upon acceptance of the internship offer, you will work with the SANSA team to complete any necessary paperwork and begin the onboarding process. This may include orientation sessions, training, and setting expectations for your role.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Space Research and Technology
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 7, 2024
Valid through
March 3, 2028
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