South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO): Graduate Internships 2020 / 2021

South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) invites applicants for Graduate / Internship Programme 2020 / 2021.

Internship Application closing date is 30 June 2020

Internship Location: Johannesburg

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 to[email protected]

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

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