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APPLY || Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program for Young Graduates 2022

APPLY || Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program for Young Graduates 2022

APPLY || Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program for Young Graduates 2022

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing Brenthurst Foundation Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program for Young Graduates 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2022

Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program 2022 applications are now available. The Machel-Mandela Fellowship Program, named after former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel, is looking for young graduates to apply for an internship with the Brenthurst Foundation.

The Machel-Mandela Fellowship aspires to be Africa’s most prestigious internship. It enables the Brenthurst Foundation focus on Africa’s rapidly growing young population and foster the continent’s future leaders.

For a minimum of six months, the Fellowship will be offered full-time. The chosen candidate will be anticipated to start in May 2022. The Fellow could be from South Africa or anywhere in the world. They will be based in Parktown, Johannesburg, at the Brenthurst Foundation’s headquarters. Fellows will collaborate with Foundation personnel on a variety of initiatives and activities, some of which will require international travel. The Fellow will be responsible for a variety of activities, including drafting a discussion paper on an economic development topic, assisting with event hosting, and helping with office chores.

Benefits

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • Applicants should be under 30 years of age;
  • Have 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.

Application

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

You will need to send:

  • 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 writing sample – this can be any piece of work, for example an essay or a published article, of any length.
  • The earliest date you would be able to start.
  • Details of where you saw the post advertised.

For more information, visit Machel-Mandela Fellowship.

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