Youth encouraged to apply for a career vacancy

 Youth encouraged to apply for a career vacancy

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Unemployed Graduates required for the Science Journalism Community Service Project as part of the DSI’s National Youth Service Programme.

Unemployed graduates (18 to 35 years of age) in science and technology, communications or journalism and media studies, are invited to apply for a one-year Community Service Project.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a business unit of the National Research Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), will place successful applicants at mainstream media outlets and community media outlets in specific district municipalities to produce stories for broadcast, online and print media about science, technology and innovation.

A stipend will be paid to volunteers and interns per month as follows: National Diploma NQF Level 6 (R 4 500), Bachelor’s Degree / B.Tech NQF Level 7 (R 5 000), Honours NQF Level 8 (R 5 500), Master’s NQF Level 9 (R 6 500), PhD NQF Level 10 (R 7 700).


  • A relevant tertiary qualification e.g. Journalism and Media Studies, Communications, Science or
  • Technology
  • Computer literacy
  • Self-motivation and ability to work underpressure
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Writing and/or radio and television skills
  • Good analytical and interpersonal skills

Interested youth, who meet the minimum requirements, are invited to submit a certified copy of their qualification, a motivational letter and a detailed CV to the following email address: by no later than 12 August 2022.

For more information about the Science Journalism Community Service Project visit their website

Marsilino Lapont


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