Science Journalism Communications Internships at DST

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is offering the Following Latest Internships in South Africa.

Journalism Internship Programme

Communication Internship Programme

Science & Technology Internship Programme

The Department of Science and Technology Internships 2018 are available for hard working and talented candidates. The DST is offering the Government Internships 2018 in collaboration with Innovation Partnerships for Rural Development Programme (IPRDP). The Department of Science and Technology Internships have also been announced in other categories.The Department of Science & Technology Internship Programme 2018 is a special training programme, where you will get the valuable experience under the kind control of veterans. The Youth Science Journalism Programme 2018 will boost your experience level in short span of time, and you will get more better DST Jobs or DST Careers in near future. The DST Vacancies usually remain available in South Africa, and you may also avail the Government Careers after completing the Internship Training Jobs 2018. The interested candidates should have a look on the details of Internship Jobs before forwarding their job application to the concerned department.

Applications Invited for Youth Science Journalism Programme 2018

Graduates in science and technology, communications and journalism are invited to apply for a one-year internship programme under the Innovation Partnership for Rural Development Programme (IPRDP), part of the Department of Science and Technology’s support for government’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme. The IPRDP is funded through the European Union’s general budget support programme.

Successful applicants will be placed at community media outlets in identified municipalities in: KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape, the North West and Limpopo, to write for broadcast, online and/or print media about science, technology and innovation (STI), and how these fields can improve people’s quality of life. This will include developing popular articles about technologies piloted in communities and their perceived impact on the community, as well as innovations in communities.

  • KwaZulu-Natal (Ilembe, uMzinyathi, uMkhanyakhude, uThukela, Uthungulu and uMgungundlovu);
  • Eastern Cape (Amathole, OR Tambo, Chris Hani, Alfred Nzo and Joe Gqabi
  • Mpumalanga (Sekhukhune and Ehlanzen0;
  • North West (Bojanala, Ngaka Modiri Molema and Or Ruth Segomotsi Mompati);
  • Gauteng (City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality and City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality);
  • Northern Cape (Namakwa District Municipality and Pixley Ka Seme District);
  • Limpopo (Capricorn and Vhembe)

The journalism project is managed by the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, a business unit of the National Research Foundation that focuses on promoting interest, awareness and engagement in STI among the youth.
Successful applicants will begin the programme 02 January 2018, and will receive a monthly stipend of R4 000 (for national diploma holders), R4 500 (for BTech and bachelor’s graduates) and R5 000 (for those with an Honours degree).


  • A national diploma, BTech or Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field or Communication/Journalism
  • Computer literacy
  • Good interpersonal, creative writing and/or radio skills
  • A driver’s licence would be an advantage.

How to Apply For DST Internship Programme 2018: DST Careers

Applications should be submitted to: on or before 17 November 2017.

You are welcome to contact through email: if you have any questions about the programme.

If you comply with the minimum eligibility criteria and other essential requirements, you should apply online for the recently announced DST Careers.

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