25 November 2019

Discovery Internship Programme 2020

The Discovery Internship Programme was launched in 2006 and we have successfully developed and changed the lives of over 480 graduates, with an average permanent placement of 71% post an internship.

You will be awarded an opportunity to join the smartest team in the industry and be prepared to enter any fast paced work environment after your 12 months with Discovery.

Discovery’s core purpose is to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. We seek out and invest in exceptional individuals who understand and support our core purpose, and whose own values align with those of Discovery. Our fast-paced and dynamic environment enables smart, self-driven people to be their best. As global thought leaders, Discovery is passionate about innovating in order to not only achieve financial success, but to ignite positive and meaningful change within our society.

Key Purpose of the role

  • Gathering, documenting and implementing of Discovery Group Risk business requirements for system and process enhancements as well as for legislative and adhoc projects.

The successful applicant will be responsible for but not limited to the following job functions:

  • Consulting with Business Owners to gather their communication requirements (written and digital communication).
  • Clearly and accurately identifying and documenting communication business requirements using agreed standards.
  • Liaising with marketing and compliance to ensure that all communication business requirements documented are reviewed and signed off based on agreed standards.
  • Review and approve test packs for the testing of a new systems release and enhancements to communication (written and digital).
  • Liaises with the business owner and systems developers to ensure successful implementation of the enhancement/system release to communication (written and digital). 

Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Collaborative and excellent people skills
  • High degree of accuracy
  • Good administration skills along with exceptional attention to detail
  • Good analytical reasoning
  • Creative problem solving ability
  • Proactive and innovative
  • Self-motivated and a team player
  • Good judgment skills
  • Committed, flexible and reliable
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Assertive
  • High tolerance for stress
  • Is approachable for help

Qualification Requirement

  • Matric / Grade 12 is essential.
  • Marketing or Communication related bachelor’s degree.
  • Advantageous: An intermediate level of knowledge of Legislation is required
  • Advantageous: knowledge of digital content management

 Specific Requirements:

  • No previous internship and or graduate programme in any industry or government institution
  • No work experience (Essential)
  • Between the ages of 18 – 30 (Essential)
  • You must be a South African Citizen by Birth or by naturalization before the 27th April 1994.


The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

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