06 June 2020

SARAO Internship Programme 2021

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory is now recruiting bright and enthusiastic Engineering and Science-Honours graduates for its internship programme.

About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

South African citizens and permanent residents, who are:
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Light Current Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and/or Radio Frequency Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Mechanical / Electromechanical / Mechatronics Engineering
  • Completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or in Physics, with exceptional programming skills and an interest in software development. Programming skills mustbe clearly demonstrated in the candidate’s application.
Please take note that:
  • Short-listed candidates will be assessed through an online assessment, inAugust 2020. This assessment forms part of the selection/interview process. Dates for the assessment will be communicated to short-listed candidates, and are non-negotiable.
  • 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.
Closing Date: 30 June 2020

To Apply -Submit the following documents as a SINGLE PDF document:
  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • 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
Email your application to: ypdp@ska.ac.za

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress Type of employment: Contract SARAO reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw adverts at any time without notification.

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