20 December 2020

Teach South Africa Journalism Internship Programme 2021

Location: Johannesburg Gauteng 

Remuneration: R5000,00 per month over the period of 12 months. 

Closing Date: Friday 15th of January 2021.

Description: Teach South Africa is inviting learners to apply for the Communication Internship Programme.

About TEACH South Africa 

TEACH South Africa is a Non-Profit Organisation led by the South African business community. In an effort to address the educational achievement gap that persists in the country, TEACH South Africa decided to be part of the solution by placing highly skilled and motivated recent university graduates in the classroom. 

Through our intensive training and support, we equip non education graduates with what is needed to be a successful educator. TEACH Ambassadors are placed at disadvantaged schools to teach for a period of two years. 

TEACH South Africa operates through strong collaboration with key partners including corporates, government at national, provincial and district levels, NGOs and similar initiatives. 


• An undergraduate degree in journalism, media studies, communications.

 Understanding of South Africa's media landscape. 

• Demonstrated community engagement experiences across popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and lnstagram. 

• Experience with additional platforms (Tweet Deck, Mail Chimp, and Linkedln) is an advantage. 

• Interpreting peer-reviewed research. 

• Analysing news, research papers and using the information to execute digital campaigns and/or write quick news stories for TEACH South Africa.

• An ability to proactively keep abreast of advocacy campaign plans and updates.

• Ability to think objectively, proactively and on your feet. 

• Have a mix of creative and analytical skills. 

• Time management skills.

• Ability to work with various TEACH South Africa partners and donors. 

Skills and Competencies 

• Exceptional ability to build relationships and influence others.

• Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

• Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.

• Strong writing and organizational skills.

• Attention to detail and ability to manage several tasks at once.

• Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven environment.

• Proficiency in MS Excel and Power Point required. 

• Proficiency in English is required 

General Responsibilities 

• Design digital campaign messaging and promote events linked to these campaigns. 

• Compile regular reports on tracking social media and online metrics for donor reports and internally for section.

• Write press releases and quick news stories as and when needed.

• Assist in developing and implementing social media strategies. 

• Manage deadlines and deliverables for engagement initiatives and collaboration.

Desired Qualifications:  BA in Journalism 

How to Apply Submit CV with a one paged letter of motivation and academic transcripts to: rnoses.madziba@teachsouthafrica.org.

Should you not be contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application for this position unsuccessful.