SARAO: Graduate / Internship Programme 2021

Closing Date: 30 June 2020

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, which includes the MeerKAT and the African SKA programmes, is now recruiting bright and enthusiastic Engineering and Science-Honours graduates for its internship programme

South African citizens and permanent residents, who are:

  • In the final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer
  • In the final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Light Current
    Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and/or Radio Frequency
  • In the 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 must be 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.

How to Apply

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

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