Kagiso Media: News Internship- Opportunities for young journalists

The internship is designed to ensure that students learn about the various aspects and operations of a newsroom. It will be effective from 1 August 2024 to 31 July 2025, and offers a monthly basic stipend. 

Closing date: 12 July 2024

Location: Midrand

At Jacaranda FM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Assist in the general operations of a newsroom
  • Assist journalists in the compilation of their stories

  • Report from the field as well as work on the news desk
  • Assist in various areas of the news department, thereby learning the practical skills involved

At VowFM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:

  • Compile and read daily bulletins
  • Report from the field
  • Package stories for current affairs programmes

  • Be actively involved in the day-to-day news and current affairs programming 
  • Update social media with news content
  • Interns will be required to undertake short courses with the Wits Radio Academy


  • Qualification in Journalism or related field (Bachelor’s Degree or 3-year National Diploma)
  • Valid driver’s licence or in the process of obtaining one

  • Good command of the English language, Preferably bilingual in Afrikaans and English.
  • Quality writing and voicing scripts for radio.

  • Check facts, accuracy and quality of stories.
  • Operating studio and field recording and production equipment.
  • Minimal editing and multi-track mixing experience needed.

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