Daily newspaper journalist trainee


Journalism, Newspaper, Print media, Publishing, Internship

Career Field


Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



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The Host Organisation

Cape Town's oldest daily newspaper which has both a print and online addition. The issue driven newspaper has a strong community identity which aims to connect people and capture everyday life in the city.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will work alongside experienced local reporters in a fast-paced exciting newspaper house. The intern will be responsible for gathering information on local people, places, events and issues. They will travel in and around Cape Town conducting interviews, researching and investigating stories, verifying facts and taking pictures. Depending on their performance, the intern will have the chance to have their stories published on a daily basis.


Completed or currently studying a course in journalism, media, communications, english language, english literature or any related essay-based subject. Excellent writing skills. Some examples of written work in the form of blogs, articles or essays.

Skills Acquisition

Interviewing skills. Interpersonal skills. Written and verbal communication. Time management. Research and investigative skills.

Benefits to Intern

Gain professional work experience as a reporter for one of Cape Town's leading newspapers. Build an impressive portfolio of work with the chance to have your stories published on a daily basis. Learn how to produce engaging content that fits the style and tone of the publication. Develop your interviewing skills and gain invaluable insight into the lives of local communities.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)

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