Journalist and Research Assistant


Journalism, Print, Research, Publishing, Internship

Career Field


Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



Journalist and Research AssistantJournalist and Research Assistant

The Host Organisation

A printing, publishing, and distribution company which produces cutting edge and enjoyable journalism pieces across a number of diverse platforms including newspapers, digital media and more.

Roles and Responsibilities

Interns will join our team of experienced and passionate journalists, and gain exposure to the fast-paced and exciting world of online and print journalism. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in the research and development of new stories by staying up to date with current newsworthy events in and around Cape Town. They will help gather, corroborate and interpret data as well as verify facts and edit pieces. Depending on the intern's performance, they may also be able to write their own stories for publishing.


Excellent writing skills and confidence in research and editing Creative thinker detail-oriented Able to work independently and within deadlines Passionate about the world of journalism and media Be able to present writing samples which show a clear point of view and voice Working towards or completed degree in journalism, copy writing, communications, or related

Skills Acquisition

Validation Research and data interpretation Creative and compelling written storytelling Time management and organization Interviewing Editing Media Law

Benefits to Intern

Create your own portfolio of published work Work in a fast-paced and reputable publishing environment Gain international exposure Live and work in the beautiful city of Cape Town

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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Choice of programmes

We offer several programme options to suit different budgets

Choose your level of support and independence

Pay only for what you need from your trip

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

Unlimited duration. No extra fee

Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.

Total flexibility and control over your stay duration

You're free to change your itinerary whilst you're here, no hassle.

Unique guarantees

You won’t pay a penny unless we can offer you your ideal internship. Get 100% back if you’re not 100% happy after our placement search.

Your needs and preferences always come first

You're in total control of your experience

You won't get a 'cookie cutter' experience with us.

Four unique promises underpin our services. See them.

Focus on the skills you need.

Not only do you choose your industry, but also choose the exact skills you want to develop within that industry. Communication, negotiation, political negotiation. Just say!

We have a huge network of host organisations that allow us to find your match with unbeatable accuracy.

Our unique application provides you with the opportunity to highlight the skills you need to develop.

Our placement search is totally driven by your personal requirements.

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