Internships in radio astronomy: be part of a world-class science & engineering endeavour

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021

Apply for a SARAO Internship starting in 2022

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

Eligibility for a SARAO Internship
South African citizens and permanent residents, who are in the final year of:
• A Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering or Computer Engineering or Electronic Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Industrial Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering

  • A Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering (Urban Engineering or Construction Management) or Computer Engineering or Electronic Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Engineering in Electronic Engineering or Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Science – Honours

Please take note that:

  1. Short-listed candidates will be assessed through an online assessment, in August 2021. This assessment forms part of the selection process. Dates for the assessment will be communicated to short-listed candidates, and are nonnegotiable.
  2. Successful graduate interns will be based in Cape Town, for a period of 3 years, starting in approximately January 2022.
  3. Successful graduate interns may complete a Masters degree (part-time) during their 3-year internship.

How to apply
Complete the application form APPLY HERE.

Fill in all fields, and ensure you upload the required documentation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
If you require assistance please contact Tony Dhlamini at

***Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 30 June 2021


Contact Tony Dhlamini at should you need more information.

Last Updated on May 17, 2021