About Mail & Guardian
As South Africa’s first online newspaper, Mail & Guardian was founded in 1994. As a media company, they provide great depth and insight into the broadcast industry. M&G Media, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, publishes the Mail & Guardian newspaper and its website. Reporting on politics, investigations, news from South Africa, local arts, music, and popular culture are their main focus areas.
Mail & Guardian Internship 2022
Young journalists are invited to apply for one of five paid editorial internship positions in its Johannesburg newsroom, starting in April 2022 and ending in March 2023.
Interns will receive training in digital newsroom processes and editorial production skills, although each candidate will receive a general grounding in these areas. Specifically, interns will be working in the field of Online, Climate, multimedia, social media, Arts, and General News.
The following fields of study are available:
- The journalistic profession
- The liberal arts and languages,
- In graphic design,
- Production of audio and video,
- Development of websites.
- Studies related to other relevant fields
There will be no limit to who can take part in this programme, including journalism graduates and those who have been working in the field for a year. Besides languages and the liberal arts, other fields of study that are appropriate include sound and video production, graphic design, and web design.
Through the Mail and Guardian internship program, talented individuals can pursue their dreams and begin their careers well prepared.
Internships will be completed within each of their chosen fields for a minimum of a year or even longer. In some cases, they may include accommodation, travel, and meals where necessary, but it is not common for companies to do this. On top of that, all their interns are also given a monthly stipend by the company.
Who should apply?
With different career paths, this company’s requirements may differ slightly. Candidates should make sure they meet all the requirements listed in the advertisement or application before applying.
A candidate may be required to meet the following requirements and more:
- Only South African citizens
- Present a valid ID book or document
- Have sufficient knowledge of computers
- Grade 12 must be passed and must have a certificate
- All applicants must have never held an internship before
- Proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking the English language required
- Applicants must have a passion for their field
- Where applicable, a diploma or degree is required
- Must be able to think outside the box
- Flexibility in travelling as needed
- Applicants must have a desire to learn
- A team player who is able to work independently and in a team
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A permanent position may be offered to some successful applicants, but this is not assured.
How do I apply?
To apply for Mail & Guardian Internship 2022, the applicants need to send an email application with the required details.
Interested candidates should send a detailed CV and a motivation letter, along with samples of published work to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals interested in the company may also contact email@example.com.
To ensure that all documents accompany your application, please ensure they are certified. As well as an updated resume and a motivational letter, you should also provide copies of all academic records, IDs, and any other documents that may be required.
For the latest information about the internship programme, you can visit the Mail & Guardian official website.
Applications must be submitted latest by 18 March 2022. Late applications, as well as those received after that date, will not be considered.
The company will only contact those who are shortlisted out of thousands of applications received every year. Consider your application as unsuccessful if you don’t hear from the company.
Applicants can directly contact Mail & Guardian for any queries regarding the internship programme.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)11 250 7300
Fax: +27 (0)11 250 7502