Research Visit at KAS Media Programme

Also available in Deutsch

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The KAS Media Programme for Sub-Sahara Africa offers students the opportunity to spend a research visit at their Johannesburg office. In cooperation with local and regional partners, the programme initiates and promotes projects to further develop the media landscape and improve journalistic standards in the region.

The duration of the research stay is usually between eight and twelve weeks. Preference will be given to applicants who have practical media experience and appropriate knowledge. You should have very good command of English as well as creativity and initiative to contribute to the project work.

Successful applicants will assist in the planning, organization and execution of conferences, seminars and workshops and carry out independent academic or journalistic research on a topic related to our work.

Interns have to bear the costs for travel, accommodation and living themselves (flight, accommodation, rental cars, etc.) though a small stipend is offered. We are also happy to help with information and contact addresses when preparing your stay.

It is recommended to submit the application by e-mail at least three months before the desired research visit. Please send your application to the following Email

The following documents are required:

  • Motivation letter;
  • CV with picture;
  • School and academic records;
  • Specification for the desired period.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Christoph Plate

Director Media Programme Subsahara Africa

Christoph Plate
Phone +27 11 214 29 00
Fax +27 11 214 2913
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français