The Machel-Mandela Internship Programme for Young Graduates 2024

The Brenthurst Foundation is currently inviting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Internship Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel.

The Machel-Mandela Internship programme aims to be the most prestigious of its kind in Africa. It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation’s focus on Africa’s burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa’s future leaders. The internship will be available full-time for a minimum of six months and the selected candidate will be expected to take up the appointment.


  • Organisation: Brenthurst Foundation
  • Program Location: South Africa
  • Program Duration: Six months
  • Available Slot: Several
  • Basic Qualifications: Graduates
  • Nationality: All Nationalities

See Also: KPMG’s Global Internship Program (GIP) for Students 2024 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are expected to meet the following conditions for the Machel-Mandela Internship Programme:

  • Applicants must be Under 30 years of age
  • A Masters level degree
  • Excellent spoken and written English. African and other languages would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and reliable, a self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  • Fluency in all basic IT skills
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  • A passion for Africa and a keen interest in new thinking and strategies to strengthen Africa’s economic performance.
  • Broad knowledge of African politics and economics
  • Familiarity with the work of the Brenthurst Foundation (please consult the website: www.thebrenthurstfoundtion.org).

Internship Benefits

Successful applicants for Machel-Mandela Internship Programme will receive the following benefits:

  • An all-inclusive stipend per month and
  • Accommodation, if required (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided.
  • Other work–related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.

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Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants who wish to enrol in the Machel-Mandela Internship Programme, should Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected] quoting ‘Machel-Mandela Internship’ in the subject line.

You will need to send:

  • An up-to-date CV with referees’ details.
  • A covering letter – no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and the skills you can bring to bear.
  • A writing sample – this can be any piece of work, for example an essay or a published article, of any length.
  • The earliest date you would be available to start.
  • Details of where you saw the post advertised. 

Application Deadline: April 01, 2024

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