SARAO Internship Opportunity in Radio Astronomy


The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), which includes the MeerKAT and the African SKA programme, is 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

Kindly note that:

  1. SARAO will assess shortlisted candidates 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 non-negotiable.
  2. Successful graduate interns will reside in Cape Town for three years, starting in approximately January 2022.
  3. Successful graduate interns may complete a Master’s degree (part-time) during their 3-year internship.


To register, please complete the application form here. The deadline for applications is the 30th of June, 2021. Interested applicants should fill in all fields and ensure they upload the required documentation. SARAO will not consider incomplete applications. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

If interested an applicant requires assistance, they may contact Tony Dhlamini at For more information, please visit here.

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