SARAO Internship Programme 2020/2021

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) Internship Programme 2020/2021. The full application details for the SARAO Internship Programme can be accessed below.

SARAO Internship Programme.

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), a facility of the National Research Foundation, is responsible for managing all radio astronomy initiatives and facilities in South Africa, including the MeerKAT Radio Telescope in the Karoo, and the Geodesy and VLBI activities at the HartRAO facility. SARAO also coordinates the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry Network (AVN) for the eight SKA partner countries in Africa, as well as South Africa’s contribution to the infrastructure and engineering planning for the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope. To maximise the return on South Africa’s investment in radio astronomy, SARAO is managing programmes to create capacity in radio astronomy science and engineering research, and the technical capacity required to support site operations.

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

South African Citizens & permanent residents, who are:

  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and/or Computer Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Light Current Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering and/or Radio Frequency Engineering
  • In final year of a Bachelor of Mechanical / Electromechanical / Mechatronics Engineering
  • Completing a Bachelor of Science Honours in Computer Science, Astronomy / Astrophysics, Applied Mathematics, or in Physics, with exceptional programming skills and an interest in software development. Programming skills must be clearly demonstrated in the candidate’s application.

Note:

  • Short-listed candidates will be assessed through an online assessment, inAugust 2020. This assessment forms part of the selection/interview process. Dates for the assessment will be communicated to short-listed candidates, and are non-negotiable.
  • Successful graduate interns will be based in Cape Town, for a period of 3 years, starting in approximately January 2021.
  • Successful graduate interns may be required to complete a Masters degree (part-time) during their 3-year internship.

How to Apply for SARAO Internship Programme.

To Apply -Submit the following documents as a SINGLE PDF document:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copy of your South African ID document
  • Certified copies of all your university transcripts to date
  • A letter of motivation (max. 300 words) stating why you should be selected for an internship

Email your application to ypdp@ska.ac.za

Application Deadline: 30 June 2020.

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