South Africa SABC Internships Programme

South Africa SABC Internships Programme.

SABC understands the importance of education, the effects of media and sharing.  They are a well-established entity within South Africa, offering a variety of opportunities to deserving candidates each year. They have great support from the media such as radio, magazines plus newspapers and on-line journalists, which they are grateful for.  With aid of these extra sources, the news and all that the SABC does can reach millions of readers and listeners.

The SABC internships offer a monthly stipends, dependable upon the position.  Most of these are no longer than ten months.  Candidates that are selected must be able to commence with their internship on the 1st of April each year.  This opportunity is ideal for new graduates who have just completed their tertiary education with an accredited institute.

Individuals who are interested and meet all requirements are welcome to apply.  You can become part of an exciting world filled with diversity and challenges.

SABC Internships Available

SABC has a variety of fields available each year, here are some that may be of interest to you, depending on your desired career path:

  • Marketing
  • Journalism in News
  • Radio Programming
  • Technology Operator
  • Technology Radio Production
  • Sound Restoration
  • Information Technology
  • Technology Television Operations
  • Lighting Operator – Technology
  • Technical Operator
  • Camera Operations – Technology
  • Finance
  • Audit – Internal
  • Learning and Development
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Policy and Regulatory Affairs


Applications are accepted yearly for a variety of internships to fill opening within the SABC.  Applicants must not be older than 28.

Candidates will also be required to have the following:

  • Candidates must hold a valid Matric certificate
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Valid ID book/card
  • Candidates with a degree or diploma within the selected discipline
  • Candidates must be MS as well as computer literate
  • Must not have any other internship experience or qualifications
  • Candidate must not have any prior work experience
  • Must be proficient in English (read, write & speak)
  • Candidates must be willing to do an aptitude test, along with any other required criteria
  • Candidates must apply within their relevant provinces

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.  Ensure you attach all relevant certified documentation to your application, in addition to a curriculum vitae.  The curriculum vitae should reflect your expertise, competencies along with your skills and interests.


Internships online applications processes are made available during the year.  There are multiple sites where applications can be made, however it is recommended to regularly check on the SABC website for any developments during the year.

Once applications open you can download the form, complete it and send it along with all required documentation to, additionally you can also contact them for more information.  Remember to include certified copies of all qualification and your ID.

In your subject line, please only add the reference number (if applicable) or internship field.  Applications that do not include this will not be considered.  Also indicate the province you wish to apply for.

Provinces are as follow:

  • Pretoria
  • Gauteng
  • Free State / Northern Cape
  • Western Cape
  • Eastern Cape
  • KZN
  • Mpumalanga
  • Limpopo
  • North West

The closing dates for SABC internships are usually the end of January each year.  They will not accept any late entries, so be sure you have your application, along with all required documentation in on time.  Their internships is subject to change regularly as their needs arise and are filled.