Jacaranda FM: News Internships 2023


Company : Jacaranda FM

Location: Midrand, South Africa
Closing date: Not Specified

Jacaranda FM: News Internship Programme 2023
Jacaranda FM has an exciting opportunity available! We are searching for interns to join our vibrant
and dynamic news team. We have partnered with The Wits Radio Academy, a center of training,

research, and public engagement. The Academy works with the university’s campus station, Voice
of Wits 88.1FM in the heart of Braamfontein.
The interns will rotate every 6 weeks between both stations for a period of 12 months. Interns
will be required to travel between Jacaranda FM (Midrand) and Wits (JHB). Interns should not be
committed to other fields of study as they will be required to attend various short courses in radio
The internship is designed to ensure that learning takes place in the various aspects and
operations of a newsroom.
At Jacaranda FM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:
• Write accurate reports on any issue that falls within the public interest.
• Conducts field reports when necessary.
• Sourcing and researching news content.
• Background research for accurate reporting.
• Attend press conferences when necessary.
• Conduct live and telephonic interviews.
• Provide a support function for colleagues in the newsroom when needed.
• Assist another department where necessary.
• Participates as a member of the news team.
• Contributes positively to the news team and station.
• Execute any tasks that may reasonably be expected.

At Vow FM, interns will develop skills in the following areas:
• Compile and read daily bulletins.
• Report from the field.
• Package stories for current affairs programs.
• Be actively involved in the day-to-day news and current affairs programming.
• Update social media with news content.
• Interns will be required to undertake short courses with the Wits Radio Academy.

Check Requirements and Apply:


  • 3-year National Diploma or Degree in: Journalism or related field ()
  • Valid driver’s license or in the process of obtaining one.

Skills and Competencies:

  • Good command of the English language, preferably bilingual in Afrikaans and English.
  • Quality writing and voicing scripts for radio.
  • Check facts, accuracy, and quality of stories.
  • Operating studio and field recording and production equipment.
  • Minimal editing and multi-track mixing experience needed.

How to Apply

Apply Online for the Jacaranda FM: News Internship Programme 2023