Fully Funded Machel-Mandela Fellowships for Young African Graduates

Fully Funded Machel-Mandela Fellowships for Young African Graduates


The Brenthurst Foundation is again accepting applications from young graduates for the Machel-Mandela Fellowship Programme, named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife, Graça Machel.

Entry into the Programme is a highly competitive, with the overall aim being to help nurture Africa’s future leaders.

The Fellowship runs full-time for a minimum of six months and is open to both South African and international candidates, with the selected candidate expected to take up the appointment at the Foundation’s headquarters in Johannesburg in April 2019.

Fellows will work directly with and assist the Foundation’s staff on a range of projects and activities, some of which will require foreign travel.

An all-inclusive monthly stipend and accommodation (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided.

Requirements:

  • Under 30 years of age
  • Undergraduate or Masters degree with track record of academic excellence
  • Excellent English communication skills required, with copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  • Enthusiastic and reliable self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  • A passion for Africa and keen interest in strengthening Africa’s economic performance
  • Familiarity with the work of The Brenthurst Foundation

    Submissions:

  • Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected], quoting ‘Application: Machel-Mandela Fellow’ in the subject line.

    You
    will need to send:


  • An up-to-date CV with references
  • A covering letter of no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and relevant skills
  • A writing sample, for example an essay or a published article of any length.
  • The earliest date you would be able to start

    How to Apply

  • For more information and fellowship application details, see; application details, see; Fully Funded Machel-Mandela Fellowships for Young African Graduates

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