South African National Space Agency (SANSA)

Western Cape, South Africa


Apr 23

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The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) is a public entity under the National Department of Science and Innovation (DSI).

SANSA has a mandate to drive the promotion and use of space and cooperation in space-related activities. To achieve this mandate, the Agency fosters research in space science and technology, advances space engineering programmes, and supports the creation of an environment conducive to industrial development in space technologies within the framework of national government policy. More information about the organization can be found at

SANSA runs an Internship Programme in which unemployed graduates and postgraduates in the Science, Engineering and Technology fields are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring, couching and exposure to a research environment. Unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration may also apply for this opportunity.

Internship opportunity

SANSA has the following Internship opportunity in the Space Science Directorate situated in Hermanus, Western Cape for enthusiastic, hardworking South African citizens in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines: Mathematical Sciences; Computer Science; Science Education; Physics; Mathematics; Space Science;


The minimum requirements for placement of a candidate are as follows:

• Should be 35 years of age or younger at the time of submitting an application;
• Hold a completed National diploma qualification as a minimum in one of the abovementioned disciplines
• Be a South African citizen or South African Permanent Resident (with a valid South African Identity  Document).


The Intern will be paid a monthly stipend according to their level of qualification as follows:
• R5 697 for a National Diploma (in service training completed)
• R 6 404 for a Bachelors’ Degree/Advanced Diploma /BTech at;
•  R 7 121 for an Honours’ /Post Graduate Diploma/BTech; and
• R 8 493 for a Masters/ MTech at NQF.

Background verification, including criminal record, credit checks, security clearances, qualification and citizenship checks as well as competency assessment and psychometric testing, may form part of the selection process.

SANSA subscribes to the principles of Employment Equity and welcomes applications from all persons with disabilities . Preference will be given to candidates in accordance with this.

SANSA reserves the right to not make an appointment.
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Closing date: 7 May 2021

Communication will only be conducted with short-listed candidates. If applicants have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, they must assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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