How to Apply for the Machel Mandela Internship Program 2024

The Brenthurst Foundation is inviting applications from young graduates for the Machel Mandela Internship, a fellowship named in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel. 

The 2024 Machel Mandela Internship aims to be the most prestigious internship of its kind in Africa. It helps sharpen the Brenthurst Foundation’s focus on Africa’s burgeoning youth population and helps nurture Africa’s future leaders.

The Machel Mandela Internship offers an all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation. Other work–related expenses are also covered.

In this post, we will provide you the details, eligibility requirements, benefits, and the application procedures for the Machel Mandela Fellowship.

Machel Mandela Internship Summary

  • Host Country: South Africa 
  • Category: Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries 
  • Reward: Fully Sponsorship | Monthly Stipend | Accommodation 
  • Deadline: April 1, 2024

Mandela Internship Programme Details

The Brenthurst Foundation Machel Mandela Internship Programme will be available full-time for a minimum of six months and the selected candidate will be expected to take up the appointment by 1 June 2024.

The Fellow may be from South Africa or farther afield. They will be based at the Brenthurst Foundation’s headquarters in Parktown, Johannesburg.

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.

The Fellow is expected to perform a wide range of tasks from writing a discussion paper on a topic related to economic development to assisting with the hosting of events and mucking in with office chores.

Requirements for the Machel Mandela Internship

To be considered for the Machel Mandela fellowship, you must be:

  • Under 30 years of age
  • A Masters level degree
  • Excellent spoken and written English. African and other languages would be an asset.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiastic and reliable, a self-starter who requires minimal oversight and management
  • Able to balance deadlines and attention to detail
  • Fluency in all basic IT skills
  • Copy-editing and proof-reading skills an asset
  • A passion for Africa and a keen interest in new thinking and strategies to strengthen Africa’s economic performance.
  • Broad knowledge of African politics and economics
  • Familiarity with the work of the Brenthurst Foundation (please consult the website :

Benefits of the Machel Mandela Internship

The Machel Mandela Internship offers the following rewards to the selected candidates;

  • An all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation, if required (subject to Foundation policy) will be provided.
  • Other work–related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.

Documents Required for Machel Mandela Internship 2024

To be considered for the Machel Mandela Internship, you will need to send:

  • An up-to-date CV with referees’ details
  • A covering letter – no more than 500 words, outlining your interest in the position and the skills you can bring to bear
  • A writing sample – this can be any piece of work, for example an essay or a published article, of any length.
  • The earliest date you would be able to start.
  • Details of where you saw the post advertised.

How To Apply for Machel Mandela Internship 2024

Interested and qualified applicants should follow the procedures below to submit your application;

  • Click on the button below to visit the internship webpage
  • Compile your application documents and forward by email
  • Please address your application via an electronic mail to Ms Leila Jack at [email protected] quoting ‘Machel-Mandela Fellow Internship’ in the subject line.
  • Owing to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by 1 May 2024, please assume your application unfortunately to be unsuccessful.

Application Link:

Deadline: April 1, 2024