Intern with urbanafrica.net

Deadline: 12 September 2016 - 12:00am

Urbanafrica.net is recruiting an editorial intern. We are looking for a creative, committed applicant who is passionate about African cities.

The intern will play a valuable role as part of the urbanafrica.net team and gain real-world experience in blog writing (from pitching ideas through to publishing the final articles), sourcing web content about urbanism in Africa, and using WordPress.

The internship offers a great opportunity for young urbanists to network with scholars and urbanists through attending events and seminars, and interviewing key thoughtleaders working in the urban Africa arena.

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate should be an honours or postgraduate student with a background in journalism, political science, urban geography, architecture, planning, media studies or urban studies. Importantly, applicants should have an interest in urbanism in Africa. We are looking for strong communicators, with an eye for detail, who are responsive to editorial feedback, meet deadlines and are well organised.

What does the job involve?

Editorial interns will learn how to operate urbanafrica.net’s content management system (WordPress) and be involved in sourcing and uploading content, including policy documents, reports, journal articles, photos, and videos relevant to urban development in Africa. They will take an active role in managing aggregated content on the platform.

Writing is an important part of the job. Interns are expected to generate ideas for original blog articles and write and publish blog posts on a bi-weekly basis. These posts can include short videos and photography.

Details

The position is unpaid and will run till mid-December, 2016. The jobs require a commitment of 10-15 hours per week.

Urbanafrica.net is a project of the African Centre for Cities at the University of Cape Town.

How to apply?

To apply for the intern position please send a cover letter of no more than one page, which explains why you want to work at urbanafrica.net and why you’ll be a good fit for our team, along with a CV to urbanafrica.net’s editor Brendon Bosworth: editor@urbanafrica.net

The deadline for applications is September 12, 2016.

Photo credit: Lwazi Bengu.

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