2017 Machel-Mandela Fellows Program for International Applicants


The Brenthurst Foundation is inviting applications from young graduates for the 2017 Machel-Mandela Fellows Program. Africans and students overseas are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

The Machel-Mandela Fellows Program aims to be the most prestigious 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.

In order to be eligible applicants must have excellent spoken and written English. Knowledge of other African languages is an asset. Candidates are required to have excellent communication skills.

In addition to the above, candidates must be under 30 years of age, an Undergraduate or Masters level degree graduate, possess excellent spoken and written English. Copy editing and proof-reading skills an asset

This is six months fellowship program. 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 program offers an all-inclusive stipend per month and accommodation (subject to Foundation policy). Other work-related expenses may also be covered subject to agreement with the Foundation.

Please address your application to Ms Leila Jack at jackl@eoson.co.za quoting ‘Machel-Mandela Fellow’ in the subject line.

Applicants will need to send:

  • An up-to-date CV with references’ 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 programme advertised.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2016. Due to the volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us by 4 November 2016 please assume your application to be unsuccessful.

More information can be obtained here


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