Mail & Guardian Internships

The Mail & Guardian is pleased to invite young journalists to apply for their paid editorial internships

While each successful candidate will receive a general grounding in digital newsroom processes and editorial production skills, interns will be assigned to one of the following areas:

  • Online,
  • Multimedia and Social Media,
  • Arts,
  • Climate
  • General News

This programme will not be limited to journalism graduates and those working in the field for a year.

Other appropriate fields of study may include, but are not limited to, languages and the liberal arts, graphic design, sound and video production, and website development. It is in the M&G’s interest to seek out and nurture passion and potential, and to give those who hope to pursue a career in journalism and the media industry a solid foundation in the fundamentals of the craft. In so doing we hope to ensure the continuation of quality journalism at both the M&G and the wider industry.

Duration: The internship runs for one year from April 2022 to the end of March 2023.

Location: The interns will be based in Johannesburg.

How To Apply

Please submit a detailed CV and a letter of motivation as well as any examples of published work to

Opportunity closing date : 18 March 2022.