Apply For The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Scholarships and Opportunities at SAIIA
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), otherwise known as the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, is a German political foundation named after the first chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany.
KAS operates worldwide with the aim to promote democracy through dialogue, political education, and training.
Since 1999 KAS has funded an internship programme, run by SAIIA in conjunction with the University of the Witwatersrand. This internship programme provides successful candidates with the opportunity of enrolling for a master’s degree by course work in International Relations, Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, Law or Journalism and other related subjects within the Humanities and Social Sciences discipline, while simultaneously working at SAIIA’s offices in Johannesburg.
KAS also funds an internship programme in conjunction with SAIIA’s Cape Town office. Applicants for the KAS-SAIIA Cape Town-based scholarship must apply for and be admitted into a master’s programme at the Political Science Departments of either the University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, or the University of the Western Cape. Should the status of their application at the relevant university remain unclear at the time of the deadline for this internship, candidates should please proceed with their internship application, noting this in their cover letter.
The successful applicants must meet the entry requirements for a master’s degree at the relevant university and should not be older than 30 years. The duration of the internship is from 01 February to 30 November each year. Successful candidates receive a full bursary for their tuition fees and a monthly stipend to cover their living costs and accommodation. Students who have already completed a first year of their Master’s programme are not eligible for the internship.
The programme is output-focused and the KAS-SAIIA scholars, who are assigned to mentors, generally go on to high-profile and high-powered positions in public and private life. The scholars are supported in honing their methodological, research and writing skills, and are encouraged to:
- Co-publish newspaper articles on topics relevant to the work of SAIIA and their studies.
- Co-author articles in SAIIA publications; and
- Improve their presentation and organisational skills
22 Sep 2023