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The Midpoint and KAS scholarships prepare talented young people for their duties in state and society and most notably in science, economics, politics and management, media and culture, as well as in international organisations.

Prerequisites for an internship are outstanding academic performance, personal suitability, political and social commitment, as well as the readiness to play an active role. We expect candidates to have a broad general education and a strong interest in political issues, a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights and to exercise tolerance with regard to different-minded people.

Benefit 1

Gain professional work experience and strengthen your CV.

Benefit 2

Acquire new skills and competencies.

Benefit 3

Grow your professional network.

Benefit 4

Make a positive contribution to the national debate.

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Parliamentary Research Programme (PRP) 2022

KAS funds research internships in the South African parliament. As part of the programme, you work within the research team of political parties and find out how politics and parliament function.

Applications for this programme closed on 14 June 2022.

What is it?

A full time, five month placement as a researcher for a political party at Parliament in Cape Town (18 July - 12 December 2022). KAS pays a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses, as well as funds airtime and required travel. The stipend amount is at internship level.

Who is eligible?

Individuals with postgraduate qualifications in politics, economics, law, media and related fields.

What are the prerequisites?

Outstanding academic performance, personal suitability, political and social commitment. We expect candidates to have a broad general education and a strong interest in political issues, a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights and to exercise tolerance with regard to different-minded people.

What can the programme do for me?

  • Increase familiarity with structures, processes and people in Parliament.
  • Opportunity to network widely in Parliament for job opportunities.
  • Generally improved job prospects and deepened knowledge of political sector.
  • Join the KAS alumni network.

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