Africa Check, founded on 26 June 2012 as Africa’s first non-partisan fact-checking organisation, was set up to promote honesty in public debate and the media across the continent. Based in the Journalism Department of the University of the Witwatersrand, Africa Check seeks to fill a paid internship position to perform general administrative duties on contract for six months (with the possibility of an extension).


General skills required

  • Managing multiple and changing priorities at once
  • Good computer skills
  • Good typing skills
  • Managing administrative processes
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy


Personal attributes required

  • Interest in news and current affairs
  • Team-player with ability to multi-task
  • Good telephone and email answering manner
  • Creative problem solver


Key responsibilities

Record keeping and reports Monitoring & recording the republication of our reports

Monitoring & recording media appearances of staff

Updating production output

Compiling and updating information for donors

Tracking staff leave days & update information for payroll

Compiling and updating contact information

General office duties Assisting in setting up for events
  Monitoring email and website enquiries
  Answering telephone and collecting messages
  Organising, arranging and coordinating travel
  Assisting with ad hoc general administration
  Managing office equipment
  Monitoring stationary and ordering office supplies

Booking meetings

Assisting visitors to the office

To apply, please send a cover letter with a detailed CV with minimum two references to (Subject line of email must be “APPLICATION – INTERNSHIP”).

Closing date: 19 January 2018