In a robust move to bolster the South African workforce, the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC), has launched a promising internship program for 2024.

This initiative is a part of the Presidential stimulus programme (PESP) aimed at revitalizing and empowering the nation’s youth. Targeting graduates and unemployed individuals aged 35 and under, the program specifically supports the digitization project for the National Archives and Records Services of South Africa (NARSSA).

Program Overview

The National Film and Video Foundation internships will be hosted at the prestigious National Archives and Records Service in Pretoria and are set to run until 31 March 2025. This program not only offers a unique opportunity to gain substantial work experience but also contributes significantly to the preservation of national heritage through the digitization of archival materials.

Beyond individual growth, the NFVF internship program aims to contribute to the nation’s broader goals of employment creation and skill development in the cultural and historical preservation sectors. By equipping young professionals with specialized skills, the program also aims to stimulate employment opportunities within the broader arts and culture industry in South Africa.

In summary, the NFVF internship program is more than just a temporary employment opportunity; it is a comprehensive career development platform that contributes to both personal and national advancement. It promises to be a rewarding experience, preparing a new generation of skilled professionals dedicated to the care and enhancement of South Africa’s archival wealth.

Available National Film and Video Foundation Internship Positions

The NFVF is offering various positions across different levels of expertise and educational backgrounds. Here is a detailed list of the opportunities available:

1. Archivist (Arrangement and Description) Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.01
  • Qualification Required: 4-year Diploma or 3-year Degree in Archival Studies

2. Assistant Archivist Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.02
  • Qualification Required: Grade 12 / Matric Certificate

3. Conservation Assistant Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.03
  • Qualification Required: Grade 12 / Matric Certificate

4. Supervisor – Conservation Laboratory Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.04
  • Qualification Required: Grade 12 / Matric Certificate

5. Archive Assistant Housekeeping Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.05
  • Qualification Required: ABET Level 4 / Grade 10

6. Scanner Operator Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.07
  • Qualification Required: Grade 12 / Matric Certificate

7. Supervisor Audio-Visual Archivist: Film and Video Preservation Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.08
  • Qualification Required: 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in History or Archival Studies

8. Supervisor NARSSA Digitisation Hub Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.09
  • Qualification Required: 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in History or Archival Studies

9. Supervisor Archivist Cartographic Material Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.12
  • Qualification Required: 3-year Bachelor’s Degree in History or Archival Studies

10. Handyman Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.13
  • Qualification Required: Appropriate Certificate or Proof of Work Experience

11. Plumber Intern

  • Reference No: NARSSA.14
  • Qualification Required: Trade Certified Plumber

How to Apply

Prospective candidates must submit their applications via email to the NFVF. The application process is straightforward and requires the following documents:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A certified copy of your ID
  • Certified copies of your qualifications and certificates

All applications must be sent to: with the job Reference Number clearly indicated in the subject line of your email.

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Closing Date

The deadline for all applications is 5 pm on Monday, 12 May 2024. Prospective applicants are urged to apply well before the closing date to ensure their applications are processed.

This internship program is a significant step towards harnessing the potential of South Africa’s vibrant youth, equipping them with the skills necessary to thrive in the professional world while contributing to the nation’s cultural heritage. It’s an opportunity not just to work but to learn and grow within a nationally impactful project.