AfrikaBurn 2024: 29 April to 5 May

AfrikaBurn Arts Administration Internships – Four Month Duration

AfrikaBurn is offering the following work-based internship opportunities commencing November 2023:

2 x Arts Administration

The internships are coordinated through Art Bank of South Africa, and funded by the Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme. The work-based learning experience is hosted at AfrikaBurn’s headquarters, at the Junction Hotel, Salt River, Cape Town.


Applications are open to candidates who:

  • Hold a diploma or degree of NQF6 level or higher (preferably in the Arts)
  • Are between 18-35 years of age.
  • Are not currently benefiting from PESP4 funding through another project (this will be verified by Art Bank of South Africa).

Applicants who do not meet this criterion can’t be considered due to the parameters of the funding. We do have many other opportunities, please sign up to our newsletter for upcoming opportunities.


  • Proficient with Google Suite / Microsoft Office
  • Familiar with a range of communication platforms
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong planning and time management skills
  • Ability to research, collate and share information

An ideal applicant is:

  • Motivated, reliable, and able to take initiative
  • Well organised and meticulous with details
  • Able to work in a consultative, collaborative working environment with the AfrikaBurn team
  • Willing to roll up their sleeves and get hands-on with a variety of tasks
  • Keen to engage with and work within the ethos and guiding principles of AfrikaBurn
  • A participant of AfrikaBurn’s projects

Application Overview

  • Applications to be submitted via email to [email protected] with a subject title: Internship/ Arts Administration
  • Please submit a letter of motivation, along with your CV, certified copy of ID, and proof of qualifications
  • Applications are currently open, the deadline for submission is 10 November
  • Selection is subject to Art Bank of South Africa approval
  • Interview – November
  • Commencement – November

Internship Overview

  • Each internship runs for four months in total
  • A monthly stipend of R5700 (total stipend for the four months R22800)
  • The programme is based at the Junction Hotel, Salt River, Cape Town

AfrikaBurn is the strategic driver of Burning Man culture in the Southern African region and plays a significant role in the arts and culture sector of South Africa. Most known for its flagship event in the Tankwa Karoo, as a public benefit organisation, AfrikaBurn is the human scaffold that helps a diverse creative community propel numerous arts and development projects.

Art Bank of South Africa is based at the National Museum, an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture.

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