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Friday, November 8, 2013


The RMB-supported BASA Intern programme is  open for applications.

Now moving into its fifth year, the programme is designed to allow a new graduate the chance to immerse him or herself in all aspects of arts administration. The programme also allows the intern to identify their own learning goals and work towards those during the year that the internship runs.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply for the 2014 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).

So far Karabo Legoabe (2010), Arthur Nkuna (2011), Lakin Morgan (2012), and Mondli Magenuka (2013) have benefited from the programme, which sees the intern work out of BASA’s Johannesburg offices from January to December.

Karabo Legoabe, Project Officer at The Arts and Culture Trust, comments, “The BASA internship was invaluable and directly contributed to my current employment at The Arts & Culture Trust. After studying Arts Management at Wits University, the internship added the practical component of what I had studied, and gave me a broader understanding of arts administration, funding and corporate support of the arts and the arts industry of South Africa.

For Arthur Nkuna, Channel Analyst at Absa: “The experience and the growth platform that the BASA Internship provides is amazing. The BASA internship programme helped me acquire basic business administration, marketing, and networking skills that are important in both Business and the Arts. The foundation laid by the programme has clearly paved the way for my career in Business and my involvement with the Arts”.

Comments Lonwabo Mavuso, Marketing and Operations Manager at Business and Arts South Africa: “The BASA intern programme has proved an invaluable way for graduates who are passionate about a career in arts administration to get robust experience and an intimate feel for what the career entails.”

The Internship gives an emerging administrator the opportunity to access mentorship, grow in several administrative skill areas through training, and also drive projects, which provide synthesis between study and practice.

Mondli Mangenuke 2013 intern comments “One of my responsibilities at BASA was to produce and organise radio interviews for BASA Today show on Radio Today. This experience has enabled me to be highly organised and to work independently. Assisting in the Mentorship Programme supported by Etana Insurance has also been one of the highlight of my experience. Working on this programme has equipped me with business strategies that will benefit me in the arts and media business.”

The 2013 Business and Arts South Africa intern programme, supported by Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) selects interns based on their education, experience, and enthusiasm for the arts. The intern selected is expected to engage in the diverse projects that BASA is involved with, reports to the Marketing and Operations Manager, and works closely with the entire BASA team.

The closing date for applications is November 22, 2013. Interested applicants should e-mail their CV and cover letter to: For more information contact 011 447 2295.