Former Political Prisoners describe RI as the “University of Life” for it is there where strategies for a future society based on tolerance; respect and non-racialism were nurtured and implemented. RIM as an educational site recognizes education at all levels as a critical tool for addressing virtually all global problems relevant for sustainable development. The RIM Public Heritage Education Department (PHED) is mandated to exercise considerable responsibility to interpret, curate and conserve this tangible and intangible heritage. This exercise is done through carefully researched programmes directed at different audience groups.
It is against this backdrop that RIM offers an Internship and Bursary Programme as a methodology to ensure access to and the conservation of the layered heritage of Robben Island (RI). This methodology contributes to the notion of RI as the “University of life”, as espoused by former political prisoners.
Conditions of Internship and Bursary programme:
- The bursary is open to South African post- graduate students who have applied to a South African University for the 2022 academic year.
- The bursary is open to applicants who are registered to study accredited post-graduate courses related to Museums and Heritage studies, Social Science, History, Oral History, Heritage or any other related discipline.
- The bursary is limited to R35,000, per successful applicant, to partially cover tuition fees and if necessary books and academic resources.
- Successful applicants will be required to do an Internship and Research programme at RIM Public Heritage Education Department (RIM PHED).
- Successful applicants will be required to participate and offer assistance in various RIM programmes.
To apply you need to submit the following (compulsory) documentation to: Ms Vanessa Mitchell, Public Heritage Education Department Robben Island Museum +27 21 413 4200 | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write a motivation letter, stating why you should be considered for the Robben Island Museum Internship and Bursary Programme.
- Your curriculum vitae (please include all your contact details, as well as the names and contact details of your referees).
- Certified copies of tertiary level qualifications and certified copies of transcripts of results.
- Proof of registration at a university for the 2022 academic year.
Closing date for applications: 14 July 2022. If you do not hear from us within 30 days after the closing date for applications, please consider your application unsuccessful.
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