Work With Us

Freelance opportunities
Bhekisisa is growing. We are currently looking for African journalists based in West, East, Central and North Africa. If you are a journalist working in these regions with experience in writing features, we welcome you to pitch story ideas to Bhekisisa. Please send the following to [email protected]:

  • A 150-word outline explaining the health issue you’d like to explore; 
  • A CV or résumé; 
  • At least three examples of your previous work, with internet links to the published stories; 
  • Contact details for two references.

Fellowships and internships
When funding is available, Bhekisisa hosts reporters from other media houses for three-month long health journalism fellowships. During these fellowships, fellows are mentored when writing health stories and the Mail & Guardian publishes their work. Most of these fellowships have been funded by the German government. Between January 2013 and December 2014, we hosted fellows from South African and Southern African media houses. You can read more about our fellows on the Contributors page. 

The centre also offers several one-month long internships for final year journalism students from South African universities when resources allow. Interns will be hosted during university holidays and be mentored with producing health stories. 

We are not currently offering fellowships or internships. This page will be updated as soon as new opportunities open up.