Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Scholarships
For media practitioners from Southern Africa...
Deadline: Rolling Deadline
Coordinated by the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA), this
scholarship exchange programme aims to assist individual media
practitioners from Southern Africa in all areas of the media
(managerial, editorial, advertising, and technical) to work on
attachment in another media institution to learn new skills and develop
existing ones. This includes full-time employees and freelance workers,
journalists, media managers, editors, advertising executives, media
entrepreneurs and production staff. Individuals who are involved in
human rights organisations in a media capacity may also be considered.
The programme also supports staff from MISA's national chapters to be
attached at the MISA Regional Secretariat and/or at the offices of
other national chapters.
The exchange programme pairs up media outlets with participants for
internships lasting up to three months. Travel and other costs are
covered by MISA.
Click here for more information on this scholarship.
All applicants must be MISA members and annual subscriptions to the
relevant MISA national chapter must be paid up in full. Applications
can be made at any time of the year.
The following documentation must be submitted with the application letter:
- A 1000-word essay motivating the application and stating what the applicant wishes to achieve.
- Written acceptance from the organisation to which the applicant
wishes to be attached. This acceptance must also specify the period of
- Written consent from the applicant's current employer. It must
indicate that the current employer will continue to pay the salary of
the employee for the period of the attachment (not applicable to
- A budget, which must include all costs i.e. transport, reasonably
priced accommodation, and a reasonable stipend. MISA will pay all
stipends and accommodation expenses directly to the organisation to
which the applicant will be attached.
- Proof of MISA membership (up-to-date receipt for subscription payments to the relevant MISA chapter).
Applications will be rejected if documentation is incomplete.
The Scholarship Exchange Programme
Private bag 13386
Tel: +264 61 232 975
Fax: +264 61 248 016
jennifer [at] misa [dot] org