PLEASE NOTE: ALL Job shadow programmes have been postponed until further notice due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19. You may still apply via the link below, but know that all applications will be on hold until such time that we reopen to the public.
The South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) in Cape Town runs two job shadow programmes per year, one during the June/July school holiday and another during the September/October school holiday. Each programme runs over 2 days and accommodates a maximum of 15 learners.
This programme is designed and run by Natalie Jones in order to give each learner an all-round experience into various careers at the SAAO, equipping them to make an informed decision regarding their career path.
Careers covered in the programme may include: astronomy, mechanical engineering, electronics, software engineering, finance/accounting and information technology; we also include a session on HR as well as bursaries.
Prerequisites for programme entry:
Learners who are interested in attending this programme need to complete the form below by filling out the following information:
Please note that the SAAO will take a maximum of two learners per school, and will only reassess if all fifteen spots have not been filled.
We regret that no block bookings are accepted.
We do not cover any cost for travel, accommodation or meals.