Junior Creative Professionals Production Team

Experience Based Education - A Remarkable Internship Programme.

Join the UWN Experience Based Education Programme to become an active part of our Junior Creative Professionals Production Team. The Team was created to provide you with the opportunity to apply your own skills and also learn new skills by doing.

What does the JCPProductionTeam do?
  • The Team is a group of 3 to 13 people.
  • The Team is responsible for creating regular video features and podcasts to be published on our online platforms, as well as creating features to promote the UWN and it's projects, and much more. Video and podcast features can be e.g. an interview with the local Municipal Councillor on an issue, or a story about someone making a difference in the community, etc.
  • The Team will at times assist as crew for official UWN film productions.
  • Specific assignments include:
    • Shooting Docu-drama short films.
    • Music production for films.
    • Weekly mini-documentary and news features.
Available Positions

The Team tasks are listed below and positions are usually created combining skills sets where possible:

  • Camera Person - Video
  • Photographer
  • Sound Engineer
  • Photo and Video Editor
  • Writer / Researcher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Presenter / Reporter
  • Make-up Artist
  • Publicist / Social Media Influencer
  • Director
  • Team Leader
What is the time commitment required?
  • You enroll for 3 or 6 months at a time.
  • The team generally keeps the following hours: Monday to Thursday, 10am to 4pm.
What is the fee to enroll for the Experience Based Education Programme?
  • To register on the Experience Based Education programme:
    • 3 Months ... R15000 in one payment (or R7000 deposit + 2 payments of R5875)
    • 6 Months ... R30000 in one payment (or R10000 deposit + 5 payments of R5500)
  • The amount above excludes your annual UWN Membership Fee of R995.
  • Terms are available to South African citizens only.
What is the value & what does an Intern get?
The value far exceeds the cost:
  • You get to add powerful projects to your portfolio which will make you more attractive as a creative in the market.
  • You will get noticed by potential employers and clients.
  • Interns gain experience in their field of study and expertise, build relationships and are involved in amazing projects.
  • You build relationships that could last throughout your career.
  • After completion of the Internship Programme and Intern receives a certificate as well as a letter of recommendation based on performance.

What does an Intern do?

  • An Intern is a person who is proactively involved in one or more of the activities and projects of the UWN as part of a Team (described above).
  • An Intern is usually assigned with a specific set of duties and responsibilities within one or more of the Team functions described above e.g. camera person, writer, etc.
  • Each Intern application is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and we reserve the right to decline any application without having to give reasons for such a decision.

What are the required skills, qualifications and experience that an Intern needs to have?

  • The Intern Team activities and projects are versatile (but revolve around the production of video and podcast, social media content generation etc) and we have opportunities for highly qualified and experienced individuals, school leavers, and almost any person in between.
  • If you are accepted as an Intern, you will be engaged in a capacity where you will be able to function successfully within a Team - for those who wish to grow and learn we will endeavor to provide opportunities for capacity and skills development.

How do I apply to be an Intern?

  • Complete the contact form and we will be in touch to assess whether you would be a fit to join the team.

Where do Interns work from?

  • Interns work from the Johannesburg office (in Modderfontein close to Edenvale).
  • Note that Interns cover all their own travel, transport, accommodation, food and other costs of a personal nature.

Does an Intern get paid?

  • Interns receive rewards for successfully completed tasks and projects.
  • A reward is called UWNSterling. These rewards can be spent in the UWN Market. At present the UWN Market is in a first phase of evolution and will initially be spent on UWNAID projects.


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Please complete the form below if you are interested to find out more about joining the UWN Internship Programme. We will be in contact within 1 to 3 business days after we have received your submission.

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