Marketing Internship Opportunity at the University of Cape Town

The University of Cape Town has a Marketing Internship within the Department of Research and Innovation.

Applications are invites from suitably qualified and experienced persons for a one year fixed term contract post. The Marketing Intern will support marketing activities of the Research Contracts and Intellectual Property (RCIPS) team to both internal and external targets on aspects of the office’s activities ranging from promotion of Intellectual Property in the UCT IP portfolio, to business plan competitions.

Remuneration including benefits is negotiable between R248 546 and R292 388 per annum.

Key Duties:

  • Conduct secondary market analysis to build up market information relating to a specific sector/technology.
  • Writing technology overviews for technologies available at UCT.
  • Co-ordination of seminars and events, including the preparation of materials (hand-outs, flyers, PowerPoint slides).
  • Prepare news articles, media releases and web content relating to RCIPS activities and UCT technologies and inventors.
  • Co-ordinate the production of YouTube videos to promote technologies and events, including video editing. Where appropriate, assist with social media promotion of RCIPS and its activities.

Essential Requirements: 

  • A BTech Marketing, BCom Marketing, or PG Dip Marketing.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and to work independently and accurately with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to coordinate marketing events ranging from technical meetings, seminars and conferences to social events.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work methodically, efficiently and meticulously.
  • Ability to work well with a wide variety of people, including faculty, industry representatives and administrative staff and colleagues.
  • Ability to make presentations to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Appropriate IT skills – e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Excel and photo editing software  A drivers license.


  • Experience using Adobe CS6 suites, specifically, Design and Web Premium.
  • Experience using web content management packages such as Drupal.
  • Understand the typical graphics formats used by graphic designers and print shops.
  • Experience in photography and video editing.
  • Experience in use of social media for marketing would be advantageous as would website creation.
  • Own vehicle.

How to apply

To apply, please email the completed UCT Application form (download here) and all other relevant documentation, as indicated on the form, clearly indicating “Marketing Intern: RCIPS” followed by the reference number in the subject line to Ms. Bianca Daniels, Research Contracts and Intellectual Property Services, UCT, Rondebosch, 7701 Or e-mail: [email protected]

For enquiries call: +27 21 650 4317

Closing Date: 06 Mar 2015

Via – UCT