Forge Academy has announced the availability of 33 internships for those interested in careers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
For those unfamiliar with the organisation, it is the country’s first fully fledged AI laboratory, and has partnered with Nokia in order to offer the aforementioned internships.
Forge Academy says that selected interns will be able to grow their digital skillsets and gain experience in the 4IR-specific disciplines like software development, user experience (UX) design, 3D graphics, game design and more.
It adds that selected applicants will need to complete a four-week evaluation bootcamp. From this bootcamp, the final 33 interns will be chosen to work at Forge Academy for a 12-month period.
Thereafter, each student will have an accredited qualification to assist in securing career opportunities.
“Interns will gain practical industry related experience and receive guidance and on-the-job training from well qualified and experienced mentors in each field of study. Once the internship is completed there will be further opportunities for full-time employment with Forge Academy, support for graduates starting their own business ventures and assistance in seeking full-time employment,” explains a press release sent to Hypertext.
“The 4IR offers opportunities in entrepreneurship and employment for young adults like never seen before. We need to take advantage of these opportunities and empower the next generation of young African citizens to be the future leaders of this revolution,” adds Arthur Wade Anderson, CEO of Forge Academy.
Applications for the internships close on 15th September, with Forge Academy noting that the following criteria must be met:
- Be between the ages of 18 – 26
- Currently not be employed
- Be a South African citizen
- Have a Grade 12 certificate
- Certified copy of their ID (not older than three months)
- Matric certificate
- Highest qualifications achieved
- Updated CV
- Proof of relevant experience in the field being applied for.
The portal for applications can be found here.