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KAS Parliamentary Research Programme

KAS Parliamentary Research Programme

The Parliamentary Research Programme is a full time, three month placement as a researcher for a political party at the South African Parliament in Cape Town. The programme will run from 14 September to 14 December 2020. The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) will pay a monthly stipend and cover airtime and work-related travel expenses.


  • Applicants are expected to demonstrate outstanding academic performance, personal suitability, as well as political and social commitment.
  • KAS expect candidates to have a broad general and a strong interest in political issues, a positive attitude towards democracy and human rights and to exercise tolerance with regard to different-minded people.
  • The programme is open to individuals who hold, or are enrolled in, postgraduate qualifications in politics, economics, law, media and related fields.

Benefits of the programme:

  • Increase familiarity with structures, processes and people in Parliament.
  • Opportunity to network widely in Parliament for job opportunities.
  • Generally improved job prospects and deepened knowledge of political sector.
  • Join the KAS alumni network.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) is a political foundation that is active in 18 forums for civic and regional offices throughout Germany. Around 100 offices abroad oversee projects in more than 120 countries. Their headquarters are split between Sankt Augustin near Bonn and Berlin.

Konrad Adenauer and his principles define the KAS guidelines, as well as their duty and mission. The foundation adopted the name of the first German Federal Chancellor in 1964 after it emerged from the Society for Christian Democratic , which was founded in 1955.

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