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The National Research Foundation (NRF) is responsible for the management of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
This opportunity is also offered to those unemployed graduates and postgraduates who are interested in research management; research support and administration at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research & Innovation Management AssociationSARIMA).
Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines and are willing to be placed in the provinces stipulated:
Only university graduates with Bachelor’s, Honours, BTech, MTech or Master’s degrees may apply. People holding a National Diploma, DTech & PhD need not apply.
Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R 5 445 and R 7 260 per month - depending on the level of qualification.
Who is eligible to apply
Unemployed South African university graduates and post-graduates in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), Research & Development fields are eligible. Non South Africans need not apply. Applicants should not be older than 35 years old at the time of submission of application. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Successful applicants will be placed in various institutions throughout the country and should thus apply for a position available in the province where they would like to be placed. The NRF does not pay relocation costs to appointed applicants who have to relocate to far away provinces.
The internship programme is offered for a period of 12 months. Successful applicants will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of the internship period.
How to apply?
All applications must be submitted online to SET Internship and click on ‘vacancies internship’.
Please also attach certified copies of qualifications, academic records and the South African Identity Document.
NB: Applicants may only submit a maximum of three applications, each specifying one area of specialization the candidate is applying for. No e-mail or faxed applications will be considered.
Monwabisi Mfihlo: 012 481 4023 or Sello Raseruthe: 012 481 4388 / 4049
Closing Date: 5 October 2012
NB: Applications received after closing date will not be considered. Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If no correspondence has been received within four months after the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful.
Successful applicants will start their internship on 1 April 2013.
Do you know any unemployed Science, Engineering or Technology graduates or postgraduates that are interested in doing research?