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Masters Research Internship At Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)


The HSRC therefore seeks to appoint 10 x Masters Research Interns who are able to assume duty before 31 March 2020. These positions can be based in any one of the HSRC’s offices, namely Cape Town, Durban, or Pretoria. 




The Master’s Research Internships within the HSRC is meant to provide the successful candidates with an opportunity to further develop their research expertise by working with subject experts and project specialists.

The research internship experience is intensive and seeks mature individuals who are able to work independently as well as in a team.

While appointees will be exposed to a wide variety of project-related research, they will be expected to complete their thesis within a 2 year period.

Time is set aside for this purpose. 


  • Have graduated with an Honours degree and be eligible to register or have recently registered for a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences/Humanities or a relevant field at an accredited tertiary institution in South Africa;
  • Be prepared to travel to undertake fieldwork;
  • Be curious and enthusiastic about a research career that includes qualitative and quantitative data analysis;
  • Computer literacy including MS Office and appropriate software packages, including MS Excel, MS Access, SPSS or Stata or SAS;
  • Sound communication skills (verbal as well as report writing);
  • Good interpersonal skills and willingness to work in a structured environment;
  • A sound grounding in research methods, qualitative or quantitative and growing conceptual ability;
  • Be able to work independently as well as in a team;
  • Be able to operate within very tight deadlines;
  • Be prepared to work as part of multi-year, multi-institutional partnership projects between the HSRC, government departments, universities and other partners.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, February 21, 2020
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