DST-NRF Internship Programme in South Africa, 2018/2019

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Applications are invited for DST-NRF internship programme for the academic year 2017/18. Interns can choose one discipline per province up to a maximum of 3 in order of preference.

Only university graduates with Bachelors, Honours, BTech, MTech or Master’s degrees may apply. People holding a National Diploma, DTech and Ph.D. need not apply. Unemployed South African university graduates and post-graduates in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), Research and Development fields are eligible.

This is a paid internship intern will receive a monthly salary ranging between R6 070 and R8 050 per month – depending on the level of qualification.

Field of Internship: Unemployed Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) are offered an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
Course Level: Internship
Internship Provider:
The National Research Foundation (NRF)
Internship can be taken in
South Africa

Eligibility: WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Unemployed South African graduates and postgraduates in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), Research and Development, Social Sciences and Humanities fields are eligible to apply.  South African Permanent Residents who hold a South African Identity Document also qualify while non-South African citizens are not eligible.  Applicants should not be older than 35 years at the time of submission of an application.  Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

QUALIFICATIONS

Only graduates who hold an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor’s degree at NQF level 7, Honours or BTech degrees at NQF level 8 and MTech or Master’s degrees at NQF level 9 qualify to apply for an internship. Candidates holding a National Diploma at NQF level 6, as well as DTech and PhD at NQF level 10, are not eligible to apply.

NB: Candidates who would be registered full-time during the 2018 academic year, are also not eligible to apply.

Internship Open for International Students: South Africans are eligible to apply for this internship programme. Non-South Africans are not eligible for this internship.

Is this paid internship? Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R6 070.00 and R8 050.00 per month – depending on the level of qualification.

Internship Description: 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 (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) 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 and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).

Number of awards offered: Not Known

Internship Duration: 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.

Notification: Shortlisting and Interviewing of applicants will be conducted by the participating host institutions. Applicants will be shortlisted and called for interviews via their personal email as indicated in the application.  Applicants are advised to check their emails intermittently from 18 December 2017 to 31 March 2018.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za.

Register/Login using your ID number and password.

Go to “My Applications” – “Create Application” and select the call for which you are applying: Internship Programme – Applicants 2018.

Complete all the compulsory sections as per instructions and attach certified copies of qualifications, academic records and a copy of your South African Identity Document.

Please refer to the attached advertisement for the relevant Areas of Specialisation / Disciplines

Internship Application Deadline: Internship application deadline is November 14, 2017, no late applications will be considered.

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