DST-NRF Graduate Internship Programme 2013/14

Posted on :

13 Sep, 2012

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Graduate Jobs in South Africa, Internships in South Africa

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 Association (SARIMA).

Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines and are willing to be placed in the provinces stipulated herein.

Apply today using our online application.

Candidates who qualify are only those who hold a Bachelor’s degree as a minimum qualification. Candidates with National Diploma need not apply. This opportunity is opened for South African citizens only who are 35 years or younger.

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 candidates who need to relocate to another Province


The internship programme is offered for a period of 12 months.

Successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of the internship period.

Successful candidates will start their internship on 1 April 2013.

How to Apply? 

Apply Online

Please also attach certified copies of qualifications, academic records and your South African Identity Document.

NB: Applicants may only submit a maximum of three applications, each specifying one area of specialisation the candidate is applying for.

No e-mailed or faxed applications will be considered.

Enquiries: Monwabisi Mfihlo, tel. (0121 481-4023 or Sello Raseruthe, tel. (0121481-4388/4049.

Closing date: 5 October 2012 

NB: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If no correspondence has been received within four months of the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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