Dept of Science and Technology Internship Programme 2015/16 [Massive Recruitment]

Posted on :

29 Oct, 2014

Category :

Graduate Jobs in South Africa, Internships in South Africa

Are you an Unemployed Graduate? Are you seeking an Internship Opportunity? This might just be the place for you to apply.

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).

Applications are invited from candidates who are interested to acquire work experience in the areas of specialisation or disciplines in the stated provinces

Follow the link to find out what AREAS OF SPECIALISATION/ DISCIPLINES in your province.



Only university graduates with Bachelors, Honours, BTech, MTech or Master’s degrees may apply. People holding a National Diploma, DTech and PhD need not apply.


Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R 5 772 and R 7 691 per month – depending on the level of qualification.



Unemployed South African university graduates and post-graduates in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), Research and Development fields are eligible.

Non-South Africans are not eligible for this internship. Applicants should not be older than 35 years old at the time of submission of an 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 candidates who have to relocate to another province.



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.



All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at , register and then log in.

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

Please note that you may only apply for a maximum of 3 disciplines across all provinces.

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 4 months after the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful.

Closing date: 31 October 2014

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