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Internship: National Research Foundation

DST-NRF Internship Programme 2019/20

Closing date: 2 November 2018

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 through placement at research offi ces in public higher education institutions and research agencies. Candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are invited from candidates who are interested in acquiring work experience in the areas of specialisation or

disciplines in the provinces stated below:

Province

Areas of Specialisation/Disciplines (choose 1 discipline per province up to a maximum of 3, in order of preference)

Eastern Cape

• Agricultural Economics • Agricultural Management • Agricultural Sciences • Analytical Chemistry • Animal Production • Animal Science • Anthropology

• Biochemistry • Biological Oceanography • Biology • Biotechnology • Botany • Chemistry • Communication & Media Studies • Communication

Technologies • Computer Sciences • Computer Software • Dental Sciences • Development Studies • Ecology • Ecology & Environmental Science

• Education • Electrical Engineering • Electronic Engineering • Engineering Sciences • Environmental Studies • Epidemiology • Fisheries • Food Sciences &

Technology • Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Health Informatics • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention • Health Systems Research • Horticulture

• Industrial Psychology & Sociology • Information & Computer Technologies • Information Systems • Inorganic Chemistry • Knowledge Management

(Records Administration) • Languages & Literature • Linguistics • Management • Marine Biology • Material Sciences & Technologies • Mathematics

• Mechanical Engineering • Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Nursing Science • Nutrition • Obstetrics & Maternal Health • Oceanography

• Organic Chemistry • Physical Chemistry • Physics • Physiology • Plant Production • Political Sciences • Political Sciences & Public Policy • Process

Engineering • Public Health • Public Management & Administration • Quality Management • R&D Psychology • Research Management, Research Support

& Administration • Rural Development • Social Science • Social Work • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences • Sports & Recreational Arts • Sports Science

• Statistics • Statistics & Probability • Zoology

Free State

Agricultural Economics • Agriculture • Agrometeorology • Analytical Chemistry • Animal Production • Animal Science • Anthropology • Architecture

• Biochemistry • Biotechnology • Botany • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Cultural Studies • Development Studies

• Ecology & Environmental Science • Education • Food Sciences & Technology • Forest Science • Genetics • Geology • Home Economics • Human

Geography • Immunology • Industrial Psychology & Sociology • Infectious Diseases • Inorganic Chemistry • Languages & Literature • Linguistics

• Mathematics • Medical Virology • Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Musicology • Pharmacology • Philosophy • Physical Chemistry • Physical

Geography • Physiology • Plant Biotechnology • Plant Production • Political Sciences & Public Policy • Polymer Science • Psychology • Research

Management • Research Support & Administration • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences • Sustainable Development • Town & Regional Planning

Gauteng

• Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering • Agricultural Economics • Agricultural Engineering • Agricultural Management • Agricultural Sciences

• Agrometeorology • Analytical Chemistry • Anatomical Sciences • Animal Breeding & Genetics • Animal Production • Animal Science • Anthropology

• Applied Mathematics • Archaeology • Architecture • Artifi cial Intelligence • Astronomy • Atmospheric Science & Meteorology • Atomic, Molecular

& Nuclear Physics • Biochemistry • Bio-engineering • Biological Sciences • Biology • Biomedical Technology • Biometrics • Biophysics • Biostatistics

• Biotechnology • Botany • Chemical Engineering • Chemical Pathology • Chemical Sciences • Chemistry • Chemistry Sciences Engineering • Civil

Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Communication Technologies • Computer Engineering • Computer Multimedia Systems • Computer

Programming • Computer Science • Computer Software • Construction Industry & Building • Demography • Dental Sciences • Design Studies

• Development Studies • Dramatic Arts • Ecology • Ecology & Environmental Science • Economics • Education • Electrical Engineering • Electronic

Engineering • Embryology & Foetal Development • Endocrinology • Energy • Engineering • Engineering Management • Engineering Sciences

• Environmental Engineering • Environmental Health • Environmental Studies • Epidemiology • Fine Arts • Food Sciences & Technology • Food Technology

• Forensic Sciences • Forest Science • Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Genetics • Geographic Information Systems • Geology • Geophysics

• Haematology • Health • Health Economics • Health Informatics • Health Promotion • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention • Health Systems

Research • Health Technology • Historical Studies • Horticulture • Human Geography • Human Resources • Hydrology • Immunology • Industrial Design

• Industrial Engineering • Industrial Psychology & Sociology • Information Communication Technology • Information & Computer Sciences • Information

& Library Science • Information Management • Information Systems & Technology • Information Technology • International Relations • IT: Graphic Design

• Knowledge Management (Records Administration) • Languages & Literature • Law • Management • Manufacturing & Process Technologies • Marine

Biology • Material Sciences & Technologies • Mathematical Sciences • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Medical Microbiology • Medical Virology

• Mental Health & Substance Abuse • Metallurgical Engineering • Microbiology • Mining Engineering • Molecular & Cell Biology • Morphology • Natural

Sciences • Neuroscience • Nuclear Engineering • Nursing Science • Nutrition • Operations Research • Orthopaedics • Performing Arts • Pharmacology

• Photography • Physical Chemistry • Physical Geography • Physics • Physiology • Plant Biotechnology • Plant Production • Political Sciences • Political

Sciences & Public Policy • Polymer Science • Psychology • Public Health • Public Management & Administration • Public Relations • Quality Management

• Quantity Surveying • R&D Psychology • Research Management with Mathematics • Research Management, Research Support & Administration

• Respiratory Diseases • Rural Development • Science Education • Science Journalism • Social Science • Social Work • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences

• Space & Earth Science • Sports Medicine • Statistics • Statistics & Probability • Surgery • Sustainable Development • Theology • Theoretical &

Condensed Matter Physics • Town & Regional Planning • Toxicology • Trauma • Veterinary Science • Virology • Zoology

KwaZulu-Natal

• Agricultural Economics • Agriculture • Agrometeorology • Analytical Chemistry • Animal Production • Animal Science • Anthropology • Applied

Mathematics • Archaeology • Artifi cial Intelligence • Astronomy • Atmospheric Science & Meteorology • Biochemistry • Bio-engineering • Biological

Sciences • Biology • Biotechnology • Botany • Chemical Engineering • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Computer

Engineering • Computer Hardware • Computer Multimedia Systems • Computer Programming • Computer Science • Cultural Studies • Dental Sciences

• Development Studies • Earth Science • Ecology • Ecology & Environmental Science • Education • Electrical Engineering • Electronic Engineering • Energy

• Engineering Management • Environmental Engineering • Environmental Health • Environmental Studies • Epidemiology • Fisheries • Food Sciences &

Technology • Forest Science • Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Genetics • Geochemistry • Geographic Information Science • Geology • Geophysics

• Geospace Physics • Haematology • Health • Health Economics • Health Informatics • Health Promotion • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention

• Health Systems Research • Horticulture • Hydrology • Industrial Biotechnology • Industrial Engineering • Industrial Psychology & Sociology • Infectious

Diseases • Information & Computer Sciences • Information & Library Science • Information Systems & Technologies • Inorganic Chemistry • IT Graphic

Design • Languages & Literature • Linguistics • Management • Marine Biology • Material Sciences & Technologies • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering

• Medical Microbiology • Medical Technologies • Medical Virology • Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Nutrition • Obstetrics & Maternal

Health • Organic Chemistry • Pharmacology • Physical Chemistry • Physics • Physiology • Plant Biotechnology • Plant Production • Political Sciences &

Public Policy • Psychology • Public Health • Public Management & Administration • Rehabilitation Medicine • Research Management with Mathematics

• Research Management, Research Support & Administration • Respiratory Diseases • Social Science • Social Work • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences

• Space & Earth Science • Sports Science • Statistics • Statistics & Probability • Sustainable Development • Toxicology • Veterinary Microbiology

• Veterinary Science • Virology • Zoology

Limpopo

• Agricultural Economics • Agricultural Engineering • Agriculture • Agrometeorology • Analytical Chemistry • Animal Diseases • Animal Parasitology

• Animal Production • Animal Science • Anthropology • Biochemistry • Biology • Biotechnology • Botany • Cardiovascular Diseases • Chemical

Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Computer Science • Development Studies • Ecology & Environmental Science • Education • Electronics

Engineering • Environmental Studies • Food Sciences & Technology • Forest Science • Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Game Ranching & Farming

• Geology • Geophysics • Horticulture • Human Geography • Hydrology • Industrial Psychology & Sociology • Information & Computer Sciences

• Information & Library Science • Information Systems & Technology • Information Technology • Inorganic Chemistry • International Relations

• Invertebrate Taxonomy • Knowledge Management (Records Administration) • Library Services • Limnology • Linguistics • Macro-Invertebrates

• Material Sciences & Technologies • Mathematics • Mechanical Engineering • Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Nutrition • Nutrition &

Metabolism • Organic Chemistry • Parasitology • Physical Chemistry • Physical Geography • Physics • Physiology • Plant Production • Psychology • Public

Health • Research Management, Research Support & Administration • Rural Development • Science Education • Social Science • Social Work • Sociology

• Soil & Water Sciences • Sports & Recreational Arts • Sports Science • Statistics & Probability • Taxonomy • Theoretical & Condensed Matter Physics

• Town & Regional Planning • Veterinary Nursing • Zoology

Mpumalanga

• African Languages • Agricultural Economics • Biology • Education • Food Sciences & Technology • Food Technology • Information Communication

Technology • Microbiology • Physical Geography • Plant Production • Research Management • Research Support & Administration • Zoology

Northern Cape

• Analytical Chemistry • Applied Mathematics • Botany • Computer Programming • Computer Science • Ecology • Ecology & Environmental Science

• Information Systems • Inorganic Chemistry • Microbiology • Organic Chemistry • Polymer Science • Science Education • Statistics & Probability • Zoology

North West

• Agricultural Management • Agricultural Sciences • Astronomy • Atomic, Molecular & Nuclear Physics • Biochemistry • Biological Sciences • Biostatistics

• Biotechnology • Cardiovascular Diseases • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Construction Industry & Building

• Demography • Diabetology • Dietetics • Ecology & Environmental Science • Education • Epidemiology • Food Sciences & Technology • Forest Science

• Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Genetics • Health • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention • Health Systems Research • Health Technology

• Home Economics • Horticulture • Information Systems & Technologies • Management • Manufacturing & Process Technologies • Marine Biology

• Mathematical Sciences • Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Neuroscience • Nursing Science • Nutrition • Nutrition & Metabolism

• Pharmacology • Physics • Physiology • Plant Production • Psychology • Public Health • Public Management & Administration • Research Management

• Research Support & Administration • Social Sciences • Social Work • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences • Statistics

Western Cape

• Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering • Agricultural Engineering • Agricultural Management • Agriculture • Anaesthesia & Pain Management • Analytical

Chemistry • Anatomical Sciences • Animal Production • Anthropology • Applied Mathematics • Archaeology • Astronomy • Atmospheric Science &

Meteorology • Biochemistry • Bio-engineering • Biological Sciences • Biology • Biomedical Technology • Biophysics • Biostatistics • Biotechnology

• Botany • Cardiovascular Diseases • Chemical Engineering • Chemistry • Civil Engineering • Communication & Media Studies • Computer Programming

• Computer Science • Computer Software • Dermatology • Development Studies • Diabetology • Ecology • Ecology & Environmental Science • Education

• Electrical Engineering • Electronic Engineering • Embryology & Foetal Development • Endocrinology • Energy • Energy Effi ciency • Engineering

• Engineering Management • Engineering Sciences • Environmental Engineering • Environmental Health • Environmental Studies • Epidemiology • Food

Sciences & Technology • Forensic Sciences • Fresh Water Biology & Limnology • Genetics • Geochemistry • Geology • Geospace Physics • Haematology

• Health Economics • Health Informatics • Health Promotion • Health Promotion & Disease Prevention • Health Systems Research • Health Technology

• Historical Studies • Horticulture • Human Geography • Hydrology • Immunology • Industrial Biotechnology • Industrial Engineering • Industrial

Psychology & Sociology • Infectious Diseases • Information & Computer Sciences • Information & Library Science • Information Systems • Information

Systems & Technology • Inorganic Chemistry • Knowledge Management (Records Administration) • Management • Manufacturing & Process Technologies

• Marine Biology • Material Sciences & Technologies • Mechanical Engineering • Medical Biotechnology • Medical Virology • Metallurgical Engineering

• Microbiology • Molecular & Cell Biology • Morphology • Musicology • Natural Sciences • Neuroscience • Nutrition • Nutrition & Metabolism

• Oceanology • Organic Chemistry • Paediatrics & Child Health • Paleontology • Particle & Plasma Physics • Pharmacology • Phenomenological Physics

• Physical Geography • Physics • Physiology • Plant Biotechnology • Plant Production • Political Sciences • Psychology • Public Health • Public Management

& Administration • Quality Management • R&D Psychology • Research Management, Research Support & Administration • Respiratory Diseases • Rural

Development • Science Education • Science Journalism • Social Science • Social Work • Sociology • Soil & Water Sciences • Space & Earth Science

• Sports & Recreational Arts • Sports Medicine • Sports Science • Statistics • Statistics & Probability • Surgery • Sustainable Development • Theoretical

& Condensed Matter Physics • Toxicology • Veterinary Science • Virology • Zoology

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply, candidates must be:

  • South African citizens or permanent residents who hold a South African identity. Non-South Africans are not eligible to apply
  • Unemployed 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 this internship. Applicants who are in their fi nal year of study may apply provided that studies will be completed by 28 February 2019 and would therefore be able to provide proof of qualifi cation before commencement of internship on 1 April 2019
  • In the fi elds of Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET), Research and Development, Social Sciences and Humanities
  • 35 years old or younger at the time of submitting an application.

The following candidates are NOT eligible to apply: • Candidates holding a National Diploma at NQF level 6 as well as DTech and PhD at NQF level 10 • Candidates who would be registered full time, as well as fi rst-year registered Master’s (part-time or full-time) students during the 2019 academic year • Candidates who have been benefi ciaries of the DST-NRF Internship Programme in the past.

Duration

The Internship Programme is offered for a period of 12 months. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract for the duration of the internship.

Remuneration

Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R6 070.00 and R8 050.00 per month - depending on the level of qualifi cation.

Placement at Various Host Institutions

Participating Host Institutions are located throughout the country and so interested applicants should ensure that they apply for a position available in the province where they would like to be placed. Kindly note that the NRF does not pay relocation costs to any appointed candidates who choose to relocate to another province.

Shortlisting and Interviews

Shortlisting and interview of applicants will be conducted by mentors at the participating Host Institutions. Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted using the personal e-mail provided in the application to schedule interviews. Applicants are advised to check their e-mails regularly during the period 18 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za Applicants must fi rst register under the tab “New

registration” and provide their personal details as required. After registration, log in with your ID number and password, go to my applications and create an application

and then Internship Programme Applicants 2018 and apply there following the instructions. The closing date for applications is 2 November 2018, no late applications will

be considered.

Attachments:

  • Certified copies of certificates
  • Certified academic records
  • Certified copy of the South African ID.

Enquiries

For technical online enquiries, please contact the Support Desk (Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:30) at (012) 481-4202 or supportdesk@nrf.ac.za For programmerelated

queries, contact Sello Raseruthe at (012) 481-4388 or sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za or Monwabisi Mfi hlo at (012) 481-4023 or monwabisi.mfi hlo@nrf.ac.za

NB: Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If no correspondence has been received within 4 months of the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful. Successful applicants will commence their internship on 1 April 2019.