Closing Date: 10 November 2014


CSIR Defense, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) unit positions itself as the strategic Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) partner of state departments and agencies in defense, peace, safety and security, as well as the aerospace-related industry. As such, it develops its people to operate as experts in SET disciplines and to have systems insight and application domain understanding. It contributes to the national need for skilled SET people through programmes with universities and leading laboratories.


The unit has a number of vacation work positions for outstanding students in the following domains:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Computer Science


  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must currently be enrolled for the relevant qualification at a South African recognized university
  • South African citizens only
  • Minimum academic average of 65%

How to Apply

Submit CV, certified copies of matric results, latest academic record and ID: Apply for the CSIR December / January Vacation Work Opportunity