Closing Date: 14 July 2014
Location: Pretoria


The CSIR’s intern programme aims to provide newly-qualified professionals with the opportunity to gain in-service training at the CSIR, one of South Africa’s leading research organizations. CSIR Information Services (CSIRIS) invites newly-qualified professionals to apply for a Library and Information Science Internship. This contract position is for a period of 12 months.


  •  A first diploma or degree in library/information science
  •  Computer literacy
  •  Experience in using library web 2.0 technologies will be an advantage (at least one year)


  •  Perform intermediary tasks such as literature searches, reference interviews and dissemination of information (making use of Sabinet, the Internet and an up-to-date range of electronic resources such as journal platforms)
  •  Scan, analyse subject literature
  •  Build effective relationships with internal clients
  •  Use technology to develop innovative services and products
  •  Gain sound knowledge of the administrative tasks that form the backbone of an effective information service to scientists


  •  Good communication and interpersonal skills;
  •  Planning and organizing skills;
  •  Ability to work independently and within a team;
  •  Problem solving skills; and
  •  Project management skills.

How to Apply

Apply for the CSIR Library and Information Science Internship / Graduate Programme