Closing Date: 05 May 2014

CSIR Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) unit positions itself as the strategic science, engineering and technology (SET) partner of state departments and agencies in the defence, peace, safety and security industries. 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 vacation work programme is designed to provide students with experience and understanding of research and development and the implementation thereof in projects. Students will gain in-depth experience and knowledge in this field through exposure to world-class facilities and some of the top minds in radar and electronic protection. The opportunities are based in Pretoria.


  • Be third-year students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in computer or electronic engineering.
  • A minimum of 60% academic average for the past three years – please attach latest results.
  • A letter of motivation as to why the CSIR should consider the applicants’ application.

Applicants must be South African citizens.

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