Closing Date: 07 November 2016

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 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 at public higher education institutions and research agencies through a partnership with the Southern African Research & Innovation Management Association (SARIMA). Applications are invited from candidates in the following areas of specialisation or disciplines and who are willing to be placed in the stipulated provinces:

Eastern Cape ● Agricultural Economics ● Agricultural Engineering ● Agricultural Management ● Agriculture Science ● Animal Production ● Animal Science ● Anthropology ● Biochemistry ● Biology ● Botany ● Chemistry ● Communication & Media Studies ● Computer Sciences ● Computer Software ● Dental Sciences ● Development Studies ● Ecology & Environmental Sciences ● Education ● Electrical Engineering ● Engineering Science ● Epidemiology ●  Fisheries ● Food Sciences & Technologies ● Fresh Water Biology ● Fresh Water Biology & Limnology ●  Health Promotion and Disease Prevention ● Health Systems & Research ● Horticulture ● Information & Computer Technologies ● Information Systems ● Knowledge Management ● Language and Literature ● Management ● Marine Biology ● Material Science and Technologies ● Mechanical Engineering ● Medical Biotechnology ● Microbiology ● Molecular & Cell Biology ● Nutrition ● Physics ● Physiology ● Plant Production ● Political Sciences ● Political Science and and Public Policy ● Process Engineering ● Public Health ● Public Management and Administration ● Research Management, Research Support & Administration ● Rural Development ● Social Science ● Social Work ● Sociology ● Soil & Water Sciences ● Sports and Recreational Arts ● Sports Science ● Statistics ●Statistics & Probability ● Zoology
Free State ● Agricultural ● Agremetereology ● Analytical Chemistry ● Animal Production ● Animal Science ● Anthropology ● Civil Engineering ● Development Studies ● Ecology & Environmental Sciences ● Education ● Food Sciences & Technology ● Genetics ● Geology ● Home Economics ● Human Geography ● Language and Literature ● Medical Virology ● Microbiology ● Molecular & Cell Biology ● Musicology ● Pharmacology ● Physiology ● Plant Biotechnology ● Plant Production ● Sociology ● Soil and Water Sciences ● Town and Regional Planning ●
Gauteng ● AerospaceAgricultural Economics ● Agricultural Engineering ● Agricultural Management Agriculture Agremeteorology Analytical Chemistry ● Anatomical Science ● Animal Breeding & Genetics ● Animal Production ● Animal Science ● Anthropology ● Applied Mathematics ● Archaeology ● Architecture ● Artificial Intelligence ● Astronomy ● Atmospheric Science & Meteorology Biochemistry ● Bio-engineering ● Biological Sciences Biology ●  Biophysics ● Biotechnology ● Botany ● Chemical Engineering ● Chemical Sciences ● Chemistry ● Chemistry Science Engineering  ● Civil Engineering ● Communication & Media Studies ● Communication Technologies ● Computer Engineering ● Computer Multimedia Systems ● Computer Programming ● Computer Science ● Computer Software ● Demograpy ● Dental Sciences ● Design Science ● Development Studies ● Dramatic Arts ● Ecology ● Ecology & Environmental Sciences ● Education ● Electrical Engineering ● Electronic Engineering ● Endocrinology ● Engineering ● Engineering Management ● Engineering Sciences ● Environmental Engineering ● Environmental Health ● Environmental Studies ● Epidemiology ● Fine Arts ● Food Sciences & Technology ● Food Technology ● Forest Sciences ● Fresh Water Biology & Limnology ● Genetics ● Genetics ● Geograpical Information Science ● GIS ● Geology ● Health Economics ● Health Informatics ● Health Promotion ● Health Promotion and Disease Prevention ● Health Systems Research ● Health Technology ● Historial Studies ● Horticulture ● Human Geography ● Hydrology ● ICT ● Immunology ● Industrial Design ● Industrial Engineering ● Industrial Psychology & Sociology ● Information & Computer Sciences ● Information & Library Sciences ● Information Management ● Information Systems & Technologies ● Information Technology ● International Relations ● IT Graphic Design ● Knowledge Management ● Language Management ● Management ● Manufacturing & Process Technologies ● Marine Biology ● Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture ● Material Sciences &Technologies ● Mathematical Sciences ● Mathematics ● Mechanical Engineering ● Medical Microbiology ● Medical Virology ● Metallurgical Engineering ● Microbiology ● Mining Engineering ● Molecular & Cell Biology ● Natural Science ● Nuclear Engineering ● Nutrition ● Operations Research ● Paediatrics & Child Health ● Performing Arts ● Pharmacology ● Physical Chemistry ● Physical Geography ● Physics ● Physiology ● Plant Biotechnology ● Plant Production ● Political Science ● Political Sciences & Public Policy ● Polymer Sciences ● Psychology ● Public Health ● Public Administration & Management ● Quality Management ● Research and Development Psychology ● Research Management with Mathematics ● Research Support & Administration ● Rural Development ● Science Education ● Science Journalism ● Social Sciences ● Sociology ● Soil & Water Sciences ● Space & Earth Science ● Sport Medicine ● Statistics ● Statistics & Probability ● Theology ● Theoretical and Condensed Matter Physics ● Town & Regional Planning ● Toxicology ● Veterinary Science ● Virology ● Zoology
KwaZulu-Natal ● Agricultural Economics ● Agriculture ● Agrometereology ● Animal Production ● Applied Mathematics ● Archaeology ● Astronomy ● Atmospheric Science & Meteorology ● Biochemistry ● Biological Sciences ● Biology ● Biotechnology ● Botany ● Chemical Engineering ● Civil Engineering ● Communication & Media Studies ● Computer Engineering ● Computer Multimedia Systems ● Computer Programming ● Computer Science ● Cultural Studies ● Dental Sciences ● Earth Science ● Ecology ● Ecology & Environmental Science ● Education ● Electrical Engineering ● Electronic Engineering ● Energy ● Engineering Management ● Environmental Engineering ● Environmental Studies ● Fisheries ● Food Sciences & Technology ● Genetics ● Geochemistry ● Geographic Information Science ● Geology ● Geophysics ● Haematology ● Health Economics ● Health Promotion ● Health Systems Research ● Horticulture ● Hydrology ● Industrial Biotechnology ● Industrial Engineering ● Industrial Psychology & Sociology ● Information & Computer Sciences ● Information & Library Science ● Information Systems & Technologies ● Knowledge Management  ● Languages & Literature ● Management ● Marine Biology ● Material Sciences & Technologies ● Mathematics ● Mechanical Engineering ● Medical Microbiology ● Medical Technologies ● Medical Virology ● Microbiology ● Molecular & Cell Biology ● Nutrition ● Organic Chemistry ● Pharmacology ● Physics ● Physiology ● Plant Biotechnology ● Plant Production ● Psychology ● Public Health ● Public Management & Administration ● Rehabilitation Medicine ● Research Management with Mathematics ● Research Management, Research Support & Administration ● Social Science ● Social Work ● Sociology ● Soil & Water Sciences ● Space & Earth Science ● Sports Science ● Statistics ● Statistics & Probability ● Sustainable Development ● Veterinary Science ● Virology ● Zoology.
Limpopo ● Agricultural Economics ● Agricultural Engineering ● Agriculture ● Agrometereology ● Animal Production ● Animal Science ● Anthropology ● Biochemistry ● Biology ● Biotechnology ● Botany ● Communication & Media Studies  ● Computer Science ● Development Studies ● Ecology & Environmental Science ● Education ● Electronics Engineering ● 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 ● International Relations ● Knowledge Management ● Linguistics ● Mathematics ● Microbiology ● Nutrition ● Nutrition & Metabolism ● 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 ● Town & Regional Planning ● Veterinary Nursing ● Zoology
Mpumalanga ● Agricultural Economics ● ICT ● Physical Geography ● Research Management, Research Support & Administration ● Zoology ●
Northern Cape ● Botany ● Ecology and Environmental Science ● Science Education ●
North West ● Agriculture ● Biochemistry ● Biological Sciences ● Biostatistics ● Biotechnology ● Chemistry ● Civil Engineering ● Construction Industry & Building ● Demography ● Diabetology ● Epidemiology ● Forest Science ● Genetics ● Health ● Health Promotion & Disease Prevention ● Health Systems Research ● Information Systems & Technologies ● Knowledge Management ● Mathematical Sciences ● Microbiology ● Neuroscience ● Nursing Science ● Nutrition ● Physics ● Plant Production ● Psychology ● Public Health ● Public Management & Administration ● Research Management, Research Support & Administration ● Social Work ● Soil & Water Sciences.
Western Cape ● Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering ● Agricultural Engineering ● Agricultural Management ● Agriculture ● Analytical chemistry ● Anthropology ● Applied Mathematics ● Archaeology ● Astronomy ● Atmospheric Science & Meteorology ● Biochemistry ● Bio-engineering ● Biological Sciences ● Biology ● Biomedical Technology ● Biostatistics ● Biotechnology ● Botany ● Cardiovascular Diseases ● Chemical Engineering ● Chemistry ● Communication & Media Studies  ● Computer Programming ● Computer Science ● Computer Software ● Construction Industry & Building ● Development Studies ● Diabetology ● Ecology ● Ecology & Environmental Science ● Education ● Electrical Engineering ● Electronic Engineering ● Energy Efficiency ● Engineering ● Environmental Engineering ● Environmental Health ● Environmental Studies ● Epidemiology ● Food Sciences & Technology ● Forensic Sciences ● Fresh Water Biology & Limnology ● Genetics ● Genito-urinary Diseases ● Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ● Geology ● Geospace Physics ● Haematology ● Health Economics ● Health Informatics ● Health Promotion ● Health Promotion & Disease Prevention ● Health Systems Research ● Health Technology ● Horticulture ● Human Geography ● Hydrology ● Immunology ● Industrial Engineering ● Industrial Psychology & Sociology ● Information & Computer Sciences ● Information & Library Science ● Information Systems ● Information Systems & Technology ● Management ● Manufacturing & Process Technologies ● Marine Biology ● Material Sciences & Technologies ● Mechanical Engineering ● Medical Biotechnology ● Medical Virology ● Mental Health & Substance Abuse ● Microbiology ● Molecular & Cell Biology ● Morphology ● Natural Sciences ● Neuroscience ● Nutrition ● Nutrition & Metabolism ● Oceanology ● Organic Chemistry ● Paleontology ● Particle & Plasma Physics ● Pharmacology  ● Phenomenological Physics ● Physical Geography ● Physics ● Physiology ● Plant Biotechnology ● Political Sciences ● Psychology ● Public Health ● Public management and administration ● Quality Management ● R & D Psychology ● Research Management, Research Support & Administration ● 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 ● Sustainable Development ● Toxicology ● Virology ● Zoology.

Required Qualifications

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

Remuneration
Interns will receive a monthly salary ranging between R6 070 and R 8 050 per month, depending on the level of qualification.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Unemployed South African university graduates and postgraduates in the Science, Engineering, and Technology (SET) Research and Development fields are eligible. Non-South Africans need not apply. Applicants should not be older than 35 years at the time of submission of application. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Placement

Successful applicants will be placed at various participating 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 an appointed candidate (s) who has to relocate to another province. DURATION: 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.

SHORT LISTING AND INTERVIEWS

Short listing and Interview of applicants will be conducted by the participating host institutions. Applicants will be shortlisted and called for interviews via their personal emails listed in the application. Applicants are advised to check their emails intermittently from December 2016 to 31 March 2017.

Duration

The internship programme is offered for a period of 12 months.

Successful candidates will be required to sign an internship contract for the duration of the internship period.

Successful candidates will start their internship on 1 April 2013.

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za – register and then log in. Please also attach certified copies of qualifications, academic records and the South African Identity Document. Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of 3 disciplines across all provinces.

Please also scan in and attach certified copies of qualifications, academic record and SA ID. Please note that you can only apply for a minimum of three disciplines across all province.

No e-mailed or faxed applications will be considered.

For technical online enquiries, please contact the Support Desk (Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to16:30) at tel. (012) 481-4202 or e-mail: [email protected]
For programme-related queries, contact Sello Raseruthe at tel. (012) 481-4388 or Monwabisi Mfihlo at tel. (012) 481-4023.

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 four months of the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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