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 an 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 offices 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 specific areas of specialisation or disciplines.

Please look below for more information about the Provinces and 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 Scien ce Anthropology Biochemistry Biological Oceanography Bi ology Biotechnology Botany Chemistry Communication & Media Studies Communication Technologies Computer Sciences Computer Software Dental Sciences Development Studies Ecology Ecology & Environmental Science Education Electrical Engineering Ele ctronic Engineering Engineering Sciences Environmental Studies Epidemiology Fisheries Food Sciences & Technology Fresh Water Biology & Limnology Health Informatics Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Health Systems Research Horticulture Indust rial Psychology & Sociology Information & Computer Technologies Information Systems Inorganic Chemistry Knowledge Management (Records Administration) Languages & Literature Linguistics Management Marine Biology Material Sciences & Technologies Ma thematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Molecular & Cell Biology Nursing Science Nutrition Obstetrics & Maternal H ealth Oceanography Organic Chemistry Physical Chemistry Physics Physiology Plant Production Political Sciences Political S ciences & 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 Agrometereology Analytical Chemistry Animal Production Animal Science Anthropology Architecture Biochemistry Biotechnology Botany Chemistry Civil Engineering Communication & Media Studies Cultural S tudies Development Studies Ecology & Environmental Science Education Food Sciences & Technology Forest Science Genetics Geology Home E cono mics Human G eography 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 Sustaina ble Development Town & Regional Planning .
Gauteng
Aeros pace & Aeronautical Engineering Agricultural Economics Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Management Agricultural Sciences Agrometeorology Analytical Chemistry Anatomical Sciences Animal B reeding & Genetics Animal Production Animal Science Anthropology Applied Mathematics Archaeology Architecture Artificial I ntelligence 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 & M edia Studies Communication Technologies Computer Engineering Computer Multimedia S ystems Computer Programming Computer Science Computer Software Construction Industry & B uilding Demography Dental Sciences Design S tudies Development Studies Dram atic arts Ecology Ecology & Environmental Science Economics Education Electrical Engineering Electronic Engineering Embryology & Fetal Development Endocrinology Energy Engineering Engineering Management Engineering Sciences Environmental Engin eering Environmental Health Environmental Studies Epidemiology Fine A rts Food Sciences & Technology Food Technology Forensic Sciences Forest Science Fresh Water Biology & Limnology Genetics G eographic Information Systems Geology Geophysics Ha ematology Health Health Economics Health Informatics Health Promotion Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Health Systems Research Health Technology Historical S tudies Horticulture Human G eography Human Resources Hydrology Immunology Industr ial D esign Industrial Engineering Industrial Psychology & Sociology Information Communication Technology Information & Computer Sciences Information & Library Science Information Management Information Systems & Technology Information Technology I nternational Relations IT – Graphic Design Knowledge Management (Records Administration) Languages & Literature Law Management Manufacturing & Process Technologies Marine Biology Material Sciences & Technologies Mathematical Sciences Mathematics M echanical Engineering Medical Microbiology Medical Virology Mental Health & Substance A buse Metallurgical Engineering Microbiology Mining E ngineering Molecular & Cell Biology Morphology Natural Sciences Neuroscience Nuclear Engineering Nursing Science Nutrition Operations research Orthopaedics Performing A rts Pharmacology Photography Physical Chemistry Physical Geography Physics Physiology Plant Biotechnology Plant Production Political Sciences Political Sciences & Public Policy P olymer Science Psychology Public Health Public Management & Administration Public Relations Quality Management Quantity S urveying R & D Psychology Research Management with Mathematics Research Management, Research Support & Administration Respira tory D iseases 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
KZN
Agricultural Economics Agriculture Agrometereology Analytical Chemistry Animal Production Animal Science Anth ropology Applied Mathematics Archaeology Artificial Intelligence Astronomy Atmospheric Science & Meteorology Biochemistry Bio – engineering Biological Sciences Biology Biotechnology Botany Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Commu nication & Media Studies Computer Engineering Computer Hardware Computer Multimedia S ystems Computer Programming Computer Science Cultural S tudies Dental Sciences Development Studies Earth Science Ecology Ecology & Environmental Science Educati on 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 Hydr ology Industrial Biotechnology Industrial Engineering Industrial Psychology & Sociology Infectious Diseases Information & Computer Sciences Information & Library Science Information Systems & Technologies Inorganic Chemistry IT Graphic Design Lan guages & Literature Linguistics Management Marine Biology Material Sciences & Technologies Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Medical Microbiology Medical Technologies Medical Virology Microbiology Molecular & Cell Biology Nutrition Obstetrics & Maternal H ealth 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 D iseases 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 Agrometereology Analytical Chemistry Animal Diseases Animal P arasitology Anima l Production Animal Science Anthropology Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Botany Cardiovascular D iseases Chemical Engineering Communication & Media Studies Computer Science Development Studies Ecology & Environmental Science Education Elec tronics Engineering Environmental Studies Food Sciences & Technology Forest Science Fresh Water Biology & Limnology Game Ranching & Farming Geology Geophysics Horticulture Human G eography 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 L inguistics Macro – Invertebrates Material Sciences & Technologies Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Microbiology Molecular & Cell Biology Nutrition Nutrition & Metabolism Organic Chemistry Parasitology Physical Chemistry Physical Geography Phys ics 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 Sc ience 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 Scie nce Ecology Ecology & Environmental Science Information Systems Inorganic Chemistry Microbiology Organic Chemistry Polymer Science Science Education Stati stics & Probability Zoology
North West
Agricultural Management Agricultural Sciences Astr onomy Atomic, Molecular & Nuclear Physics Biochemistry Biological Sciences Biostatistics Biotechnology Cardiovascular Diseases Chemistry Civil Engineering Communication & Media Studies Construct ion Industry & Building Demography Diabetology Di etetics Ecology & Environmental Science Education Epidemiology Food Sciences & Technology Forest Science Fresh Water Biology & Limnology Genetics Health Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Healt h Systems Research Health Technology Home Econom ics Horticulture Information Systems & Technologies Management Manufacturing & Process Technologies Marine Biology Mathematical Sciences Microbiology Molecular & Cell Biology Neuroscience Nursing Science Nutrition Nutrition & Metabolism Pharma cology 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
A erospace & Aeronautical Engineering Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Management Agriculture Anaesthesia & Pain Management Analytical Chemistry Anatomical Sciences Animal Production Anthropology Applied Mathematics Archaeology Astronomy Atm ospheric 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 & Fetal Development Endocrinology Energy Energy Efficiency 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 G eography 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 Enginee ring Microbiology Molecular & Cell Biology Morphology Musicology Natural Sciences Neuroscience Nutrition Nutrition & Metabolism Oceanology Organic Chemistry Paediatrics & Child H ealth Paleontology Particle & Plasma Physics Pharmacology Phen omenological Physics Physical Geography Physics Physiology Plant Biotechnology Plant Production Political Sciences Psychology Public Health Public M anage ment & A dministration Quality Management R & D Psychology Research Management, Research Su pport & Administration Respiratory D iseases Rural Development Science Education Science Journalism Social Science Social Work Sociology Soil & Water Sciences Space & Earth Science Sports & Recreational Arts Sports Medicine Sports Science Stati stics 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 final year of study may apply provided that studies will be completed by 28 February 2019 and would therefore be able to provide proof of qualification before commencement of internship on 1 April 2019.
  • In the fields 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 first year registered Masters (part-time or full time) students during the 2019 academic year
  • Candidates who have been beneficiaries 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 qualification.

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.

SHORT LISTING AND INTERVIEWS

Short listing and interview of applicants will be conducted by mentors at the participating Host Institutions. Applicants will be shortlisted and contacted using the personal email provided in the application to schedule interviews. Applicants are advised to check their emails regularly during the period18 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Online for the NRF Graduate / Internship Programme.

Applicants must first 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 instructions. The closing date for applications is 02 November 2018, no late applications will be considered.

ATTACHMENTS

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

ENQUIRIES

For technical online enquiries, please contact the Support Desk (Mondays to Fridays from 08h00 to 16h30) on: Tel: (012) 481 4202 or E-mail: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za.

For programme related queries contact:
Sello Raseruthe
Tel: (012) 481 4388
E-mail: sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za

Monwabisi Mfihlo:
Tel: (012) 481 4023
E-mail: monwabisi.mfihlo@nrf.ac.za

Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If no correspondence has been received 4 months after the closing date, applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful. Successful applicants will start their internship on 1 April 2019.