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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Internships 2021/2022


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South Africa

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) invites Suitable Applicants to apply for Internship Programme for 2021/2022 Academic Year.

The core business of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is to conduct large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies. We do this in partnership with researchers globally, but specifically in Africa. Our commitment to cutting-edge research which supports development nationally, in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and in Africa is evident, but it is our commitment to the dissemination of that research that demonstrates the remarkable and measurable impact of our work.


To be eligible, interns MUST meet the following minimum requirements:
•Be a South African citizen or South African Permanent Resident (with a valid South African Identity Document).
oNon-South Africans are not eligible to apply;
•Should be currently unemployed and 35 years of age or younger at the time of submitting the application;
•A graduate holding any of the following:
oNQF Level 7: Bachelor’s, Advanced Diploma, or B-Tech Degree;
oNQF Level 8: Bachelor’s Hons Degree, and Postgraduate Diploma;
oNQF Level 9: Master’s Degree or M-Tech.
•Hold a qualification in Science, Engineering and Technology, Research, Development, Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities or related disciplines and SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED THEIR STUDY at the time of submitting the application. See list of areas of specialisations/disciplines by province below.

The following applies to candidates who are NOT ELIGIBLE to be appointed as DSI-HSRC interns:

•Candidates who hold a Diploma at BELOW NQF level 7 as well as PhD at NQF level 10;
•Candidates who would be registered full-time for study
•Registered Doctoral (PhD, DPhil and DTech) students; and
•Candidates who hold DSI-funded scholarships or bursaries during the internship year.


The internship programme is offered for a period of 24 months. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract for the duration of the internship.


The DSI-HSRC Internship will provide interns with a monthly salary depending on the level of qualification for the duration of the two-year period:
•Bachelors: R 6,375 per month
•Honours: R 7,055 per month
•Masters: R 8,375 per month

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