2018/19 DST-NRF Internship Programme

DST-NRF INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME: INVITATION TO INSTITUTIONS TO HOST INTERNS IN 2018/19

INTERNAL CLOSING DATE  :  12 SEPTEMBER 2017

NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) extends an invitation to institutions to indicate their interest to participate in the 2018/19 DST-NRF Internship Programme. Institutions will have an opportunity to host the DST-NRF interns for a period of 12 months, from 01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. Public and Private Research Institutions, Public Universities and Private Sector Industries may apply to host DST-NRF Interns. This is a two phase process where in institutions are firstly invited to apply to host interns. Thereafter, institutions will be requested to identify suitable candidates from the list of applications on the NRF Online Submission System and to recommend interns for appointment in line with the number of interns allocated to each institution.

The 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 afforded an opportunity to acquire practical work experience and improve their competencies through mentoring and an exposure to a research environment for a period of one year. Internship opportunities are also offered to successful candidates to gain experience in research management, research support and administration at public higher education and research institutions, through a partnership with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).

Applications should be submitted on the NRF Online Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

NRF CONTACT PERSONS

For any programme related inquiries please contact the following officials:

Mr Sello Raseruthe:
Professional Officer – HICD.
Telephone: (012) 481 4388.
E-mail: sello.raseruthe@nrf.ac.za

Mr Monwabisi Mfihlo:
Professional Officer – HICD.
Telephone: (012) 481 4023.
Email: monwabisi@nrf.ac.za