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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC): Internships 2021 / 2022

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the Internships 2021 / 2022

Closing Date: 05 September 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: South Africa

Job Description

The Internship Programme provides unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Research, Development, Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities graduates and postgraduates (excluding Post-doctoral candidates) an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure in an environment, relevant to their qualification.

Placement will be available in public and private higher education institutions, science councils, research agencies, private sector, non-profit organisations and in relevant industries.


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).
  • Non-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:
  • NQF Level 7: Bachelor’s, Advanced Diploma, or B-Tech Degree;
  • NQF Level 8: Bachelor’s Hons Degree, and Postgraduate Diploma;
  • NQF 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

How to Apply?

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