Utility Deadline: November 2nd 2018

The Nationwide Analysis Basis (NRF) is accountable for the administration of the DST-NRF Internship Programme through which unemployed Science, Engineering and Know-how (SET) graduates and postgraduates (together with these in Social Sciences and Humanities) are supplied a chance to accumulate sensible work expertise by means of mentoring and an publicity to a analysis atmosphere.

This chance can be supplied to these unemployed graduates and postgraduates who’re inquisitive about analysis administration; analysis assist and administration by means of placement at analysis places of work in public increased schooling establishments and analysis companies. Candidates with disabilities are particularly inspired to use. Purposes are invited from candidates who’re inquisitive about buying work expertise in particular areas of specialisation or disciplines.


  • To be eligible to use, candidates should be:
  • South African residents or everlasting residents who maintain a South African identification. Non-South Africans should not eligible to use.
  • Unemployed graduates who maintain an Superior Diploma or Bachelor’s diploma at NQF degree 7, Honours or BTech levels at NQF degree eight and MTech or Grasp’s levels at NQF degree 9 qualify to use for this internship. Candidates who’re of their closing yr of examine might apply offered that research shall be accomplished by 28 February 2019 and would due to this fact have the ability to present proof of qualification earlier than graduation of internship on 1 April 2019.
  • Within the fields of Science, Engineering, and Know-how (SET), Analysis and Improvement, Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • 35 years previous or youthful on the time of submitting an utility.

The next candidates are NOT eligible to use:

  • Candidates holding a Nationwide Diploma at NQF degree 6 in addition to DTech and PhD at NQF degree 10
  • Candidates who could be registered full-time, in addition to first yr registered Masters (part-time or full time) college students in the course of the 2019 tutorial yr
  • Candidates who’ve been beneficiaries of the DST-NRF Internship Programme previously


The internship programme is obtainable for a interval of 12 months. Profitable candidates shall be required to signal a contract in the course of the internship.


Interns will obtain a month-to-month wage ranging between R6 070.00 and R8 050.00 monthly – relying on the extent of qualification.


Collaborating Host Establishments are positioned all through the nation and so candidates ought to be sure that they apply for a place out there within the province the place they wish to be positioned. Kindly word that the NRF doesn’t pay relocation prices to any appointed candidates who select to relocate to a different province.


Quick itemizing and interview of candidates shall be carried out by mentors on the collaborating Host Establishments. Candidates shall be shortlisted and contacted utilizing the non-public electronic mail offered within the utility to schedule interviews. Candidates are suggested to test their emails usually in the course of the interval18 December 2018 to 31 March 2019.


All purposes should be submitted electronically on the NRF On-line Submission System at https://nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za. Candidates should first register below the tab new registration and supply their private particulars as required. After registration, log in together with your ID quantity and password, go to my purposes and create an utility after which Internship Programme Candidates 2018 and apply there following directions. The cut-off date for purposes is 02 November 2018, no late purposes shall be thought of.


  • Licensed copies of certificates;
  • Licensed tutorial information; and
  • Licensed copy of the South African ID


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

For programme associated 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

For Extra Data:

Go to the Official Webpage of the Nationwide Analysis Basis DST-NRF Internship Programme 

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