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Closing Date: Thursday 26th of November 2020
Organization Human Sciences Research Council
Employment Type Internship
Province South Africa
Town/City South Africa
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Human Sciences Research Council (HSC): Internship programme 2021

A flagship HSC project is to create an internship opportunity for graduates to gain experience in their respective fields of study. This project falls under the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention (PYEI) within the HSC division in partnership with the Department of Science and Innovation.

The successful recruits will receive training to develop various skills to support their professional and personal growth.

Fields of study:

Must have a  Degree / National Diploma (NQF6) in one of the following disciplines:

  • Education,
  • Economics,
  • Geography,
  • Social Sciences,
  • Public Health,
  • Health Sciences,
  • Finance,
  • Arts,
  • Human Resources,
  • Administration,
  • Law,
  • IT / Computer Sciences
  • and other related disciplines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants should preferably reside in the abovementioned areas of work as no relocation allowance will be provided.
  • Applicants must have completed their studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree or national diploma in the selected disciplines prior to 01 January 2021.
  • Must be a South African and must have studied in the South African universities/colleges.
  • Must be 35 years of age or younger on the date of appointment on 01 January 2021.
  • Must not be employed by any other party at the date of appointment on 01 January 2021.
  • Must have a strong ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Candidates must have experience and confidence in using electronic tablets and laptops.
  • Must be available full time from 01 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.
  • Must be able to function and work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Must be a good communicator and be willing to work in teams.
  • Willingness to execute duties on weekends and after hours, as required by the project role.
  • Be committed, responsible, self-disciplined, driven, honest, trustworthy and diligent.

Recruits will be deployed to do rapid health risk assessments within local communities and will support other research projects through various tasks in project support and documentation.

Groups of recruits will be required to work in the following areas:

Eastern Cape:

  • Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan
  • OR Tambo District
  • Sarah Baartman District
  • Garden Route

Free State:

  • Lejweleputswa District
  • Mangaung District


  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan
  • City of Tshwane Metropolitan


  • Durban
  • Sweetwaters
  • Ugu District
  • UMgungundlovu District
  • Zululand District

Northern Cape:

  • Frances Baard District
  • Pixley ka Seme District

Western Cape:

  • City of Cape Town Metropolitan
  • Cape Winelands District
  • Garden Route


How to Apply

Documents to attach to your applications are:

  • Your detailed two page CV with contact details
  • Certified matric certificate
  • Certified copy of your degree / or diploma certificate
  • Certified ID document
  • Please state the reference of the region you wish to be based on your application


Please answer the following questions on your motivation letter:

  • Have you completed your matric? Yes/No
  • Have you completed your diploma (NQF6) or degree (NQF7) before 01 January 2021? Yes/No
  • Do you foresee any engagement in the period 01 January 2021 to 30 June 2021? Yes/No
  • Are you available for placement full time from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021? Yes/No
  • Are you a South African and younger than 35 years? Yes/No



  • Gauteng ref: PYEI/GT/1120
  • Western Cape ref: PYEI/WC/1120
  • KwaZulu Natal ref: PYEI/KZN/1120
  • Free State ref: PYEI/FS/1120
  • Northern Cape ref: PYEI/NC/1120
  • Eastern Cape ref: PYEI/EC/1120
  • Ref: Please use correct regional reference


All certifications must be within the last three months before application.


Send the documents to this e-mail address:


Closing date: 26th November 2020


We encourage applicants to submit prior to the closing date. If you do not receive any response from us within eight weeks, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Only candidates who are interviewed will be advised of the outcome of their application.


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