Closing Date: Friday 18th of June 2021
Organization Wits University
Employment Type Internship
Province Mpumalanga
Town/City South Africa
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The MRC/Wits Agincourt Research Unit (Agincourt) is recruiting data management interns to learn and contribute to the management, maintenance, and development of the Unit’s data system. This system supports an exceptional health and population data resource resulting from years of health and demographic surveillance and intervention studies undertaken with leading international scientists in the Agincourt sub-district, rural north-east South Africa.

These positions are available for a period of 6 to 12 months with a possibility of extension depending on performance in the data section.


  • Successful candidates will learn and contribute to the data section of the Unit by engaging in development of data entry tools, quality control, analysis, and data extraction.

Required Education

Diploma or higher Degree in:

  • Computer Science / Programming
  • Demography
  • Epidemiology
  • or related discipline.

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities

Must have basic knowledge of MS SQL Server, MS Access, MS Excel as well as programming in NET (c#, or any other language.


How to Apply

Please include the following documentation:

  • A cover letter (maximum one page) outlining your interest and suitability for the position.
  • A detailed CV including three contactable referees.
  • Certified qualifications and transcript
  • Certified ID copy and driver’s license


Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to:


The subject heading of the email must read the job title of position applying for.


Note that shortlisted candidates will undergo a competency test on the basic knowledge of the programs.


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