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AHRI Internship Program 2024 Apply Now

The AHRI Internship Program provides aspiring researchers and public health professionals with a comprehensive and structured learning experience within various departments of the Africa Health Research Institute. Interns will have the opportunity to work alongside leading scientists and researchers, contributing to impactful projects and gaining practical skills in research methodology, data analysis, and scientific communication.

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  • Assist in the design, implementation, and coordination of research studies, under the guidance of experienced researchers.
  • Contribute to data collection, data entry, and data management processes, ensuring accuracy and adherence to research protocols.
  • Conduct literature reviews, analyze scientific literature, and summarize findings to support ongoing research projects.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary research teams, participating in team meetings, discussions, and scientific presentations.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports, manuscripts, and grant proposals.
  • Engage in laboratory work, including sample processing, experiments, and quality control procedures (if applicable).
  • Participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance knowledge and skills in research methodologies and public health.
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines, maintain confidentiality, and ensure compliance with research regulations and protocols.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of research findings through presentations at conferences, meetings, or other scientific forums.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and supervisors to support a positive and productive research environment.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed a relevant degree program in a field such as biomedical sciences, public health, epidemiology, statistics, or related disciplines.
  • Strong academic record and a genuine interest in research and public health in Africa.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Proficient computer skills, including experience with data analysis software (e.g., R, SPSS, STATA) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English, with the ability to present research findings effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based research environment.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, data analysis techniques, and scientific writing is an advantage.
  • Previous research experience or familiarity with laboratory techniques (if applicable) is preferred but not mandatory.
Job Benefits
  • Learning and Development: Interns at AHRI have the opportunity to gain practical experience and enhance their knowledge in the field of biomedical research and public health. They work alongside experienced researchers and scientists, receiving mentorship and guidance to develop their skills and understanding.
  • Professional Networking: Internships provide interns with the chance to build valuable connections with professionals in their field. At AHRI, interns have the opportunity to network with leading researchers, scientists, and public health experts, which can be beneficial for future career opportunities and collaborations.
  • Exposure to Research Projects: Interns get to contribute to ongoing research projects at AHRI, working on cutting-edge studies and gaining hands-on experience in various aspects of research, including study design, data collection, analysis, and scientific communication. This exposure allows interns to apply their academic knowledge to real-world scenarios.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Interns receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals at AHRI. They have the opportunity to learn from experts in the field and receive feedback on their work, helping them grow and develop their research skills.
  • Professional Development Opportunities: AHRI may provide interns with opportunities for professional development, such as attending conferences, workshops, or training sessions. These activities can further enhance interns' knowledge, skills, and understanding of the research field.
  • Contribution to Scientific Advancement: Interns at AHRI have the chance to make meaningful contributions to scientific advancements and public health research. They can be part of projects that aim to improve healthcare outcomes, particularly in areas such as HIV, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases.
  • Exposure to Multidisciplinary Collaboration: AHRI fosters a collaborative environment where interns have the opportunity to work with multidisciplinary teams. This exposure allows interns to learn from professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise, gaining insights into the complexities of research and public health initiatives.
  • Potential Career Opportunities: A successful internship experience at AHRI may open doors to potential career opportunities within the organization or in the broader research and public health sectors. Interns who demonstrate exceptional skills and dedication may be considered for future employment or recommended for other positions.
  • Research: Visit the AHRI website or other official sources to gather information about available internship opportunities. Look for any specific requirements, application deadlines, and instructions. You can also explore the research areas and projects conducted by AHRI to align your interests with their work.
  • Prepare your application documents: Update your resume to highlight your relevant education, skills, research experience (if applicable), and any other relevant information. Additionally, write a cover letter expressing your interest in the AHRI Internship Program and explaining why you are a suitable candidate. Gather any academic transcripts, certifications, or references that may be required.
  • Contact AHRI: Reach out to the AHRI Human Resources department to inquire about internship opportunities and obtain any additional application instructions. You can find their contact information on the AHRI website or by conducting an online search. Alternatively, you may find specific application instructions listed on their website.
  • Submit your application: Follow the application instructions provided by AHRI. This may involve submitting your resume, cover letter, academic transcripts, certifications, and any other required documents via email or an online application portal. Ensure that you adhere to any specific formatting or file requirements mentioned.
  • Follow up: After submitting your application, consider following up with the AHRI Human Resources department to confirm receipt of your application and express your continued interest in the internship program. This demonstrates your enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Selection process: If your application is shortlisted, AHRI may invite you for an interview. Be prepared for the interview by researching the organization, reviewing common interview questions, and practicing your responses. Dress professionally and arrive on time for the interview.
  • Acceptance or rejection: Following the interview process, AHRI will inform you of their decision. If you are accepted into the internship program, carefully review any offer or agreement provided. It may outline the terms and conditions of your internship, including the start date, duration, compensation (if applicable), and any additional requirements.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Non-profit Organization Management
Job Location
Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, 2198, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 13, 2024
Valid through
June 16, 2025
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