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Department of Science and Innovation Internships Program 2024 Apply Here

The Department of Science and Innovation Internship Program provides a structured learning experience for individuals interested in the field of science and technology. Interns will have the chance to work on various projects under the guidance of experienced professionals, gaining exposure to cutting-edge research, policy development, and strategic initiatives.

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  • Support research projects and initiatives within the department, contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge and innovation.
  • Assist in data collection, analysis, and interpretation, ensuring accuracy and adherence to research protocols.
  • Collaborate with team members to develop reports, presentations, and other deliverables summarizing research findings or project outcomes.
  • Stay updated with relevant scientific literature, policy developments, and emerging trends in the field.
  • Provide administrative support, such as organizing meetings, scheduling appointments, and maintaining project documentation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of policies, strategies, and programs aimed at promoting scientific and technological advancements.
  • Assist in organizing and participating in workshops, conferences, and other events to facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration within the scientific community.
  • Engage with stakeholders, including researchers, industry professionals, and government agencies, to foster partnerships and cooperation in advancing scientific and technological innovation.
  • Adhere to ethical guidelines and ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information.
  • Participate in performance evaluations and feedback sessions to enhance personal and professional development.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed a relevant degree program in science, engineering, technology, or a related field.
  • Strong academic record and a genuine passion for scientific research and technological advancements.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to critically evaluate data and information.
  • Proficiency in data analysis tools and software commonly used in scientific research.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively convey complex scientific concepts and findings.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficient in using computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, experimental techniques, and scientific writing is an advantage.
  • Demonstrated adaptability, curiosity, and a willingness to learn in a dynamic and evolving scientific landscape.
  • South African citizenship or permanent residency may be required for certain positions.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: Interns will have the opportunity to gain practical, real-world experience in their chosen field within the science and technology sector. They will work on projects, contribute to research initiatives, and actively participate in the department's activities, allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge to practical scenarios.
  • Professional Development: The DSI Internship Program aims to enhance interns' professional skills and competencies. Interns will receive guidance and mentorship from experienced professionals in the department, enabling them to develop critical skills such as research methodologies, data analysis, report writing, and project management.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interns will have the chance to connect with professionals, researchers, and experts in the science and technology field. They can expand their professional network and establish valuable contacts that may assist them in their future careers.
  • Exposure to Cutting-edge Research: Interns will be exposed to innovative research projects and initiatives within the department. They will have the opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking work and stay updated with the latest scientific developments and trends.
  • Career Exploration: The DSI Internship Program provides interns with insights into various areas of the science and technology sector. Interns can explore different roles, departments, and projects, helping them make informed decisions about their future career paths.
  • Personal and Professional Growth: Internships provide an environment for personal and professional growth. Interns will develop essential skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, and adaptability. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the industry and enhance their confidence and professionalism.
  • Exposure to Policy and Strategy Development: Depending on the specific projects and initiatives, interns may have the opportunity to engage in policy and strategy development processes. This exposure can provide valuable insights into the interface between scientific research and governmental decision-making.
  • Potential Career Opportunities: Successful completion of the internship program may open doors to future employment opportunities within the department or the broader science and technology sector. Interns who demonstrate exceptional skills, dedication, and compatibility with the department's objectives may be considered for permanent positions or recommended for employment elsewhere.

Interested candidates should submit their updated resume, a cover letter outlining their interest in the DSI Internship Program, and any supporting documents (e.g., academic transcripts, certifications) to the Department of Science and Innovation. Application instructions and contact details can be found on the DSI website or by contacting their Human Resources Department.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 3, 2024
Valid through
July 3, 2025
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