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MerSETA is offering an exciting opportunity for a Data Management Intern to join our team. As the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority, MerSETA plays a crucial role in facilitating skills development and training in the industry. This internship offers a hands-on experience in data management within a dynamic and innovative environment.

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  • Assist in collecting, organizing, and managing various datasets used within MerSETA.
  • Collaborate with teams to understand data needs and assist in data sourcing and extraction from relevant sources.
  • Support in the maintenance and updating of databases, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist in analyzing data and generating reports or summaries to support decision-making processes.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of data management best practices.
  • Aid in identifying areas for process improvement and optimization within data management procedures.
  • Work closely with mentors and team members to learn and apply new data management techniques and technologies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in Computer Science, Information Management, Data Science, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to work with large datasets.
  • Proficiency in data manipulation tools and languages (e.g., SQL, Python, R, Excel).
  • Familiarity with database management systems (e.g., MySQL, Oracle, MongoDB) is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Prior internship or coursework related to data management is advantageous.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on experience in a professional environment within the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Related Services sector.
  • Opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals and mentors.
  • Exposure to various aspects of data management and its applications within an organization.
  • Potential for professional growth and development.
  • Stipend or compensation package may be available depending on the internship program.
  1. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume/CV to highlight relevant coursework, skills, and experiences related to data management or the field of study specified in the job description.
    • Write a cover letter that expresses your interest in the internship, outlines why you are a suitable candidate, and how you can contribute to MerSETA's goals.
  2. Visit MerSETA's Website or Job Portal:
    • Check MerSETA's official website for any career or job opportunities. Alternatively, they might post internship openings on job search platforms or university career pages.
  3. Find the Internship Posting:
    • Look for the specific Data Management Internship position at MerSETA. Read through the job description carefully to understand the requirements and responsibilities.
  4. Submit Your Application:
    • Follow the instructions provided in the job posting regarding the application process. It might involve submitting your application materials online through an application portal or via email.
    • Attach your resume/CV and cover letter as per the specified format (PDF, Word document, etc.).
  5. Customize Your Application:
    • Tailor your application materials to highlight your skills, experiences, and qualifications that align with the requirements listed in the job description. Showcase your passion for data management and related fields.
  6. Double-Check for Accuracy:
    • Before submitting, review your application materials thoroughly for any typos, grammatical errors, or inconsistencies.
  7. Submit and Follow Up:
    • Submit your application within the specified deadline, if provided.
    • Consider following up with MerSETA after a reasonable period if you haven't received a response. A polite email expressing your continued interest in the position can demonstrate your enthusiasm.
  8. Prepare for Interviews:
    • If selected for an interview, be prepared to discuss your experiences, skills, and how you can contribute to MerSETA as a Data Management Intern. Research the company and be ready to ask insightful questions about the role and organization.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 27, 2024
Valid through
December 18, 2025
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