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MRC Internship Program 2024 / 2025 New Application

The MRC Internship Program provides a structured and immersive learning experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in medical research. As an intern at the MRC, you will have the opportunity to work alongside renowned researchers and professionals, actively participating in research projects and contributing to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

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  • Collaborate with research teams on ongoing projects, assisting in data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
  • Conduct literature reviews, contributing to the development of research proposals and protocols.
  • Assist in laboratory work, including sample preparation, data entry, and maintenance of research equipment.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of experiments, adhering to research protocols and ethical guidelines.
  • Participate in research meetings, seminars, and workshops to enhance knowledge and understanding of current research trends.
  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Stay updated with relevant scientific literature and advancements in the field.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and maintain a clean and organized working environment.
  • Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary research teams, fostering a culture of teamwork and mutual respect.
  • Seek opportunities for personal and professional growth by actively engaging in learning and development activities.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently completed a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a field related to medical research (e.g., biomedical sciences, public health, epidemiology, genetics, etc.).
  • Strong academic track record with a genuine interest in medical research.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software and/or laboratory techniques, depending on the specific internship position.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to interpret and communicate scientific information effectively.
  • Strong attention to detail, accuracy, and adherence to research protocols.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a research environment.
  • Ethical conduct and commitment to maintaining the highest standards of integrity in research.
  • Knowledge of research methodologies, study design, and data analysis techniques is an advantage.
Job Benefits
  • Practical Research Experience: Interns gain hands-on experience in various aspects of medical research, including data collection, analysis, laboratory techniques, and research project management. This experience provides valuable practical skills that can enhance their future career prospects in the field of medical research.
  • Mentorship and Networking: Interns have the opportunity to work closely with experienced researchers and professionals at the MRC. This mentorship can provide guidance, support, and valuable insights into the research process. Additionally, interns can network with experts in their respective fields, building connections that may be beneficial for future collaborations or job opportunities.
  • Exposure to Cutting-Edge Research: The MRC is known for conducting impactful and innovative medical research. Interns have the chance to contribute to ongoing research projects and be part of groundbreaking studies that address critical health issues. This exposure allows interns to stay updated with the latest advancements and techniques in their specific research area.
  • Professional Development: The MRC Internship Program offers opportunities for interns to enhance their research, analytical, and critical thinking skills. They have access to training sessions, workshops, and seminars that help them develop their research capabilities, scientific writing, and presentation skills. These professional development opportunities can be valuable for their future academic or professional endeavors.
  • Contribution to Public Health: Through their work at the MRC, interns play a role in advancing medical knowledge and contributing to public health initiatives. Their research efforts may have the potential to impact policies, interventions, and healthcare practices, ultimately improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.
  • Exposure to Multidisciplinary Research: The MRC engages in multidisciplinary research, bringing together experts from various fields. Interns have the opportunity to collaborate with professionals from diverse backgrounds, broadening their perspectives and fostering interdisciplinary approaches to research.
  • Research: Visit the official website of the MRC or search for specific internship opportunities on their website. Gather information about the available internships, including eligibility criteria, application deadlines, and required documents.
  • Prepare your application documents: Update your resume/CV to include your education, relevant skills, research experience, and any other pertinent information. Prepare a cover letter expressing your interest in the internship program and highlighting your qualifications and motivation for applying. Gather any additional documents or certifications that may be requested.
  • Online application: Check if the MRC has an online application portal for internships. If they do, create an account and fill out the application form, providing the required information and uploading your application documents. Ensure that all information is accurate and complete before submitting your application.
  • Email application: If an online application portal is not available, send your application documents via email to the designated contact email address. Make sure to follow any specific instructions mentioned on the MRC website regarding subject line format or additional details to include in the email.
  • Application deadlines: Pay close attention to the application deadlines specified by the MRC. Submit your application well before the deadline to ensure it is considered.
  • Follow up: After submitting your application, you may consider following up with the MRC's Human Resources department to confirm receipt of your application and express your continued interest in the internship program. However, be mindful of their preferred communication method and avoid excessive or unnecessary follow-ups.
  • Selection process: The MRC will review the received applications and shortlist candidates based on their qualifications and fit with the internship program. If you are shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview or further assessment, which can be conducted in person, via video conference, or through other means.
  • Interview and evaluation: Prepare for the interview by researching the MRC, reviewing common interview questions related to your field of interest, and practicing your responses. Dress professionally (if applicable) and be prepared to discuss your qualifications, experiences, and interest in the internship program.
  • Acceptance or rejection: Following the interview or assessment process, the MRC 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 start date, duration, stipend (if applicable), and any additional requirements.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Berea, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
June 7, 2024
Valid through
June 11, 2025
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