The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is responsible for the management of the DSI-HSRC Internship Programme on behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation. The Internship Programme provides unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Research, Development, Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities graduates and postgraduates (excluding Post-doctoral candidates) an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and an exposure in an environment, relevant to their qualification. Placement will be available in public and private higher education institutions, science councils, research agencies, private sector, non-profit organisations and in relevant industries.PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION ON SKILLSMAP. ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED ON THE DSI-HSRC INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME ONLINE SYSTEM WIL BE ACCEPTED.CLICK ON THE LINK PROVIDED BELOW UNDER THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION. ALTERNATIVELY PLEASE VISIT THE HSRC'S WEBSITE at www.hsrc.ac.za for more information. Candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Reasonable disability support may be provided on request from the Intern or the institution. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIATo be eligible, interns MUST meet the following minimum requirements: Be a South African citizen or South African Permanent Resident (with a valid South African Identity Document).oNon-South Africans are not eligible to apply;Should be currently unemployed and 35 years of age or younger at the time of submitting the application;A graduate holding any of the following: oNQF Level 7: Bachelor's, Advanced Diploma, or B-Tech Degree; oNQF Level 8: Bachelor's Hons Degree, and Postgraduate Diploma; oNQF Level 9: Master's Degree or M-Tech.Hold a qualification in Science, Engineering and Technology, Research, Development, Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities or related disciplines and SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED THEIR STUDY at the time of submitting the application. See list of areas of specialisations/disciplines by province below.The following applies to candidates who are NOT ELIGIBLE to be appointed as DSI-HSRC interns:Candidates who hold a Diploma at BELOW NQF level 7 as well as PhD at NQF level 10;Candidates who would be registered full-time for studyRegistered Doctoral (PhD, DPhil and DTech) students; andCandidates who hold DSI-funded scholarships or bursaries during the internship year.DURATIONThe internship programme is offered for a period of 24 months. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contract for the duration of the internship.REMUNERATIONThe DSI-HSRC Internship will provide interns with a monthly salary depending on the level of qualification for the duration of the two-year period:Bachelors: R 6,375 per monthHonours: R 7,055 per monthMasters: R 8,375 per month
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