AHRI Work Experience Internship Programme 2019

The African Health Research Institute is in need of qualified individuals to apply for its Work Internship Programme. Full details about the programme is available below.

The African Health Research Institute is a joint project between the University of KwaZulu-Nata and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The objective of this undertaking is to perform basic scientific research on HIV and TB (tuberculosis). Findings that they uncover are to be used as tools to curb and fight TB and HIV.

The AHRI is an independent research organization works with UKZN and other academic and medical organizations in South Africa and all over the world.

AHRI Work Experience Internship Programme

The chosen candidate will be asked to work at least 10 hours up to 20 per week. Moreover, time lapse video analysis will be used to get a better understanding of immune cells are infected during tuberculosis.

Career Options

The AHRI does not guarantee permanent employment at the end of the internship. It also reserves the right to extend the search or refuse to appoint candidates.

Requirements or Eligibility

The ideal candidate must meet the minimum qualifications listed below:

  • Currently pursuing an undergraduate course in BSc Microbiology/Biology or BSc in Biomedical Engineering/Computer Science
  • Computer literate (basic level)
  • Experience in Bacterial or Tissue Culture (optional)
  • MATLAB (Biology or Microbiology) experience an advantage
  • Knowledge of programming language, an advantage
  • Experience in Deep Learning is also a big plus

How to Apply

If you meet the basic requisites of the programme and are interested to pursue the application, start the application process by registering a candidate profile in the AHRI careers portal.

AHRI Careers Portal

Opening and Closing Dates

AHRI posted the opening in 7 June 2019 and will close by 20 June 2019.

Contact Information

If you have questions that you think were not answered above, send an email to

Click the link below to view the job advert:

AHRI Work Experience Internship job advert

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