CSIR Transport Economist Internship 2021

The Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, or CSIR, is inviting suitable individuals to submit an application and join its Transport Internship Programme for 2021. Check the requirements below to see if you qualify to apply for this internship opportunity.

Established in 1945 by the South African Parliament, the CSIR sees to it that the yearly grant given to the Department of Science and Technology by Parliament is utilized to fund knowledge generation, skills enhancement and scientific infrastructure. Other sources of funding come from contract research for the private and public sectors (both local and overseas) as well as from royalties, dividends and licenses provided by commercial companies and intellectual property management created by the CSIR.

The Institute has shown substantial growth with its research output, added value to society and transformation of its staff throughout its years of operation.

CSIR Transport Economist Internship 2021

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to join CSIR’s Smart Mobility Cluster. As a Transport Economist Intern, the incumbent’s primary responsibility to provide support to the organization’s transport programmes and research initiatives, with a particular focus on the operations of the passenger transport sector.

The full scope of the intern’s duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide support with responsive revenue-cost models regarding transport operations
  • Provide assistance with research on feasibility studies, cost and revenue models, lifecycle cost analysis, etc.
  • Perform data collection including fieldwork
  • Compile collected data using in-house technology
  • Perform desktop research including literature search
  • Create reports

Who should apply?

Candidates must be able to meet the following minimum requirements to apply:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in Transport Economics
  • Able to work effectively, either within an interdisciplinary team or independently
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledgeable in qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Strong presentation, communication, and writing skills

How do I apply?

Eligible candidates who wish to pursue this internship will need to register their profile on CSIR’s recruitment page. Click here to get started.

Application Deadline?

No deadline for submission of applications has been set as of this posting.

Contact Information

For enquiries, contact CSIR directly by sending an email to

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