Human Science Research Council Internship 2022

About Human Science Research Council

On behalf of the Department of Science and Innovation, the HSRC or Human Sciences Research Council manages the DSI-HSRC Internship programme 2022. Under the Internship Programme, unemployed Science, Research, Engineering and Technology (SET), Innovation, Development, Humanities, and Social Sciences undergraduates and postgraduates (except for postdoctoral candidates) are given the opportunity to gain practical work experience through exposure and mentoring in an environment which corresponds to their qualifications.

There will be opportunities for placement in public and private higher education institutions, non-profit organizations, research agencies, the private sector, science councils, and other industry-related organizations. Individuals with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. An intern or an institution can request reasonable disability support.

Human Science Research Council Internship 2022

As part of its research programme, HSC is presently implementing the national HIV prevalence, Incidence, Communication, and Behaviour Survey in South Africa (called as SABSSM VI). The survey is seeking to hire data collectors from different locations to successfully implement the operational needs of the survey.

Applications are especially invited from the individuals whose native tongue is Afrikaans or who speak Afrikaans fluently.

Key responsibilities:

  • Participants selected for interviewing will use electronic tablets to complete a survey in their homes. Selected candidates will be responsible for executing the survey.
  • Full attendance at training sessions
  • Candidates who are successful will be expected to work as part of a team
  • Informing about the project the potential participants
  • To collect DBS (dried blood spots) from adults and children
  • Following the training manual’s procedures, steps, and processes to ensure quality work.
  • Managing the expenses of fieldwork and reconciling them following the rules and regulations set by HSRC.
  • Manage the assets provided to the applicants by HSRC.

The HSRC’s objective is to recruit and retain talented people in order to execute both its research mandate and to support the strategic objectives of the organization.

The HSRC is committed to improving the proportion of black, disabled citizens, and females in South Africa in order to achieve equity goals.

Appointments will be at the discretion of the HSRC.

No applications from recruitment agencies will be accepted.

Who should apply?

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be eligible for the Human Science Research Council Internship 2022. Note that your application will not be considered if you fail to meet any of the required criteria for eligibility.

  • Students must have a minimum grade 12 qualification (NOF 4)
  • Applicants must read, speak, and write Afrikaans with an above-average level of proficiency
  • Must be familiar with using an electronic tablet
  • It will be advantageous if you have prior related working experience in research 
  • The ability to work effectively in a team
  • You must be willing to travel long distances whenever required, it may be within or outside your province
  • You must be willing to visit some households after hours or during the weekends
  • It would be helpful if you had a valid driver’s license
  • Possess a track record of exercising discretion when dealing with sensitive or confidential matters

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants are requested to submit an online application through the official HSRC recruitment portal to apply for the Human Science Research Council Internship 2022. 

Application Deadline?

The deadline to apply for this scholarship program is 28 February 2022. Ensure that you submit your application and all necessary documentation by this date. Failing to do so will result in the cancellation of your application. 

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