University of Witwatersrand: Data Management Internship 2020

The University of Witwatersrand is looking for three (3) qualified individuals to fill its Data Management Internship Programme for 2020.

The University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is a public research university in South Africa. Commonly called Wits University or simply just Wits, the university is situated in the northern part of central Johannesburg. Similar to Witwatersrand and Johannesburg, UW gets its roots from the mining industry. It started as the South African School Mines in 1896 and is the third oldest university in South Africa in continuous operation.

University of Witwatersrand Data Management Internship 2020

The successful Data Management Interns will be working at the University’s Faculty of Health, particularly at the MRC-Wits Rural Public and Helath Transitions Research Unit. The primary responsibilities of these Data Management interns are to gain knowledge and provide support to the maintenance, development and management of the team’s data system.

Moreover, these responsibilities will be fulfilled by the interns by performing the following tasks:

  • Contribute and support the development and improvement of  data entry tools, data extraction, quality control and analysis

The Data Entry Management Internship will run for a period of six months with the option to extend depending on the intern’s work performance. Successful candidates will be assigned rural Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga Province.

As Data Management interns, the successful candidates will be part of a resilient and brilliant team working to address some of South Africa’s health and development challenges.

Who should apply?

Candidates who meet the programme’s minimum requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Holds a national diploma or first degree in a Computer Scienc/Information Technology related subject or
  • Holds a national diploma in epidemiology or demography
  • Must be a Bushbuckridge district resident or willing to move to the area
  • Wiling to acquire knowledge of IT related subjects
  • Must have basic knowledge of MS Excel, MS Access, MS SQL Server, programming languages such as .NET (c#,, or other programming language

Shortlisted applicants will take a proficiency exam on the basic knowledge of above-mentioned programmes.

Click the link to view the University of Witwatersrand Data Management Internship Programme advert.

How do I apply?

If you meet the basic requirements of the programme, submit the following documents:

  • Up to date and comprehensive CV
  • Include names, phone numbers and email addresses of two (2) traceable character references
  • Certified copies of your qualifications

All applications must be sent via email to

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 11 October 2019 at 4:30 PM.

Application. Incomplete or late submissions will not be considered.

Contact Information

For other enquiries about the University of Witwatersrand Data Management Internship get in touch with:

Daniel Ohene-Kwofie
013 795 5076
Weekdays, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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