DSI-HSRC Internship Programme invite to host institutions

DSI-HSRC Internship Programme invitation to institutions to host interns in 2021/23

To download the recruitment process flow guide and programme framework please click on the links below:

Call Closing Date: Sunday, 05 September 2021


The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) invites institutions to indicate their interest in participating in the 2020/21 DSI-HSRC Internship Programme. Institutions will have an opportunity to host the DSI-HSRC interns for a period of 24 months, from 01 October 2021 to 30 September 2023.

To serve as a Host Institution, your Institution must be:

• Working in the Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Research, Development and Innovation, Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines;

• Identify mentors who have been employed at the institution in a long-term contract (at least 2 years) or in a permanent position;

• Mentors must be willing to allocate time for mentoring, training and supporting the intern;

• Have the infrastructure for the intern to work namely providing workstations, computers, and other resources including platforms for working remotely to ensure adequate work exposure for interns; Willing to participate in the mentor forums and training programmes provided by the Internship Programme;

• Ensure the submission of reports at regular intervals

Public and Private Research Institutions, Science Councils, Government Departments, Public Universities, and Private Sector Industries may apply to host DSI-HSRC Interns. This is a twophase process where in institutions are firstly invited to apply to host interns.

The HSRC will advise you on how many interns you will be assigned. Thereafter, institutions will be asked to identify suitable candidates from the list of applications on the DSI-HSRC Internship Management System and to recommend interns for appointment according to the number of interns assigned to each institution. The HSRC is responsible for the management of the DSI-HSRC Internship Programme in which unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET), Research, Development and Innovation, Social Sciences and Humanities graduates and postgraduates, are afforded an opportunity to acquire practical work experience and improve their competencies through mentoring and an exposure to a research environment for a period of two years.

Internship opportunities are also offered to successful candidates to gain experience in the Research, Development, and Innovation sector in various positions that include management, support, and administration at qualifying institutions. Contact us to find out if your organisation qualifies. Applicants must apply on the HSRC Online Management System through http://interns.hsrc.ac.za/

For more information about the Internship Programme and how to apply register on the online system and download the guideline documents