Masters Research Intern

Company : HSRC
Location : Cape Town/Pretoria, South Africa
Job Type : Full-time
Closing date: 30 March 2018

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Job Description


The Human and Social Development (HSD) research programme of the HSRC seeks to appoint two research trainees (interns) at Masters level to start as soon as possible. The successful incumbents will be based in one of the HSD offices in the HSRC (Cape Town, Durban, Pretoria or Sweetwaters).

The internship experience is intensive, but rewarding. It is suited to a mature individual who is able to work in teams and independently. In order to develop research expertise, interns work with experts and project specialists.

Responsibilities:
In addition to completing their degrees, research trainees are required to participate in all aspects of the research process as they work on research projects and commit 60% of their time to HSRC project work. Among other duties, they will participate in the following research activities under supervision:

- The conceptualisation and execution of research projects;
- The formulation of research questions and funding proposals;
- The submission of research proposals for ethical review;
- Collection and analysis of data;
- Write-up of research including conference presentations, research reports and manuscripts for publication; and
- Assist with research administration

Requirements:
- Currently registered for a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences/Humanities, or be prepared to register within 6 months of the appointment.
- South African citizen or permanent resident


Qualifications:
Social Sciences/Humanities

Competencies:
- Computer literacy, including MS Office, Outlook and Excel and related applications in scientific software (e.g. SPSS, AtlasTi or similar);
- Good planning and organisational skills, including working well under pressure;
- Sound communication skills (verbal as well as report writing);
- A sound conceptual grounding in their discipline and in research methods, including key theories;
- Good interpersonal skills
- A sound grounding in research methods, qualitative or quantitative and growing conceptual ability. In order to complement the programme, we are seeking an applicant with strong quantitative skills.

The link below will take you to the hsrc career page where you will complete your applications.

For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Prof. Sharlene Swartz on [email protected]


- Currently registered for a Master’s degree in the Social Sciences/Humanities, or be prepared to register within 6 months of the appointment. - South African citizen or permanent resident

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Date listed: 2018-08-30 00:00:00 | Closing date: 2018-03-30 | INTERN | Location : Cape Town/Pretoria South Africa