What is the DST-NRF Internship Programme and how does it work?
There is no standard form that an applicant needs to complete. An applicant needs to send a comprehensive CV together with certified copies of ID document, academic transcripts (Degree certificate) and driver’s licence accompanied by a covering letter stating the position that the applicant is applying for.
South African youth (35 years old and younger) who are in possession of a Junior Degree (BSc) up to MSc in Science, Engineering and Technology, and Research and Development areas of specialisation.
The Internship Programme runs for a period of twelve months.
There is no guarantee that after the twelve months one will be appointed permanently, however, this may be the prerogative of the institution where the intern will be based.
Interns are stationed in various Science Councils, Science Centres and Science institutions throughout the country under the supervision of experienced mentors.
Interns are remunerated according to their level of study as follows:
- Masters Degree : R 6600.00
- BTech/ Hons Degree : R 5500.00
- B Degree : R 4950.00