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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Doctoral (PhD) Research Trainee / Internships 2021

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is inviting all persons to apply for the ongoing Internship Programme.


Key requirements for position
•Be in possession a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or Humanities.
•Be registering or have registered as a PhD candidate at a recognized university.
•An interest in research on Africa that seeks to extend and enhance the use and impact of scientific research;
•Evidence of sound analytical, research, writing and publication abilities will be an advantage.
•Curiosity, enthusiasm and interest in a research career that includes working in trans-, inter and multi-disciplinary research projects and teams.
•SA Citizen.

The HSRC offers attractive, market-related packages depending on qualifications and experience.


Internship Application deadline is 20 June 2021.

Internship Location: Pretoria, Gauteng


How To Apply For Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Doctoral (PhD) Research Trainee / Internships Programme

Click here to apply for Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC): Doctoral (PhD) Research Trainee / Internships 2021

In your application, please include:
•your CV and a certified copy of your ID,
•a letter of motivation, and
•the details of three recent referees (with telephone, fax and e-mail contact details).

Ensure that you indicate the reference number of the position for which you are applying. The HSRC will only consider applications that comply with the above requirements. Applicants may be required to undertake a written exercise or an oral presentation in the competencies required for the position.

For enquiries, and not applications, you may also contact Professor Cheryl Hendricks, ([email protected]). For further information about the HSRC or the post please consult our website (

The HSRC is committed to accelerating the improvement in the proportion of its staff who are SA Citizens, black, female or disabled.