Monday, 23 May 2016

Research Internship at HEARD 2016

HEARD offers a dynamic research internship programme for young scholars in the public health and allied sciences field. The purpose of the programme is to train, mentor and develop young African researchers on the pathway towards early career as researchers, and ultimately increase the human resource base of researchers working on the Africa continent. The intern programme strives to forge links between African and international through the avenue of applied research and policy interventions on global health issues.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • participation in the conceptualisation and execution of research projects, the formulation of research questions and writing proposals;
  • Assisting with the submission of research proposals
  • Collection and analysis of data;
  • Writing up of research results, research reports and manuscripts for publication;
  • Presenting at conferences;
  • Research administration of research project activities.
Commitments
  • You are expected to agree to a research/study programme and set personal and professional targets to be achieved during your internship.
  • You are expected to contribute to HEARD’s programme of research through production and   provision of materials and manuscripts.
  • You will also be required to submit one single or lead-author article for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
  • You should make substantial progress towards preparing your PhD proposal.
  • As an intern, you will be required to meet with your research mentor once a week for informal discussion about issues that are relevant to you and your work.  These weekly meetings will form the basis for your final assessment at the end of your internship, and are intended to foster communication between you and your researcher/mentor, and to help you develop as a researcher.
Candidate Requirements
Minimum requirements:
  • Master’s degree (Gender studies, Social Science, Psychology, Public health, Development studies, Health Economics or equivalent)
  • Quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated interest in gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescents, gender based violence or related topic
  • Driver’s license
Location: KZN 

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