Wednesday, 30 August 2017

CSIR Internship Opportunity 2017

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

About the job:
The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for an Intern in the Behavioural Science group within the Defence, Peace, Safety and Security (DPSS) unit. The purpose of this role is to support the CSIR Behavioural Science Research Capability in both administrative and research capacity by providing project management support to behavioural science researchers and assisting with administrative related to research, project delivery and implementation.

This position is based in Stellenbosch but will require travel and work periods in Pretoria for at least two months.

Key responsibilities:
Provide administrative and research support to Behavioural science researchers. This may include general office support duties as well as research support and arrangements pertaining to stakeholder interaction.
  • Research, prepare and circulate information;
  • Assist with filing, project presentations and reports;
  • Co-ordinate meetings with internal and external project teams, clients and visitors including confirmation of appointments, venues and catering.
Qualifications, skills and experience:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in any behavioural science field;
  • Willingness to work in a defence / military research environment;
  • Show interest in psychology research with the defence, safety and security environment;
  • Profecient written and spoken English;
  • Resourceful and versatile personality;
  • The following skills are essential:
    • Strong analystical and problem-solving skills,
    • Strong interpersonal and socialising skills,
    • Planning and organising skills,
    • Numerical and research skills,
  • Ability to prioritise and multi-task;
  • Self-motivated with experience working autonomously;
  • Decisive and organised;
  • Proficient in MS Office programs and data analysis software.
South African citizenship and security clearance are required for this position.



The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.

The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.

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