25 December 2020

BDO Strategic Development and Advisory Research Intern Opportunity 2021

Closing Date: 07 January 2021

Location: Johannesburg 

Description: BDO has a vacancy for Strategic Development and Advisory Research Intern working with the SDA department with BDO Advisory Services.

SDA is offering a bridging opportunity between University and the working environment in the form of an Internship. This is a dynamic working environment where you will be exposed to diverse research projects and will enable you to grow and learn from tourism, property, infrastructure and other diverse research experts.

At BDO, we believe in investing in our people to help them grow, both professionally and personally. The foundation of our business is strong relationship, with colleagues, clients and other stakeholders and we work hard every day to make this a reality. 

Our commitment is to create unlimited growth by giving our people continuous opportunities.

Key Result Areas:

Assist with research for studies/reports by providing background research as and when requested.

  • Liaising with the Client and/or consultant in a professional manner;
  • Conducting desk research, including use of the internet, library, industry publications, etc;
  • Conducting field research, including telephone interviews, personal interviews, site visits, etc;
  • Data capturing of research results into MS Excel or other programmes (as appropriate)
  • Evaluating and analysing research;

  • Keeping track of allocated time/budgets on projects.
  • Writing of research reports that are of a high standard and are logical and concise.
  • General Office Assistance - telephone and email as required.
  • Make a meaningful contribution to a successful and profitable operation.
  • Maintenance and management of information/database and the electronic library.



  • Minimum Bachelor Degree or in final year of a Bachelor Degree.
  • no work experience required.
  • Good working knowledge of MS Windows, the Internet, MS Word and MS Excel.

Personal Attributes:

  • Motivated self-starter with a strong will to succeed.
  • Be able to work well under pressure/ deadline oriented.
  • Ability to meet and stick to deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Good personal management skills.
  • Excellent level of logical and analytical skills –numerate.
  • Ability to think creatively and laterally.
  • Must show initiative.
  • Good team player, helpful and reliable.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Diligent, excellent organisational skills.
  • Comfortable with desk research (internet and tele-research)


The appointment will be made in terms of the firm’s Employment Equity Policy. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.