23 January 2021

TIA Internships 2021

Closing Date: 31/01/2021

Salary: R 6,500.00 - 8,500.00 Monthly

Location Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Description: The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) requires graduate for internships.  

Interns will be expected to provide critical technical support to projects that are supported by the Platform that aim to develop commercially viable products for the advancement of the Bio-economy. 

The internship process would therefore offer an opportunity for the transfer of critical scarce skills to the interns, while providing exposure to bioprocess development, proof of concept stages up to technology demonstration.

Reporting to the Line Manager/designated Mentor, the intern’s duties will entail, amongst others: assist and support research objectives; provide project management/administration support; support laboratory operations and ensure good housekeeping of facilities.


TIA is a national public entity that serves as the key institutional intervention to bridge the innovation chasm between research and development from higher education institutions, science councils, public entities, and private sector, and commercialisation.


South African unemployed youth, graduates and postgraduates in the following categories are eligible to apply:

  • 001:National Diploma/Degree or BTech/Honours in Biotechnology, Microbiology or Biochemistry.
  • 002:Honours degree in Molecular Biology, Medical Microbiology.


  • 001:General microbiological techniques; scaling up cultivation of microbial cells from flasks to bioreactors. Troubleshooting bioreactor challenges and exposure to product and process bio-development. An advantage would be biochemical method development, e.g. protein assays.
  • 002:Mammalian cell culture; hybridoma technology; Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; protein purification; protein biochemistry.