In the context of our commitment to capacity development the Institute operates and invests in an internship programme. Its key features are as follows:
- The overall aim is to contract five to ten interns on an annual basis
- Each internship is generally of one year duration but might be extended, particularly if the intern is studying for a higher degree. There can be no assumption of employment at the Institute beyond the period of internship.
- It is aimed at young professionals, particularly but not exclusively those from previously disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Ideally the intern should be at least in the second year of masters’ level study. The minimum qualification for an intern is an appropriate honours degree and it is preferred that the intern is committed to further study.
- Each intern is mentored by one or more of the INR’s senior staff and is deployed to conduct professional activities on the Institute’s various projects.
- Tasks and activities allocated to interns are planned to develop their skill and capacity rather than simply to contribute to the completion of projects.
- Each intern is provided with regular feedback on his or her performance and formal reviews take place on a quarterly basis. There is also a formal close-out review.
- The Institute will also identify specific training for each intern on a case by case basis and provide support to secure this training.
- The intern is an INR staff member but does not receive retirement or health benefits.
- There is flexibility around full-time and part-time internships and this is geared to the needs of the intern and the INR.
- Remuneration levels are flexible and largely dependent on whether the intern is part-time or full-time. They range from R 80 000 to R 120 000 per annum (R 6 500 to R 10 000 per month).
Interested interns can apply by emailing your full CV, together with references and copies of highest qualifications with academic transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org.