TIPS: Internship

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 18 November, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Other

TIPS is a non-profit agency that facilitates policy development and dialogue in pursuit of sustainable and inclusive economic growth. TIPS works closely with a number of government agencies around its three main focus areas: Trade and Industrial Policy, Inequality and Economic Inclusion and Sustainable Growth. TIPS approach is to integrate research and analysis, policy development, disseminating information, capacity building, technical support, and programme design and management. To support these activities, TIPS researchers are expected to provide world-class quantitative and qualitative socio-economic analyses.

TIPS seeks to appoint an intern to be based in Pretoria. 

Proposed Starting date: 3 January 2020

Remuneration: Competitive remuneration package is on offer

The purpose of the internship is to give young researchers the opportunity to acquire work experience, improve their research skills and enhance their understanding of the South African economy. The internship is structured to give exposure to issues of industrial development, trade and the green economy as well as work on policy orientated projects. The intern will directly participate in projects carried out by TIPS.

Employment Type: internship is for 12 months. 

Responsibilities:

  • Perform economic research under the guidance of the line manager, and provide research input and data analysis;
  • Participate in and present research at internal discussions and workshops / events
  • Publish research reports through the TIPS website, other publications, conferences, seminars, etc.

Required:

  • A Masters (completed or in final stages of completing) in Economics; Development Studies, Environmental Sciences, or a related field (with Economics III); and
  • A passion for industrial policy, inclusive economic development and sustainable growth;
  • A study background on trade, industrial policy, the manufacturing sector and Sustainable growth.  
  • Strong communication skills in writing, editing and presentation, with an excellent command of written and spoken English;
  • Strong computer skills, with a proven ability to manipulate data in Excel and knowledge of Stata or SPSS
  • Teamwork and an ability to handle tight deadlines

Application details:

Non-South African applicants should have authority to work in South Africa.

Opportunity available for recently or about to graduate masters’ students

To apply, please send a short CV, a cover letter highlighting your interest for the position and how you match the requirements as well as a writing sample via e-mail to Edmore atEdmore@tips.org.za. We can only consider applications with all of these components. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed applicants only.

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more information about TIPS, refer to www.tips.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

Location: 
Pretoria

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