Social Development: Researchers Internships 2023

Department of Social Development invites unemployed people to apply for 12 months fixed contract Researchers Internships 2023.

Researchers: Thirty (30)

Contract Period: Twelve (12) months Stipend amount: R5500.00

Research Sites:

Capricorn District research sites: Blouberg, Molemole, Lepelle-Nkumpi, Polokwane.

Mopani District research sites: Ba-Phababorwa, Greater Giyani, Greater Letaba, Greater Tzaneen, and Maruleng. Sekhukhune District research sites: Elias Motsoaledi, Ephraim Mogale, Fetakgomo-Tubatse and Makhuduthamaga. Vhembe District research sites: Collins Chabane, Makhado, Musina, Thulamela.

Waterberg District research sites: BelaBela, Mogalakwena, Modimolle-Mookgophong, Lephalale and Thabazimbi. Provincial Office research sites: Polokwane and adjacent areas.

Social Development: Researchers Internships 2023


A completed national diploma / degree in Social Work, Nursing, Psychology, Information and Technology, Computer Science, Media and Communication, Law, and Social Sciences from accredited academic institutions or any other equivalent qualification.

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), Batho Pele Principles, Legislative and other mandates relevant to the Department of Social Development.
  • Knowledge of research protocols and research ethics.
  • Must have knowledge of conducting field research / data collection.
  • Must be able to speak the local languages in the areas selected for the research project.
  • Good listening, verbal and writing skills (i.e. Communication skills).
  • Computer skills.

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How to apply

Limpopo Department of Social Development addresses for the purpose of directing applications:

Social Development: Researchers Internships 2023

Key Performance Areas

  • Conduct face to face interviews at the sites selected for the research project.
  • Administer the research instrument / tool with the research participants.
  • Ensure safe keeping of the research data collected.
  • At all times adhere to the principles of voluntary participation, privacy, confidentiality and anonymity.
  • Attend and participate the stakeholder’s engagements and meetings.
  • Compile weekly / monthly work programmes and reports.

NB: Applicants are encouraged to hand deliver their applications to prevent late arrival of applications.

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