Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) Research Internships


CDE is looking to hire an intern with an excellent academic record keen to work with CDE’s small team of senior experts. Join us and contribute to our exciting programme of policy work at the city and national levels as South Africa starts to reform and build a better future for everyone.

Job Objective

The incumbent will work closely with senior researchers, undertaking basic research, editing documents, helping to produce reports and presentations and contributing to the general success of the organisation.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Honours or Masters in: Politics, History, Economics or any relevant social sciences
  • Strong research experience
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Advanced MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint skills and interest in improving on it
  • A keen interest and knowledge of South African politics and policy issues
  • A willingness to learn and grow
  • Ability to work well in a team

Location: Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa

How To Apply

Should you be interested in applying for this position please send the following to: recruitment@cde.org.za

  • A brief CV
  • One-page covering letter setting out your interest in and suitability for the job
  • The names and contact details of two referees

Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.  Original proof of academic qualifications will be required from shortlisted candidates only.

Opportunity Closing Date: 14 February 2022