Technician Internship Opportunities at CSIR 2024

Technician Internship Opportunities at CSIR 2024

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology research organisation, implementing projects throughout Africa and making a difference in people’s lives.

About the job: 
The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for Technicians in the National Laser Centre.
The purpose of this role is to provide support to Research and Development staff and projects.
Perform duties with the guidance of the line manager/supervisor and assist with laboratory or workshop tasks.
This Internship opportunity will enhance the theoretical knowledge of the applicant and provide valuable, practical experience through mentorship.
The position is based in CSIR, Pretoria.

Key responsibilities:
Application of methods and protocols for basic testing and operating procedures which will be followed as per set instructions;
 Equipment maintenance and usage and reporting of operations and maintenance activities to supervisor;
 Support R&D activities and ensure tasks are completed timeously and according to specified instructions;
 Interpretation of results, data validation and reporting deviations to supervisor;
 Data management and documentation by capturing data documenting it on the document management system.
Qualifications, skills and experience: 
 Minimum Grade 12;
 National Diploma in mechanical, electrical, metallurgical, electronic engineering or physics will be an added advantage;
 Good interpersonal skills;
 Ability to read, write and follow written instructions;
 Good work ethics;
 Computer literate.
Should you meet the above requirements, please email your CV and supporting documents to with your name and surname, position title and reference number on the subject line, (e.g. John Smith : Internship: Technician: Reference No:307832.

Closing date: 14 March 2024.
For more info, please contact CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at
The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer.

As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act of 1998. By applying for this position at the CSIR, the applicant understands, consents and agrees that the CSIR may solicit a credit and criminal report from a registered credit bureau and/or SAPS (in relation to positions that require trust and honesty and/or entail the handling of cash or finances) and may also verify the applicant’s educational qualifications and employment history.
The CSIR reserves the right to remove the advertisement at any time before the stated closing date and it further reserves the right not to appoint if a suitable candidate is not identified.