Intern at EPRI
|About the internship programme
EPRI’s internship programme offers a unique and intense experience for its interns as critical members of a research team on ongoing projects.
The internship programme welcomes both undergraduate and master’s-level students from a variety of national and international universities and colleges. Recent interns have hailed from reputable institutions including Williams College, University of Cape Town, Maastricht University, Duke University and from over a dozen countries including the USA, France, South Africa, and India among many others.
What do interns do?
The majority of EPRI’s current projects focus on social protection. Broadly speaking, this means policies and programs that are designed to reduce poverty and vulnerability by providing assistance to groups who need special care, or by helping people protect themselves against hazards and loss of assets or income.
Interns at EPRI contribute to a variety of quantitative and qualitative projects. Recent interns have:
What background does an intern need?
EPRI interns are both undergraduate and master’s-level students, and have come from a variety of academic backgrounds, including economics, political economy, political science, development, and social policy.
Successful research interns have exhibited either strong qualitative skills and/or strong quantitative skills. Applicants with excellent command of English (written and spoken) and advanced experience with writing and editing have an advantage. A background in econometrics, statistics and knowledge of STATA or any other statistical package is particularly useful. While interns do not need working knowledge of social protection, prior experience in social protection research, monitoring and evaluation offers an advantage.
Interning in Cape Town
Cape Town offers a unique socio-economic context for interns to grapple with key issues of social justice in addressing the legacy of apartheid. Coupled with the research they engage with at EPRI, interns personally encounter and learn about globalization from a perspective that is unfamiliar to most– one where opportunities for a better future struggle with realities of dramatically uneven levels of development and prosperity. One of the most unequal societies in the world, South Africa is a microcosm of the new global village, with all its opportunities and risks.
Interns are welcome to either arrange their internship through a coordinating agency, such as Connect 123 or the Volunteer Adventure Corps, which help arrange accommodation and organise weekend activities, or to arrange the internship directly with EPRI. If arranging directly with EPRI, interns should contact email@example.com for more information about housing and other logistics.
The EPRI offices are very near Cape Town’s bus, mini-taxi and train routes, and interns can travel safely to and from work via public transport during normal work hours.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in interning at EPRI, please ensure that your application includes the following documents/information and send a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kindly note the following regarding the Internship Programme at EPRI:
You will receive a confirmation email within a week of submission. If you do not receive this email, please re-submit your application to the same email address.
2008 interns skydiving in Cape Town 2013 Interns at the EPRI offices