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South African Reserve Bank (SARB): Internship 2024 New Job Application

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) is the central bank of the Republic of South Africa. Established in 1921, SARB's primary purpose is to achieve and maintain price stability in the interest of balanced and sustainable economic growth in South Africa. As a pivotal institution in the nation's financial system, SARB plays a crucial role in regulating and supervising financial institutions, formulating monetary policy, and issuing currency.

SARB is offering an exciting internship opportunity for highly motivated individuals who are passionate about economics, finance, and central banking. This internship provides a unique chance to gain practical experience and insights into the operations of a central bank while contributing to the country's economic development.


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  • Assist with research projects and data analysis related to monetary policy, economic indicators, and financial stability.
  • Support the formulation and implementation of monetary policy by providing analytical and research support to senior economists and policymakers.
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, presentations, and publications on economic and financial developments.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars to enhance knowledge and understanding of central banking principles and practices.
  • Collaborate with various departments within SARB to gain exposure to different aspects of central banking operations, including banking supervision, currency issuance, and financial markets.
  • Undertake ad-hoc tasks and projects as assigned by supervisors to support the overall objectives of the internship program.
  • Currently enrolled in a postgraduate degree program in economics, finance, or a related field.
  • Strong academic background with a focus on macroeconomics, monetary theory, and econometrics.
  • Proficiency in statistical software packages such as R, Python, or STATA is desirable.
  • Excellent analytical, research, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated interest in central banking, monetary policy, and financial markets.
  • South African citizenship or permanent residency is preferred.
Job Benefits
  • Valuable hands-on experience in central banking and economic policy analysis.
  • Exposure to cutting-edge research and decision-making processes in a dynamic environment.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals in the field.
  • Competitive stipend or salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • Opportunity to build a professional network and gain insights into potential career paths in economics and finance.



Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume, cover letter, and academic transcripts through the SARB's online recruitment portal. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further assessment, which may include interviews and assessments.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all positions are filled. Early application is encouraged.

Join us at the South African Reserve Bank and be part of a dynamic team dedicated to promoting economic stability and prosperity for all South Africans. Apply now and embark on an enriching journey towards a rewarding career in central banking.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 30, 2024
Valid through
May 30, 2028
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