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Wits Health Consortium: YES Internships 2024 Latest Opportunities

Wits Health Consortium is excited to offer internship opportunities through the Youth Employment Service (YES) program. As a YES Intern, you will have the chance to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and collaborative research environment while contributing to meaningful projects that have a positive impact on public health.

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  • Project Support: Assist with various research projects across different stages, from planning and data collection to analysis and reporting.
  • Data Management: Collect, organize, and analyze data using relevant software and tools under the guidance of experienced researchers.
  • Documentation: Prepare reports, presentations, and other documentation to communicate research findings effectively.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with multidisciplinary teams including researchers, clinicians, and community partners to achieve project objectives.
  • Learning and Development: Participate in training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance your research skills and knowledge.
  • Compliance: Adhere to research protocols, ethical guidelines, and regulatory requirements to ensure the integrity and quality of research activities.
  • Contribution to Innovation: Share ideas and insights to contribute to the innovation and improvement of research processes and methodologies.
  • Recent graduate or final year student pursuing a degree in a relevant field such as public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, or related disciplines.
  • Passion for public health and a desire to make a positive impact on communities.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and willingness to learn new software and tools.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Previous research experience or familiarity with research methodologies is desirable but not essential.
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Gain valuable hands-on experience in public health research and project management, enhancing your skills and knowledge under the mentorship of experienced researchers and professionals.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with experts, stakeholders, and peers in the field of public health through collaboration on research projects, workshops, and seminars, building a strong professional network for future career opportunities.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance and support from seasoned researchers and mentors who are committed to helping you succeed in your internship and beyond, providing valuable insights and advice to support your career growth.
  • Exposure to Diverse Research Areas: Explore various aspects of public health research, from epidemiology and biostatistics to social sciences and community health, gaining exposure to different methodologies and approaches to address complex health challenges.
  • Contribution to Meaningful Projects: Make a positive impact on public health outcomes by contributing to research initiatives that aim to improve health equity, reduce disease burden, and enhance healthcare delivery in communities locally and globally.
  • Flexible Work Environment: Enjoy a flexible work schedule and a supportive work environment that encourages creativity, innovation, and collaboration, allowing you to balance your internship responsibilities with other commitments.
  • Stipend: Receive a stipend in accordance with the YES program guidelines, providing financial support during your internship period to cover living expenses and transportation costs.
  • Opportunity for Further Engagement: Explore potential opportunities for further engagement with Wits Health Consortium, including possible extensions, project-based roles, or future employment opportunities based on performance and availability.

Interested candidates should submit their CV/resume and a cover letter outlining their motivation for joining the YES Internship Program at Wits Health Consortium. Please indicate your availability and preferred start date.

Join Wits Health Consortium on this exciting journey to drive innovation and improve health outcomes for all communities. Be part of a team that is making a difference in public health research and practice.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Research Services
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 22, 2024
Valid through
February 9, 2028
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