TIPS Interns

TIPS offers internships to qualified people to gain professional experience in the economic policy challenges and responses in South Africa and the continent.

Candidates should have the following:

  • A Masters degree in Economics (or be in the process of completing one).
  • A professional or study background on themes related TIPS's focus areas. Specifically, prior research pertaining to technology and innovation, manufacturing value chains, natural resources and/or network infrastructure would be an advantage.

Applicants should also meet the following requirements:

  • A sound knowledge of Excel and a proven ability to handle a data analysis package.
  • Proven writing and presentation skills, with excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to work with others as well as independently and to adhere strictly to deadlines.

Internships are for a period of three to six months. For questions and general information about the programme please contact Edmore Nyanhonga at


Richard Thabang McCamel graduated at the North West University (NWU) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and International Trade. Thereafter he enrolled for a B.Com (Honours) in economics and graduated Cum Laude in 2016. In 2017, he further pursued his MCom in Economics which he also graduated Cum Laude in 2018. While doing his B.Com (Honours) in Economic, Richard was appointed by the Department of Economic sciences at NWU as a supplementary instructor (student tutor) and a marker for international trade, facilitating extra classes for first-year economics students and grading second-year international trade students. While working…
Sajid Sherif completed a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2016, majoring in Economics and Supply Chain Management. He enrolled in the Economics Honours programme the following year and graduated Summa Cum Laude. In 2018, Sajid furthered his studies at UKZN where he enrolled in the Economics Masters (coursework) programme. Sajid’s research interests relate to skills development, with the of aim reducing poverty, inequality and unemployment.