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


Sandra Makumbirofa holds a Bachelor of Management and Economics from the University of Fort Hare and an MSc in Economics from the North West University. She has also completed a PhD in Economics at North West University. Prior to joining TIPS, Sandra worked for five years at the Tourism Research in Economic Environs and Society (TREES) at North West University as a Research Assistant. Some of her research interests include macroeconomics, tourism economics, labour economics and forecasting.