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


Lebogang Pheto joined TIPS as an intern in January 2022.  Lebogang is a Research Economist with an interest in ecological, feminist and development economics. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and International Trade, and a Master of Commerce in Economics degree from the North-West University. She is also a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, the world’s largest collegiate honour society for graduate and undergraduate students.