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


Lutendo Maiwashe is a Master of Commerce candidate specialising in Economics at the University of the Witwatersrand. She completed her Honours degree in Economic Sciences and her undergraduate degree in Economics Sciences and Computational and Applied Mathematics. Prior to joining TIPS Lutendo worked on a joint World Bank Group-Competition Commission of South Africa project, creating a data set that captures mergers and acquisition trends in South Africa. Lutendo has a keen interest in industrial policy, development and competition economics.
Kudzai Mataba is a Master of Laws Candidate at the University of Pretoria, in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa. Her thesis focuses on the investment dispute resolution mechanism of the Investment Protocol in the incoming Continental Free Trade Area. She holds a double major Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law and International Relations, which was conferred with distinction, as well as post-graduate LLB also from the University of Pretoria. Before joining TIPS, Kudzai worked as a political attaché at the Embassy of the Holy See for two years, where her duties included the socioeconomic monitoring of the office’s…
Mawabo Ndlebe has a BCom Honours Degrees in Economics (Financial Markets) from the University of Fort Hare and recently completed a Masters in Economics by Research at the University of Fort Hare. His thesis focuses on the effect of sovereign credit rating on capital inflows in BRICS countries. He previously worked as an intern within the economic research and policy coordination unit at the Department of Trade and Industry.