South African Reserve Bank/ BER Economist Internship Programme 2025

Applications are now open for the 2025 Economist Internship Programme at the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) at Stellenbosch University.

Closing date: 28 June 2024 (9am)

The programme is in conjunction with the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).

Programme Purpose

The primary objective of the programme is to provide practical training to appropriately qualified graduates so that they can function as economists in the private and/or public sector.

The successful candidate(s) will work alongside BER economists for a year to gain experience in all aspects of business-orientated macroeconomic analysis.

Selection Criteria

Candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Hold an Honours or Masters degree in Economics (by January 2025) with macro-economics as a subject at post-graduate level
  • Be fluent in English
  • Possess excellent communication and writing skills

Employment with SARB

The successful candidate(s) will be full-time employed by the SARB and will spend their first year in training at the BER in Stellenbosch (from January 2025 to December 2025). Candidates will receive a competitive salary during the training year.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form below and upload the necessary documents to apply to the SARB/BER trainee programme.

Interviews will take place in July and August. Candidates must apply online by 28 June 2024 (9am).

Ntombi Bakaclana — [email protected] Tel: 021 808 9771

Shortlisted candidates will undergo psychometric assessments, an appropriate reference check and security clearance as part of the selection process.

Suitable candidates will be selected based on The SARB’s commitment to diversify its workforce.

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