CSIR: Internship: Artificial Intelligence (Pretoria)

Internship: Artificial Intelligence (AI)


(Twelve-month contract)


About the job:

The CSIR has an Internship opportunity for an Intern in the Emerging Digital Technologies for fourth Industrial Revolution (EDT4IR) Research Centre within the Next Generation Enterprises and Institutions Cluster. The purpose of the Internship is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience through providing technical support to the research and development team with the designing, development and implementation of AI systems architecture and solutions. This position is based in Pretoria.


For more information about the cluster, please visit https://www.csir.co.za/nextgen-enterprises-and-institutions.


Key responsibilities:

Under supervision, the Intern will be required to:

Develop innovative solutions in AI and remain well-versed in new technologies in the evolving AI space;

Contribute towards science engineering and technology (SET) activity outputs e.g. reports, guidelines, system requirements, peer-reviewed publications, and technology and software packages;

Support research work related to AI;

Conduct desktop research and literature search;

Conduct data collection and capturing;

Remain current in field of expertise with respect to new approaches in tools, methods or technologies.



Qualifications, skills and experience:

A Bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, information technology or related field;

An Honour’s or Master’s degree will be advantageous;

Knowledge of AI/Machine Learning and software development in AI Technologies will be advantageous;

Good understanding of computer science fundamentals and programming skills;

Good quantitative skills (mathematics/statistics/computer science);

Ability to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary team;

Problem-solving, solution-seeking orientation;

Good communication, presentation and writing skills.


Closing date: 12 November 2020


PLEASE NOTE THAT FEEDBACK WILL BE GIVEN TO SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES ONLY.


For more info, please contact the CSIR Recruitment Centre on 012 841 4774 or email us at Recruitment03@csir.co.za


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