1. Internship Positions
The Economic and Social Research Foundation offers internship opportunities to students for academic credit up to Masters Level. All internship positions are non-paid - and therefore students are expected to provide proof that they can meet their cost of living including medical coverage/insurance while in Dar es salaam/at ESRF for the internship.

We accept qualified and enthusiastic students who have interest in Economic Policy and Management, Public Administration, Political Science, Economics, Finance/Accounting, Computer Science, International Trade, International Development Studies and other social science related research topics. Since computer skills are helpful in all areas of activities you shall be involved in at ESRF, students should have knowledge of some basics of computer applications. Students should also have excellent verbal and written communication skills, should be willing to work under constraints, abide by professional standards and be trusted with sensitive and confidential materials.

While at ESRF, students will be trained to research, analyze information and prepare reports and/or proposals. The duties that may be assigned to students include proposal writing, data collection and analysis, research report writing and other special projects. All students accepted for internship positions at ESRF shall be assigned supervisors with whom they shall work throughout their stay at the foundation. We encourage students to be open minded and willing to learn and adapt to new research techniques and methodologies as may be required in the various assignments they are involved in from time to time.

ESRF will report back to the candidates' respective institutions on any progress and misconduct related to the attached candidates.

2. Work Schedule
Work schedules are flexible, depending upon individual office requirements.

3. How to Apply
To apply for internship opportunities, submit the following in one complete package to the address below:

  • Cover letter discussing career goals, computer skills, and your area of interest
  • Resume
  • Official university/college transcript(s); undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
  • Two current letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak for your background and skills in the performing arts and/or arts administration and your ability to learn. Letters must arrive in sealed envelopes with the signature of the letter writer appearing across the envelope flap.
  • A letter from your sponsor/learning institutions confirming that you shall be able to finance your stay in Dar es Salaam and throughout your engagement with ESRF.
All materials submitted become the confidential property of the Economic and Social Research Foundation.

4. Application Deadlines
All applications and related materials must arrive in one package and must be written in English or have a certified translation. They should reach ESRF 2 months prior to the commencement of the field attachment. An official acceptance letter shall be sent to the successful applicant(s) within two to four weeks after the deadline to confirm the dates of their internship period. If you donŐt hear from us after that time please consider your application unsuccessful.
When reporting, the successful applicant(s) will be required to produce this acceptance letter to ESRF.

5. Foreign Students

  • Foreign students whose applications for internship positions at ESRF are successful will be required to process for appropriate visa and work permit before coming to Tanzania. The Foundation does not process these permits but may, upon request, issue a letter of confirmation that may be used to process for the permit at the Tanzanian high commission/embassy in the applicantŐs country.
  • Any successful applicants who report without appropriate work/research permit will be automatically disqualified (tourist visa is not acceptable)
  • Applicants who are successful will be required to arrange for their accommodation in Dar es Salaam on their own and at their earliest convenience.

ESRFs activities are supported by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC)