Internship Opportunities (3 Posts Available).

    The Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), is an independent research institution, based in Dar es Salaam with more than 20 years of experience in conducting policy-enhancing research; strengthening capabilities in policy analysis and decision making as well as articulating and improving understanding of policy options in the public sector; private sector; civil society; and the development partners. As a Think-Tank, ESRF is ranked highly in the areas of Social and Economic research issues in Tanzania, East Africa and among others in Africa and the world.

    The Foundation seeks dynamic and highly motivated professionals for its research training program. The institution hosts university graduates as interns for the mentoring and coaching program thus equipping them with skills especially in the areas of conducting and disseminating their own research. This 12 months programme allows individuals to acquire the skills and knowledge required to undertake sound policy research by expanding on their research techniques relevant to economic and social policy. Thus the program is designed to provide candidates with an opportunity to gain meaningful work experience and expose them to policy research.


    As Research Trainees, candidates will have a chance to enhance their skills in carrying out research, analyzing information, preparing reports and/or proposals.


    • The ideal candidates must possess a minimum of Upper Second Class Honors degree with a GPA of 4.0+ or a good Masters Degree in the field of Social Sciences preferably Economics
    • Excellent written, verbal communication and oral presentation skills (Fluency in English and Swahili)
    • Strong organizational and prioritization skills required as well as the ability to work independently and in a team
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure
    • Candidates are expected to be recent graduates (not beyond 2014)


    Interested Candidates should submit:

    • An Application letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV) with current email and phone number
    • Scanned/ certified copies of certificates
    • Two letters of recommendation from two current professional referees

    Your application must be received by February 22nd, 2016, using the address below:

    Executive Director,
    Economic and Social Research Foundation,
    51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estates ,
    P.O. Box 31226 ,
    Dar es Salaam.

    Email: Please indicate “Research Trainee” in the subject line. We do not encourage telephone enquiries. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and only finalists will be contacted.

    Last updated on 2016-02-08

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)