Opportunities for Internship (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 and among Eastern, Central and Southern Africa countries.

    The Foundation seeks dynamic and highly motivated professionals for its research training program. The institution hosts university graduates as interns for mentoring and coaching program thus equipping them with skills especially in the areas of conducting and disseminating their own research. This 12 months program allows individuals to acquire skills and knowledge required for undertaking 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 participate in day to day program activities of ESRF including preparation of project proposals, analyzing data, preparation of research reports, presenting research findings in various forums as well as organizing capacity activities.


      i) 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.
      ii) Excellent written, verbal communication and oral presentation skills (Fluency in English and Swahili)
      iii) Strong organizational and prioritization skills required as well as the ability to work independently and in a team
      iv) Good interpersonal skills
      v) Multi-tasking skills and ability to work under pressure
      vi) Candidates are expected to be recent graduates (not beyond 2015)


    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

    deadline for receiving applications is Friday, 19th May 2017. Interested applicants should direct their applications to the address below

    Executive Director
    Economic and Social Research Foundation
    51 Uporoto Street, Ursino Estates
    P. O. Box 31226
    Or Email trainings@esrf.or.tz

    Please indicate “Research Trainee” in the subject line. The Economic and Social Research Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who won’t receive feedback by Friday 26th May 2017 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

    Last updated on 2017-05-08

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)