TIPS Interns

TIPS offers internships to qualified people to gain professional experience in the economic policy challenges and responses in South Africa and the continent.

Candidates should have the following:

  • A Masters degree in Economics (or be in the process of completing one).
  • A professional or study background on themes related TIPS's focus areas. Specifically, prior research pertaining to technology and innovation, manufacturing value chains, natural resources and/or network infrastructure would be an advantage.

Applicants should also meet the following requirements:

  • A sound knowledge of Excel and a proven ability to handle a data analysis package.
  • Proven writing and presentation skills, with excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Proven ability to work with others as well as independently and to adhere strictly to deadlines.

Internships are for a period of three to six months. For questions and general information about the programme please contact Edmore Nyanhonga at


Lwanda Madlanga has a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Johannesburg and an Honours degree in Economics from the University of Pretoria. His research interests are foreign direct investment, industrial policy, international trade, special economic zones and competition policy. He has worked in the private sector including for the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and STANLIB Asset Management.
Richard Thabang McCamel graduated at the North West University (NWU) in 2015 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics and International Trade. Thereafter he enrolled for a B.Com (Honours) in economics and graduated Cum Laude in 2016. In 2017, he further pursued his MCom in Economics which he also graduated Cum Laude in 2018. While doing his B.Com (Honours) in Economic, Richard was appointed by the Department of Economic sciences at NWU as a supplementary instructor (student tutor) and a marker for international trade, facilitating extra classes for first-year economics students and grading second-year international trade students. While working…