South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Graduate Development Program Data Science Internship 2025

Deadline: 30th of April, 2024

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Graduate Development Program Data Science Internship for 2025 is now accepting applications.For January 2025, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) will be accepting applications for its one-year Data Science Graduate Development Program. The program is open to bright postgraduates.

The preservation of pricing and financial stability is how the SARB contributes to the economic prosperity of South Africans. It is in charge of overseeing the financial industry in South Africa, managing interest rates, designing and distributing banknotes and coins, establishing the minimum amount of cash that banks must hold, and making sure that the banking industry and the larger financial system remain stable.


Graduates will be placed in the Business Systems and Technology Department within the SARB, from January 2025 to December 2025. During the programme, graduates will attend various learning interventions at the SARB Academy, including technical training. The programme offers opportunities for a Data Science track, and graduates will work in a Data Lab environment from time to time, on various use cases.

Duration of the programme: One year


To be considered, candidates must have a postgraduate qualification or be in the process of completing a postgraduate qualification (ideally completed the course work) in one of the following fields:

  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive Analytics Modelling
  • Statistics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Economics with Econometrics
  • Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Business Mathematics and Informatics.

Additional requirements

  • Coding with R and/or Python;
  • be a South African citizen;
  • be a curious, innovative and self-motivated individual with strong analytical skills;
  • have a proven track record of academic excellence with an overall average mark of 70% and above; and
  • have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Click here to apply

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