Opportunities at IGD

Positions are advertisied below these category descriptions.

Staff positions

From time to time, the IGD looks for energetic, intelligent and interested analysts and administrators to fill vacancies when they become available. Some of these vacancies are advertised in the media and the website.


The Institute also hires graduate students working on their Masters and PhD degrees in relevant social science fields as interns for period ranging from six to 12 months every year. Please write to the Head of Institute for Global Dialogue: philani@igd.org.za, six months before the intended fellowship period. Volunteers are also welcome to write to the IGD explaining their areas of interest and intentions. 

Student assistants

The IGD also offers opportunities for senior students studying towards administrative and financial diplomas and degree to serve as student assistants on volunteer basis. This offers students opportunities to acquire much needed experience in areas such as secretarial admin, book-keeping, financial accounting, website management, event management, protocol services and marketing.  Those interested in these experiential learning opportunities may write to info@igd.org.za or call 012 337 6082


The IGD welcomes international researchers on short self-funded research visits to SA and the region to spend some time at the IGD. Given the fact that competition for office space is usually high, those planning to take short research residence with the IGD are encouraged to write to the Director (zondi@igd.org.za) six months in advance. Spaces are not guaranteed until a written notice to that effect is issued.

Diplomatic fellowships

The IGD also welcomes former diplomats who are interested in research and analysis of foreign policy and diplomacy or in writing their memoirs using IGD’s space. The target is on post-apartheid retiring diplomats that want an opportunity to debrief and reflect on their past work. This is subject to availability of space and support funds. Please write to the Director at philani@igd.org.za six months before the intended fellowship period.

Mr Aziz Pahad, the former deputy minister of foreign affairs, is writing his diplomatic memoirs using office space at the IGD.

2018 Baccalaureate Distance Learning (Matric) Program

The Centre for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies (CLACS) has the pleasure to announce the following opportunity to study at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (B@UNAM). Calls are open for the 2018 Baccalaureate Distance Learning (Matric) Program from 19 February to 11 March 2018 for Spanish speaking students interested in distance education in the B@UNAM Program. Please see the following link containing more information www.bunam.unam.mx


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