Government Internships In South Africa.

Most sectors of Government has internships made available each year. The fields, requirements, stipends and application processes differ slightly.

However, we have included information that can be found with most Departments here. This will aid you in finding an internship that is ideal for you.

All Departments of Government support the labour laws, equity act and seek young talented candidates for a variety of internships.

Unemployed graduates, people with disability and those from previously disadvantaged communities are all welcome to apply.

Most of the internships will run for a period of 12 months. During this time, candidates will receive a stipends, while gaining invaluable knowledge and experience.

The Government Departments aim to enhance the youth’s development, foster scare skills and create an economically stable community.

Internships will be advertised via media print, online platforms as well as through University campus career offices.

Government Internships Available
If all Departments of Government is taken into consideration, the fields available for interns are vast.

Candidates may want to look at one of the following fields, but note that there are more fields available with the departments.

Administration
Office Administration
Public Relations
Human Resources
Public Administration
Business Administration
Asset Management
Finance
Accounting
Auditing
Law / Legal
Communications
Media Studies
Journalism
Information Technology
Call Centre Management
Call Centre Customer Relations Management
Supply Chain
Marketing
Logistics
Development Studies
Environmental Management
Analytical Chemistry
Natural Science
System Development
Waste and Pollution Management
Town Planning
Marine Science
Oceanography
Zoology
Travel and Tourism
Social Science
Police Administration
Ecology
Animal Science
Computer Engineering
Health Economics
Performing Arts Technology
Audio Visual Arts
Strategic Management
Risk Management
Photography
Graphic Designing
Political studies – International Relations
Programming
Networking.

Many of these can be found with the following departments:

Department of Justice
Department of Correctional Services
Department of Education
Department of Health
Department of Science and Technology
Department of Public Services and Administration
Department of Arts and Culture
Department of Public Works
Department of Roads and Transport
Department of Environmental Affair
Government Internships Requirements
If you would like to apply for an internship with any of the Government Departments the following requirements will have to be met. Depending on the

Department, there may be additional requirements.

Candidates must be a South African citizen and possess a valid South African ID
Candidates must live in South Africa
Candidates must be unemployed
Candidates must be fluent in English (Speak, Read & Write)
Each Department has an age restriction, however most require candidates by under 35 years of age
Candidates must not have a criminal record
Candidates must hold a degree or qualification within the field that they are applying for
Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae with contactable references
Candidates must have great team spirit, be willing and eager to work with good inter-personal skills
Candidates are also urged to submit a covering letter. Included here ought to be your interests, hobbies, extra activities and motivation for your application.

Application
The Government internships application process will differ for each Department. For general enquiries about all internships and Departments that have availability contact: 012 – 4416735.
Applications to the Justice Department enquiries can be directed to the following people:
Mr. Anthony Canham
074 8234 495
Ms. Samantha Fisher
078 4605 121
Ms. Kgomotso Mogashoa
074 5820 768
Each Regional or National Department of Justice has its own application process. Applications thus need to be directed to such office, including the applicable placement number for your center of choice. The applications can be directed to the following postal addresses:
National Office – The Director-General
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Private Bag X81
Pretoria
0001
Gauteng – The Regional Head
Private Bag X6
Johannesburg
2000
North West – The Regional Head
Private Bag X2033
Mmabatho
2735
Limpopo – The Regional Head
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Private Bag X9526
Polokwane
0700
Mpumalanga – The Regional Head
Private Bag X11249
Nelspruit
1200
Free State – The Regional Head
Private Bag X20578
Bloemfontein
9300
Kwazulu-Natal – The Regional Head
Private Bag X54372
Durban
4000
Western Cape – The Regional Head
Private Bag X9171
Cape Town
8000
Eastern Cape
The Regional Head
Private Bag X9065
East London
5200
Northern Cape – The Regional Head
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
Private Bag X6106
Kimberley
8300.

Applications to the Department of Science and Technology enquiries, can be directed as follow:

For any additional enquiries, candidates may contact the support desk at: 012 – 481 4202 or send an e-mail to: supportdesk@nrf.ac.za.
Applications to the Department of Arts and Culture are not available currently, however enquiries can be made at: 012 – 441 3486 or send an e-mail to: info@dac.gov.za
Applications to the Department of Public Services and Administration can be made via this FORM.
Once you have completed your application fully, attached all relevant documentation and are sure it is signed, you may post or hand deliver it.

Applications that are e-mailed or faxed through will NOT be considered.
Please address your application to:
Mr. Themba Nkolwana
Department of Public Services and Administration
Private Bag X916
Pretoria
0001
Or alternatively hand deliver to:
Mr. Themba Nkolwana
Batho Pele House
116 Johannes Ramokhoase Street (formerly known as Proes Street)
Cnr. Johannes Ramokhoase and Sophie De Bruin Street
Pretoria
0001
Applications to the Department of Environmental Affairs can be made using this FORM. Please ensure you attach all documentation required, these must be certified copies, NOT your originals, and also a curriculum vitae. Any and all enquiries can be directed to the following people or departments:
Director – Sector Education, Training and Development
012 – 3999 922
E-Mail: tmathiba@envoronment.gov.za
Call Center
086 1112 468
E-Mail: callcentre@environment.gov.za
Switch Board
012 3999 000

Closing Date : 30 October 2021

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