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Internships: KZN Dept of Economic Development

Location: KwaZulu-Natal

Closing Date: 31 October 2022

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs is implementing the Internship Programme as part of its contribution to skills development initiatives as expressed in the NSDS III, NGP, PGDS, NDP Vision 2030 objectives by inviting unemployed graduates to participate in the programme that will provide them with valuable work experience and increase their opportunities towards employment.

The program offered is fully-structured and the Department will pay successful interns a monthly stipend/allowance.

Applications are invited from interested applicants in possession of a relevant three (3) year degree or National Diploma or above from a recognized University or University of Technology, to undertake workplace training that shall run for the period of 24 months

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Ministry Interns

Ref No: Min23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Office Management

OHOD Interns

Ref No: OfficeSupprt23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Business Management

Governance & Strategy MGT Interns

Ref No: Public Entities/23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Internal Audit,
  • Cost Accounting,
  • Accounting,
  • Public Administration/Management
  • Financial Management;
  • LLB/Bachelor of Law

Strategic Planning Interns

Ref No: StrtgicPl23.25

  • Post graduate in Social Science
  • Humanities faculties Honours in Public Policy
  • or Masters in Development Studies

Monitoring & Evaluation Interns

Ref No: M&E23.25

Post Bachelor or Post graduate in:

  • Policy & Development
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics

Financial Management Services Interns

Ref No: SCM23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Public Management
  • Bcom in Supply Chain
  • Public Admin

Finance Budget Interns

Ref No: Finance Bud23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Management Accounting
  • Financial management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost & Management accounting

Assets Management Interns

Ref No: Assets23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Financial Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Cost & Management Accounting

Internal Control Interns

Ref No: InternalC23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Internal Auditing
  • Auditing
  • Accounting

Corporate Services Interns

Ref No: HRM23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Management
  • Public Administration

Information Techn Interns

Ref No: IT23.25

  • National Diploma /Degree in: Information Technology

Telecommunication​​​​​​​ Interns

Ref No: TELCOM23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Electrical Engineering in telecommunication
  • Electronics Communication

Legal Services​​​​​​​ Interns

Ref No: LEGAL23.25

  • National Diploma /Degree in: BA Law; LLB

Communication Interns

Ref No: COM23.25

  • ND in Graphic Design
  • Degree in Fine Arts

Auxiliary Services Interns

Reference No: 

  1. AUX23.25(Registry);
  2. AUX23.25(Facilities)
  3. AUX23.25 (Fleet mgt)

National Diploma /Degree in:

  1. Public Admin
  2. Public Management

Risk and Integrity Management​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Ref No: RISK23.25

National Diploma /Degree in:

  • Risk Management
  • Internal Auditing

Internal Audit Management​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Ref No: AUDIT23.25

  • National Diploma /Degree in: Auditing

Integrated Economic Development/IEDS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Ref No: SMME23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Economics
  • Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Developmental Studies
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • or related qualification

RLED Interns (RLED-PDMT23.25)

Reference No: RLED-PDMT23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Social Science
  • or equivalent

RLED Interns (RLED- PRJC23.25)

Reference No: RLED- PRJC23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Social Science
  • Human Resource Development
  • Development Studies

NB. Candidate must have a strong research background and good administration skills

BEE/YEE​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: ECONEMP23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Business Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Commerce
  • Business Management
  • Accounting or Financial Management
  • Policy & Development Studies

Business Regulations​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: BUSREG23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Business Admin/Business Management
  • Public Admin
  • Law
  • Policy & Legislation
  • Project Management

Consumer Protection Interns

Reference No: CONS23.25

  • National Diploma / Degree in: BA Law/LLB

Trade, Sector and Tourism Development​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: TOURISM23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Tourism Mgt
  • Eco Tourism
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Heritage, Arts & Tourism,
  • BA Tourism

Trade & Investment Promotions​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: TRADE&INV23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Economics
  • or International Trade
  • or related qualification

District Operations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: DISTROP23.25

National Diploma / Degree in: 

  • Public Admin
  • Business Management
  • Office Management

Clothing, Textile & Footwear Industry​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: CL&TXL23.25

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Clothing Management
  • Textile Technology

Automotive & Foundry Industries​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: AUT23.25

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Bcom in General Management
  • Business Management

Maritime & Logistic Services​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: MAR23.25

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Economics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Maritime Studies (Shore Based) or Shipping & Logistics.

Creative Industries​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: CREATINDSTR23.25

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Management
  • or related qualification

Technology, Innovation and Digitisation Industry Interns

Reference No: ICT23.25

Qualification in:

  • Bachelor of Science SC
  • Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electronics
  • Information Systems: Honours

Chemicals & Mineral Beneficiation Interns

Reference No: CHEM23.25

Qualification in:

  • Bachelor of Science (Chemistry or Biochemistry)
  • BTech in Chemistry

Agribusiness & Agro processing Interns

Reference No: AGRI23.25

Bachelor of Science:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Management
  • or related degree

Economic Research, strategy and Planning​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: KNWLGEMGT23.25

Qualification in:

  • ND/Degree in Library & Information Management
  • Degree in Knowledge Management
  • or equivalent

Research & Dev​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: R&D23.25

  • Qualification in: Honours in Economic

Policy & Planning​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Interns

Reference No: P&P23.25

  • Qualification in: Bachelor degree in Economics

Environmental Management Services Interns

Reference No: ENVIRO23.25

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Law
  • Natural Sciences

Please note, Applicants must:

  • Be South African citizen
  • Reside in KZN
  • Be Unemployed graduates between the age of 18-35
  • People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • Be Unemployed graduates who have not been exposed to the internship programme before
  • Be Prepared to enter into a contractual agreement with the department
  • Not have participated in an internship programme before at any government department or municipality



An updated detail CV as well as copies of qualifications (including Junior/Senior certificate), identity document, and drivers’ license where applicable and any other relevant documents must accompany your application. Please attach a full academic record indicating individual modules or courses. Those who have studied at Private Higher Institutions are also directed to provide Credit Certificate indicating the number of credits the qualification holds.

NB. Such copies need not be certified when applying for a post. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following communication from Human Resources.

Forward Applications to:

Senior Manager: Human Resource Management & Development

The Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs

P/Bag X 9152



For Attention: Ms. M Mngoma


Hand Delivered at the following address at reception: The Department of Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street (former Loop Street), Pietermaritzburg, 3201

Please note:

  • The form must be completed in full, originally signed and dated. All required information on the Z83 must be provided.
  • Failure to complete or disclose all information will automatically disqualify the applicant.
  • Should an applicant be in possession of a foreign qualification it must be accompanied by evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Enquiries should be directed to: Ms. M Mngoma (033) 264 2684 / 081 415 5912

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