The Department Of Public Service and Administration is offering Internship opportunities to unemployed graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the department’s core business.The department is therefore inviting applications for the Internship Programme that will run for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

Minimum Requirements

  • All applicants must be South African citizens
  • Must be between the ages of 18-35 years
  • Currently unemployed graduates
  • Must have never participated in an Internship programme before.

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Ministry Interns

Ref No:DEVP/01/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Public Administration

Office of Deputy Minister Interns

Ref No:DEVP/02/21/23

  • B-Degree in Law/LLB

Office of the Director General Interns

Ref No:DEVP/03/21/23

National Diploma/B- Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Office Administration

Office of the Standards Compliance Interns

Ref No:DEVP/04/21/23

National Diploma/B-Degree in:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Management
  • Statistics

Office of the Technical Assistance Unit Interns

Ref No:DEVP/05/21/23

National Diploma /B-Degree in:

  • Social Sciences
  • Public Administration

Supply Chain Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/06/21/23

National Diploma/B-Degree in:

  • Financial Management
  • Procurement
  • Logistics Management
  • or related field of study

Legal Services Interns

Ref No: DEVP/07/21/23

  • LLB Degree or equivalent degree in law

ICT Management Support Interns

Ref No: DEVP/08/21/23

National Diploma/B-Degree in:

  • Software Development
  • or related field of study

Communications Interns

Ref No: DEVP/09/21/23

National Diploma/B-Degree in:

  • Internet and Social Media
  • Marketing
  • Film and Video Technology
  • or related field of study

Workplace Environment Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/10/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Environmental Health and Safety or related field of study

Human Resource Planning, Employment & Performance Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/11/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Human Resource Management

Leadership Development Interns

Ref No: DEVP/12/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Management Development

Remuneration Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/13/21/23

National Diploma/B-Degree in:

  • Economics,
  • Human Resource Management
  • or related fields of study

Government Employee Housing Scheme Interns

Ref No: DEVP/14/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Software Development or related field of study

Negotiations, Labour Relations & Dispute Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/15/21/23

  • National Diploma/B- Degree in Labour Relations/ LLB

Knowledge Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/16/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in Communications

E-enablement & Ict Infrastructure Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/17/21/23

  • National Diploma/B – Commerce Degree in Information Systems/B – Tech in Public Administration

ICT Stakeholder Management Interns

Ref No: DEVP/18/21/23

  • National Diploma/B- Degree in Information Technology (Systems Development) or related field of study

Office of The Government Services Access & Improvement Interns

Ref No: DEVP/19/21/23

  • National Diploma/B-Degree in: Office Management

Institutional Assessments Interns

Ref No: DEVP/20/21/23

  • B-Degree in Public / Business Administration
  • B-Tech in Industrial Psychology/Organisational Development.

Citizens Relations & Public Participation Interns

National Diploma/ B-Degree in:

  • Social Science
  • Public Administration
  • Development Science

Please note the following:

Applicants who have benefited from previous internship programme or have formal employment in any of the above fields will not be considered.


  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Desire and potential to learn
  • Self-motivated
  • Prioritize tasks as needed

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted on the new Z83 (Download Here) and should be accompanied by copies of qualification(s), Identity Document and a comprehensive CV indicating duration of appropriate qualification and three reference persons with the following information: – Name and contact numbers; an indication of the capacity in which the reference is known to the applicant.

NB. Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified documents/copies on or before the day of the interviews

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