Department of Social Development is offering exciting opportunities to suitable candidates for potential placement in our internship programme.

The intention is to give practical work experience to those students who require In-Service Training to obtain their qualification and those recently graduated but unemployed and require exposure in a work environment. Youth from all Race and Gender categories are encouraged to apply for the internship.

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Information Technology Interns

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Information Technology
  • Information Management
  • Business Analysis
  • Informatics
  • Computer Science
  • Financial Information Systems
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information Science

Procurement and Finance Interns

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Financial Management
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics

Candidate Architect Interns

  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)
  • B Tech Architectural studies

Research and Policy Development Interns

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Development studies,
  • Development economics,
  • policy Development,
  • Public Administration

Candidate Quantity Surveyor Interns

  • BSC Quantity Surveyor
  • B Tech Quantity Surveyor

Candidate Construction Project Administrator Interns

  • Any National Diploma or Degree in any Built Environment

Candidate Electrical Engineer Interns

  • BSC: Electrical Engineer
  • BEng Electrical Engineer

Psychology Interns

  • BA Psychology with honours
  • Must have an interest in Clinical Psychology

Monitoring and Evaluation Interns

National Diploma / Degree in

  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Public Management
  • Social Science
  • Public Administration
  • Development Studies
  • Public Governance

Child and Youth Care Work  Interns

  • FETC NOF Level 4 or S in Child and Youth Care

Administration and Transport Inerns

National Diploma / Degree in

  • Business Administration
  • Office Admin
  • Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Fleet Management

NOF Level or 5 in Business / Office Administration


Ethics Interns

National Diploma / Degree in

  • Public Management
  • Philosophy
  • Corporate Governance

Change Management Interns

National Diploma / Degree in

  • Public Management
  • Business Management
  • Information Resource Management

OHS  Interns

National Diploma / Degree in

  • Public Management with NOF Level S SAMTRAC Certificate

Business Continuity Management Interns

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Public Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Management

Human Resource Management Interns

  • FETC NOF Level 4 or 5 in: Human Resources
  • National Diploma/B Degree in: Human Resources
  • National Diploma/BA  in:
  1. Management Services,
  2. Operations Management,
  3. Productivity Management,
  4. Industrial Psychology

Auxiliary Nursing Interns

  • Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing and must be registered with The South African Nursing Council,
  • Statement of results to be attached to application

Community Development Interns

  • FETC NOF Level 4 or 5 in Community Development
  • National Diploma/B Degree in: Community Development

Demography/Population Studies Interns

National Diploma/B degree in:

  • Demography
  • Population Studies

Internal Auditing Interns

National Diploma/B degree in:

  • Internal Auditing,
  • Risk Management
  • Forensic Investigation

Internal Auditing Interns

National Diploma/B degree in:

  • Internal Auditing,
  • Risk Management
  • Forensic Investigation

Records Management Interns

  • National Diploma in: Records Management

Communications Interns

National Diploma/B degree in:

  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Public Relations
  • Social Media
  • Web Management

Institutional Based Care (Ga-Rankuwa area only) Interns

  • FETC NOF Level 4 or 5 in Institutional Based Care

Legal Services Interns

  • LLB

Social Work Interns

  • BA: Social Work

NB. Successful candidates will be placed in any of the Department’s Regions and Institutions in: Ekurhuleni, Tshwane, Sedibeng, West Rand and Johannesburg where the need has been identified and will be expected to enter a 24-month contract that is anticipated to commence between April and July 2023

How to Apply

Download Z83 Application Form

Applications should include: 

The Z83 application form, CV with certified copies of relevant Qualification and ID document.

Submitt Applications: All applications should be submitted to the nearest Social Development office or institution.

NB. Students should be prepared to be placed throughout all regions and institutions within the Gauteng Department of Social Development. No incomplete faxed or emailed applications shall be considered.

Enquiries: – Thoko Mcira 011 355 7659 or Khabo Malgas 011 355 7967

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