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Purpose of the Graduate Internship:

CIPC (a member of the dti) is committed to youth skills development by providing graduates with opportunities to gain work experience to complement their studies. Applicants are invited for an Internship Programme that would run for a period of 24 months. Interns will be placed in our Sunnyside Office (Pretoria).

As contemplated by Cabinet in December 2002, Internship is a public service graduate work experience programme targeting unemployed graduates. It gives students workplace experience or an opportunity to practice the work skills that they have studied and will practice in the future.


Beneficiaries of the Internship programme:

  • Unemployed South African graduates from higher education institutions who have completed their degrees/diplomas.
  • Unemployed graduates who have not been exposed to work experience related to the area of study that they have completed.
  • Applicants must be between ages of 18 to 35 years old.

Minimum Requirements:

Field of study                                              Qualification/s                                                                                                    

Natural Science (10 Interns)        Minimum requirement is MSc degree in the following fields (Chemistry/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Biotechnology/ Environmental Sciences)

Physical Science (3 Interns)         B. Degree (Physics). Honours/ Masters is desirous.

Engineering (13 Interns)              B. Engineering/ B.Tech in (Mining/ Mechanical/ Electrical/

Civil/ Metallurgy/ Textile). Honours/ Masters is desirous.

Information  Technology (4 Interns)   Information Technology/ Computer Engineering/ Computer Science).

Honours/ Masters is desirous.


Interns are offered R25 000.00 Stipend per month

Other Information:

Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Please ensure that you have uploaded and attached an updated CV and academic transcript of your highest/relevant qualification when you submit your application (As one attachment). If you do not hear from us within two months of the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful. It will be expected of candidates to be available for selection interviews on a date, time and place as determined by CIPC. Background verification, including criminal record and citizenship checks, as well as a competency assessment, will form part of the selection process. It is the applicants’ responsibility to have their foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

CIPC is an equal opportunity employer and would, therefore, be guided by the principle of Employment Equity when considering the applications. CIPC upholds a right to place or not to place applicants based on its needs and requirements.

People living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Kindly note that faxed, emailed, hand-delivered and or posted applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 22 February 2019

Work Level
25000.00 – 25000.00
Short Term
EE Position

To apply for this job please visit cipc.mcidirecthire.com.

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