DTI Internship Programme for 2020

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites graduates to apply for internship opportunities for a period of 24 months commencing on 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2022.


Through the Internship Programme, the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is committed to providing opportunities for qualifying candidates to gain skills, knowledge and experience whilst at the same time, positioning themselves for active and meaningful participation in the labour market.

Aspiring Public Servants, who share the vision of the dti of a dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity and who value intellectual and operational excellence as well as quality relationships are encouraged to apply for this exciting programme.

Interns will receive a monthly stipend starting from R6 000.00 in accordance with their highest qualification at the time of appointment.

Applicants who have already participated in any Government Internship Programme will not be considered and if it is found that this was the case after appointment, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect.


  • Applications are invited from unemployed South African citizens
  • Aged between 18 and 35 years’ who
  • Have completed a 3-year National Diploma/Degree or an equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification in

Any of the fields of study listed below:

Public Administration or Management/Business Management or Administration/Law/Social Sciences/ Statistics/Economics/Research/Accounting/Cost and Management/Administration/Labour Relations/Labour Law/Facilities Management/Quantity Survey/Property Management/Project Management/ Contract Management/Economic Development/Agricultural Economics/Internal Audit/Financial Information Systems/ Supply Chain Management/Events Management/Human Resource Management/Financial Management/ Public Policy/Information Technology/Policy Development/Development Studies/Econometrics/Political Economy/International Relations.

Interpersonal Skills: Good interpersonal skills, professionalism and integrity, ability to work under pressure, deadline driven.


Applications must be submitted on a signed Z83 Form – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM

Z83 Form – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORM, obtainable from any Public Service department and must be accompanied by a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualification (including Matric Certificate), academic record and Identity Document.

Failure to provide required documents will disqualify applicants.

Applicants must clearly indicate the reference number on the Z83 form.

A separate application should be submitted for each internship position applied for.

It is the applicants responsibility to have international qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

All qualifications will be subjected to verification. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within two (2) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The Department of Trade and Industry is committed to the achievement of and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially of race, gender and disability.

The successful candidates must be analytical and have high attention to detail. They should have an understanding of government systems and processes. Ambitious and willingness to learn. Good academic performance will serve as an added advantage Application process: Applications must either be delivered to the dti campus or via the post.


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