The Presidency is offering a wide range of Internship opportunities in Pretoria from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 (12 months) to provide South African graduates and undergraduates with the opportunity to gain workplace experience in the field of work that they have studied. Interns will receive a stipend of R3 500 per month and need to apply before 16:30 on Friday the 7th of December 2012.

Below are the Business Units, the required Fields of Study, the Division within the Presidency in which specific Internships are available; their respective Duties and the Reference Numbers of the available Internship positions:


1. Business Units: The Ministry for Performance Monitoring & Evaluation
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Public Administration / Management (knowledge of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation will be an added advantage)
Division: (x1) Minister’s Private Office
Ref No: 93565/1
Duties: Assist with updating the expenditure tracking documents for the Ministry
  • Make travel arrangements for all Ministry staff
  • Prepare for meetings and arrange all related logistics
  • Assist with taking minutes as and when required
  • Type, photocopy, fax and scan documents.


2. Business Unit: The Ministry for Performance Monitoring & Evaluation
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Youth Development:
Division: Youth Desk (x1)
Ref No: 93565/2
Duties: Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filing of documents, ordering stationery, organising meetings, taking minutes, liaising with stakeholders and drafting letters.


3. Business Unit: Private Office of The President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Communications/Public Relations/ Journalism/Media/Research or relevant qualification. University of Technology students can apply if they require internships during their third year.
Division: Media Liaison (x1)
Ref No: 93565/3
Duties: Assist the Media Liaison unit in the following duties:
  • Creating and maintaining good relations between the Presidency and the media
  • Communicate Government programmes
  • Plan, coordinate and oversee the success of a media events
  • Media monitoring
  • Draft media
  • Update the media list.


4. Business Unit: Private Office of The President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Communications/Public Relations/ Journalism/Media/Research or relevant qualification. University of Technology students can apply if they require internships during their third year.
Division: Communications Research (x1)
Ref No: 93565/4
Duties: Conduct research on multiple topics such as political and social issues, towards draft documents and speeches
  • Write contributions towards speeches and other important documents
  • Draft messages, statements, articles and content that may be required
  • Participate in various other communication-related activities in the Presidency.


5. Business Unit: Private Office of The President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree International Relations or relevant qualification
Division: DDG’s Office (x1)
Ref No: 93565/5
Duties: Arrange meetings, workshops and provide administrative support to the Directorate
  • Track submissions
  • Liaise with the Department of International Relations to acquire briefing documents on envisaged international engagements
  • Draft correspondence and registers
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Draft routine correspondence and reports
  • File documents and maintain a correct filing system.


6. Business Unit: Private Office of The President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree Public Administration/Management or relevant qualification
Division: Support Services (x1)
Ref No: 93565/6
Duties:Provide administrative support to the Directorate
  • Track submissions
  • Draft correspondence and registers
  • Handle logistical arrangements for the Unit
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
  • Draft routine correspondence and reports
  • File documents and maintain a correct filing system.


7. Business Unit: Office of the Director General
Field of Study: National Diploma in Public Administration/Management
Division: Office of the Director General (x1)
Ref No: 93565/7
Duties: Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filingdocuments, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure.


8. Business Unit: Private Office of The Deputy President
Field of Study: Honours in Public Policy/Politics/ Development Studies
Division: Private Office of The Deputy President (x1)
Ref No: 93565/8
Duties: Research, policy briefs, analysis and speech writing.


9. Business Unit: Private Office of The Deputy President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Public Administration/Office Management/ Office Administration/Project Management
Division: Strategy & Special Projects (x1)
Ref No: 93565/9
Duties: Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia:
  • Correspondence management
  • Making travel arrangements forSenior Managers
  • Typing documents
  • Drafting agendas and taking minutes for meetings
  • Planning
  • Filing documents
  • Tracking budget expenditure for the unit: support integrated policy development and implementation
  • Monitoring and evaluating the implementation and outcomes of policies and programmes and the implementation of the planning framework
  • Preparing analytical reports and reviewing research reports, including providing support and analysis to the work of the Deputy President
  • Managing and supporting research projects
  • Preparing briefing notes, submissions and documents relating to Cabinet memoranda, Cabinet Makgotla, White Papers and other strategic reports
  • Assisting in coordination and facilitation of the Deputy President’s respective inter-ministerial councils, advisory boards, etc
  • Taking part in relevant structures such as reference teams, steering committees, task teams, etc
  • Contributing to strategic plans for and supporting strategic objectives of the Chief Directorate
  • Project management, e.g. design projects plans
  • Managing implementation
  • Projects monitoring and evaluation, etc.


10. Business Unit: Private Office of The Deputy President
Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Public Administration /Management/Politics
Division: Support Services (x1)
Ref No: 93565/10
Duties: Support Services 1 Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements , typing and preparing memoranda, draft reports and minute taking, photocopying, faxing, filing of documents, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure.


11. Business Unit: Communications Office of The Deputy President
Field of Study: Bachelor’s in Communications/Political Science/Public Relations
Division: Research Drafting and Speech Writing (x1)
Ref No: 93565/11
Duties: Conduct research on multiple topics such as political issues, demographic trends
  • Draft speeches, messages and statements and produce any other content that may be required by the Office of the Deputy President
  • Liaise with various stakeholders within and outside Government to obtain information required for the Deputy President’s engagements
  • Understand clients’ thinking and speak to recreate their distinct voice in written format.


    12. Business Unit: Communications Office of The Deputy President
    Field of Study: National Diploma/degree Communications and Media Liaison/ Public Relations/Journalism
    Division: Media Liaison (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/12
    Duties: Develop a media strategy and media plan
  • Produce communications material, including press releases, fact sheets, website copy, briefing notes for the media
  • Liaise with journalists and media outlets to facilitate contact and information flow between the Office of the Deputy President and the media
  • Identify media opportunities and advise the ODP on how to utilise them to communicate
  • Co-coordinate media events
  • Monitor the media and produce media trends and analysis.


    13. Business Unit: Protocol and Ceremonial Services
    Field of Study: National Diploma/Bachelor’s degree International Relations/Political Sciences
    Division: Ceremonial Services (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/13
    Duties: Provide general administrative support, photocopying, faxing and filing of documents
  • Assist with procurement-related duties such as obtaining quotations and follow up
  • Update a register of National Orders Nominees
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to obtain records and other information
  • Assist with preparation of major events
  • Make travel arrangements, process subsistence and travel forms.


    14. Business Unit: Protocol and Ceremonial Services
    Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Administration/International Relations
    Division: Protocol (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/14
    Duties: Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements for Protocol Officials, typing,photocopying, faxing, filing documents, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure
    • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders
    • Assist during preparation for major events
    • Make travel arrangements.


    15. Business Unit: Events Management
    Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Events Management/Hospitality (majoring in Events Management)/Public Relations (Events Management as a major)
    Division: Events Management (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/15
    Duties: Provide general administrative support to the Unit, inter alia, making travel arrangements, typing, photocopying, faxing, filing documents, ordering stationery and tracking expenditure.


    16 Business Unit: Legal and Executive Services
    Field of Study: LLB
    Division: Legal Services (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/16
    Duties: Legal Services in the Department.


    17 Business Unit: Legal and Executive Services
    Field of Study: LLB
    Division: Legal Executives (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/17
    Duties: Legal Executives in the Department.


    18 Business Unit: Legal and Executive Services
    Field of Study: National Diploma/degree in Public Administration/ Management
    Division: Administration (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/18
    Duties: Assist with general administration duties.


    19 Business Unit: Household and Accommodation
    Field of Study: N6 Electrical, Mechanical or Building
    Division: Handymen (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/19
    Duties: Identify and execute minor maintenance duties.


    20 Business Unit: Household and Accommodation
    Field of Study: National Diploma/BTech Cooking
    Division: Household Chef (x1)
    Ref No: 93565/20
    Duties: Passion for food and cooking
    • Food discipline and hygienic standards
    • Able to work under pressure and long hours
    • Able to work in a team. Candidates would be exposed to catering planning for events and functions, will prepare buffets for state visits and cook for the Principal, family and staff.

    Applicants must be graduates in any of the fields listed above, or undergraduate student where an internship IS a prerequisite to obtain their formal qualification.

    How to apply:

    Applications must be submitted on a Z83 form - click here to download - or obtainable from any Public Service department stating the field being applied for (choose from the above list); a CV together with certified copies of certificates, transcript, a letter from the institution for the undergraduates and an Identity Document.

    Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being considered. Employment security screening will be conducted on candidates relating to RSA citizenship, criminal record, credit record and verification of qualification. The outcome of this screening will determine suitability for employment.

    Who should apply?

    Unemployed youth: African graduates/postgraduates with a tertiary qualification in one of the above-mentioned fields of study who have not previously been employed in any internship programme.

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