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The National Department of Mineral Resources is contributing towards skills development by providing opportunities to unemployed graduates to gain work experience in various skills areas. The Department is therefore inviting applications for the Internship Programme that runs for a period of twelve (12) months. Closing date for applications is 7 December 2012.


Salary: Minimum Stipend of R3 850 per month.

Centre: All Provinces.

Requirements: A National diploma/degree in any of the following disciplines/fields of study as stiplulated below:

1. Centre: Head Office

No of Interns: 33

Ref. No: DMR01INT

  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Engineering (Chemical/Metallurgy/ Mining)
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Environmental Science/Management
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Internal Auditing
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Supply Chain
  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Computer Science
  • Social Science
  • Business Administration
  • Human Resources Management/Development
  • Community Development
  • Organisational and Work Study
  • Management Services
  • Production Management
  • Speech/Creative Writing
  • Transport Management
  • Economics.

2. Centre: Gauteng

No of Interns: 3

Ref. No: DMR02INT

  • Geology
  • Mine Survey
  • Administration.

3. Centre: Mpumalanga

No of Interns: 4

Ref. No: DMR03INT

  • GIS
  • LLB
  • Administration.

4. Centre: Limpopo

No of Interns: 3

Ref. No: DMR04INT

  • Social Science
  • GIS
  • Geology.

5. Centre: Free State

No of Interns: 3

Ref. No: DMR05INT

  • Social Science
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Administration.

6. Centre: Northern Cape

No of Interns: 5

Ref. No: DMR06INT

  • Datametrics Information with GIS as a subject
  • LLB
  • Mining Engineering / Mine Surveying / Geology / Accounting / Auditing with Mine Economics or Mine Valuation as a subject
  • Administration.

7. Centre: Eastern Cape

No of Interns: 2

Ref. No: DMR07INT

  • LLB
  • Environmental Science.

    8. Centre: Western Cape

    No of Interns: 3

    Ref. No: DMR08INT

    • Environmental Management
    • LLB
    • B. Proc
    • Administration.

    9. Centre: North West

    No of Interns: 4

    Ref. No: DMR09INT

    • Geology
    • Social Science
    • Administration.

    10. Centre: KwaZulu-Natal

    No of Interns: 1

    Ref. No: DMR10INT

    • Mining Engineering / Mine Surveying / Geology / Accounting / Auditing with Mine Economics or Mine Valuation as a subject.

    Applicants must also have the following key competencies:

    Skills: ♦ Good report writing.

    Communication: Good communication (verbal and written) skills.

    Creativity: Innovative
    ♦ Articulate 
    ♦ Good listener
    ♦ Ability to work within a team.

    Applications must be accompanied by a fully completed Z83 form (download it, here) stating the occupation applied for and the centre as well as a recently updated CV, certified copies of qualifications, academic transcripts (academic record) of a three year qualification or higher and ID. Failure to submit the requested documents will result in your application not being considered.

    Applications will only be considered from South African citizens, age between 18 and 35 years of age. Candidates who have already participated in an internship programme in any Government department will NOT be considered. Please take note that no applications received after the closing date will be considered.

    Please take note that all qualifications are subject to verification. Successful candidates will be appointed on a 12 months contract, from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014.

    ENQUIRIES: Ms Nomvuyo Sam, Tel: 012 444 3722.

    Please forward your application to:

    The Director-General
    Department of Mineral Resources
    Private Bag X59
    0007 or hand-deliver at:
    Travenna Campus
    70 Meintjies Street
    Pretoria for the attention of: Ms Nomvuyo Sam.

    Short-listed candidates will be subjected to an interview to determine their suitability. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Persons appointed will be subjected to security clearance processes.

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