De Beers: Internships 2025

De Beers invites unemployed graduates to apply for Internship Programme 2025.

Internship Application Closing Date: 13 August 2025

Internship Location: Kathu, Northern Cape

We are seeking graduates who can bring new ideas and fresh approaches to help us in our quest: to discover ever safer, cleaner and more responsible ways of working that focus on the health and well-being of our colleagues and the people in the communities where we work.

We offer exciting opportunities to graduates who want to have a smarter future within mining.

You will initially join a two-year Graduate Development Program with the chance to make a difference in real projects and the opportunity to work across open cut or underground mining, putting you on the fast track towards a successful career in the mining industry.

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Hospitality Intern

  • Grade 12 and interest in Hospitality Management
  • All applications must strictly come from Amandelbult mine host communities.
  • Applications from outside the boundaries of Amandelbult complex host communities will not be considered. 

Ventilation Engineering Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in Mining Engineering within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Industrial Engineering Intern

  • Have completed a 4-year Industrial Engineering degree or currently completing 4th year which must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Safety Graduate / Intern

  • Have completed any Technical degree in mining disciplines (BSc Eng/BEng)/currently completing 4th year within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Civil Engineering Graduate

  • Have completed a 4 year Civil engineering degree or currently completing 4th year which must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

GeoTechnical Engineering / Hydrogeology Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in GeoTechnical Engineering or Hydrogeology within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.
  • Have no more than two years of relevant work experience.

Projects Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in Construction Management within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.
  • Have no more than two years of relevant work experience.

Competencies:

  • Have excellent academics.
  • Be team players with strong leadership potential.
  • Demonstrate drive, ambition and a passion for challenging work in our operations.
  • Actively participate in campus and community life.

How to apply

Hospitality Intern

  • Grade 12 and interest in Hospitality Management
  • All applications must strictly come from Amandelbult mine host communities.
  • Applications from outside the boundaries of Amandelbult complex host communities will not be considered. 

Apply Online for the Hospitality Internship Programme 2025


Ventilation Engineering Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in Mining Engineering within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Apply Online for the Ventilation Engineering Internship programme 2025


Industrial Engineering Intern

  • Have completed a 4-year Industrial Engineering degree or currently completing 4th year which must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Apply Online for the Industrial Engineering Internship programme 2025


Safety Graduate / Intern

  • Have completed any Technical degree in mining disciplines (BSc Eng/BEng)/currently completing 4th year within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Apply Online for the Safety Internship programme 2025


Civil Engineering Graduate

  • Have completed a 4 year Civil engineering degree or currently completing 4th year which must be due to complete the study by January 2025.

Apply Online for the Civil Engineering Internship programme 2025


GeoTechnical Engineering / Hydrogeology Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in GeoTechnical Engineering or Hydrogeology within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.
  • Have no more than two years of relevant work experience.

Apply Online for the GeoTechnical Engineering / Hydrogeology Graduate Internship 2025


Projects Graduate

  • Have completed a degree or postgraduate degree (Honours or Masters) in Construction Management within the last 2 years or must be due to complete the study by January 2025.
  • Have no more than two years of relevant work experience.

Apply Online for the Projects Graduate Internship 2025


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.