The 2025 Dept of Labour Graduate Internships Opened

The Department of Employment and Labour has opened Graduate Internships for the 2025 academic year and is inviting all applicants to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 06 September 2025

Stipend: R6 083, 99 per annum

The internship is meant to provide work exposure to 58 graduates for a period of twenty (24) months.

LEARNERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Office Of The Coo (PME) Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/40HO

National Diploma / Degree in:

  • Public Administration and Management
  • Project Management
  • Statistics

Office Of The Coo (Operations) Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/41HO

B-Degree/B-Tech in:

  • Operations Management
  • Business
  • Public Administration and Management

Office Of The DG Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/42HO

National Diploma/Degree :

  • B Commerce related
  • Public Administration
  • Management
  • Risk management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Office Administration
  • Management
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Governance

Financial Management Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/43HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Business Management
  • Transport & Logistics Management
  • Contract Management
  • Public Admin/Management.

Office Of The DDG: Corporate Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/44HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Business Administration.

Employee Relations Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/45HO

LLB/ National Diploma/ Degree in Labour Relations


Legal Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/46HO

Degree in: LLB


Communication Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/47HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Public Relations
  • Communication
  • Public Administration

ICT Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/48HO

National Diploma/ B Degree in ICT


OHS Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/49HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health & Occupational Hygiene.

Statutory And Advocacy Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/50HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • LLB Degree
  • Office Management
  • Public Management
  • Administration.

Office Of The DDG: IES Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/52HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Office Management
  • Public Management
  • Administration

ES Board Secretariat Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/53HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Public Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Psychology

SCM Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/54HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Purchasing Management
  • Public Administration

Finance Admin Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/55HO

National Diploma/ Degree in: Finance/ Accounting


Business Development Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/56HO

National Diploma/ Degree/ Hons Marketing


HRM Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/57HO

National Diploma/ Degree in Human Resource Management


Monitoring & Evaluation Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/58HO

National Diploma/ Degree in: Cost and Management Accounting


International Relations Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/59HO

National Diploma/ B Degree in:

  • International Relations
  • Industrial Relations
  • Political Studies
  • Public Administration/ Management.

Labour Market Policy Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/60HO

National Diploma/ B Degree Finance and Administrative support


Performance Management Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/61HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Management of Training
  • Public Management.

Human Resource Operations Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/62HO

National Diploma / Degree in : Human Resource Management


Human Resource Development Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/63HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Human Resource Development
  • Management of Training
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Management.

Internal Audit Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/64HO

National Diploma/ Degree Internal Auditing/ Accounting/ Information System


Risk Management Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/65HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Risk Management
  • Administration
  • Auditing
  • Commerce
  • Accounting
  • LLB

Security Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/66HO

National Diploma/Degree in:

  • Security Management
  • Policing
  • Correctional Services
  • Forensic Investigation

Strategic Management Support Services Interns

Ref No: HR4/21/08/67HO

National Diploma/ B Degree in:

  • Public Management
  • Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Management.

LEARNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the above qualification requirements candidates must also meet the following:

  • Must be unemployed
  • Never participated in an internship programme before
  • Must between the ages of 18-35.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications quoting the relevant reference number must be submitted on the new form Z83 (Download Here),  and must be accompanied by a recently updated comprehensive CV with at least 3 contactable referees as well as copies of all qualification academic transcripts including Senior Certificate, ID-document and a Driver’s license where applicable.

NB. The above requested documents / copies need not be certified when applying. Only shortlisted candidates for the post will be required to submit certified documents on or before the day of the interview following the communication from HR.

Send Applications to: 

Chief Director: Human Resources Management:

Private Bag X 117,

Pretoria,

0001

or

Hand deliver at: 215 Francis Baard Street.

Enquiries: Mr OD Khumalo Tel No: (012) 309 4560 / Ms A Pretorius Tel No: (012) 843 7300

Please note:

  • Non-RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications.
  • Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
  • Applicants who do not comply with the abovementioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.
  • The Department does not accept applications via fax.
  • Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.


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.