For those students who graduated their respective tertiary institutions in 2020, trying to find internships in 2021 will prove extremely challenging as the country continues to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Regardless of an ongoing pandemic, most students cannot afford to be stuck at home and not gaining any kind of work experience.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a number of internships that they can apply for throughout January, and hopefully find a way into their desired industry for the new year.
Emalahleni Municipality – Closes on 5th January
This internship opportunity from the Emalahleni Municipality is based in Lady Frere in the Eastern Cape, with a specific qualification in financial management being required.
Preference will also be given to residents of the Eastern Cape, with successful applicants willing to live in one of three towns for the duration of the internship – Dordrecht, Indwe and Cacadu. The successful intern will also receive an annual stipend of R100 000.
The application form can be downloaded here (PDF).
Financial Sector Conduct Authority – Closes on 8th January
The FSCA is inviting graduates or Grade 12 learners to apply for its year-long graduate programme, based in Pretoria.
This opportunity aims to offer one-on-one mentorship in the financial analysis field, but an interest in data analytics, law, risk management, forensic accounting and more are welcomed.
Applications can be made via the FSCA website here, with those with no previous work experience being considered.
Mercedes-Benz South Africa – Closes on 8th January
MBSA is looking for recent graduates to join its Graduate Programme in 2021, which is based in East London.
Residents from the Eastern Cape will have an advantage when applying, and requirements include having graduated within the last three years.
Qualifications are far ranging, with MBSA looking at engineering (mechanical, electrical, electronic, industrial, mechatronics, metallurgy), human resources, finance/economics, logistics/supply chain, computer engineering/information technology and analytical chemistry.
Applications, along with further details, can be found here.
TEACH South Africa – Closes on 15th January
This educational institution is looking for six unemployed graduates to offer internships to for the duration of 2021. These 12-month long internships are based in Johannesburg, and offer a monthly stipend of R5 000, with one internship offered in six different fields.
To that end, a Bachelor’s qualification in either Communication, Admin, Journalism, Financial Accounting, Marketing or Finance will be required if you plan to apply.
Applicants are requested to send a one page CV, as well as a motivational letter to rnoses[dot]madziba[at]teachsouthafrica[dot]org.
Western Cape Education Department – Closes on 29th January
The WCED has 19 different internships available to apply for in 2021. The placements are also for 24 months, and will offer up a monthly stipend of R6 083.70.
Applicants up to the age of 34 are eligible to apply, with women and people with disabilities specifically encouraged to do so.
Other requirements are a three-year diploma or degree, as well as being able to communicate effectively in two South African languages.
Those interested in applying in any of the 19 internships available can do so via this Google Form.