While unemployment remains a blight on South African society, for those newly graduated or looking for jobs, options seem few and far between. It is why internships have become vital as a foot in the door and potentially leading to more gainful employment down the line.
With this in mind, we have wrangled up six internships currently open and looking for applicants. These internships close at varying times during the month of April, so it is best to get your application in as soon as possible.
We also suggest looking on portals like The Student Room and Graduates24 daily, as new internships are posted all the time. The former is also a great resource when it comes to searching for bursaries.
Hypertext also regularly posts stories about local and international internships, so be sure to check in with us too.
City of Joburg
The City of Johannesburg posted a notice for internships in various roles at its finance department late last month, with these opportunities looking for graduates with relevant qualifications to apply before 5th April 2022.
The period of the internship will not exceed 18 months, but details on remuneration has not been shared. That said no previous experience is needed, applicants must be between 18 and 35 years old, with positions including data analyst and accounting (rates and taxes) listed.
Next is Cell C, which is looking for newly graduated people to join its internship programme in a number of different departments, including HR, Data Science, Risk, Accounting and Business Management.
The deadline for applications is 6th April, with applicants needing to have graduated within the past five years. No details on compensation or length of internship are available, but up-to-date CVs should be sent to sumayya[at]cellc[dot]co[dot]za.
Now for the IEC, which too is looking for interns within its finance division. These roles are based in East London, Cape Town, Durban and Polokwane.
These internships are for a 24-month long term, with monthly salary listed at R8 711.91. You need to be 35 years or below to apply, reside within the city you’re looking to intern at and of course have a relevant qualification. More details on how to apply before 8th April can be found here.
City of Cape Town
Another municipality now with the City of Cape Town. It too is looking for a number of graduates, but fields of study are rather specialised, including marine biology, biochemistry, hydrology, applied mathematics and geographic information systems among others.
Little detail has been shared regarding these internships, other than certified copies of qualifications needing to be available on request, but those living in the city bowl can make their application via The Student Room here before 8th April.
SA National Parks
Next is the SA National Parks, which is searching for a risk management, supply chain management and finance intern to join the organisation. Each of these internships are for the the period of one year, with SANParks and a monthly stipend of R5 000.
For more information on the internships, which have a deadline of 13th April, you can email gugulethu[dot]khuzwayo[at]sanparks[dot]co[dot]za.
Last in this list is ABSA, with the financial institution looking for a graduate with a qualification in the legal field, namely a Bcom Law or LLB.
This internship will be handling responsibilities within the bank’s Trust division, so those with an interest in property and estates are ideal.
You can find out more about this internship, as well as make your application (no deadline specified) via Graduates24.