Department of Science and Technology Internships 2016-2017

Department of Science and Technology Internships 2016-2017

Location: Pretoria
Stipend: R60 OOO pa

We are inviting currently unemployed graduates to submit applications to participate in a 12-month internship programme at the DST, one of the country’s best-performing government departments. The programme runs from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 at our head office in Pretoria.

To apply you must be an unemployed graduate between the ages of 18 and 35, with the relevant qualification from a recognised higher education institution. Preference will be given to South African citizens. Only those who have never participated in a government internship programme may apply.

The following internships are available:

Sector and Local Innovation Administration / research and analysis

Bachelor’s Or Honours Degree In Science, Engineering, Economics Or Public Management [X1]

Technology Localisation, Beneficiation And Advanced Manufacturing

Bachelor’s Degree In Engineering Or Natural Sciences

Human Capital and Science Promotion

National Diploma In Public Administration Or Events Management

Science and Technology Investments Sector R&D Planning

Degree In Social Or Natural Sciences

Office of the DDG: Corporate Services

National Diploma In Public Administration

Science and Technology Investments

Bachelor’s Degree In Natural Sciences, Accounting, Administration, Risk Management, Economics Or Statistics

Space Science

Honours Or Master’s Degree In Natural Sciences / Engineering

Hydrogen and Energy

Bachelor’s Degree In Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science Or Engineering

Office of the Director- General

National Diploma / Degree In Public Administration

Office of the Minister

National Diploma / Degree In Public Administration


Bsc In Biotechnology

Office of the DDG: Research Development and Support

National Diploma / Degree In Public Administration

Office of the DDG: Socio Economic Innovation Partnerships

National Diploma In Public Or Office Administration


BSc in Physics

Legal Services

LLB [x1]

Supply Chain Management

LLB, BAdmin, BCom [x1]

Human Resources

National Diploma Or Degree In Human Resources

Science Missions

Bachelor’s degree in social science [x1]

International Resources [x7]

Bachelor’s Degree In International Relations, Political Science Or Social Science

National Intellectual Property Management Office [x6]

LLB, Bcom Law, Bcom Finance Or Other Degree In Business Administration, Law Or Business Management, Or A BA In Marketing Or Economics

National Advisory Council on Innovation

Postgraduates in STI, Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics or Statistics

Performance Monitoring and Evaluation

Degree / Diploma In Development Studies Or Bcom In Auditing

Science Communication

National Diploma In Public Relations Or Marketing

Environmental Service and Technologies

Bachelor’s Degree In Environmental, Natural Or Social Sciences


BSC In Biotechnology [x1]

How to Apply

You must submit your application on a signed Z83 form, obtainable from any government department, with a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including two contactable referees), as well as recently certified copies of your qualifications, academic record and identity document.

Your application should be posted to Ms MM Makgoba, Private Bag X894, Pretoria, 0001, or hand-delivered to the Department of Science and Technology Building, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naudé Road, Brummeria, Pretoria.

The Department will respond only to shortlisted candidates, so if you have not heard from us within three months, you can assume your application was unsuccessful.

Enquiries: Ms Maite Makgoba at 012 843 6690 or Mr Haggai Setumo at 012 843 6710.

Closing Date: 22 November 2015

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