Department of Science and Technology 2014 Internship Programme

The government department responsible for the advancement of science and technology in South Africa, Department of Science and Technology, is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for its internship programme for 2014. There are over 40 internship opportunities in various fields including supply chain management, communication, international relations, natural sciences and human resources among others. The internship programme will run from 1 April 2014 until 31 March 2015 and successful candidates with receive a monthly stipend of R5 000 (or R60 000 per annum). All internship positions are based at the Department of Science and Technology’s head office in Brummeria, Pretoria.

What are the requirements?

To be considered for this internship programme as set out in the table below:

Internship Job Title

Qualification Required

Reference Number

No. of interns required

Intern: Space Science and Technology

Degree: Bsc or Honours Degree: Natural Science/ Geomatics

DPSA Circular Post 45/49


Intern: Human Resource

Degree/ Diploma Human Resource

DPSA Circular Post 45/52


Intern: Knowledge Information and Records Management

Degree: Library and Information Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/54


Intern: Information Communication Technology and Service Industry

BCom: Informatics/ Degree: Information Technology

DPSA Circular Post 45/48


Intern: Multilateral Cooperation Africa

Degree: International Relations or Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/51


Intern: Office of the DDG: Corporate Services

Degree: Degree: Public Administration or Social Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/50


Intern: Biotechnology and Health Innovation

Degree: Biotechnology/ Natural Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/47


Intern: Information Systems

Degree: Degree/ Diploma: Information Technology

DPSA Circular Post 45/58


Intern: Talent Management

Degree/Diploma Management Services or Production Management

DPSA Circular Post 45/53


Intern: Hydrogen and Energy

Degree: Chemistry/ Physics/ Material Science/ Engineering

DPSA Circular Post 45/59


Intern: Global Projects

Degree: International Relations/ Public Administration

DPSA Circular Post 45/61


Intern: Planning, Policy, Governance and Monitoring and Evaluation

Degree: Social Science/ Monitoring and Evaluation/ Statistics

DPSA Circular Post 45/55


Intern: Multilateral Cooperation

Degree: International Relations/ Natural Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/62


Intern: Communication Science

National Diploma/ Degree: Journalism, Public Relations, Speech Writing

DPSA Circular Post 45/67


Intern: Office of the DG

Degree/ Diploma: Public Administration

DPSA Circular Post 45/56


Intern: Legal Service

Degree: LLB

DPSA Circular Post 45/60


Intern: Sector, R&D Planning

Degree: Information Technology/ Statistics/ Natural Science

DPSA Circular Post 45/63


Intern: National Intellectual Property Management Office

B.Com Law/ LLB/ Degree: Business Management or Economics/ Information Technology

DPSA Circular Post 45/65


Intern: Sector Budget Project Management

Degree: Developmental Studies/ Project Management

DPSA Circular Post 45/57


Intern: Astronomy

Degree: Natural Science (Physics)

DPSA Circular Post 45/64


Intern: Supply Chain Management

National Diploma/ Degree: Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Purchasing

DPSA Circular Post 45/66


Intern: National Indigenous Knowledge System Office

Degree: IT/ Knowledge Management

DPSA Circular Post 45


How to apply?

To apply please download the Z83 form by clicking here and fill it in – refer to the table above for the position and reference number under ‘Department was advertised’ please write Department of Science and Technology. (A z83 Form can also be obtained from any public service department).

Send the Z83 Form, together with certified copies of ID and qualifications and certified copies of transcripts of academic record to the Department of Science and Technology by post or hand delivery at the following address:

By hand deliver

By POST deliver

CSIR Campus

DST Building

53 Meiring Naude Road



Internship Applications (HR)

Private Bag X894



Should you have any questions regarding this internship advertisement or to get specific help on how to apply please contact: Ms Maite Makgoba or Haggai Setumo on the following telephone numbers 012 843 6710/ 6690/ 6695 during normal office hours.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from the Department of Science and Technology with 4-months please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Closing Date: 22 November 2013

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