Department of Rural Development and Land Reform 2016/17 Internships (Various fields)

The National Department of Rural Development and Land Reform invites applications for 400 Internship opportunities that currently exist in National and Provincial offices. Unemployed applicants between 18-35 years of age who have never participated in an internship programme in any government department are invited to apply. Successful interns will be appointed for a period of 12 months commencing 1 June 2016 – 31 May 2017. Interns will receive a monthly stipend. Persons with Disability are encouraged to apply.


What are the requirements?

Applicants will have to meet the following requirements in order to be considered:

  • Be a South African citizen between the ages of 18 and 35 years;
  • Must have never participated in a government internship before;
  • Internships applications are invited from unemployed graduates in any of the following fields of study:



Field of exposureReference No.Educational RequirementsOffices where opportunities are availableField of exposureReference No.Educational RequirementsOffices where opportunities are available
Legal ServicesDRDLR 201LLB Degree / BProc DegreeNational OfficeAgronomistsDRDLR 215Diploma/Degree in AgricultureNational Office Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

North West Free State Northern Cape Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Western Cape

Monitoring & Evaluation Project Monitoring Strategic Planning and Implementatio nDRDLR: 202National Diploma/Degree in Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Science, Community Development Public ManagementFree State National Office KwaZulu-Natal Mpumalanga Limpopo Northern Cape North-West Western Cape GautengOrganizational Development/ Work StudyDRDLR: 216National Diploma / Degree in Management Services, Organizational DevelopmentNational Office
Environmental Risk Assessment , Disaster ManagementDRDLR: 203National Diploma/Degree in Environmental Science/ Natural ScienceEastern Cape KwaZulu-Natal Mpumalanga Northern CapeFinance Quality Assurance Audit, Acting Based CastingDRDLR: 217National Diploma / Degree in Commerce, Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Internal  AuditNational Office Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

North West Free State Northern Cape Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Western Cape

EngineeringDRDLR 204Diploma/Degree in Civil EngineeringNational Office Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

North West Free State Northern Cape Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Western Cape

Agricultural Extension, Animal Production, Agricultural Economics, Planning& Implementatio n, Agriculture, Recapitalisati on Development Programme, Land ReformDRDLR: 205National Diploma / Degree in Research, Agricultural Studies/ Science, Community Development, Animal Production/Man agementNational Office North West Western Cape KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

Free State Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Northern Cape Gauteng

Communicatio n

Events Management

DRDLR: 218National Diploma / Degree in Communication, Public Relations, Media Studies, MarketingPretoria KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

Free State Gauteng Northern Cape Eastern Cape Western Cape North West

Policy/ ResearchDRDRL: 206BA Policy and Research, ScienceNational Office KwaZulu-Natal Northern CapeHuman Resource DevelopmentDRDLR: 219National Diploma / Degree in Management of Training/ Human Resource DevelopmentNational Office
Geographic Information System, Geo- Spatial InformationDRDLR: 207National Diploma/ Degree in Geographical Information System or Related Field, Environmental Science, CartographyMpumalanga Northern Cape Gauteng National Office Western Cape Free State North West LimpopoKnowledge and Information ManagementDRDLR: 220National Diploma

/Degree in Library Science, Information Management

National Office Gauteng Limpopo

Free State

Cooperative Development/ Rural Business & Industrial DevelopmentDRDLR: 208National Diploma/ Degree in Business Economics, Enterprise Development, Developmental Studies, Project Management, AgricultureNational Office North West Western Cape KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

Free State Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Northern Cape

Labour RelationsDRDLR: 221National Diploma/ Degree in Labour RelationsNational Office
Real Estate/ PropertyDRDLR: 209National Diploma/ Degree in Real Estate/ Property (registered with the South African Council of Property Valuers Profession)National Office North West Western Cape KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

Free State Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Northern Cape

Human Resource Management, Recruitment, Service ConditionsDRDLR: 222National Diploma/ Degree in Human Resource Management, Labour Relations, Public ManagementKwaZulu-Natal National Office Gauteng

North West Eastern Cape Mpumalanga Western Cape Free State Limpopo

Town and Regional PlanningDRDLR 210National Diploma / Degree in Town

& Regional Planning

North West KwaZulu-Natal Mpumalanga Northern CapeAsset, Acquisition, Provisioning, Vendor Management, Transport and ProcurementDRDLR: 223National Diploma / Degree in Logistics, Public Management/ Supply Chain ManagementNational Office Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal North West Mpumalanga Eastern Cape Free State Limpopo Western Cape
Community WorkDRDLR: 211National Diploma / Degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Community Development, PsychologyNational Office North West Free State Eastern Cape Mpumalanga KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo Western CapeRecords Management, RegistryDRDLR: 224National Diploma/ Degree in Public/ Office Management, Archival StudiesNational Office KwaZulu-Natal Free State Gauteng

North West Limpopo Northern Cape Mpumalanga

Administration, Office Assistant SecretaryDRDLR: 225National Diploma / Degree in Administration, Office Management Technology Office Administration Management, Public Administration, Secretariat StudiesEastern Cape National Office Gauteng KwaZulu-Natal Limpopo

North West Mpumalanga Northern Cape Free State Western Cape

Information TechnologyDRDLR: 212National Diploma/ Degree in Information Technology, BSc Computer ScienceNational Office KwaZulu-Natal North-West Limpopo Mpumalanga Eastern Cape Gauteng Western Cape Free State Northern Cape
Youth DevelopmentDRDLR: 213National Diploma/ Degree in Youth DevelopmentNational Office KwaZulu-Natal Northern Cape Limpopo Mpumalanga North West Free State Western Cape Eastern CapeEmployee Health and WellnessDRDLR: 226National Diploma / Degree in Psychology, Social WorkFree State Western Cape Eastern Cape KwaZulu-Natal
Information Management/ Project ManagementDRDLR: 214National Diploma / Degree in Project Management, Information Management, Risk and ComplianceNational Office Free State Eastern Cape Limpopo National OfficeSafety and SecurityDRDLR: 227National Diploma / Degree in Risk Management/ Safety ManagementKwaZulu-Natal

Applications should be submitted on form Z83 obtainable from any public service department and should be accompanied by Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of qualifications and certified copy of Identity Document, stating the reference number and province for placement. Please submit more than one application forms/documents in case you apply for more than one filed.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

NB: Appointment of successful interns is subject to positive vetting and verification of qualifications

For enquiries, please contact the relevant contact numbers indicated for each province. Please post or hand deliver your applications to the following address depending on your preferred field and province.

Application addresses (CLICK ON IMAGE TO GET CLEARER VIEW):


Closing date: 9 May 2016

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