The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) invites graduates to apply for internship opportunities for a period of 24 months commencing on 01 July 2024 to 30 June 2026

Through the Internship Programme, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) is committed to providing opportunities for qualifying candidates to gain skills, knowledge and experience whilst at the same time, positioning themselves for active and meaningful participation in the labour market.

Aspiring Public Servants, who share the vision of the dtic of a dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity and who value intellectual and operational excellence as well as quality relationships are encouraged to apply for this exciting programme. Interns will receive a monthly stipend starting from R7 043.31 in accordance with their highest qualification at the time of appointment.


Applications are invited from unemployed South African graduates aged between 18 and 35 years with a tertiary qualification (NQF level 6 and above) in one of the below-mentioned fields of study:

1. Public Management / Public Administration

2. Business Science / Business Management / Business Administration

3. Communication / Public Relations / Marketing

4. Law

5. Data Science / Information Management / Computer Science

6. Economics

7. Statistics / Econometrics

8. Agricultural Economics

9. Development Studies

10. Accounting /  Financial Management / Cost and Management Accounting

11. Risk Management

12. Internal Auditing / Auditing

13. Natural Science / Chemistry / Biology / Mechanical Engineering / Nuclear Engineering / Nuclear Physics


Use Field of study as Reference no. on the Z83 form)

Applicants who have already participated in any Government Internship Programme will not be considered and if it is found that this was the case after appointment, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect.

  • Good interpersonal skills, professionalism and integrity, ability to work under pressure, deadline driven.
  • The successful candidates must be analytical and have high attention to detail.
  • You should have an understanding of government systems and processes.
  • Ambitious and willingness to learn.
  • Good academic performance will serve as an added advantage.

Applications can be submitted: Online at the following link Internships 2024-2026 - Ntirho Human Capital or

Hand-delivered to the dtic campus, corner Meintjies and Robert Sobukwe Streets, Sunnyside.

Applications must include only completed and signed new Form Z83, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet at and a detailed Curriculum Vitae which must contain details of the final year modules/subjects completed and passed. Certified copies of Identity Document, Senior Certificate and the highest required qualification, will only be submitted by shortlisted candidates to HR on or before the day of the interview. Applications that do not comply with the above specifications will not be considered and will be disqualified.

  • No late applications will be considered
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have international qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA)
  • All qualifications will be subjected to verification
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only
  • If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful
  • The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition is committed to the achievement of and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially of race, gender and disability.

"the dtic reserves the right not to fill any advertised position(s)"


For Technical (Application Assistance)

Please direct all queries to:  

010 593 1998; 076 826 6705 0r email

For HR Related queries please contact:

Leonard Mabokela : (012) 394 1809/ 071 605 9026

Khanyo Xaluva (012) 394 1563

Lindiwe Mdashe – 012 394 3103

Donald Mathavha – 012 3943864/ 064 850 9379

Employment Type
Job Location
Base Salary
Date posted
March 15, 2024
Closing Date
April 5, 2024
  • We welcome applications from persons with disabilities
  • No late applications will be considered.  
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