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City of Johannesburg: Social Science Internships 2024 Latest Hiring

We are seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Social Science Internship program. This internship offers a unique opportunity to work alongside experienced professionals in various departments within the City of Johannesburg, gaining insights into the complexities of urban governance, community development, social welfare, and policy implementation.

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  • Conduct research and analysis on social issues impacting the City of Johannesburg.
  • Assist in the development and evaluation of community programs and initiatives.
  • Support data collection and interpretation for policy formulation and decision-making.
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to address social challenges and promote inclusive development.
  • Assist in organizing community engagement activities, workshops, and events.
  • Provide administrative support as needed, including drafting reports and presentations.
  • Contribute innovative ideas and solutions to enhance social service delivery and community well-being.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor's or Master's program in Social Sciences, Sociology, Psychology, Public Policy, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to critically evaluate social phenomena.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in research methodologies and data analysis techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for community development and social justice.
  • Prior experience in community engagement, research, or public service is advantageous but not required.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on experience in a municipal government setting.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals.
  • Networking opportunities with stakeholders in government, nonprofit organizations, and academia.
  • Potential for future career advancement within the City of Johannesburg or related sectors.
  • Stipend or compensation may be provided, depending on funding availability.
  • Prepare Your Documents: Gather your resume/CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in the internship and highlighting your relevant qualifications and experiences.
  • Review the Job Description: Familiarize yourself with the job description and ensure that your skills and interests align with the responsibilities outlined.
  • Submit Your Application: Send your resume/CV and cover letter to the designated email address or through the online application portal provided. Make sure to include "Social Science Internship Application" in the subject line.
  • Application Deadline: Note the application deadline and ensure that your materials are submitted before the specified date.
  • Wait for Confirmation: After submitting your application, you may receive a confirmation email acknowledging receipt. If selected for further consideration, you will be contacted regarding next steps in the application process.
  • Interview Process: Shortlisted candidates may be invited for interviews or additional assessments to further evaluate their suitability for the internship position.
  • Stay Informed: Keep an eye on your email for updates regarding your application status. Be responsive to any communication from the City of Johannesburg regarding interviews or additional information requests.
  • Final Decision: Upon completion of the selection process, successful candidates will be notified of their acceptance into the internship program.
  • Commencement of Internship: Once selected, interns will receive information regarding the start date, orientation, and other necessary details to begin their internship with the City of Johannesburg.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Government Administration
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 2, 2024
Valid through
February 27, 2028
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