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COJ: Internships for Commerce Graduates 2024 Latest Applications

The Commerce Graduate Intern will be part of an enriching internship program designed to provide hands-on experience, practical knowledge, and exposure to various facets of commerce within the municipal environment. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to apply their academic learning in a real-world setting while contributing to the city's growth and development.

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  • Financial Analysis: Conduct analysis of financial data, prepare reports, and contribute to financial planning and forecasting activities within the municipality.
  • Budgeting and Cost Control: Assist in budget development, expenditure tracking, and identifying opportunities for cost optimization in different municipal departments.
  • Procurement Support: Support procurement processes, assist in vendor management, and contribute to ensuring compliance with procurement policies and regulations.
  • Accounting and Auditing Assistance: Aid in maintaining financial records, preparing reconciliations, and providing support during auditing procedures.
  • Business Development Research: Conduct research and analysis to identify potential business opportunities, market trends, and strategies to support municipal economic growth initiatives.
  • Collaborative Projects: Engage in cross-functional projects, collaborate with various departments, and contribute to innovative solutions in the commerce domain.
  • Recent graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in Microsoft Excel, financial modeling, and data analysis tools.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Eagerness to learn, adaptability, and a proactive attitude toward problem-solving.
  • Knowledge of municipal finance and governance (preferred but not mandatory).
Job Benefits
  • Professional Development: Access to mentorship, training sessions, workshops, and seminars to enhance professional skills and knowledge in commerce-related fields.
  • Hands-on Experience: Practical exposure and real-world application of academic learning in a municipal setting, contributing to a well-rounded understanding of commerce within a government context.
  • Networking Opportunities: Interaction with professionals, leaders, and experts within the municipality, fostering valuable connections for future career growth.
  • Stipend and Allowances: A stipend or financial support to assist interns during their tenure, helping to cover expenses related to transportation, meals, and other necessities.
  • Career Advancement: Possibility of being considered for permanent roles or extended opportunities within the City of Johannesburg based on performance and available positions.
  • Diverse Work Environment: Exposure to diverse teams and projects, allowing interns to gain insights into different aspects of commerce within a metropolitan setting.
  • Learning and Growth: Exposure to varied tasks and challenges, fostering a dynamic learning environment aimed at personal and professional growth.
  • Work-Life Balance: Potential flexible work arrangements or work-hour structures conducive to balancing work commitments and personal life.
  • Skills Enhancement: Opportunities to develop and refine crucial skills such as financial analysis, budgeting, procurement, and project management, among others.
  • Contribution to Community Development: The chance to make a meaningful impact on the City of Johannesburg’s economic development and contribute to initiatives that benefit the community.
  1. Review the Job Description: Carefully read through the job description and ensure you meet the qualifications and requirements outlined for the Commerce Graduate Intern position.
  2. Prepare Application Documents: Update your resume/CV and draft a cover letter highlighting your interest in the internship, relevant skills, academic background, and why you believe you are a suitable candidate for the role.
  3. Submission Method: Follow the specified application submission method outlined by the City of Johannesburg. This might include an online application portal, email submission, or physical submission at a designated address.
  4. Required Documents: Ensure that you have all required documents ready, which may include:
    • Updated Resume/CV
    • Cover Letter
    • Academic Transcripts or Certificates (if requested)
    • Any other documents specified in the application guidelines
  5. Submit Application:
    • If applying online: Fill out the application form on the provided portal, upload your documents, and submit as per the instructions.
    • If applying via email: Send your application documents to the specified email address with a clear subject line indicating the position you're applying for.
  6. Confirmation of Receipt: Await confirmation of receipt of your application. This might be an automated response (for online applications) or a confirmation email from the City of Johannesburg's HR or recruitment team.
  7. Interview and Selection Process: If shortlisted, you may be contacted for interviews or further assessment. Be prepared to discuss your skills, experiences, and motivation for applying to the internship program.
  8. Follow-up: If you haven't received any communication within a reasonable period after the application deadline, consider following up with the HR department or the contact provided in the job posting to inquire about the status of your application.
  9. Interview Preparation: Prepare for potential interviews by researching the City of Johannesburg, understanding its goals, and familiarizing yourself with the commerce-related challenges and opportunities faced by municipalities.
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 18, 2024
Valid through
December 25, 2024
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