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Department of Defence Internships 2024 Apply Now

The Department of Defence is offering a comprehensive internship program designed to provide students with an unparalleled opportunity to gain hands-on experience and contribute to national security. As an intern with the Department of Defence, you'll have the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals, engage in meaningful projects, and develop skills essential for a career in defense, government, and related fields.

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  • Collaborative Projects: Participate in projects that contribute to national defense strategies, ranging from research and analysis to policy development and implementation.
  • Support Departments: Assist various departments within the organization, including logistics, intelligence, cybersecurity, technology development, and more, based on your area of interest and expertise.
  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research, data analysis, and contribute to reports that inform decision-making processes within the Department of Defence.
  • Learning and Development: Engage in training sessions, workshops, and mentorship programs to enhance your skills and understanding of defense-related matters.
  • Team Engagement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, attend meetings, and participate in discussions to gain insights into the diverse aspects of national defense operations.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Assist in the documentation of processes, findings, and project outcomes, contributing to the overall knowledge base of the department.
  • Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university program (undergraduate or graduate).
  • Pursuing a degree in fields related to defense, security, international relations, political science, engineering, technology, cybersecurity, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to think critically and problem-solve effectively.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with confidentiality and discretion.
  • A keen interest in national security, defense strategies, and related fields.
Job Benefits
  • Valuable hands-on experience in a dynamic and critical government department.
  • Exposure to various facets of defense and security operations.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals and experts in the field.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced leaders.
  • Potential for continued professional development and future career prospects within the Department of Defence.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and any relevant transcripts or academic records through the official Department of Defence internship portal. Selected candidates will undergo interviews as part of the selection process.

Join us at the Department of Defence and be a part of safeguarding our nation's security while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Armed Forces
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 9, 2024
Valid through
December 28, 2024
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