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Department of Higher Education and Training: Internships 2024 Apply Online

We are currently seeking dynamic and motivated individuals to join our internship program. As an intern with the Department of Higher Education and Training, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals in various departments. This hands-on experience will enable you to apply your academic knowledge to real-world scenarios, develop essential skills, and make a positive impact on the higher education landscape in South Africa.


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  • Research and Analysis: Conduct research on relevant topics related to higher education policies, trends, and international best practices. Analyze data and contribute insights to support informed decision-making.
  • Project Support: Assist in the planning, coordination, and execution of departmental projects. Collaborate with team members to achieve project goals and milestones.
  • Administrative Tasks: Provide administrative support by organizing meetings, preparing documentation, and maintaining accurate records. Contribute to the efficient functioning of the department.
  • Communication: Assist in drafting communication materials, reports, and presentations. Collaborate with team members to ensure effective internal and external communication.
  • Learning and Development: Engage in ongoing learning opportunities and training programs provided by the department. Take initiative in acquiring new skills and knowledge relevant to the field.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate program.
  • Strong academic background in fields such as Education, Public Administration, Policy Studies, or a related discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret and present data effectively.
  • Proactive and self-motivated with a keen interest in the higher education sector.
Job Benefits
  • Gain practical experience in a government department focused on education and training.
  • Work alongside experienced professionals and mentors.
  • Exposure to diverse projects and initiatives within the higher education landscape.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in the field.
  1. Prepare Your Application Documents:
    • Resume: Include a detailed resume that highlights your educational background, relevant skills, and any previous work or volunteer experience.
    • Cover Letter: Write a compelling cover letter that introduces yourself, explains your interest in the internship, and outlines how your skills align with the position's responsibilities.
  2. Compile Academic Transcripts:
    • Gather copies of your academic transcripts, showcasing your educational achievements.
  3. Submit Your Application:
    • Send an email.
    • Use "Internship Application - [Your Full Name]" as the subject line to ensure your application is correctly identified.
  4. Attach Application Documents:
    • Attach your resume, cover letter, and academic transcripts to the email. Ensure that the attachments are in a common format such as PDF or Word.
  5. In the Body of the Email:
    • Introduce yourself briefly in the body of the email.
    • Mention the specific internship position you are applying for.
    • Include any additional information or points you would like the hiring team to consider.
  6. Closing Date:
    • Take note of the application deadline mentioned in the job description. Ensure that your application is submitted before the closing date.
  7. Follow-Up:
    • If you haven't received a confirmation of receipt within a reasonable time, consider sending a polite follow-up email to confirm that your application was received.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Government Administration
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 26, 2024
Valid through
February 5, 2028
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