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Gauteng Department of Human Settlements Internships 2024 New Application

The Gauteng Department of Human Settlements is a dynamic governmental organization committed to addressing housing challenges and fostering sustainable urban development within the Gauteng province. Through innovative policies, community engagement, and strategic partnerships, we aim to create inclusive, affordable, and dignified housing solutions for all residents.

We are excited to announce internship opportunities within the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in various aspects of human settlements, housing, urban development, and public service. This internship is designed to provide students and recent graduates with practical exposure to the complexities of policy-making, community development, and implementation strategies within the realm of human settlements.

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  • Assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of housing policies and programs.
  • Conduct research on urban development trends, housing needs assessments, and community demographics.
  • Support project management activities related to housing construction, infrastructure development, and service delivery.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders including government agencies, non-profit organizations, and community groups to address housing challenges and promote sustainable development.
  • Participate in policy analysis, drafting reports, and presenting findings to departmental leadership.
  • Engage in community outreach initiatives to raise awareness about housing rights, access to services, and citizen participation in decision-making processes.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program OR recent graduate within the last two years.
  • Strong interest in human settlements, urban development, public policy, or related fields.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and research tools.
  • South African citizenship or valid work permit.
Job Benefits
  • Paid internship opportunity.
  • Mentorship and professional development opportunities.
  • Exposure to real-world challenges and projects in the field of human settlements.
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals and government officials.
  • Potential for future employment within the department or related organizations.
  1. Prepare Your Application Documents: Gather your CV, cover letter, and academic transcripts. Ensure that your documents are up-to-date and accurately reflect your qualifications and experiences.
  2. Write Your Cover Letter: Craft a compelling cover letter that highlights your interest in human settlements, urban development, or related fields. In your letter, specify your availability, areas of interest within human settlements, and how you believe this internship will contribute to your professional goals.
  3. Review the Job Description: Familiarize yourself with the responsibilities and qualifications outlined in the job description provided above. Tailor your application to demonstrate how your skills and experiences align with the internship requirements.
  4. Submit Your Application: Email your application documents. Make sure to include "Gauteng Human Settlements Internship Application" in the subject line of your email to ensure that your application is properly directed.
  5. Application Deadline: Be mindful of the application deadline specified in the job description. Ensure that your application is submitted before the deadline to be considered for the internship program.
  6. Follow-Up: After submitting your application, you may follow up with the department to confirm receipt and express your continued interest in the internship opportunity. However, please refrain from excessive follow-ups, as it may overwhelm the selection process.
  7. Prepare for Interviews: If selected for an interview, be prepared to discuss your qualifications, experiences, and interest in human settlements and urban development. Research the Gauteng Department of Human Settlements and familiarize yourself with their projects and initiatives.
  8. Stay Informed: Keep an eye on your email and any other communication channels for updates regarding your application status. Even if not selected for this internship, continue to explore other opportunities for professional growth and development.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Architecture and Planning
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 17, 2024
Valid through
January 12, 2027
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