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South African Bureau of Standards (SABS): Graduate Internships 2024

The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is a leading organization dedicated to ensuring quality and safety in products and services across various industries in South Africa. With a rich history spanning over several decades, SABS continues to play a pivotal role in standards development, conformity assessment, and certification.

SABS is excited to offer Graduate Internship opportunities to dynamic and ambitious individuals looking to kickstart their careers in a challenging and rewarding environment. As an intern at SABS, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience, work alongside industry experts, and contribute to meaningful projects that impact the quality and safety standards in South Africa.


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  • Collaborate with experienced professionals to support various projects related to standards development, conformity assessment, and certification.
  • Conduct research and analysis to contribute insights and recommendations for improving existing standards or developing new ones.
  • Assist in the implementation of quality management systems and processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in testing and evaluation activities to assess the conformity of products and services with applicable standards.
  • Contribute to the preparation of technical reports, documentation, and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Engage in continuous learning and skill development opportunities provided throughout the internship program.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field such as Engineering, Science, or Technology.
  • Strong academic record with a passion for quality assurance, standards development, or related areas.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to conduct research, analyze data, and present findings in a clear and concise manner.
  • Proactive attitude with a willingness to learn and take on new challenges in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Eligibility to work in South Africa and availability to commit to the duration of the internship program.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on experience working on real-world projects under the guidance of industry experts.
  • Exposure to diverse areas within the standards and quality assurance field, providing valuable insights into career pathways.
  • Opportunity to network with professionals across various industries and build connections for future career opportunities.
  • Competitive stipend and potential for career advancement within SABS based on performance and organizational needs.
  • Professional development opportunities, including training sessions, workshops, and seminars tailored to enhance interns' skills and knowledge.
  • Review the Job Description: Carefully read through the job description provided to ensure you meet the qualifications and requirements for the internship position.
  • Prepare Your Application Materials: Gather all the necessary documents, including your resume/CV, academic transcripts, and any relevant certificates or qualifications.
  • Write a Cover Letter: Craft a personalized cover letter expressing your interest in the internship program at SABS. Highlight your relevant skills, experiences, and why you are passionate about quality assurance and standards development.
  • Submit Your Application: Once your application materials are ready, you can submit them through the designated application portal or email address provided by SABS. Ensure that your application is complete and includes all required documents.
  • Follow Up: After submitting your application, consider following up with SABS to confirm receipt and express your continued interest in the internship opportunity. This demonstrates your enthusiasm and professionalism.
  • Prepare for Interviews: If selected for further consideration, be prepared to participate in interviews or assessments as part of the application process. Research SABS and be ready to discuss your qualifications and how you can contribute to the organization.
  • Stay Updated: Keep an eye on your email and other communication channels for updates regarding your application status. Be responsive to any requests for additional information or interviews.
  • Acceptance and Onboarding: If offered the internship position, carefully review the terms and conditions of the offer and respond accordingly. Complete any necessary onboarding paperwork or requirements before your start date.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 30, 2024
Valid through
May 30, 2028
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