Internship Opportunities Available 2018 – SA Bursaries 2019

By | January 6, 2018

What is Internship

An internship is a period of work experience offered by an organisation for a limited period of time. Once confined to medical graduates, the term is now used for a wide range of placements within businesses, non-profit organisations and government agencies.

They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field. Employers benefit from these placements because they often recruit employees from their best interns, who have known capabilities, thus saving time and money in the long run. Internships are usually arranged by third-party organisations which recruit interns on behalf of industry groups. Rules vary from country to country about when interns should be regarded as employees. The system can be open to exploitation by unscrupulous employers.

Internships for professional careers are similar in some ways, but not as rigorous as apprenticeships for professions, trade, and vocational jobs. The lack of standardization and oversight leaves the term “internship” open to broad interpretation. Interns may be high school students, college and university students, or post-graduate adults. These positions may be paid or unpaid and are temporary.

Typically, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and the organization. Internships are used to determine if the intern still has an interest in that field after the real life experience. In addition, an internship can be used to create a professional network that can assist with letters of recommendation or lead to future employment opportunities. The benefit of bringing an intern into full-time employment is that they are already familiar with the company, their position, and they typically need little to no training. Internships provide current college students the ability to participate in a field of their choice to receive hands on learning about a particular future career, preparing them for full-time work following graduation.

 Internship Minimum Requirements

  • Matric plus a three year degree or diploma in the supply chain management/financial/accounting field from a recognized Institution of Higher Learning
  • Must have recently graduated from university and had never been employed
  • A young graduate who is willing to learn fast
  • Good communication interpersonal skill
  • Computer literacy

Internship Key performance areas

While learning on the job, the incumbent shall be assisting in the performance of the following activities:
  • Ensuring that the supply chain management policy of the municipality and the SCM Regulations are adhered to.
  • Receiving and processing requests for procurement.
  • Facilitating sittings of the bid committees and maintaining bid records.
  • Following up Procurement requests with directorates.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the mentor.

How to Apply

Interested candidates must please forward their comprehensive Application Letters, CV, certified ID and copies of qualifications and the Driver’s License for the attention of Mrs. D.O. Mrwetyana,  Director Corporate Services;  P O Box 36, Butterworth, 4960 or hand deliver at office No 7 Corner King and Mthatha Street.
Candidates will be required to undergo driving or physical  /  practical test where applicable. Short-listed candidates may be required to submit their pay slips to limit the delays in appointment.  Mnquma Municipality is committed to the provisions of the Employment Equity Act No 55 1998 for the advancement of previously disadvantaged and disabled persons, females and the disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
NB. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and if you are not contacted within 30 days after the closing date you may regard your application as unsuccessful.
For enquiries you can call the HR Office @ 047 401 2400 during office hours.
Closing  Date: 23 February 2015
Stipend:  R42 000
Duration: 24 months


This internship is now closed