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
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
Stipend: R42 000
Duration: 24 months
This internship is now closed