Department of Social Development Internship 2023 – 2024


Department of Social Development Internship 2023 – 2024

Department of Social Development Internship 2023 – 2024

Department of Social Development Internship | The Department of Social Development offers exciting opportunities to suitable candidates for potential placement in our Internship programme. The intention is to give practical work experience to those students who are in their last year of study (BA Social Work) and require In-Service Training in order to obtain their qualifications and to those who recently graduated but are unemployed and require exposure to a work environment.



Successful Candidates  will be expected to enter into a 12 monthly contract

Social development is more a calling than a job, it is a specialized profession and people with a lot of compassion do very well in this field. The Department of Social Development seeks gifted candidates each year to partake in their internship program. They aim to improve lives and assist with social and human development throughout South Africa. They work at reducing harassment and discrimination within the workplace ensuring safe and pleasant work experiences for all people. Their internship programs offer talented candidates the opportunity to learn and explore all aspects of their career field.

Department of Social Development Internship Available

This Government Department offers selected candidates exciting opportunities to gain hands-on knowledge within their career field. Selected candidates will receive a monthly allowance, yet, accommodation, meals, and transport will be the candidate’s own responsibility.

They offer a mixture of internships each year, here are some that may be of concern to you, depending on your expected career path:

    • Gender Study
    • Systems Development
    • Public Management
    • Public Administration
    • Human Recourses Management
    • Industrial Psychology
    • Business Administration
    • Data Capturing
    • Logistics
    • Labor Relations
    • Office Management
    • Information Technology
    • International Relations
    • Statistics
    • Social Policy
    • Research
    • Economics
    • Community Development
    • Financial Management
    • Youth Development
    • Social Work
    • Communications
    • Information Science
    • Public Relations
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
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Department of Social Development Internship Requirements

Applicants wanting to apply for an internship offered by this Department must meet all stipulations as set out by the Department. Candidates between 18 and 35 are preferred, as well as those with disability are encouraged to apply.   

Candidates will also be required to have the following:

    • Candidates must hold a valid Matric certificate
    • Applicants must hold a valid ID book/card and be a South African citizen
    • Candidates must have a degree/diploma from a recognized institute of higher learning
    • Applicants must have a valid degree or diploma within the selected field of application
    • Candidates must be proficient in English (read, write & speak)
    • Applicants must not have any criminal record
    • Candidates must show a commitment to learning
  • Applicants must not have participated in any other Government internship prior to their application

Please ensure all documentation is certified copies and not originals. The application must not be submitted late or missing documentation as it will then not be considered. Also, applications that are incomplete will not be looked at.

Department of Social Development Internship Application

Once the Department of Social Development internships application online becomes available it will be posted on their web page. Candidates must download the Z83 application form, complete it and attach all relevant documentation before submitting it. Please ensure all documentation is certified copies and not the originals. These application forms can then be submitted either by hand or post to the following addresses.

Hand deliver:

National Department of Social Development
Human Science Research Council Building
134 Pretorius Street (c/o Pretorius & Bosman)

Post to:

National Department of Social Development
HRD & Performance Management
Private Bag X 901

Candidates must address their applications to Ms Carmen v.d. Westhuizen or Mr Aaron Sigudla. Candidates with a disability are also encouraged to submit applications. Once applications close the department will contact those candidates who have made the shortlist. If you do not receive any correspondence within two months after the closing date, you can take it that your application was unsuccessful.

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Department of Social Development Internship Closing Dates


Applications open for candidates near the end of each year and close at the end of January or the 1st of February each year. Candidates must always make sure the application is completed in full and all contact details are up-to-date. All documentation must be attached and certified. Any incomplete applications or those with missing documentation and late applications will not be taken into consideration.   

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