Western Cape Government: Graduate Internship Programme for 2024/2025

Job Summary

The Western Cape Government invites unemployed South African graduates residing in the Western Cape to apply for the Graduate Internship Programme for 2024/2025.

Closing date: 22 April 2024

Reference NumberWCG240229-1
Tracking NumberGRAD 2024-2025
DepartmentDepartment of the Premier
Salary levelN/A
Job TypeInternship

Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

A stipend will be paid as determined by the Department.

Job Purpose

This is a Youth Development Programme that provides successful interns the opportunity to gain valuable practical work experience for a period of 3-24 months.

Recommendation: You are financially constrained and you have no network or support to help you make career choices.

Minimum Requirements

  • You desire an opportunity to gain practical work experience.
  • You are a South African citizen and reside in the Western Cape
  • You are between the ages of 20 and 35

  • You are in possession of a completed:
    • Certificate (NQF 5),
    • Diploma (NQF 6),
    • Degree (NQF 7) or
    • Post Graduate Qualification (NQF 8 and higher)
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Departmental vacancies

On-the-job training will be provided in one of the following departments:

  • Agriculture
  • Police Oversight and Community Safety
  • Cultural Affairs and Sport
  • Department of the Premier
  • Economic Development and Tourism
  • Environmental Affairs & Development Planning
  • Department of Infrastructure
  • Local Government
  • Mobility Department
  • Provincial Treasury
  • Social Development.

Skills needed

  • Good communication (writtenand verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape;
  • Proven computer literacy (MS Office);
  • Ability to operate office equipment;
  • Planning and organising skills.

Why should you apply?

You will acquire skills and work experience that will make you more marketable to future employers. You will acquire contactable references on your CV.

You will gain career awareness exposure to assist you in making informed career choices together with a network to support and guide you.

How to Apply

Applicants who do not have access to computers are encouraged to make use of the following internet facilities to complete the online application:

  • Your local library
  • Your local Thusong Service Centre
  • E-Community Forums and e-Centres in rural towns
  • The Western Cape Government Walk-in Contact Centre
  • An internet café.
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Only online applications will be considered, no late, emailed or faxed CV’s will be accepted as an application. Please ensure that you submit your application on or before the closing date of 2 April 2024.

Kindly note, there are no specific start date, your application will be kept on our database for a 12 month duration.

Applicants who passed the final examinations will be considered. The final results will be verified. Also, other personal information and documentation will be verified in terms of legislation. Applicants are requested to attach the following documents to their profile: • Your Curriculum Vitae (preferably in MS Word) • Your Identity document (ID) • Your Qualification (academic results from the academic institution).

Please note that the application process consists of 2 (two) phases, the 1st phase, deals with registration and the 2nd phase with the actual application.

Phase 1: 1. You must click on “Create Account” 2. Complete the required information and attach all required documents 3. Ensure your profile is complete and select submit to finish the registration process

4. You will receive an e-mail from Western Cape Government Careers to verify your email address, 5. Once you have confirmed your e-mail address, registration is complete. Then to next phase. 

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Phase 2: 6. Find the Internship and click “APPLY” on the actual advertisement 7. Complete the application questions and click “submit” 8. You will receive an email confirming that your application has been received.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00 should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 214.

Please note: The Western Cape Government Provincial Departments will not be held responsible for any cost relating to relocation, subsidence and travelling. Correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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