KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education: Internship Programe 2024/2026

Job Summary

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education invites unemployed graduates for Internship Programe 2024/2026.

Closing date: 22 March 2024

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is implementing the Internship Programme as part of its contribution to skills development initiatives as expressed in the NSDS, NDP and PGDS objectives by inviting unemployed graduate to participate in the programme that will provide them with valuable work experience and increase their opportunities towards employment.

The programme offered is fully structured and the Department will pay successful interns a monthly stipend/ allowance.

Applications are therefore invited from interested applicants in possession of a relevant Degree/ Diploma from recognized Institutions of Higher Education and Training, to undertake workplace training that shall run for a period of 24 months in the following fields/ areas.

Compulsory rotation will be implemented after placement except for specialized fields.

Human Resource Administrative Services: (Ref No. KZNDE/001/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Administration/ Public Management
  • Office Administration/ Office Management and Technology
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Information Technology Services (Ref No. KZNDE/002/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Programming & Networking
  • Management Information System
  • Business Information and Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Labour Law
  • Management Assistant
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning and Management
  • Business Management/ Business Administration

Communications & Publications : (Ref No. KZNDE/003/Intern)


Requirements : Degree/ Diploma in :

  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Journalism
  • Social Media
  • Photography
  • Graphic Design

Supply Chain Management/ Logistics, Assets and Disposal: (Ref No. KZNDE/004/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in :

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Logistics Management

Organisational Development: (Ref No. KZNDE/005/Intern)


Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Work Study
  • Production/ Operational Management

Legal Services: (Ref No. KZNDE/006/Intern)

Requirements: Degree in:

  • LLB

Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) (Ref No. KZNDE/007/Intern)

Requirements : Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Statistics
  • Data Analyst
  • Web Design
  • Computer Science
  • Programming
  • Geography
  • Environmental Studies

Infrastructure Planning and Development (Ref No. KZNDE/008/Intern)

Requirements : Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Civil/ Structure Engineering
  • Building Management
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Geography and Environmental Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Town and Regional Planning
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Specialist Fields (Ref No. KZNDE/009A/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Psychology/Psycho Social
  • Social Worker
  • Career Guidance

(Ref No. KZNDE/009B/Intern)
Requirements: Degree/Diploma in:

  • Library and Information Science

Finance (Ref No. KZNDE/010/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Cost and Management
  • Taxation (Tax)
  • Internal Auditing
  • Auditing
  • B Com Accounting

Sport (Ref No. KZNDE/011/Intern)

Requirements: Degree/ Diploma in:

  • Sport Management
  • Sport Science

➢ South African citizen
➢ Unemployed graduates without relevant work experience
➢ People with disabilities are encouraged to apply
➢ Currently not studying
➢ Unemployed graduates who have not been exposed to the programme before.

➢ Prepared to enter into a contractual agreement with the department
➢ Available for placement in the Departmental offices across the province
➢ Diploma from TVET Colleges/Letter from DHET declaring competence and confirming graduation
➢ Proof of Registration with the relevant body/council
➢ Proof of Residence must be attached

NB: For qualifications that require registration with Professional Council/Bodies, proof of registration must be attached. Please note that where it is specified as Pietermaritzburg based only, there is no
alternative for a placement in the district.

How to Apply

Applications should therefore be submitted in the New Z83 (81/971431) form obtainable from any government website, indicating the Reference Number of the field applied for, attaching the following documents.

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➢ South African Identity Document
➢ A recent detailed CV
➢ Copy of Matric Certificate
➢ Copy of Degree or Diploma
➢ A full academic record indicating individual modules or courses
➢ Proof of Residence must be attached (once interns have been placed no transfers will be allowed due to incorrect information provided).

If any of the documents mentioned above is not attached, the applicant will automatically be disqualified. Preference will be given to applicants with copies of their qualification certificate.

Where an applicant has not been contacted within 2 months from the closing date, then the applicant must kindly consider that their application have been unsuccessful.

The Department reserves the right to place or not to place applicants based on its needs and requirements.
Closing date: 22/03/2024 (12:00pm).


  • 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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