(DFTIAC): Internships/how to apply.

(DFTIAC): Internships/how to apply AND CLOSING Date!

Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition: Internship

The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition invites graduates to apply for internship opportunities for a period of 24 months commencing 01 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Through the Internship Programme, the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) is committed to providing opportunities for qualifying candidates to gain skills, knowledge and experience whilst at the same time, positioning themselves for active and meaningful participation in the labour market.

Stipend: R6 000.00 pm

Applications are invited from unemployed South African citizens aged between 18 and 35 years who have completed a 3-year National Diploma / Degree or an equivalent NQF Level 6 or 7 qualifications in any of the fields of study listed below.

Fields of study:

  • Public Relations
  • Communications
  • Office Management
  • Law
  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Public Policy
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Public Administration
  • Business Management
  • Safety Management
  • Development Studies
  • Econometrics
  • Statistics
  • BSc
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Operations
  • Internal Audit
  • Management Sciences
  • Management
  • International Relations

Please note: Applicants who have already participated in any Government Internship Programme will not be considered and if it is found that this was the case after appointment, the contract will be terminated with immediate effect.


  • Good interpersonal skills, professionalism and integrity, ability to work under pressure, deadline-driven.
  • The successful candidates must be analytical and have high attention to detail.
  • They should have an understanding of government systems and processes.
  • Ambitious and willing to learn.
  • Good academic performance will serve as an added advantage
How to Apply

Download Z83 Application Form

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Applications submitted must be accompanied by copies of qualifications ( including Matric Certificate), Academic record, ID, Curriculum vitae, and a signed Z83 form. The online application has Z83 built-in and does not require a separate Z83 to be completed. If applying through online, scanned copies must be uploaded and attached to online applications.

NB. Documents do not need to be Certified.

For Reference Number on the Z83 form use Field of study

Applications can be sent via Online or Postal Address:

Online Application:

Apply Online for the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition: Internship 


Via Post to:

The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition,

Private Bag x84,



Please note:

  • No late applications will be considered
  • With the exception of a few positions in the dtic’ s regional offices, the majority of the internship opportunities are based in Pretoria
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have international qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). All qualifications will be subjected to verification.
  • Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three (3) months of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful
  • The Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition is committed to the achievement of and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment, especially of race, gender, and disability.


Please direct all internship program queries to Nonhlanhla Sindane at (012) 394-1632 / 0607005561 or Latleen Motsepe  (012) 394-3056 / 0716095106 or Teaman Nghunyule (012) 394 5726

Alternatively, for online application queries, please contact Leonard Mabokela (012) 394-1809 / 0716059026 or Lebogang Malebe (012) 394-1835 / 0716040014


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