KZN Office of the Premier: Graduate / Internship Programme 2021

Location: Pietermaritzburg

The Office of the Premier invites unemployed youth with qualifications in the fields of study listed below, to apply for the Internship Programme for a period of 24 months, effective from the 2021/2022 financial year.

The programme will include a work based structured approach to experiential learning related to an occupation, aimed at assisting graduates/diplomates to acquire competencies and practical &penance in their respective fields.


  • Unemployed KwaZulu-Natal Graduates/Diplomates between the age of 18 and 35 years;
  • Must be prepared to relocate to Pietermaritzburg at own cost;
  • Must be computer literate;
  • No work experience is required;
  • Must have graduated (Please attach a certified copy of the diploma or a degree certificate);
  • Must be unemployed after the completion of the tertiary qualification;
  • Must not have been enrolled in the graduate internship programme in the past; and
  • Must have a relevant tertiary qualification in one of the following fields:
Financial Accounting Grad / Intern BCom Accounting / National Diploma in Finance (Accounting) FA / 01 / 20
Management Accounting Grad / Intern Degree or Diploma in Financial Management MA / 01 / 20
Internal Control Grad / Intern BCom (with Accounting and Auditing as majors) or National Diploma in Internal Auditing 1C / 01 / 20
Supply Chain Management Grad / Intern Degree or Diploma in Supply Chain Management Degree or Diploma in Public Management SCM / 01 / 20
Human Resource Management / Development BCom in Human Resource Management Degree or National Diploma in HRM / D HRM / D / 01 / 20
Communications and Media Studies National Diploma in Photography National Diploma in Video Technology National Diploma in Public Relations COM / 01 / 20
Information Technology National Diploma in Information Technology IT / 01 / 20
Provincial Public Service Training Academy – Durban Degree or Diploma in Library Services PPSTA / 01 / 20
Planning and Policy Development National Diploma in Economics / Social Policy BSC with Geography as a major / Developmental Studies PSM / 01 / 20
Monitoring and Evaluation Master’s Degree / PHD in Public Administration or Monitoring and Evaluation Research BSC with Maths / Stats / Information Management M&E / 01 / 20
Nerve Centre National Diploma in Information Technology NC / 01 / 20
Special Projects and OSS National Diploma in Public Management / Administration SP / 01 / 20
Youth Development Public Management / Administration Business Management YD / 01 / 20
Intergovernmental Relations Degree / Diploma in Business / Public Administration Degree / Diploma in Cooperative Governance / International Relations IGR / 01 / 20
Labour Relations National Diploma in Labour Relations LR / 01 / 20
Priority Programmes / HIV and AIDS National Diploma in Public Management PP / 01 / 20
Provincial Organisational Development – National Diploma in Operations Management POD / 01 / 20
Director-General’s Office National Diploma in Office Management OFM / 01 / 20


Applicants will be required to enter into a twenty-four months internship contract with the Department, effective from the date of assumption of duty.


Applications must be submitted on the NEW employment form (Form 283) obtainable from any Public Service Department or, should any application be received using the incorrect application for employment (283) it will not be considered, the form must be fully completed. Applicants must submit a detailed CV, including contact telephone numbers, physical and postal address, certified copies of ID, Matric / Grade 12 and Diploma / Degree certificates. Clearly state the field you are applying for, ex Communications: Photography and the relevant reference number

Applications must be posted to the following address: The Director General, Office of the Premier, Human Resource Support. Private Bag X9037 Pietermaritzburg 3200 or hand-delivered to 16 Chatterton Road, First Floor, Invesco Centre, PM, 3200, marked for the attention of Mr B.M Dlamini or emailed to: [email protected]

All enquiries can be directed to Ms 5.0. Zakwe, tel. (033) 328 1821.