The Department of Local Government is responsible for promoting good governance in municipalities to enhance service delivery and promote participative, integrated, sustainable and empowered communities. The Department invites unemployed graduates/postgraduates between the ages of 18 – 35 years, who are keen to join its dynamic environment, on an Internship Programme for the duration of six (6) to twelve (12) months.

Successful applicants will be offered a monthly stipend based on the following completed qualification levels:

  • Completed (3) three or (4) four-year Degree: R 8 734.95 per month inclusive of tax
  • Completed Honours Degree: R10 847.55 per month inclusive of tax
  • Completed Masters Degree: R12 895.05 per month inclusive of tax


Field of Study  Focus Areas for Interns in the Department  Ref Number
Humanities/Social Sciences Policy and Research  INT 1
Public Relations/Media Studies/Communication Communication  INT 2
Town and Regional Planning/Environment and Development Planning/Public Management Integration Development Planning  INT 3
Public Management/Psychology Community Development Worker Programme  INT 4
Development Planning/Development Studies/Urban and Town Planning  Service Delivery Integration  INT 5
Community Development  Public Participation Planning  INT 6
Public Relations/Communication  Public Participation Communication  INT 7
Public Admin/Humanities/Social Sciences  District and Local Performance Monitoring INT 8
Public Admin/Humanities/Social Sciences  Municipal Support and Capacity Building INT 9
Engineering  Municipal Infrastructure  NT 10
Law  Specialised Support INT 11
Law  Municipal Governance  INT 12
Public Management/Emergency Services/ Disaster Management Fire Services  Disaster Management  INT 13

Applicants from ALL Race and Gender Groups, as well as People with Disabilities within the Western Cape are encouraged to apply. The appointment on an Internship Contract may be awarded subject to undergoing a security clearance and personnel suitability checks, which include verification of qualifications. Shortlisted candidates must be available for interviews at a date and time determined by the Department.

Interested graduates who are in possession of qualification/s as stipulated above are invited to apply for the Internship Programme by forwarding their applications by post to the Department of Local Government, Private Bag 9076 Cape Town, or hand delivered and placed at ISM Building 27 Wale Street, Ground Floor, Cape Town.

Hand delivered applications must be placed in a sealed envelope and clearly marked for the attention of Mr FF Matthee. No registered mail must be sent to the hand delivered address.

Enquiries: Ms Aysha Gabriels: 021-483 4973 and Mr Franick Matthee: 021 483-2051.
A separate application form must be completed if applying for more than one Internship focus area. The Department of Local Government is an equal opportunity employer and reserves the right not to make an Internship appointment.

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Please note: • Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within three weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please consider your application unsuccessful.