The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is offering an exciting opportunity for graduates to gain valuable work experience in the field of e-communication and client engagement through its CIPC Communications Graduate Internship.

This programme aims to equip young professionals with practical skills and knowledge that will complement their academic achievements and prepare them for a successful career in their chosen field.

About the CIPC Communications Graduate Internship

  • Reference Number: InternE&CE
  • Application Deadline: 20 May 2024
  • Internship Duration: 12 months
  • Location: Sunnyside Office, Pretoria
  • Stipend: R12,000 per month
  • Number of Positions: 2

About the CIPIC Internship

The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is committed to youth development and is inviting applications for its CIPC Communications Graduate Internship Programme within the E-Communication and Client Engagement Unit. This programme is designed to provide recent graduates with an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a professional setting, enhancing their employability and preparing them for future career opportunities.

Programme Objectives

The primary objectives of the CIPC Communications Graduate Internship are:

  • Skill Development: To provide graduates with practical experience that builds on their academic knowledge, helping them develop essential professional skills in communication, client engagement, and digital media.
  • Industry Exposure: Interns will gain insight into the workings of the CIPC and the broader industry, including the dynamics of corporate communication, public relations strategies, and client relationship management.
  • Career Preparation: By participating in this programme, graduates will be better prepared for the job market, with a solid foundation of work experience and professional skills that are highly valued by employers.

Internship Structure

The 12-month internship is structured to provide comprehensive training and development through:

  • Rotational Assignments: Interns will work on various projects and tasks within the E-Communication and Client Engagement Unit, giving them a well-rounded understanding of the department’s functions.
  • Mentorship and Guidance: Each intern will be assigned a mentor who will provide ongoing support, feedback, and guidance throughout the internship period. This mentorship will help interns navigate the professional environment and maximize their learning experience.
  • Workshops and Training Sessions: Interns will participate in workshops and training sessions designed to enhance their skills in areas such as digital communication, media relations, customer service, and public relations.
  • Performance Evaluation: Interns will receive regular performance evaluations to track their progress, identify areas for improvement, and ensure they are meeting their developmental goals.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the CIPC Communications Graduate Internship, interns can expect to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Enhanced Communication Skills: Improved ability to create, manage, and disseminate effective communication strategies across various digital platforms.
  • Client Engagement Proficiency: Advanced understanding of client engagement techniques and the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and stakeholders.
  • Professional Experience: Practical experience that will make them more competitive in the job market, with a proven track record of working in a dynamic and professional environment.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connections with professionals in the field, which can lead to potential job opportunities and professional growth after the internship.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for this internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Field of Study: Communications
  • Qualifications: A three-year Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Digital Communication, or Media Studies.
  • South African Citizenship: Proof of SA citizenship is required.
  • Criminal Record: Applicants must have a clear criminal record.

Application Process

Interested candidates must submit the following documents as part of their application:

  • Updated CV
  • Academic Transcript of the relevant qualification

These documents must be uploaded as one attachment when submitting the application. Please note that applications submitted via fax, email, post, or hand delivery will not be considered.

Additional Information

  • Qualification Checks: Successful candidates will undergo qualification checks and, if necessary, foreign qualifications must be evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority.
  • Interviews: Candidates must be available for interviews as scheduled by CIPC.
  • Assessment Tests: An assessment test may be required as part of the selection process.
  • Employment Equity: CIPC is an equal opportunity employer and will give preference to candidates who enhance representivity in line with the employment equity plan.
  • Feedback: Only shortlisted candidates will receive feedback.

Contact Information

For any difficulties encountered during the application process, please contact the CIPC Recruitment Office at:

  • 087 743 7074
  • 087 743 7075
  • 087 743 7076

This CIPC Communications Graduate Internship is a fantastic opportunity for graduates to kickstart their careers in the communications field. By participating in this programme, interns will gain valuable experience, enhance their professional skills, and increase their chances of securing future employment.

Apply now to take the first step towards a rewarding career with CIPC.