The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa has announced its Internship Programme for 2024, a collaboration with Imbumba Aganang and PKF Octagon Incorporated. This opportunity is primarily aimed at unemployed graduates, contributing towards their skills development and offering valuable experience in various fields.

Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Internships 2024 Overview

  • Company : Department of International Relations and Cooperation
  • Location : Pretoria, South Africa
  • Closing date: 14 January 2024
  • Duration: 24 Months (2 years)
  • Commencement Date: 1 April 2024
  • Stipend:
    National Diploma or Degree:  R 7,043.31
    Master’s Degree:  R 8,584.36

Internship Programme Positions

The programme includes various internship roles. Candidates with qualifications in Public Administration, Human Resource Management, Development, International Relations, or Political Science will have an added advantage.

1. COO Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Public Administration,
    • Human Resource Management
    • Development,
    • International Relations,
    • Political Science.
  • Apply Online

2. Consular Services Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Public Administration,
    • HR with Psychology
  • Apply Online

3. Diplomatic Training, Research and Development Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Human Resource Management/Development,
    • Public Administration
  • Apply Online

4. Human Resources Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Human Resource Management/Development,
    • Public Administration,
    • Labour Relations
  • Apply Online

5. Property and Facilities Management Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Property and Facilities Management,
    • Contract and Construction Management
  • Apply Online

6. Public Diplomacy Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Communications,
    • Marketing,
    • Multimedia and Design,
    • Graphic design,
    • Operational management
  • Apply Online

7. Records Management Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Records Management,
    • Information Management
  • Apply Online

8. Risk Management Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Risk Management
  • Apply Online

9. State Protocol Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Tourism,
    • Hospitality
  • Apply Online

10. Supply Chain Management Intern

  • Minimum Requirements: NQF 4 (Grade 12) / NQF 5
  • Advantageous Qualifications:
    • Supply Chain Management,
    • Logistics Management
  • Apply Online

How to Apply

Interested candidates for the DIRCO Internship Programme should apply through the websites provided. The deadline for applications is January 14, 2024. Only those who are shortlisted are required to provide a signed Z83 form, along with a comprehensive CV, certified qualification documents, academic transcripts, and ID copy, at the time of their interview.
Note: Candidates who have already participated in an Learnership Programme in any Government Department will not be considered.

Additional Information

  • Successful applicants must agree to sign a confidentiality agreement with the Department.
  • Candidates must be available for interviews scheduled at a specific time, date, and location.
  • Placement will be at the DIRCO Head Office in Pretoria; candidates should arrange their own transport and lodging.
  • Only South African citizens aged 18 to 35 are eligible for the learnership.
  • Appointments hinge on successful citizenship verification, reference checks, and security vetting.
  • Applications must include an evaluation certificate from SAQA for any foreign qualifications.
  • Applications without all required documents or submitted late will not be considered.
  • Communication will only be with short-listed candidates; if not contacted within three months, consider the application unsuccessful.
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign a Learnership Agreement with the Department.
  • Interviews will take place through an online platform.

The DIRCO Internship Programme 2024 is more than an opportunity for work experience; it’s a stepping stone towards a brighter future. It embodies hope, growth, and the promise of a skilled workforce contributing positively to South Africa’s international relations landscape.

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