South African Tourism, the premier tourism marketing agency of the South African government, is proud to announce an exceptional opportunity for recent graduates to join their esteemed Graduate Internship Programme. 

This comprehensive initiative is designed to empower young talents, offering them a chance to gain hands-on experience in the dynamic and diverse world of the Tourism Sector. 

With a commitment to fostering future leaders and contributing to the growth of South Africa’s economy, South African Tourism invites aspiring graduates to be part of a transformative journey.

Company: South African Tourism
Sandown, Gauteng
Position Type:
R8,300 – R10,000 per month
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023

Company Overview

South African Tourism is dedicated to promoting the country domestically and internationally as a prime destination for leisure, business, and events tourism. As the tourism marketing arm of the South African government, the organization plays a pivotal role in showcasing the nation’s rich diversity, natural beauty, and cultural heritage.

Graduate Internship Position Details

South African Tourism is currently offering a Graduate Internship Programme that provides a unique platform for recent graduates to immerse themselves in various aspects of the Tourism Sector. 

This cross-functional programme is an excellent opportunity for those who have completed a minimum of three (3) years of tertiary studies or require work experience to finalize their education, and who have not yet participated in an internship programme.

Programme Benefits

Selected candidates will have the privilege of gaining exposure to the broader tourism industry while actively participating in real-world business projects. 

This hands-on experience is enriched by engagement with diverse stakeholders in the sector, offering insights and networking opportunities that will be invaluable for their future careers.

Available Opportunities

The Graduate Internship Programme opens doors within the following units:

  • Tourism Grading Council: This role involves maintaining and enhancing quality standards in the tourism industry, ensuring that establishments and services meet the highest benchmarks for traveler satisfaction.
  • National Convention Bureau: In this capacity, interns contribute to the captivating realm of events management. Their efforts focus on attracting and hosting national and international conventions, conferences, and exhibitions that showcase South Africa’s capabilities.

Desired Qualifications

South African Tourism is actively seeking graduates with qualifications in the following fields:

  1. Travel and Tourism / Quality Assurance: A background in travel and tourism or quality assurance will be invaluable for maintaining and elevating the quality of tourism experiences.
  2. Project Management / Sales and Marketing / Events Management: Graduates proficient in project management, sales and marketing, or events management can leverage their skills to contribute to South African Tourism’s mission of promoting the nation as a premier tourism destination.

Desired Skills and Qualities

The organization is seeking candidates with the following attributes:

  • Educational Background: A completed degree or diploma in the relevant field.
  • Passion for Tourism: A genuine interest in the tourism industry and a dedication to advancing South Africa’s economy.
  • Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate effectively with various stakeholders.
  • Analytical Abilities: The capacity for analytical thinking and creative problem-solving.
  • Proactivity: A proactive attitude and an eagerness to learn and grow.
  • Adaptability: The ability to thrive in a fast-paced and evolving environment.
  • Team Orientation: A collaborative mindset and a positive approach to teamwork.

Application Process

Aspiring candidates who wish to contribute to South Africa’s tourism industry and gain valuable experience are encouraged to apply. 

The application package should include an updated CV and a brief cover letter explaining the candidate’s interest in the internship position. 

The application period will remain open until September 15, 2023.

Click here to Apply.

Join the Journey

By participating in South African Tourism’s Graduate Internship Programme, candidates will not only gain practical experience in the tourism sector but also contribute to the organization’s mission of showcasing the nation’s diverse wonders on a global stage. 

This is an opportunity to embark on a fulfilling career path while being a part of South Africa’s journey towards a thriving future.

South African Tourism is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Individuals from all backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply.