Mintek, a leading technology organization specializing in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, is offering an exciting ICT Internship in Randburg. This internship provides a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in data analytics and service desk assistance within a dynamic and innovative environment.

Mintek ICT Internship Overview

  • Position: Information and Communication Technology Intern
  • Department: ICT
  • Location: Randburg
  • Contract: Internship
  • Remuneration: Market Related
  • Reference Number: minte_000245
  • Application Deadline: 4 July 2024
  • Closing Date: 2 August 2024
  • Salary Package: R137 280.00 CTC per annum (non-negotiable)

About Mintek

Mintek is a South African national mineral research organization and one of the world’s leading technology organizations specializing in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy, and related areas. Working closely with industry and other R&D institutions, Mintek provides service test work, process development and optimization, consulting, and innovative products to clients worldwide.

Mintek is inviting suitably qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the ICT Internship Programme. This internship aims to provide practical work experience to students who have completed their degrees, focusing on data management, analysis, and service desk support.


  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (NQF level 7) in Computer Science, IT, or a related field
  • Excellent academic record with a 60% average

Job Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Basic understanding of computer hardware, software, and networking principles
  • Proficiency in SQL querying
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of statistical analysis techniques
  • Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI)
  • Technical support principles
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Teamwork and collaboration abilities
  • Attention to detail and strong time management skills
  • Eagerness to learn and adapt to new technologies and processes
  • Understanding of cloud computing concepts is desirable

Key Responsibilities

  • Data Collection and Preparation: Assist in collecting, cleaning, and preparing data for analysis.
  • Insight Generation: Help generate insights from data analysis to support decision-making processes.
  • Report Development: Contribute to the creation of reports, dashboards, and visualizations to communicate findings effectively.
  • User Feedback: Proactively seek feedback from users to identify pain points and areas for improvement in service delivery.
  • Collaboration: Work with cross-functional teams to understand business requirements and provide data-driven solutions.
  • Technical Support: Provide technical support to staff, diagnosing and resolving IT-related issues.
  • Hardware and Software Maintenance: Assist in the installation, configuration, and maintenance of hardware and software.
  • Research and Recommendations: Conduct research on new technologies and recommend improvements to enhance the IT infrastructure.
  • Issue Escalation: Escalate complex issues to appropriate teams and follow up to ensure prompt resolution.

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Application Process

  • This Mintek ICT Internship opportunity is open to South African citizens only.
  • Successful candidates must arrange their own accommodation close to Mintek and make their own travel arrangements to get to Mintek.
  • Candidates must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.
  • Click on this link to apply: Apply Here 

Application Requirements

Prospective interns must submit the following documents as one file/PDF:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified academic record
  • Certified Degree Certificate
  • Copy of ID

If you do not hear from Mintek within one month of the closing date, consider your application to be unsuccessful.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Mintek is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, aiming to promote representivity in all occupational categories. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Mintek ICT Internship offers an exceptional opportunity for recent graduates passionate about Information and Communication Technology to gain valuable hands-on experience in a leading technology organization. This internship will allow you to develop your skills in data analytics and service desk support while working in a dynamic and innovative environment.

If you meet the qualifications and are eager to contribute to Mintek’s mission of advancing mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, we encourage you to apply.