The National Department of Health is calling for applications from unemployed graduates eager to gain practical work experience and keen on pursuing a career in Public Service.

We offer an internship— a hands-on work experience opportunity—in the specified field for a duration of at least twenty-four (24) months. This program is designed for individuals who have not previously participated in any internship programs. Our goal is to improve the job prospects of unemployed graduates by equipping them with valuable experience through this internship. Candidates should be between the ages of 18 and 35.

National Department of Health Graduate Internship Overview:

    • Location: Pretoria
    • Reference Number: NDOH 9/2024
    • Stipend: R7,043.31 per month

Key Qualifications:

      • National Diploma (NQF 6) / Degree (NQF 7) in Microbiology or Biomedical Science.
      • Good communication skills (written and verbal).
      • Planning and organizing skills.


        • Attention to detail.
        • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
        • Analytical and problem-solving skills.


    • Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols.
    • Understanding of biological material handling.
    • Familiarity with health industry standards.

Role Responsibilities and Duties:

    • Import and export of biological materials.
    • Inspection of laboratories, including tissue banks.
    • Acquiring information on international standards for pathological laboratories and tissue banks.
    • Verification of registration of Principal Investigators / Medical Specialists with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa (HPCSA).


  • Competitive stipend.
  • Insight into the public health sector.
  • Valuable work experience in a supportive environment.
  • Opportunity to contribute to meaningful projects with a societal impact.

Application Process:

  • Application Requirements: Submit the new Z83 form, CV, and a comprehensive detail of previous experience. Applications should be in one PDF format (if emailed).
  • Deadline: 25 March 2024.
  • How to Apply: Send your application to the Director-General, National Department of Health, via email at with the reference number NDOH 9/2024 in the subject line.

Don’t miss this opportunity to kickstart your career in the public health sector and make a tangible difference in your community. For more information, contact Dr. Ncha at (012) 395 8257. Apply now to join our team!