The National School of Government (NSG) is offering an exciting opportunity for young graduates to kick-start their careers through its extensive internship programme for 2024. This comprehensive two-year contract program is designed to cultivate skilled professionals ready to contribute significantly to the public sector.

Whether you are freshly graduated or seeking to enhance your qualifications with practical experience, the National School of Government internships are tailored to propel your career forward in various disciplines.

Overview of the National School of Government Internships 2024

Duration: 2 Years (Contract Basis)

Stipends:

  • R7,043.00 per month for National Diploma, Degree, Honours, and PostGraduate Diploma holders.
  • R8,584.00 per month for Master’s degree holders.

About the National School of Government

The National School of Government (NSG) plays a pivotal role in the overarching framework of South Africa’s public sector by enhancing its efficiency, effectiveness, and service delivery through comprehensive education and training.

Established to promote professionalism and ethical conduct within the public service, the NSG is dedicated to developing a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed workforce for the government.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Requirement: Must hold the required National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or PostGraduate Diploma qualification.
  • Experience Requirement: Applicants should not have previously served as an intern or contract worker in the Public Service.

Internship Opportunities Available

The National School of Government internships are looking for candidates in a wide range of fields, divided into various posts.

Here’s a detailed look at the openings:

1. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/05

For those interested in the National School of Government Internships, the following opportunities are available under POST 16/05 for graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma:

  • Contact Centre Management
  • Customer Care
  • Operations Management
  • Business Management

2. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/06

The National School of Government Internships offer several positions under POST 16/06 for graduates holding a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics
  • Media Technology

3. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/07

For individuals with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma, the National School of Government Internships presents the following opportunities under POST 16/07:

  • Marketing
  • Business Development
  • Business Management
  • Operations Management

4. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/08

The National School of Government Internships offers a range of positions under POST 16/08 for graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Business Management

5. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/09

For those holding a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma, the National School of Government Internships offers positions under POST 16/09 in the following areas:

  • Project Management
  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Business Management

6. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/10

Available positions under POST 16/10 in the National School of Government Internships are targeted towards graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following specialized fields:

  • Statistics
  • Data Analysis
  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Monitoring or Evaluation

7. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/11

The National School of Government Internships offers opportunities under POST 16/11 for graduates who hold a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following areas:

  • Facilities Management
  • Built Environment Management
  • Property Management
  • Logistics
  • Operations Management

8. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/12

The National School of Government Internships provides opportunities under POST 16/12 for individuals with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following creative and technical fields:

  • Film and Video Editing
  • Graphic Design
  • Video Technology

9. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/13

The National School of Government Internships offers a variety of positions under POST 16/13 for graduates who hold a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Business Administration
  • Public Administration
  • Political Science
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Social Science

10. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/14

Under POST 16/14, the National School of Government Internships are available for graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following fields:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Visual Communications
  • Multimedia Studies

11. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/15

The National School of Government Internships offers positions under POST 16/15 for graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Public Administration
  • Public Management
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Labour Relations

12. Graduate Internship Details: POST 16/16

Available positions under POST 16/16 in the National School of Government Internships are targeted towards graduates with a National Diploma, Degree, Honours, or Post-Graduate Diploma in the following specialized fields:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Essential Skills Gained Through the National School of Government Internships

Participating in the National School of Government Internships not only provides academic credit and professional experience but also cultivates a range of essential skills that are crucial in the public sector and beyond. Interns will develop competencies that enhance their employability and prepare them for various challenges in their future careers.

Here are some key skills that interns can expect to develop:

  • Effective Communication: Learn to convey information clearly and effectively through both verbal and written means.
  • Presentation Skills: Gain experience in presenting ideas and reports to diverse audiences, enhancing both clarity and impact.
  • Problem Solving: Tackle complex problems by applying critical thinking to develop viable solutions.
  • Data Analysis: For those in economic, statistical, or technology-focused posts, skills in analyzing and interpreting data will be a significant focus.
  • Project Management: Learn how to plan, execute, and finalize projects according to strict deadlines and within budgetary constraints.
  • Operations Management: Get hands-on experience in managing the day-to-day operations of a public sector entity, understanding process optimization and efficiency.
  • Leadership: Develop leadership skills that help you motivate and guide a team towards achieving set objectives.
  • Team Collaboration: Work within diverse teams to learn the dynamics of teamwork and collaborative effort in professional settings.
  • Industry-Specific Tools and Technologies: Depending on the field, interns might learn to use specific software, systems, or methodologies critical to their area of study.
  • Regulatory Awareness: Gain a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks governing public administration and management.
  • Adaptability: Learn to adapt to various situations and changing demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Innovative Thinking: Encouraged to think creatively to improve processes and implement new ideas effectively.
  • Ethical Decision-Making: Understand and apply ethical principles in decision-making processes.
  • Social Responsibility: Recognize the impact of public administration on society and the importance of sustainable and equitable practices.

How to Apply for National School of Government Internships

Application Form: Download the Z83 Application Form

Application Submission:

  • Use the relevant Post No (e.g., POST 16/05) as the Reference No. on your application.
  • Applications must include a Z83 form, a recently updated CV, and must be submitted to the following:Email: Recruitment.Admin02@thensg.gov.za

    Hand Delivery: 70 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0001

    Postal Address: The National School of Government, Private Bag X759, Pretoria, 0001, For the attention of the Director: HRM&D.

Related: Registering on the ESSA Labour Database for Government Jobs

Selection Process: Only shortlisted candidates will be required to submit certified copies of ID documents, qualifications, and recent academic transcripts/records.

The National School of Government Internships 2024 offers a unique opportunity for young professionals to gain substantial experience in the public sector. This program not only provides a competitive stipend but also equips interns with the skills necessary to excel in their respective fields.

If you meet the qualifications and are driven to make a difference, consider applying for this prestigious program and take the first step towards a promising career in public service.

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