The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) has announced exciting Internship Opportunities for 2024, aiming to boost youth and skills development. This program is a fantastic chance for unemployed graduates to gain significant workplace experience and develop new skills.

NERSA Internship Overview

  • Company: National Energy Regulator of South Africa
  • Location: Pretoria, South Africa
  • Closing Date: 7 December 2023​​

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must have completed a National Diploma/Degree (NQF 6 or Higher) at a South African University.
  • Applicants should be unemployed South African citizens​​.

Available Internship Opportunities at NERSA

These internship opportunities are designed to provide practical experience, enhancing skills and knowledge in various fields of study.

 Internship Divisions:

  • Legal Advisory Services
    • Reference Number: LAS2024
    • Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree (NQF 7) in Law
    • Role Insight: Interns will gain experience in legal advisory within the energy sector, dealing with regulatory compliance and legal consultations.
  • Information Communication and Technology (ICT)
    • Reference Number: ICT2024
    • Qualification: Degree or National Diploma in Information Technology
    • Role Insight: Opportunities in this division include working on ICT solutions, cybersecurity, and systems management within the energy sector.
  • Communication and Stakeholder Management
    • Reference Number: CSM2024
    • Qualifications: Degrees in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing, or Journalism
    • Role Insight: Focuses on internal and external communication strategies, stakeholder engagement, and public relations activities.
  • Human Resources Management
    • Reference: HRM2024
    • Qualification: Degree or Diploma in HR Management
    • Role Insight: Interns will be involved in various HR functions like recruitment, staff development, and employee relations.
  • Internal Audit Unit
    • Reference: IAU2024
    • Qualification: Degree or Diploma in Auditing
    • Role Insight: Involves conducting internal audits, risk assessments, and ensuring compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Regulatory Analysis and Research
    • Reference: RAR2024
    • Qualifications: Degrees in Economics, Finance, or Statistics
    • Role Insight: Interns will engage in data analysis, research on regulatory policies, and economic forecasting in the energy sector.
  • Finance Management and Governance
    • Reference: FMG2024
    • Qualification: Accounting Degree or Diploma
    • Role Insight: Focus on financial management, budgeting, and governance within the energy sector.
  • Electricity Pricing and Tariffs
    • Reference: EPT2024
    • Qualifications: Degrees in Accounting, Finance, or Economics
    • Role Insight: Involves analysis and management of electricity tariffs and pricing strategies.
  • Petroleum Licensing, Compliance, and Dispute Resolution
    • Reference: PLC2024
    • Qualifications: Degrees in Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering
    • Role Insight: Focuses on regulatory aspects of petroleum licensing, compliance with standards, and resolution of disputes.

Application Process

  • Interested persons can forward a comprehensive CV, certified copies of ID, qualification and full academic record to:


Forward to:
Ms. Lena Rankhumise or Ms. Elizabeth Duma,
National Energy Regulator of South Africa,
Human Resources Department,
PO Box 40343,

Reference numbers and Divisions should clearly be indicated on applications. Applications not reflecting the above will be disqualified. Separate applications must be submitted for each application

Please note: If you do not hear from NERSA within one month of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

Successful Candidates:

  • Selected candidates will be appointed on a 12-month contract.
  • There is no guarantee of permanent employment post-internship, but performance merits will be considered.

Why Choose a NERSA Internship?

  • Sector-Specific Knowledge: Gain deep insights into the energy sector, a critical component of South Africa’s economy.
  • Skill Development: Enhance practical skills that complement your academic learning.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and experts in the energy industry.
  • Career Pathways: Internship Opportunities like these can lead to exciting career opportunities within NERSA or the broader energy sector.

This internship is a golden opportunity for South African graduates seeking to kickstart their careers in the energy sector. With a variety of divisions to choose from, applicants can find the perfect match for their qualifications and interests. These internship opportunities are a stepping stone into a dynamic and evolving industry. NERSA is committed to nurturing the next generation of energy sector professionals.

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