The South African Police Service (SAPS) is inviting unemployed graduates to apply for their enriching 12-month SAPS Internship Programme in Mpumalanga Province. This initiative is designed to help cultivate the skills of young professionals and prepare them for future roles in various sectors.

Overview of the SAPS Internship Programme

The SAPS Internship Programme is an integral part of the National Human Resource Development Strategy and the National Skills Development Strategy. It provides invaluable work experience and personal development opportunities to recent graduates, aligning with their qualifications.

Eligibility

  • Citizenship: Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Education: Must hold a National Senior Certificate or equivalent (NCV L4).
  • Criminal Record: No prior criminal convictions or pending cases.
  • Employment Status: Must be unemployed, with no previous employment in the field of the advertised post or participation in any relevant internship.
  • Residency: Must reside in the Mpumalanga Province.
  • Application Limitation: Limited to three posts per applicant, requiring separate application forms for each.

Internship Positions and Specific Criteria

The SAPS in Mpumalanga has several internship positions across different functions, each tailored to specific qualifications:

1. Work-study Intern

  • Reference Number: MP INT 01/2024
  • Section: Provincial Office Organisational Development
  • Location: Provincial Head Office, Nelspruit
  • Requirements: Applicants must possess a three-year National Diploma or Degree in Management Services, Work Study, Organisational Development, or Industrial Psychology. The qualification should be registered on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

2. Library and Information Science Intern

  • Reference Number: MP INT 02/2024
  • Section: Provincial Office: Human Resource Development
  • Location: Provincial Head Office, Nelspruit
  • Requirements: Applicants must hold a three-year National Diploma or Degree in Library and Information Science, with the qualification registered on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

3. Forensic Commercial Investigator Intern

  • Reference Number: MP INT 03/2024
  • Section: Provincial Office: Detectives
  • Location: Provincial Head Office, Nelspruit
  • Requirements: Candidates must possess a three-year National Diploma or Degree in Cyber Law, Cybercrime and Digital Evidence, Cybersecurity, or Information Systems. The qualification should be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

4. Financial Administrative Intern

  • Section: Financial Services
  • Locations:
    Provincial Head Office (PHO), Nelspruit (Ref No: MP INT 04/2024)
    Breyten SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 05/2024)
    Secunda SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 06/2024)
    Bushbuckridge SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 07/2024)
    Pienaar SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 08/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must have a three-year National Diploma or Degree in fields such as B.Com Accounting, Bachelor of Accounting Sciences in Financial Accounting, B.Com in Financial Management, Business Administration, Business Management, Cost Management and Accounting, or Public Finance Management and Administration. The qualification should be registered on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

5. Social Work Intern

  • Section: Detectives: Social Work and Employee Health & Wellness
  • Location: Provincial Head Office, Nelspruit
  • Reference Numbers:
    Detectives: Social Work (Ref No: MP INT 09/2024)
    Employee Health & Wellness (Ref No: MP INT 10/2024)
  • Requirements: Candidates must hold a BA in Social Work or a higher-level degree. The degree must be registered with the South African Council of Social Service Professions (SACSSP), and the applicant must have paid the fees for the 2023/2024 financial year.

6. Legal Administrative Intern

  • Reference Number: MP INT 11/2024
  • Section: Provincial Legal and Policy Services
  • Location: Provincial Head Office, Nelspruit
  • Requirements: Must possess a three-year Diploma or Degree in Law, recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher. Other relevant qualifications in the field will also be considered.

7. Crime Information Management Analysis Centre Intern

  • Section: CIMAC Offices
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Mhluzi SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 12/2024)
    Nelspruit SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 13/2024)
    Witbank SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 14/2024)
    Barberton SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 15/2024)
    KwaMhlanga SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 16/2024)
    Vosman SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 17/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must hold a Diploma or Degree in Criminology, Policing, or a closely related field, registered on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

8. Administrative Intern

  • Section: Supply Chain Management
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Sundra SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 18/2024)
    Daggakraal SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 19/2024)
    KwaMhlanga SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 20/2024)
    Dullstroom SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 21/2024)
    Fernie SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 22/2024)
  • Requirements: Must possess a three-year National Diploma or Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Transport Management. The qualification should be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

9. Vispol Administrative Intern

  • Section: Visible Policing
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Ngodwana SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 23/2024)
    Mhluzi SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 24/2024)
    KwaMhlanga SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 25/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must possess a three-year qualification in Policing, Criminology, Law, Criminal Justice, or Social Sciences. This qualification should be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

10. Detective Administrative Intern

  • Section: Detective Services
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Wakkerstroom SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 26/2024)
    Calcutta SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 27/2024)
    Masoyi SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 28/2024)
    Breyton SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 29/2024)
    Maartenshoop SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 30/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must have completed a three-year qualification in Policing, Criminology, Law, Criminal Justice, or Social Sciences. This qualification should be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

11. Administrative Intern

  • Section: Human Resource Management
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Ermelo SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 31/2024)
    KaMhlushwa SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 32/2024)
    Kinross SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 33/2024)
    Morgenzon SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 34/2024)
    Standerton SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 35/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must possess a three-year National Diploma or Degree in Human Resource Management, Public Management, Business Administration, or a related field. The qualification must be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

12. Registry Intern

  • Section: Registry
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Mbuzini SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 36/2024)
    Dientjie SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 37/2024)
    Delmas SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 38/2024)
    Secunda SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 39/2024)
    Embalenhle SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 40/2024)
    Sabie SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 41/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must possess a three-year qualification in Archives and Records Management, recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

13. Management Information Centre Administrative Intern

  • Section: Management Information Centre
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Carolina SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 42/2024)
    Hendrina SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 43/2024)
    Witbank SAPS (Ref No: MP INT 44/2024)
  • Requirements: Applicants must hold a three-year Diploma or Degree in Strategic Planning, Organisational Development, Information Management, or a relevant field. The qualification must be recorded on the National Learner Record Database (NLRD) at an NQF level 6 or higher.

14. Mechanical Intern

  • Section: Mechanical Services
  • Locations and Reference Numbers:
    Nelspruit Garage (2 Posts) – Ref No: MP INT 45/2024
    Standerton Garage (2 Posts) – Ref No: MP INT 46/2024
    Middelburg Garage (2 Posts) – Ref No: MP INT 47/2024
  • Requirements: Candidates must be in possession of an N2 qualification in Motor Mechanic/Mechanical Engineering, N3 in Motor Mechanic/Mechanical Engineering, or NCV level 4 in Motor Mechanic/Diesel Mechanic.

Application Guidelines

  • Applicants must use the official SAPS application form
  • The application must be accompanied by a CV, a copy of the ID, and educational certificates. Applications are to be submitted either by post or hand-delivered to designated locations.
  • Deadline: Applications must be received by May 17, 2024.

Tip: How to Properly Fill in the SAPS Trainee Application Form

The SAPS Internship Programme offers invaluable benefits for young graduates aiming to forge careers in public service. By participating in this program, interns are provided with hands-on experience, working alongside seasoned professionals in their respective fields.

For those in Mpumalanga, the programme is an excellent initiation into the realities of public service, providing critical on-the-job training and professional development across various sectors. This initiative is not just about building a resume; it’s about making a real difference. If you’re a young graduate looking to kickstart your career while contributing positively to society, the SAPS Internship Programme could be the perfect opportunity.

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