The SEDA Internships Programme are now open for applications, providing opportunities for individuals passionate about contributing to the small business sector. The programme offers a dynamic environment where innovation thrives, catering to interests in business development, entrepreneurship, and community empowerment.

Join SEDA in its mission to empower small businesses, drive economic growth, and foster sustainable change across South Africa.

SEDA Internships Overview

  • Job Title: Intern for Quality & Standards and Technology Transfer (X2)
  • Duration: Twelve (12) Months Fixed Term Contract
  • Reporting To: Manager of Technology Transfer
  • Job Grade: Internship
  • Stipend: R 6 000.00
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Division: STP
  • Location: Seda National Office

SEDA Internships Objective

  • The main purpose of the internship programme is to offer suitable and applicable work experience aligned with the intern’s qualifications.
  • It aims to provide hands-on experience that complements the intern’s academic background.
  • The programme is designed to bridge the gap between academic learning and practical application in the field.
  • Interns will have the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge gained from their studies to real-world scenarios.
  • The ultimate goal is to enhance the intern’s skill set and prepare them for future career opportunities.

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate small enterprises to assess their suitability for the Technology Transfer Fund (TTF) benefits.
  • Create business cases for presentation to the adjudication panel.
  • Manage the administration of the Technology Transfer Fund on a national scale.
  • Establish and upkeep a precise database related to the fund’s activities.
  • Verify the technology supplied to clients at their premises.
  • Participate in the review of TTF policies and procedures.
  • Analyze the impact of technology interventions on beneficiaries.
  • Facilitate TTF awareness workshops to educate stakeholders.

Requirements

  • Matriculation along with a three-year tertiary qualification (N6) in Commerce, Project Management, Technology, or Engineering.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (NQF 7) in Commerce, Project Management, Technology, or Engineering is advantageous.
  • Experience is not applicable.

Competencies Required

  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to plan and organize tasks efficiently
  • Attention to detail and diligence in administrative tasks
  • Adherence to policies and procedures
  • Basic proficiency in computer skills
  • Competence in office management duties

Application Process

To apply, kindly submit your resume to recruitmentstp@seda.org.za. Please specify the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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Additional Information

  • The organization aims to promote equity and inclusivity concerning race, gender, and individuals with disabilities, aligning with set numerical targets outlined in the Employment Equity Plan (EE Plan).
  • Previously disadvantaged individuals are encouraged to apply for positions.
  • Appointment of candidates is contingent upon verification of all credentials, including employment history, education, financial, criminal records, and any other relevant checks.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, and applicants not contacted within three months of application submission should consider their application unsuccessful.
  • Foreign qualifications must be accompanied by an evaluation report issued by SAQA. It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated and provide proof of evaluation when shortlisted.
  • Applicants should be aware that providing false information in their CV and related documents could lead to disqualification or summary dismissal.
  • By applying for the position, applicants authorize SEDA to process their personal information in accordance with the POPI ACT.

SEDA’s internships opportunities provide a platform for individuals to gain valuable experience and contribute to fostering small enterprise development. Participants have the chance to make a meaningful impact on the small business landscape while enhancing their skills and professional development. SEDA promotes equity and inclusivity, encouraging applications from previously disadvantaged individuals.

The organization’s rigorous verification processes ensure integrity in candidate selection, while compliance with regulations such as the POPI ACT protects applicants’ privacy rights. Aspiring interns are encouraged to seize this opportunity for personal growth, learning, and making a difference with SEDA.

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