Department of Small Business Development: Internship Programme (Pretoria)


The Department of Small Business Development is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representativity (race, gender & disability). The candidature of persons whose transfer/promotion/appointment will promote representativity will receive preference.


The duration of the internship programme is twenty-four (24) months. The Department invites all suitable and qualifying graduates aged between 18 and 35, who are interested and who have never participated in an Internship programme before, to apply for the following Internship Programmes.



STIPEND : R105,856.50 per annum

CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS : An appropriate National Diploma or Degree (NQF 6/7) in Risk Management / Internal Audit /Forensic Investigations / Public Management / Public Administration or any related field as recognised by SAQA.

Additional: Academic Excellence, Leadership Roles, Participation in Community programmes.

ENQUIRIES : Enquiries for all advertised posts should be directed to the recruitment on Tel No: (012) 394-5286/ 3097

NOTE : Candidates must quote the reference number for the abovementioned position on the subject line (email) when applying i.e., “REF NO: RISK INTERN

APPLICATIONS : Applications can be submitted by email to: by quoting the relevant reference number provided on the subject line. Acceptable formats for submission of documents are limited to MS Word, PDF.

CLOSING DATE : 13 May 2022 at 16h00. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

NOTE : Applications must quote the relevant reference number and consist of: A fully completed and signed Z83 form (newly prescribed z83 form effective 01 January 2021); a recent comprehensive CV; contactable referees (telephone numbers and email addresses must be indicated); copies of all certificates and Identity Document copy and academic transcript/ record. Applicants must submit copies of qualifications, Identity document, and drivers’ licence (where appropriate) and any other relevant documents. Such copies need not be certified when applying for the post. The requirement of certified copies will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. It is important to note that it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all information and attachments in support of the application are submitted by the due date. Failure to submit the required documents will result in the application not being considered. Due to the large number of responses anticipated, correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within six months of the closing date of the advertisement, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. Applicants applying for more than one field of study must submit a separate Z83 form as well as the required documentation mentioned above to the relevant application address provided. Applicants must meet the following requirements: have satisfied the academic requirements for the advertised field of study/discipline as detailed below, should not have previously served as an intern or contract worker in the Public Service and must not be older than 35 years. Clear indication of the position / internship programme and reference number that is being applied for must be indicated on your z83. All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting. Applicants who participated on the internship programme in the past will be disqualified. Department of Small Business Development is committed to the pursuit of diversity and redress. Candidates whose appointment will promote representivity in terms of race, disability and gender will receive preference (as per EE Plan). The Department reserves the rights not to fill or withdraw any advertised post. Note: a new application for employment (Z83) form is applicable from 01 January 2021. The new form can be downloaded online at

Download Z83 Forms

Click HERE to download Z83 application form

Click HERE to download editable New Z83 application form [effective from 01 January 2021]

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