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Internship opportunities for unemployed graduate at Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)





The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Limited (the IDC) is a self-financing, state-owned national development finance institution which provides finance for industrial development projects, playing a catalytic role in promoting partnerships across industries within and outside our borders, promoting regional economic growth.

We do this by: • Proactively identifying and funding of high-impact and labour-intensive projects. • Leading the creation of viable new industries. • Using our diverse industry expertise to drive growth in priority sectors; and • Taking up higher-risk funding projects.


The IDC internship programme is a 24-month fixed-term contract that provides workplace experience underpinned by a carefully designed training program customized to allow one to gain valuable work experience, explore career paths, networking with professionals in the workplace while earning a stipend.

Through our customised onboarding programme, we will settle you into IDC and set you up for success. You will be immersed in a series of accredited learning assets covering areas meant to anchor you in your journey of 24 months, while we expose you to the latest curated on-line content addressing our DNA embedded IDC core competencies.

We are therefore inviting applications for an internship programme which will run for a period of 24 months. Interns will be placed nationally within the IDC (Head Office & Regions).


Applicants must be able to satisfy these basic eligibility requirements to apply for the internship:

  • Applicants must be South African Citizens

  • Applicants must be less than 35 years of age.

  • Effective English writing and verbal communication skills

  • Not be studying at any other institution.

  • Applicant must not be registered or have been on any Learnership or Internship Programme

  • All applicants must have a completed Qualification.

Closing date for applications is 31 August 2023.

Candidates will be required to undergo the competency-based interviews.

The following checks will be conducted, Criminal Record checks, verification of educational qualification and proof of South African citizenship.

Successful candidates will be required to sign a 24-month fixed term employment contract.

If you don’t hear from us after 4 weeks from the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Applicants must be in possession of any qualification of the following fields.

Any of the following qualifications:

B Com Accounting/Financial Management (Specialising in Management Accounting)/ BTech Cost & Management Accounting;

Honours Information Science, B Com (Law);

BA (Law) or, LLB;

Diploma Risk Management;

Diploma Travel & Facilities Management;

Degree Industrial Engineering;

Information Science or Archives studies;

Information Technology;

Bcom Business Management;

Bcom Quantitative Economics or Industry Policy

BCom Human Resource Management, Diploma Human Resources Management/Development;

Degree in Psychology; master’s in psychology (Completed or in progress);

Diploma in Information Management or Archival Studies.


Job-Related Skills

  1. Ability to build and manage relationships

  2. Good written and verbal communication skills

  3. scheduling and time management skills

  4. Good attention to detail

  5. Good interpersonal skills

  6. Ability to liaise and engage with both internal and external clients

  7. Excellent customer relationship skills

  8. Respect for confidentiality due to the nature of work

  9. Innovation and Creativity


  1. Is proactive and forward-thinking

  2. Relating and Networking

  3. Strong Professional Judgement in managing situations and/or confidential information

  4. Relating and Networking

  5. Planning and Organising

  6. Following Instructions and Procedures

  7. Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

  8. Adhering to Principles and Values

  9. Presenting and Communicating Information

  10. Teachable


  1. In-depth knowledge of the respective field of study.

  2. Sound knowledge about the Industrial Development Corporation

  3. MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, MS Teams

  4. Ability to liaise effectively at a high level

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