Mar 29, 2021

Graduate Internship Programme: Communication Resource Centre

  • Government Communications and Information System
  • Pretoria, South Africa
Intern Government

Job Description

REF NO: 3/1/5/1 – 21/32
Directorate: Communication Resource Centre (24 months-contract)
STIPEND : R6747.75 per month

An appropriate National Diploma (NQF 6) or three (3) years Degree (NQF 7) in Communications, Public Relations, Public Administration, Journalism or Project Management, or equivalent qualification as recognized by SAQA.

Good interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and computer literacy. Proactiveness with an ability to work independently and apply a sense of urgency in completing assigned tasks. Solution orientated and innovative. Knowledge of the Government communication environment and Government’s Policies and Key Priorities. A good command of the English language.

Computer skills;
proficiency in internet searches, databases and electronic dissemination of media products. Fair understanding of project management and government communication system. Competencies: Logical, analytical and creative thinking.

The applicant should have ability to work under pressure and within a team.

NOTE : Applicants are required to bring along a portfolio if shortlisted for the position)


Government Communication and Information System would like to invite qualifying graduates to apply to participate in an Internship programme in the 2021/2023 financial year.

The internship is meant to provide work exposure to eight (8) graduates for a period of twenty four (24) months.

Applicants must be unemployed and never participated in an internship programme previously.

Placement in the organisation after the programme is not guaranteed.


The GCIS is an equal opportunity employer.

In the filling of vacant posts, the objectives of section 195 (1) (i) of the Constitution of South Africa, 1996 (Act No: 108 of 1996), the Employment Equity imperatives as defined by the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act No: 55 of 1998) and relevant Human Resources policies of the Department will be taken into consideration.

People with Disabilities with disabilities will be accommodated within reasonable limits.

Therefore preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the department in achieving its Employment Equity targets in terms of the Department’s Employment Equity Plan.

The DG of Government Communication and Information System, Private Bag X
745, Pretoria 0001, or hand deliver to Tshedimosetso House, 1035 cnr Francis Baard & Festival streets, Hatfield, Pretoria.

NOTE : Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The old prescribed application for employment form Z83 was withdrawn with effect from 31 December 2020.

As per the Government Gazette No: 43872, any applicant who submits an application on or after 1 January 2021 must do so on the new prescribed Z83 form, obtainable from any Public Service Department or on the internet.

The fully completed and signed Z83 form should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as originally certified copies of all academic qualification(s) including the matric certificate, ID-document and drivers licence where required.

The certification must be within six (6) months.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).

Applicants who do not comply with the above-mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.

No faxed, copied or e-mailed application will be considered.

Where a driver’s license is essential, such a license should be attached.

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only.

If you have not been contacted within three (3) months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The successful candidate must disclose to the DG particulars of all registrable financial interests, sign a performance agreement and employment contract with the DG within three months from the date of assumption of duty and obtain a top secret security clearance.

All appointments are subject to the verification of educational qualifications, previous experience, citizenship, reference checks and security vetting.

Following the interview and technical exercise, the selection panel will recommend candidates to attend generic managerial competency assessment.

The department reserves the right to fill or not to fill the vacant post.

The successful candidates will enter into an employment contract with the GCIS that will be reviewed based on performance expiration.

Note: It is mandatory for candidates to attach Public Service SMS Pre-Entry certificate.


R6747.75 per month

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