Internships are a great way to “test-drive” career possibilities. By participating in an internship, you gain hands-on experience and enhance your knowledge of a career field.
- Typically are one-time work or service experiences related to a student’s major or career goal
- Generally involve a student working in a professional setting under the supervision and monitoring of practicing professionals
- Can be paid or unpaid and the student may or may not receive academic credit for performing the internship
- Are structured educational experiences which incorporate productive work experience as a regular part of a college student’s curriculum
Internships can help you:
- Learn about a career field from the inside
- Decide if this is the right career field for you
- Work alongside a professional in your chosen career area
- Gain new skills and add to your knowledge base
- Gain confidence in your own abilities
- Apply some of the ideas you’ve learned in school
- Gain the opportunity to practice your communication and teamwork skills
- Meet new people and practice your networking skills
- Gather evidence that you have initiative, are reliable and have a sense of responsibility
- Provide a bridge between school and the professional world
- Add a valuable addition to your resume
- Enhance your application to Graduate School
Available Internships / Learnerships
Information regarding internships and/or learnerships in the Department will be updated as and when such vacancies are advertised.
National Skills Fund
The Department of the Premier is responsible for the implementation of programmes of the National Skills Fund. Various learnerships have been implemented. These learnerships provide young people with the opportunity to develop critical skills and gain work experience that will assist then to enter the formal job market.