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merSETA: Internship Programme 2024

The merSETA invites South African jobless individuals to apply for its 24-month Internship Programme (2024/2026).

Position: Internship Programme

  • N6 qualification: R7,950.00 per month
  • National Diploma (NQF level 6) / Bachelor’s Degree (NQF level 7): R8,501.20 per month

Locations: Free State, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Closing Date: June 20, 2024

Why Join merSETA?

  • Engage with a leading Skills Development organization
  • Contribute to South Africa’s Skills Development agenda
  • Receive coaching and mentoring from industry experts
  • Gain on-the-job exposure in a dynamic, high-performance environment
  • Experience diverse job rotations and make an impact from day one

merSETA is an equal opportunity employer, prioritizing suitably qualified Affirmative Action candidates and People Living with Disabilities, in line with the Employment Equity Plan.

Programme Duration

2 Years


  • South African citizens
  • Ages 18-35
  • No prior work experience

Internship Opportunities

Head Office (Parktown, Johannesburg):

  1. Chambers Support
    • Interns: 2
    • Ref: INT24/001
    • Requirements: N6 qualification / Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field
  2. Marketing and Communication
    • Interns: 2
      • Graphic Design
        • Ref: INT24/002
        • Requirements: National Diploma in Graphic Design
      • Journalism/Media Studies
        • Ref: INT24/003
        • Requirements: National Diploma in Journalism/Media Studies
  3. Creditors
    • Interns: 1
    • Ref: INT24/004
    • Requirements: National Diploma in Finance/Accounting or related field
  4. Grants and Levies
    • Interns: 1
    • Ref: INT24/005
    • Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting or related field
  5. Finance
    • Interns: 1
    • Ref: INT24/006
    • Requirements: National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Risk Management/Internal Audit Management
  6. Information System
    • Interns: 3
    • Ref: INT24/007
    • Requirements: National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in System Engineering/Computer Science
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Interns: 1
    • Ref: INT24/008
    • Requirements: National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Operations Management/Auditing/Public Management or related field
  8. Education Training and Quality Assurance (ETQA)/Bursaries
    • Interns: 4
    • Ref: INT24/009
    • Requirements: N6 qualification/National Diploma/Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/HRM/HRD/Organisational Development/ETQA or related field


  • Interns: 7
  • Ref: INT24/033
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma/N6 qualification in Business Administration/Office Administration/Project Management or related field

Application Process

How to Apply:

  1. View all vacancies.
  2. Apply to the relevant field of study.
  3. Clearly quote the Reference Number in the email subject line.
  4. Email your application to internships@merseta.org.za with the following documents:
    • Merseta Job Application Form
    • CV
    • Copy of ID
    • Copy of Matric Certificate or equivalent
    • Bachelor’s Degree (NQF Level 7) / National Diploma (NQF Level 6) / N6 qualification

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you do not receive a response within two months of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

merSETA: Internship Programme 2024

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