Department of Social Development Internship Programmes 2020

Department of Social Development Has Various Internship Programmes For Unemployed Higher Learning Institution Graduates On 2020
The Department of Social Development’s intense attention to the poor, vulnerable, and excluded people in South African society and its commitment to South African’s social transformation are two main reasons for its name change in 2000, from “the Department of Welfare” to “the Department of Social Development”. The Department of Social Development is famous for its Batho Pele (or “People First”) central value that guides its whole organisation and networking system.

Its diverse range of human services, such as advocacy, promotion, prevention, care, mitigation, and palliation, are aimed at freeing people from major social issues, such as harassments or discriminations. Finally, that human development-centred and life-improving services of South Africa’s Department of Social Development will contribute to its grand vision, which is to be a caring and integrated hub for social development services in South Africa.

The Department of Social Development’s Internship Programme’s Schemes and Requirements’ Overviews
The internship programme is offered by the Department of Social Development of South Africa in the Pretoria centre, which belongs to its National Office. While working as interns in this office, they will receive monthly allowances of R5,368. At the same time, it is of interns’ responsibilities to arrange their own transportations and accommodations during their intern times in Pretoria.

Overall, the Department of Social Development requires its intern candidates to be unemployed people who have graduated from South African’s accredited Higher Learning institutions. Even in their previous institutions, applicants are prevented to have prior working experiences in their chosen field of studies or participate in other South African’s public companies’ internship programmes.

Depending on each internship position offered, there might be differences between the field of studies that are required for each position, in which can be seen on the PDF attachment in the Department of Social Development’s main internship programme portal. To encourage equalities, applicants with disabilities are also encouraged to apply to be the Department of Social Development’s interns.

How to Apply for the Department of Social Development’s Internship Programme
Just as any other public companies in South Africa, applicants who are interested in being a part of the Department of Social Development’s internship programme should bring in their filled-in Z83 form along with one set of long-form CV and other important supporting documents, including Matric or Diploma or degree certificates.

Applicants are free to choose whether they want to lodge their internship application through postal or hand-deliver methods. The reference number for the Department of Social Development’s internship programme is the same for all methods, which is “Intern17/18″ (without ” “). Additionally, the application letters should be addressed to Ms. Carmen van der Westhuizen / Mr. Aaron Sigudla by adding “For attention:” (without ” “) in front of those two names, making it become “For attention: Ms. Carmen van der Westhuizen / Mr. Aaron Sigudla” (without ” “).

Applicants should remember that they can only send one package of CV at one time of application. These following addresses should be spelled correctly according to their preferred sending methods:

  • For the Postal Method: National Department of Social Development
    Directorate: HRD and Performance Management
    Private Bag X901
    Pretoria
    0001
  • For the Hand-Deliver Method: Human Science Research Council Building
    C/o Bosman and Pretorius Street
    134 Pretorius Street
    Pretoria
    0001

(Additional Note: The Department of Social Development only limit correspondences to shortlisted applicants within 2 months of application submissions. Therefore, applicants should deem their applications to be unsuccessful if they don’t receive anything back from the Department of Social Development after 2 months of submitting their application, regardless of which sending methods they use).

Opening and Closing Dates of the Department of Social Development’s 2020’s Internship Programme
In this year of 2020, the Department of Social Development’s internship programme has already opened since April 1, 2020, and continues until its closing date on March 31, 2020.

Department of Social Development’s Internship Programme-Related Contact Details
Call Mr. Aaron Sigudla on his telephone number on (012) 312 7664 in cases of further questions relating to the Department of Social Development.

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