CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Internship Programmes 2021-2022

CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Profile
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, or the CIPC, is a national establishment that helps regulate the existing laws on company and intellectual property. The CIPC strives to ensure an environment where businesses and entities are able to protect their information in a secure manner. These are conducted through several initiatives, such as issuing and monitoring licenses, executing research reports and supervising property rights (e.g. copyright.) On top of that, the CIPC aims to educate the general South African public on the importance of intellectual property rights. Through various promotion tactics and schemes, the CIPC is able to perform their missions effectively.

About CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Internships 2021-2022
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission is offering 2-year internships for individuals specializing in Information and Communication Technology. The CIPC Internships is a programme that provide work exposure to individuals who are currently not employed by an accredited establishment. Taking over the course of 24 months, interns will be assigned to CIPC’s Sunnyside Office located in Pretoria.

During this opportunity, interns are able to put their knowledge into practice under a real-time working environment. You will receive the necessary foundation in order to develop your potential as a future employee in the job market. Interns who have shown progress will be entitled to a generous remuneration that will support you throughout the internship journey.

CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Internship Requirements
The CIPC Internship has a list of eligibility criteria that must be adhered to in order to be considered qualified for the programme. Each of these items below will determine your success rate in the eyes of the selection committee. Failure to meet everything may get you disqualified from the programme. Be sure to jot down all the items in the list below.

The CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Internship Requirements are as follows:

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Not employed by a company
  • Has not received any work experience prior to this internship
  • Between 18 to 35 years old at the time of applications
  • Has a three-year (minimum) National Diploma/B.Degree in any ICT-based study courses
  • Be willing to participate in these following assessments and verifications by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA):
    • Citizenship checks
    • Background verification
    • Criminal record checks
    • Technical evaluations
  • Must agree to the Graduate Internship Programme Agreements upon acceptance.

How to Apply CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Internship 2021-2022
Applications for the CIPC Internship can be done online. To get started, all potential candidates must access the Official CIPC Vacancies Portal. You can check whether the programme is currently accepting applications or not. If it is, you can directly apply for the internship on the portal. However, if it’s closed at the moment, come back any time in the future to check for new opening updates.

All candidates must send in their applications through the provided portal. Anything else that is sent through other mediums, such as e-mail, fax, postal carriage, or hand delivery, will automatically be disregarded by the selection committee.

Announcements will only be made to candidates who have been shortlisted by the selection committee. Should you not hear back within a total period of two months past the closing date, we regret to inform you that you have not been chosen for the internship.

Shortlisted candidates are expected to participate in the the follow-up interview at the convenience of the selection committee.

Important Notes

  • CIPC is a firm believer in providing equal opportunities to different kinds of demographics. Therefore, the establishment will be prioritizing candidates that truly reflect diversity and values of inclusivity in the establishment
  • CIPC holds all rights to not make an appointment for any position that has been advertised
  • Should you have any enquiries or concerns with the CIPC Internships, do not hesitate to reach out to any one of these contact persons:
    • Mr. Deane Nkuna: +27 12 394 1281
    • Ms. Rehelda Williams: +27 12 394 5149
    • CIPC Recruitment Office: +27 12 394 5098/3912 (for technical assistance).

CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) Contact Details
Street Address:
Head Office Location
the dti Campus
Block F
77 Meintjies Street

Mail Address:
PO Box 429

Phone: +27 86 100 2472

Reference: CIPC (Companies and Intellectual Property Commission) ; Author: Larxsati; Editor: Melisa; Image:

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