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Dept of Science and Innovation: Internships 2020 / 2021

The Department of Science and Innovation has announced Internships 2020 / 2021 in Pretoria, South Africa. The Department of Science and Innovation Internship Programme 2020 / 2021 is available in various fields of study, so you should not miss the Government Internship Opportunities 2021.


Location: Pretoria


Unemployed graduates (18-35 years of age) are invited to apply to join the 2020/21 intake for the Department of Science and Innovation’s National Youth Service Programme.  A total of 550 places are available, mainly for science, technology, engineering and mathematics graduates.


The programme, which is part of the government-wide National Youth Service initiative, places selected volunteers at various institutions (e.g. schools, universities, science councils and NGOs) across the country, allowing them to gain workplace experience for 12 months while offering a service to the community.


Participating volunteers will be paid monthly stipends at the following scale:


NQF Level 6
National diploma
R4 500

NQF Level 7
Bachelor’s degree/BTech
R5 000

NQF Level 8
Honours degree
R5 500

NQF Level 9
Master’s degree
R6 500

NQF Level 10
R7 700

Stipend by qualification


Volunteers are responsible for their own travel and relocation costs.


How To Apply


To apply, submit your CV with contactable references, certified copies of your ID and qualifications, and a letter setting out why you want to participate in the programme, which province you live in, and the province and institution you hope to be deployed to.  Applications should be sent to nysprecruitment@saasta.ac.za


Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.  If you have not been contacted within three months of the closing date, you should consider your applications unsuccessful.


Enquiries:  Mr MacDonald Kapu, South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement, at Mahlaba@saasta.ac.za.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
12 Months
Base Salary
Date posted
September 5, 2020
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