City of Cape Town: Graduate Internship Programme 2024

The City of Cape Town invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the Graduate Internship Programme 2024.

Closing date: 02 August 2024

Stipend: Students will receive an allowance as per the following programmes: Graduate Internship Programme (GIP): R51.73 per hour.

Suitably qualified candidates who live in Cape Town and meet the relevant minimum requirements may register for the database.

Internship Purpose

This forms part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment in addressing the high levels of unemployment in our youth, as well as providing the necessary opportunities for skills enhancement.

The City offers graduate internship programmes to graduate students who have completed their qualification at an Institution of Higher Learning (University/ University of Technology).


The City invites suitably qualified unemployed candidates, who meet the relevant minimum requirements to apply for Internship Programme.

Only Students permanently residing within the jurisdiction of Cape Town are eligible to apply.

Preference will be given to graduates from universities, technical universities, colleges and TVET colleges, in the jurisdiction of Cape Town.

Interns must not be enrolled for further studies coinciding with the internship period with the exception of PhD and Doctoral students.

Qualification Requirements

This work experience is usually defined, with clear learning outcomes and is formally known as In-Service Training Graduate Internship Programme (GIP)- Fixed Term Contract.

  • A 3 year Diploma/National Diploma (from a registered University or University of Technology) or from accredited academic institution of higher learning.
  • Advanced Diploma/ B-tech
  • Degree
  • Honours
  • Masters
  • PhD

Special Conditions

Special conditions attached to the opportunity:

  • Students must not be enrolled for further studies coinciding with the internship programme training period.
  • It must be emphasised there is no automatic guarantee of employment following the successful completion of the programme.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply on-line via e-Recruitment. Please note that no hard copy or emailed applications will be accepted.

Step 1: To register for an internship online, you will first need to register for e-Services and activate the careers service. 

Step 2: Once you have activated the service, you will need to create an online CV and fill in your personal details, education and training, work experience, and qualifications. 

Please include a digital copy of: 

  • your South African Identity Document/South African Citizenship (no affidavits will be accepted); 
  • a cover letter; 
  • your qualifications, such as a matric certificate, diploma or degree; and 
  • any references.

Step 3: Once you have created your online CV, visit this vacancy page and apply.

The closing date is Friday, 2 August 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

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