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The Department of Water Affairs (DWA) recognises that graduates/under graduates
within the non-technical field are important for the economical growth of the
country. DWA has established a Non-Technical Internship Programme to offer
graduates/under graduates an opportunity to gain experience within their
non-technical fields to make them more employable. The programme also gives the
undergraduates an opportunity to gain practical work experience in order to
obtain a formal qualification.
The programme is applicable to graduates and under graduates seeking to gain
workplace experience and exposure in non-technical study applicable to DWA. The
programme was introduced to support the Department’s Employment Equity Policy,
to develop a culture of high quality lifelong learning within the Department, to
improve service delivery and to foster skills transfer through mentoring.
The Non-Technical Internship Programme focuses on the following categories of interns:
Graduates offer an ideal skills-pool, which can assist the Department to gain the
competitive advantage to deliver on its mandate. The Non-Technical Internship
Programme highlights the alignment of theory and practical work experience. This
will enable interns to complement their theoretical knowledge with relevant and
market oriented skills. The graduates are recruited as interns according to
their areas of specialisation, which should be relevant to the needs of DWA and
the water sector.
Under Graduates (Learner Interns)
Under graduates need practical experience/in service training/work integrated
learning to obtain a qualification, this programme is perfect for their
development as it offers theory and practical work experience. It enables
interns to complement their theoretical knowledge with relevant and market
oriented skills that the Department offers.
The interns receive a stipend as determined by the Department. The stipend is
according to the guidelines of the DPSA and the relevant SETA.
Be on the look out for advertisement of the Non-Technical Internship Programme on
website and the national print media.