The Department of Correctional Services is contributing towards skills development by providing opportunities to unemployed graduates to gain work experience in various skills areas. It is therefore inviting applications for an Internship Programme that would run for a period of 12 months.

Interns will be placed at the Correctional Services Head Office in Pretoria, Regional Offices and Management Areas in various Provinces. It is required that candidates would have their own accommodation and transport, DCS will only pay a monthly allowance.

DCS is an equal opportunities employer and would therefore be guided by the principles of Employment Equity in the consideration of applications. It upholds the right to place or not place applicants based on its needs and requirements.

Requirements:Applicants must be graduates/ diplomates in any one of the fields specified below and must be at least 18 to 35 years old. Successful interns will be expected to sign an Internship Agreement.

  • Information and Communications Technology
  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Graphic Design (fine arts)
  • Photography
  • Arts (music & drama)
  • Agriculture – (Animal Husbandry or Plant Production)
  • Horticulture
  • Finance and Commerce
  • Auditing
  • Criminology
  • Logistics and Fleet Management
  • Correctional Services Management
  • Penology
  • Social Work
  • Psychology (3rd year level or Honours)
  • Human Movement Studies and Sports Management
  • Hospitality-Food and Beverages
  • Law
  • Education (Vocational and Technical)
  • Human Resource Development or ETDP
  • Policy Development
  • Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Architecture, Civil and Industrial)
  • Technical/Vocational qualifications
  • Public Administration and Management

Application forms are obtainable from Correctional Services Centres, Regional Offices and National Office, and are also obtainable from this website: and should be accompanied by certified copies of qualifications and ID.

Applications to be forwarded to the Deputy Commissioner: HRD. For attention Ms Fredah Maseko, Poynton Building, East Block, Private Bag X 136, Pretoria 0001

Enquiries: Mr Bruno Masike: 012- 305 8557 / Ms Fredah Maseko: 012- 307 2430

Closing date: 25 November 2005