eThekwini Municipality Work Experience/Internship Programmes 2020

The eThekwini Municipality is calling on interested parties to express their interest in sending their applications to its multi-discipline Work Experience/Internship Programmes for 2020.

Established in 2000, the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality is a Category A municipality encompassing the city of Durban and the surrounding towns. eThekwini is part of the 11 districts that make up Kwazulu-Natal. It has a population close to 3.5 million, the majority of which speak Zulu.

eThekwini Municipality Work Experience/Internship Programmes

The eThekwini Municipality is encouraging applications from applicants pursuing or have completed their qualification in the following areas of discipline along with their respective specialization:

Economics and Finance

Financial Management, Accounting, Insurance, Economics


Public Administration, Office Management, Public Management, Public Administration

Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences

Horticulture, Environmental Science, Nature Conversion, Environmental Management, Agriculture Extension, Ecological Sciences, Archaeology, Geographical Information Science, Waste Management, Geography and other related studies

Engineering and Built Environment

Auto Electrician, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Town Planning, Process Instrumentation, and Building and Quantity Surveying

Management Sciences

Operations Management, Hospitality/Events/Catering/Culinary, Tourism, Human Resources, Food & Beverage, Marketing and Digital Marketing, Logistics Management, Public Relations, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Psychology, Sport Management, Quality Management, Information Technology and Leisure Science

Health Sciences

Enrolled nurse, Environmental Health


Forensic Auditing/Investigations, LLB, Internal Auditing, Investigations

Art and Design

Video Technology, Graphic Design, Photography, Architectural Design, Dramatic Arts, Language Practice, and Film and TV Production


Social Science, Social Work, Community Development, Archaeology, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, International Studies, Public Policy, Political Science, Training and Development

Risk Management 

Project Management, Safety Management, Risk Management, Project Risk Management

Career Options

The eThekwini Municipality does not guarantee permanent employment after the interns’ completion of the internship programme.

Requirements or Eligibility

To qualify for the eThekwini Work Experience/Internship Programme, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be currently pursuing or have completed a:
    • National Certificate
    • 3-year Bachelor’s degree or National Diploma
    • Postgraduate or B. Tech Diploma
    • Honour’s or Master’s degree
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Have not joined or benefited from a similar government or private programme in the last 12 months or more
  • Must be first time applicants of the programme

How to Apply

Qualified applicants may apply either online or by post.


  • Click here to create a user profile. Start by clicking e-Careers and fill out the form to complete your profile.
  • You’ll receive an email once the profile is completed. The email contains a link to the e-Careers page.
  • Search for the programme. Accomplish the application then hit submit

Hand carry or Post

Download the application form. Fill out the form completely and accurately. Be sure to include your CV and certified copies of academic records.

Once done, hand carry or send your application by post to:

HR Centre of Excellence
Central Job Applications Office, Walk-in Centre
21 Archie Gumede Place (Old Fort)

Download the application form by clicking the link below:

eThekwini Work Experience/Internship Programme 2019-2020 Application Form

Opening and Closing Dates

The deadline for submission of applications is on 31 May 2019.

Contact Information

For further questions about the programme, get in touch with:

Lihle Sishi or Nqobile Msweli

Tel: 031 311 3192

Click the link below to view the job advert:

eThekwini Work Experience/Internship Programme 2019-2020 Advert

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  • Reply Azile May 27, 2020 at 4:20 am

    I completed my N6 course Public management I would like to get notified if something come up like In service training my email:
    Thank you

  • Reply Busisiwe April 1, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    Hi my name is Busisiwe Nongciki I am completed diploma in Public management pleas help me it is been so long now looking for internships, please inform for any internship post related to my current email is

  • Reply SINDISIWE KUNENE January 22, 2020 at 7:50 am

    I just completed my N 6 in Public Management studies it will be pleasure to get notifications on your new posts by email.

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