Stats SA: Internship Programme 2020

SALARY: R6 083.70 Stipend (for 24 months duration)
TYPE: Internship
BRANCH: Pretoria


Stats SA provides scientific knowledge that enables society to understand complex socio-economic phenomena. It draws its mandate from the Statistics Act, 1999 (Act No 6 of 1999). Stats SA strives to excel in the following five competencies:

  • Intellectual capability to lead the scientific work of statistics.
  • Technological competence for purposes of large-scale processing and for complex computations and accessibility of information to the public.
  • Logistical competence for deployment of (forward and reverse) logistics of large-scale field operations and for strategic choices regarding operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
    Political competence in understanding the political environment without being political or Politicised (commitment of delivery without fear of favour).
  • Administrative competence: The ability of bringing it all together.


  • A three-year tertiary qualification (NQF 6) in the above-mentioned fields. Applicants that still need to finish or qualify for a Degree or National Diploma should not apply.
  • Be an unemployed graduate aged between 20–35 years;
  • Have completed a Degree/National Diploma (NQF 6) or Honours/ Masters Degree in the under-mentioned disciplines/ fields of study from accredited institutions of Higher Learning; and
  • Must be a South African Citizen
  • Must not have participated in an Internship in the Public Service


  • Statistics | Economics/Econometrics/Statistics/Social Sciences/Mathematical Statistics/Demography | Head Office (01/01/20HO)
  • Data Science |Computer Science/ Statistics/ Applied Mathematics | Head Office (02/01/20HO)
  • Demography | Population Studies/ Demography/ Statistics/ Development Studies | Head Office (03/01/20HO)
  • Geography | Geography/Geomatics/GIS/Environmental Studies | Head Office (04/01/20HO)
  • System Development and Analysis/ICT | Information Technology/Computer Science/Financial Information Systems/Programming/Software Development/Networking | Head Office (05/01/20HO)
  • Logistics | Logistics Management/Transport Management/Transport Economics | Head Office (06/01/20HO)
  • Governance (Risk Management; Fraud and Compliance; Governance and Policy Unit) | Risk Management/Accounting/Internal Audit/Policing/Fraud and Investigation/Investigation/Forensic | Head Office (07/01/20HO)
  • Communication, Marketing, Digital and Media Studies | Web Design/ Printmaking and Typography/ Media Writing/ Digital photography and Digital Imaging Manipulation/Visual Digital Communication/Graphic Design/Journalism | Head Office (08/01/20HO)
  • Actuarial Science | Actuarial Science/ Computational and Applied Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/Mathematics | Head Office (09/01/20HO)
  • Data Analysis | Computer Science/ Statistics/ Mathematics | Head Office (10/01/20HO)
  • Social Science | Economics/ Demography/ Statistics/ Sociology/ Population Studies/Development Studies | Head Office (11/01/20HO)


  • Kindly contact Ms Zanele Khumalo on (012) 337 6371 or Ms Sphiwe Ringane on (012) 310 8089


  • Applications must be submitted online on the following link:
  • Applicants must attach a recent copy of the CV, certified copies of: Matric certificate, academic qualifications with academic transcripts (academic record) and ID
  • Candidates wishing to apply for an Internship outside their area of residence must be willing to find their own accommodation and transportation considering that they will be earning a stipend
  • Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered
  • Applicants will be expected to be available for assessments and selection interviews at a time, date and place as determined by the Department
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA)
  • All appointments for internship are subject to the verification and pre-screening process
  • Statistics South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment
  • Manual applications will not be accepted
  • Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

Closing Date: 30 January 2020 at 12:00


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