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Limpopo Department of Social Development – Internships 2023

Location: Limpopo, South Africa

Closing Date: 17 February 2023

Limpopo Department of Social Development: Internship Programme 2023

Invitation for the unemployed graduates who are without any form of experience in line with their qualification to apply for a twelve (12) month fixed contract as Researchers for the planned research project to be conducted by Limpopo Department of Social Development under the Population and Development Directorate.


  • Conduct face to face interviews at the sites selected for the research project.
  • Administer the research instrument / tool with the research participants.
  • Ensure safe keeping of the research data collected.
  • At all times adhere to the principles of voluntary participation, privacy, confidentiality and anonymity.
  • Attend and participate the stakeholder’s engagements and meetings.
  • Compile weekly / monthly work programmes and reports.

Education Requirements:

A completed national diploma / degree in:

  • Social Work,
  • Nursing,
  • Psychology,
  • Information and Technology,
  • Computer Science,
  • Media and Communication,
  • Law,
  • Social Sciences

Skills and Competencies:

  • Must be able to speak the local languages in the areas selected for the research project.
  • Good listening, verbal and writing skills (i.e. Communication skills).
  • Computer skills.
  • Must have knowledge of conducting field research / data collection.
  • Knowledge of Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA), Batho Pele Principles, Legislative and other mandates relevant to the Department of Social Development.
  • Knowledge of research protocols and research ethics.

Research will be conducted from the following Sites:

  • Capricorn District research sites: Blouberg, Molemole, LepeIIe-Nkumpi, Polokwane.
  • Mopani District research sites: Ba-Phababorwa, Greater Giyani, Greater Letaba, Greater Tzaneen, and Maruleng.
  • Sekhukhune District research sites: Elias Motsoaledi, Ephraim Mogale, Fetakgomo-Tubatse and Makhuduthamaga.
  • Vhembe District research sites: Collins Chabane, Makhado, Musina, Thulamela.
  • Waterberg District research sites: BelaBeIa, Mogalakwena, ModimolIe-Mookgophong, Lephalale and Thabazimbi. Provincial Office research sites: Polokwane and adjacent areas.

How to Apply

To apply send Application letter together with your Curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note:

  • Certified copies of qualifications shall be submitted only by the shortlisted candidates during the interviews.
  • Applicants are encouraged to hand deliver their applications to prevent late arrival of applications.

Send Application to the relevant Address:


Post to: Head of Department: Dept. of Social Development, Private Bag X9710, Polokwane, 0700

or Hand Deliver to: 21 Biccard Street, Olympic Tower Building Polokwane, 0699


Post to: District Director: Capricorn District, Private Bag X9709, Polokwane 0700

or Hand Deliver to: 34 Hans Van Rensburg, Polokwane, 0699


Post to: District Director: Mopani District, Private Bag X9689, Giyani, 0826

or Hand Deliver to: Unigaz Road, Giyani


Post to: District Director: Sekhukhune District, Private Bag X80, Polokwane, 0737

or Hand Deliver to: Old Parliament Building, Lebowakgomo


Post to: District Director: Vhembe District, Private Bag X5040, Thohoyandou, 0950

or Hand Deliver to: Old Parliament Building Thohoyandou

Enquiries should be directed to:

  • Mr MJ Moloisi at 015 230 4381 / 082 457 7120
  • or Ms MP Olayemi at 015 230 431 1

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