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Western Cape Government – Internships 2023

Location: Western Cape, South Africa

Closing Date: 27 January 2023

Western Cape Government: Internship Programme 2023

The Western Cape Government invites matriculants between the ages of 17 – 24 to apply for the First Work Experience Pay Programme 2023

The First Work Experience Pay Programme will provide matriculants with work experience and training within one of the 13 Western Cape Government Departments beginning 1 April 2023 until 31 March 2024. During this time you will receive a monthly stipend to cover your expenses.


Training and development will be provided in the following departments:

  • Department of the Premier;
  • Department of Agriculture;
  • Department of Community Safety;
  • Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport;
  • Department of Economic Development and Tourism;
  • Department of Environmental Affairs & Development Planning;
  • Department of Health (and Wellnes);
  • Department of Transport and Public Works (Mobility);
  • Department of Local Government;
  • Department of Social Development;
  • Department of Human Settlements (Infrastructure);
  • Provincial Treasury;
  • Western Cape Education Department (WCED).

NB. Please make sure that you have read the different requirements in the PAY Recruitment Guide before you make your choice of preference for a specific Department.


  • You have written a National Senior Certificate exam (NSC) in the Western Cape,
  • Only applicants who passed the final examinations will be considered;
  • You are not going to study further in 2023;
  • You have No Work Experience;
  • You have not already studied after matric;
  • You are a South African citizen and reside in the Western Cape;
  • You are between the ages of 17 and 24;
  • You are not sure of the next step

Why should you apply?

  • You will acquire skills and work experience that will make you more marketable to future employers.
  • You get contactable references on your CV.
  • You will have career awareness exposure to assist you to make informed career choices together with a network to support and guide you.

How to Apply

Apply Online for the Western Cape Government: Internship Programme 2023

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