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Knysna Municipality Internships South Africa 2023/2024

ABOUT Knysna Municipality Internships:

The Knysna Municipality is a municipality near the Garden Route in the Western Cape. Knysna is one of the smallest municipalities within the Garden Route district, taking up only 5% of its geographical area. Despite its small stature, the Knysna Municipality has the fourth-largest economy within the Garden Route District with excellent infrastructure and overall basic services.


Location: Knysna, Western Cape
Duration: 12 months
Stipend: R3 800 per month

Knysna Municipality is offering a number of internship opportunities to young, unemployed graduate. The aim of these programmes to increase the employment rate and provide candidates with practical work experience within a career in the municipality. Each programme will run for 12-months and is open to individuals with no prior work experience or exposure.

The Programmes:

  • Town and Regional Planning Internship – Number of positions available: 2
  • Civil Engineering Internship – Number of positions available: 2
  • Internal Auditing Internship – Number of positions available: 2
  • Electrical Engineering Internship – Number of positions available:2
  • Water Treatment Internship – Number of positions available: 1

Key Performance Areas of the Programme:

  • Participating in all activities determined by the Young Talent leadership team
  • Delivering, contributing and participating with projects when instructed by line management and the Young Talent Programme
  • Participating and partaking in all activities of the programme as well as the necessary development and learning initiatives that will further enhance your skills.
  • Promoting the DBSA programme by participating in campus activation/career fairs or presentations.
  • Participating in all aspects of delivery, planning and execution pertaining to Assignment Outputs
  • Ensuring learning outcomes are clarified before each assignment
  • Ensuring signed work is executed and delivered at the expected standard when instructed by the line manager
  • Ensuring that all tasks/projects’ deadlines are met and taking full accountability for the failure of this
  • Ensuring communication with all identified stakeholders are effective
  • Ensuring that the line manager is provided with regular progress updates regarding projects and tasks
  • Requesting regular feedback on performance, progress, and outputs during the programme
  • Engaging in research to ensure you are kept up to date with the latest developments in the assigned environment
  • Providing management with recommendations on where/ how new technologies and methodologies can be applied
  • Presenting all learnings at the end of each assignment and ensuring that the feedback is articulated, well thought through, and presented to line management
  • Monitoring and reviewing learning progress as part of the formal performance appraisal discussions in order to develop an individual performance plan with the aid of the line manager
  • Developing a mutually beneficial relationship by engaging with the assigned Mentor


Before applying, please ensure that you meet ALL of the following minimum entry criteria – failure to satisfy all the requirements will result in your application being disqualified:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must be a permanent resident of the Greater Knysna Municipal area
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  • Must have completed one of the following qualifications:
    Bachelor of Town and Regional Planning / Civil Engineering Advanced Diploma / Electrical Engineering Advanced Diploma / Internal Auditing Advanced Diploma / Water Treatment Advanced Diploma
  • Must NOT have been involved in any other programmes


Post or email your application:
Postal address: The Human Resources Department, P O Box 21, Knysna, 6570.
Email address: vacancies@knysna.gov.za

Attach the following documents to your application:

  • An application letter stating the programme you are applying for
  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of your qualifications (must be no older than 3 months)
  • Copies of any other qualifications

Please note:
1) Knysna Municipality is NOT obligated to make an appointment
2) Applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds will be given preference
3) Applicants who have NOT recently in an Internship will be given preference


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact Knysna Municipality directly:
Telephone number: 044 302 6300
Email address: knysna@knysna.gov.za


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