Stats SA two-year internship programme Applications

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.

Internship Opportunities:
Stats SA provides a two-year internship programme on the following Fields of Study for 2020/21


To qualify for the internship programme, you must –

  • 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

The following qualifications are required:

FieldQualificationStation + Ref No
StatisticsEconomics/Econometrics/Statistics/Social Sciences/Mathematical Statistics/DemographyHead Office (01/01/20HO)
Data ScienceComputer Science/ Statistics/ Applied MathematicsHead Office (02/01/20HO)
DemographyPopulation Studies/ Demography/ Statistics/ Development StudiesHead Office (03/01/20HO)
GeographyGeography/Geomatics/GIS/Environmental StudiesHead Office (04/01/20HO)
System Development and Analysis/ICTInformation Technology/Computer Science/Financial Information Systems/Programming/Software Development/NetworkingHead Office (05/01/20HO)
LogisticsLogistics Management/Transport Management/Transport EconomicsHead Office (06/01/20HO)
Governance (Risk Management; Fraud and Compliance; Governance and Policy Unit)Risk Management/Accounting/Internal Audit/Policing/Fraud and Investigation/Investigation/ForensicHead Office (07/01/20HO)
Communication, Marketing, Digital and Media StudiesWeb Design/ Printmaking and Typography/ Media Writing/ Digital photography and Digital Imaging Manipulation/Visual Digital Communication/Graphic Design/JournalismHead Office (08/01/20HO)
Actuarial ScienceActuarial Science/ Computational and Applied Mathematics/ Mathematical Statistics/ Statistics/MathematicsHead Office (09/01/20HO)
Data AnalysisComputer Science/ Statistics/ MathematicsHead Office (10/01/20HO)
Social ScienceEconomics/ Demography/ Statistics/ Sociology/ Population Studies/Development StudiesHead Office (11/01/20HO)

● 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.

Important note: 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.

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

Closing Date: 31 March 2020

Stats SA endeavours to promote the careers of previously disadvantaged persons by applying the principles of appropriate legislation, e.g. Employment Equity Act, 1998