Department of Correctional Services Internship Programme

What is your passion in life, what drives you forward?

Do you love spending time with people, helping others?

Do you love numbers, business or projects?

Whatever your preferences may be, The Department of Correctional Services  (DCS) may have what you are searching for.  As part of the Governments National Skills Development Project, the Department offers a range of internships each year.

These internships provides talented candidates with great skills within a range of services.  The duration of this program is usually for a 12 month period, unless otherwise stated.  During this time candidates will be entitled to a monthly stipend, however, housing, transport, and the food are not included.  The program will include approximately 30% theoretical training and 70% practical.  Uniforms will be provided where applicable.  Candidates will gain hands-on knowledge from experienced professionals.  They will learn all that is required to excel within their chosen field.

DCS Internships Available

They offer a mixture of internships each year, here are some that may be of concern to you, depending on your expected career path:

  • Education
  • Arts
  • Sports Management
  • Human Recourses Management
  • Artisans
  • Agriculture
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Accounting
  • Internal Audit
  • Law
  • Criminology
  • Police Development
  • Communication
  • Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Community Development
  • Correctional Services Management

DCS Internship Requirements

Applications are accepted yearly for a selection of internships, these in turn fill opening that may arise within a variety sectors.  Candidates whom are between 21 and 35, may apply within the fields mentioned.  Candidates with disabilities are also welcome to apply.

Candidates will also be required to have the following:

  • Candidates must hold a valid Matric certificate
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid ID book/card
  • Candidates must hold a diploma or degree form a recognized institute of higher learning
  • Candidates must hold a degree or diploma within the selected discipline
  • Candidates must be MS cultured, as well as computer literate
  • Candidates must be proficient in English (read, write & speak)
  • Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record, if you do, please provide full details
  • Candidates must show a commitment to learning

Please note that candidates who hold additional qualifications, such as a trade, diploma or degree within the corrections or security field, will be given preference.

DCS Internships Application & Application Form

Internship online application processes are not available.  The application form can however be found on the Department of Correctional Services Webpage.

You can download the form, complete it fully and deliver it to your regional Corrections Office, with all other required documentation attached.  Application forms can also be found at these offices within your region. To find an Office nearest to you, please visit this link.

Please note that you must also specify which internship you are applying for on your application.  All certified documentation must not be older than 3 months.  If your application is not signed, it will not be accepted, also photocopied forms or faxed and e-mailed forms will not be acceptable.

DCS Internships Closing Dates

Applications usually open with the start of each New Year, and close during June each year.  Please be advised that only those candidates who have made the short list will be contacted.  If you have not heard anything within 3 months from the closing date, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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3 Responses to “Department of Correctional Services Internship Programme”

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  1. edward says:

    this page does not indicate whether this internships are open or what. Can I start apply?, if not when is the open date for interns?.

  2. bukeka nicola xhalabile says:

    Greetings
    I managed to download my application form but now where do I get the reference number…

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