Do you love technology, computers and more?
Do you enjoy working with people and within a team?
SITA stands for – State Information Technology Agency. They support Governments ideals in creating sustainable employment via developing young minds and skills. This in turn will alleviate the unemployment rate amongst the youth of South Africa. They are doing their part with an ideal internship, or otherwise known as their youth development program.
This program helps to bridge the gap between education and employment, it strives to give talented individuals greatly required skills, as well as expertise within specific fields. SITA is an equal opportunity institute, targeted at empowering previously disadvantaged and disabled South Africans, to reach their dreams.
The interns are placed within their fields of study, under strict, yet experienced supervision for mentoring. The internship is usually for a period of 12 months, unless otherwise stated by the institution. A stipend of approximately R3500 is paid to interns each month.
SITA Internships Available
DPSA offers a diversity of internships each year, here are some that may be of interest to you, depending on your anticipated career path:
- IT Call Centre Agents
- System Support
- System Development
- System Analyst
- IT Trainers
- IT Security
- Database Administration
- Business Analyst
- Project Management
- Enterprise Architect
- Solution Architect
- Service Management
- Sybase Developers
- Graphic Designers
- Web Developer
- .Net Developer
- Enterprise Content Developer
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 18 and 35, unemployed and hold a degree within the fields mentioned may apply. Candidates with disabilities 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 have been employed previously
- Candidates must not have participated in any other internships
- Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record
- Candidates must show a commitment to learning
More information will be made available to qualifying candidates, depending on the internship. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. Ensure you attach all relevant certified documentation to your application, in addition to a curriculum vitae. The curriculum vitae should reflect your expertise, competencies along with your skills and interests.
Internships online applications processes are made available during the year. There are multiple sites where applications can be made, however it is advised to regularly check on the SITA Website for any developments during the year.
Candidates must specify the discipline they are interested in applying for. Please also be aware that if you have applied, and have not heard from SITA after one month once applications have closed, your application was then unsuccessful. They will only have correspondence with shortlisted applicants.
Once applications open and you download the forms, you can return them via the following methods:
For hand delivery – Apollo Building
459 Tsitsa Street
By Postage – Youth Development Program
P.O. Box 26100
For e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org
For any additional information, please contact:
Kearabetswe Mokoka – 012 482 3285
Koos Kuhn – 012 482 2407
The closing dates for internships fluctuate, depending on the current needs within SITA at the time. However many of their internships open during the first couple of months of the year and close round November each year.
Be sure to check on their home page frequently for such openings. Remember to complete the forms fully and add all relevant documentation.