Buffalo City Graduate Internship Programme 2022

Buffalo City Graduate Internship Programme 2022 – How to Apply.


Buffalo City is a metropolitan municipality situated on the east coast of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. It includes the towns of East London, Bhisho and King William’s Town, as well as the large townships of Mdantsane and Zwelitsha.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified applicants to fill the following internship programmes:




The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is offering opportunities for Work-integrated Learning for a period of 18 months for the 2021 / 2022 financial year in various units.

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed the following qualifications in their respective fields of study:

1 / 21 (l)
Environmental Health Services 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Environmental Management / Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Health Services

  • National Diploma Public /  Environmental Health
2 / 21 (l)
Human Settlements / Technical & Implementation

  • National Diploma /  Building Architecture or Civil Engineering (Inspector Low housing)
  • National Diploma Civil Engineering
2 / 21 (l)
Water Services / Water Department – Sanitation 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Civil Engineering
Disaster Management, 4 / 21 (l)

  • National Diploma / Degree in GIS, Geography or Information Management as a major subject
  • National Diploma / Degree in Disaster Management.
5 / 21 (l)

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration
Integrated Environmental Management and Sustainable 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Environmental Management / Science /  Botany / Nature Conservation
Intergovernmental Relations

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Management or Social Science
6 / 21 (l)
Auxiliary & Travel Management Services

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration
7 / 21 (l)
Information Technology & Support 

  • National Diploma: Information Technology
8 / 21 (l)
Solid Waste Management Services 

  • Development Studies / GIS
  • National Diploma /  Degree in Public Relations
  • National Diploma in Environmental Health /  Management
9 / 21 (l)
Executive Support Services / HOD Office

  • National Diploma / Degree: Public Admin  /  Management
Office of the Deputy Executive Mayor

  • National Diploma in Public Administration Management or Social Science
Office of the Speaker

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration /  Political Science
Office of the Chief Whip

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Administration /  Management and Social Science
Office of the Deputy Executive Mayor

  • National Diploma /  Degree in Public Administration / Management
  • National Diploma in Office Management Technology
10 / 21 (l)Sports Services x1 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Sports Management or Sports Science
11 / 21(l)

  • National Diploma / Degree in Civil Engineering
  • National Diploma / Degree in Safety Management Health & safety
12 / 21(l)
Mechanical Workshop and Fleet Services 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Mechanical Engineering
13 / 21 (1)Fresh Market 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Marketing
  • National Diploma in Food Technology
14 / 21 (1)
Economic Development & Agencies / Tourism x2 

  • National Diploma in Tourism / Tourism Development Studies / Tourism marketing /  Public Relations
Economic Development & Agencies / Public Relations 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Relations / Communication /  Journalism
Economic Development & Agencies / Arts Culture & Heritage

  • National Diploma / Degree in Heritage studies /  History / Anthropology / Fine Art / Film studies / Language Studies / Cultural History / Sociology or related qualification
15 / 21 (l)
Trade, Industry and Sector Development Trade, Industry and Sector Development

  • National Diploma / Degree in Agriculture
  • National Diploma in Small Business Management
16 / 21 (l)
City Manager’s Office – Risk Management 

  •  National Diploma / Degree in Internal Auditing  /  Accounting /  Risk Management
Strategy & Transformation 

  • National Diploma / Degree in Public Management 
Knowledge Management & Research Unit Finance

  • Degree/Honors in Statistics
17 / 21 (l)

  • National Diploma in Financial Management

  • National Diploma /Degree in Accounting/Cost Management Accounting or any relevant qualification

  • Degree / National Diploma in Auditing
Supply Chain Management

  • National Diploma in Logistics

For additional information please contact the following numbers: 043 705 3283 / 3284 / 3508


Candidates who are suitably qualified as per the minimum requirements for the post set out in the advertisement are to submit a copy of their curriculum vitae together with a covering letter, along with the relevant required documentation for a specific post. (i.e. certified copies of certificates not copies of certified copies, diplomas, degrees, Identity Document and drivers’ licenses, where applicable). Non-submission of the required supporting documentation may disqualify a candidate. Candidates are advised that the obligation rests upon them to demonstrate that they meet the minimum requirements specified for the post. Any candidate who does not meet the minimum requirements will be automatically disqualified.

Fraudulent qualifications or any information submitted and the canvassing of councilors or officials will disqualify any candidates with immediate effect. Candidates are cautioned that documentation and information provided is checked with relevant authorities and fraudulent submissions may also lead to criminal charges being laid against persons involved in submission thereof.

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality reserves the right not to fill any or all of the internships advertised at the sole discretion of the municipality.

How to Apply

Applications can be hand-delivered to the Human Resources Development, no. 58 Belgravia Crescent, Southernwood, or posted to the Directorate of Corporate Services, P.O Box 134, East London, 5200

Application Deadline: 31st August 2021.

Location: East London.