Public Protector Graduate/Internship Programme 2021/2022

Public Protector Graduate/Internship Programme 2021/2022 – How to Apply.


The Public Protector in South Africa is one of six independent state institutions set up by the country’s Constitution to support and defend democracy. According to Section 181 of the Constitution: These institutions are independent and subject only to the Constitution and the law.
The Public Protector South Africa presents exciting opportunities/positions for unemployed graduates between the ages of 18 and 35 through its Internship and Trainee Programme. Successful applicants will be appointed for 12 months and will undergo on-the-job development training that will be crucial for them to enter the formal job market.


  • Be an unemployed graduate aged between 18–35 years;
  • Have completed a Degree/National Diploma (NQF 6) or Honours/ Master’s 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 previously.

The opportunities/positions and the requirements thereof are categorized as follows

Investigations (Pretoria)
  • LLB, B-Com Law

ref: PPSA21A

Investigations (JHB)
  • LLB, B-Com Law

ref: PPSA21B

Investigations (Nelspruit)
  • LLB, B-Com Law

ref: PPSA21C

Complaints and Stakeholder Management (Pretoria)
  • LLB

ref: PPSA21D

Provincial Investigations: Inland (Pretoria)
  • National Diploma or Degree in Administration

ref: PPSA21E

Risk Management (PTA)
  • National Diploma or Degree in Finance, Accounting and Auditing

ref: PPSA21F

Administration (Pietermaritzburg) National Diploma or Degree in Administrationref: PPSA21G
Administration (Upington)
  • National Diploma or Degree in Administration

ref: PPSA21H

Internal Audit
  • National Diploma or Degree in Internal Auditing or Accounting.

ref: PPSA21I

Note: All appointments will be done in terms of the Public Protector Act. The successful candidates will be expected to sign the secrecy declaration form on the assumption of duty.

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 Public Protector South Africa ● 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● Public Protector South Africa reserves the right not to make an appointment ● Correspondence will be entered into with shortlisted candidates only.

How to Apply

Please direct your application, stating the relevant reference number as follows:

Application Deadline: 21st May 2021.

Location: Pretoria, JHB, Pietermarizburg, Upington, Nelspruit.