Bergrivier Municipality Internship: 2023 Opportunity for Aspiring Professionals Earn R100 000/annum

Looking for an internship in the Western Cape? Bergrivier Municipality is offering two internships in Financial Services and Internal Audit & Risk Management. The programme will run for 24 months, with possible extension of another year. Read on for minimum requirements and how to apply.

Bergrivier Municipality Internship: A Golden Opportunity for Aspiring Professionals

Bergrivier Municipality, located in the Western Cape province of South Africa, is providing a fantastic internship opportunity to aspiring professionals. The internship program, as per the National Treasury Guidelines for the Implementation of Municipal Financial Management Internship Programme (MFMIP), will run for 24 months, starting on 1 August 2023. The municipality is offering two internship opportunities, one for Financial Services and the other for Internal Audit & Risk Management.

The interns selected for the program will undergo practical experience and further training in strategic reforms in municipal finance. The internship program will provide an opportunity to learn about accepted municipal accounting practices, budgetary reforms, financial and supply chain management, reconciliations, and financial analysis. Interns will also learn about electronic collection of financial data, which is essential for the proper functioning of municipal finance.

Bergrivier Municipality Internship

To be eligible for this program, candidates must meet all the minimum entry criteria. The applicant must have completed a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree or National Diploma with majors in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Internal Auditing, and/or Risk Management.

They must possess a valid Code B driver’s license, computer literacy (MS Office Applications), and must be literate in at least two official languages of the Western Cape (Afrikaans/ English/ Xhosa), being able to speak, read and write. The candidate must possess good human relations skills, strong interpersonal skills, and communication skills.

They must be able to pay close attention to detail, have a strong sense of responsibility, and possess strong accountancy and numeracy skills. Basic knowledge of monthly reconciliations and financial & supply chain management processes is also necessary. The candidate must reside within the Bergrivier Municipal area (WC013).

The deadline for application is 21 July 2023 (at 15:30). Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants must submit their applications via hand delivery or post. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Municipality is an equal opportunity employer and respects the conditions of the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates who comply with the Employment Equity Targets.

Bergrivier Local Municipality is a local municipality that governs the towns of Piketberg, Velddrif and Porterville, as well as the surrounding villages and rural areas. It had a population of 61,897 as of 2011.

Successful candidates will be expected to sign a contract of employment, disclosure of benefits and interests, and a performance agreement (where applicable) with the employer. The internship program also requires interns to work overtime or be on standby, as well as render services in other parts within the municipal area, as required.

In conclusion, the Bergrivier Municipality Internship is an excellent opportunity for aspiring professionals to gain valuable experience in municipal finance. The program provides a stipend of R100 000 per annum, and interns will receive practical experience, further training, and exposure to the latest reforms in municipal finance. Candidates meeting the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply before the deadline.


For any queries related to this internship programme, please contact the Bergrivier Municipality directly:
Contact people: Ms C Ranna at 022 913 6000 / Mr M Crous at 022 913 6000


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