Dube TradePort opens 2019 internship programme

12 February 2019

Dube TradePort opens 2019 internship programme to KwaZulu-Natal's unemployed graduates

Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone has opened its internship application window for the month of February.  As Dube TradePort, we have recognized that internships can be an important tool in helping to address the skills gap within South Africa, ensuring that graduates have the opportunity to gain the prerequisite experience to become employable, which helps in tackling the issue of unemployment in an ever-changing economic environment. 

Working in collaboration with a diverse group of professionals that drive the various businesses that form Dube TradePort Corporation, we have been successful in creating an engaging and practical learning environment for graduates. 

Dube TradePort Corporations’ internship programme is a 12 (to 24)-month development programme designed to hone candidates’ skills in their chosen profession. This gives graduates an opportunity to apply their academic knowledge, under the guidance of experienced professionals, to prepare them for the “working world”. The aim is to ensure that after the programme - having worked on some of the largest infrastructure projects in the province, including state-of-the-art facilities, advanced systems and processes - graduates will be able to add real value to the operations of prospective employers.    

Now in its seventh year, Dube TradePort Corporation’s internship and in-service training programme has successfully enrolled over 150 graduates to-date, with 80% of them having secured permanent employment opportunities with other employers within the market. 

We are now accepting internship applications for the 2019/2020 programme. 

Programme details:  

•    The duration of the programme is 12-24 months


Applications should include 

Certified copy of ID

Certified copies of full official academic transcripts

2-Page CV and Application Form

Intern application window has closed for 2019 



•    Opportunities are offered in the following fields:

o    Accounting / Financial Management

o    Architecture

o    Agricultural Science / Engineering

o    Contracts Management

o    Economics

o    Environmental Management

o    Geographic Information System

o    Horticulture

o    Human Resources Management

o    Marketing / Graphic Design/ Journalism / Media   

o    Network and Data Centre Management

o    Property Management and Operations

o    Quantity Surveying

o    Occupational Health and Safety / Quality Management

o    Social Science / Development

o    Supply Chain Management

o    Tissue Culture Laboratory

o    Town Planning

o    Water Quality / Testing


•    Interns will be hosted within the Dube TradePort precinct in La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, and preference will be given to candidates located within the province.