IT Intern

Reports to: IT Specialist

Duration: Six (6) months

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a state-owned organisation. We work worldwide in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer the experience, the regional and technical know-how of GIZ in the global market and provide international clients with expertise in terms of economic and result-oriented services.

Information Technology and digital tools are used extensively by the GIZ employees to achieve its business objectives. Consequently, professionals working in the IT unit to ensure that all relevant IT systems are working as they should and in compliance with applicable rules and regulations.

The GIZ South Africa, Lesotho and eSwatini Country Office in Hatfield, Pretoria is looking to fill the role of “IT Internship”.

RESPONSIBILITIES - see full job description download below

The IT Intern will work to provide ICT support to colleagues in the GIZ CO and projects. Responsibilities are:

  • Maintain all working hardware and software (IT infrastructure) in optimum condition to minimise interruption to GIZ work.
  • Ensure that the IT systems in use comply to guidelines relating to IT and data security according to ISO/IEC 27001 certification.
  • Identifying relevant problems and issues and assisting in formulating implementation-oriented solutions.
  • Further developing instruments and assisting in introducing innovation and change managing knowledge by disseminating and documenting know-how, experience and information.


GIZ will only assess applications which meet the following criteria:

  • Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a
    • Motivation Letter (concisely 1 page) clearly stating your motivation for applying for this role/ internship and as well as added value they will bring.
    • A detailed CV.
    • Proof of eligibility to work in South Africa (copy of SA ID).

The application should be submitted to:, with the following email subject line “IT Internship - Office” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 12 April 2024.

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!