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MQA Communication Intern

MQA Communication Intern


Intern Title: Internship Opportunity: Communication Intern

Vacancy: MQA Vacancies


Duration: Two-Year Programme


Location: All Provinces


Job Type: Internship

Monthly Stipend: R8,713.50 

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) that facilitates skills development under the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and supports my health and safety under the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) for the mining and minerals sector under Skills Development Act (SDA) 97 of 1998 and Mine Health and Safety Act (MHSA) 29 of 1996, respectively.


The MQA would like to invite qualifying individuals to apply for an internship opportunity within its Communications Unit. Unemployed individuals who have never participated in an Internship Programme are invited to apply. The successful intern will be appointed for a period of twenty-four (24) months. This opportunity is available to South African Citizens only. 


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Reporting to the Senior Manager: Customer Service and Communication; the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in and provide input into the following:  

  • Implementation of the MQA’s Communication Strategy and annual Operational Plan.
  • Events planning, coordination, and reporting (forums, conferences, workshops, staff events, etc.).
  • Brand management of the MQA’s corporate identity.
  • Publications (brochures, newsletters, annual reports, internal communique, etc.).
  • Media relations activities.
  • Social media content creation.
  • Intranet and website content management.
  • Career exhibitions and related events.
  • Management and updating of the stakeholder database.
  • Providing customer service through the Customer Relationship Management system.
  • Front-line management through providing support to reception.
  • General administrative tasks.

Minimum Requirements

  • A grade 12 or Matric certificate.
  • National Diploma or equivalent at NQF level 6 in the Communications field.
  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent (NQF Level 7 qualification in the above-mentioned fields will be an added advantage.

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  • Effective communication and people skills (written, oral, and nonverbal).
  • Excellent work ethic.
  • Goal-orientated.
  • Ability to be a good presenter.
  • Ability to be an active listener.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • An initiative-taking attitude.
  • Ability to pay mindfulness.
  • An understanding of legislation and developments in respect of education and training.
  • Writing abilities.
  • Proficiency in MS Office packages.

The MQA is an Equal Opportunity Employer; therefore, the filling of the position will be in line with its Employment Equity Plan.

Recommended candidates will be required to undergo vetting processes. The successful applicant will be expected to disclose their financial interest.

Important: Applications submitted after the initial closing date will not be attended to. If you do not hear from the MQA within 4 weeks of the closing date, you must regard your application as unsuccessful. 

Closing Date: 14 March 2023

How to Apply:

Applicants are required to submit a well-documented CV, certified copies of their qualifications, and valid proof of identification to [email protected]


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