How to Apply for an Internship in Botswana

The program offers unemployed citizen graduates a chance to develop work skills and experience that will support them in the transition from school life/academia to the working environment through attachments to various organizations in Botswana. Placement is done for a maximum period of two (2) years by the Department of National Service and Internship which matches the applicant’s credentials to available job profiles requested by host organizations. Selection is done on a first-come basis by considering the available vacancy, qualification, and place of service.

Who is eligible?

College or university graduate citizens under the age of thirty-five (35)

How do I get this service?

  • Complete and submit the National Service and Internship Application Form with supporting documents at any National Internship Office or Ministry of Youth, Sport and Culture (MYSC) District Offices
  • Receive an acknowledgment letter with a reference number for future inquiries
  • The applicant will receive a telephone call once placement is secured by the Department of National Service and Internship
  • Graduates express intention to enroll through an Application Form 
  • Government departments, Parastatals, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)s, and CBOs express intention to enroll graduates through a Request Form
  • Graduate participants can transfer once after three (3) months by filling out a Transfer Form
  • Graduate participants are eligible for monthly allowance by submitting a Confirmation Form
  • Graduate participants can choose to exit the program before the end of two years for various reasons by filling out an Exit Form.
  • Graduate participants can opt for reinstatement by filling out a Reinstatement Form
  • Graduate participants’ performance is monitored through a Workplan Form 

What supporting documents are required?

  • A certified copy of the National Identity Card (Omang)
  • A certified copy of academic qualifications
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Academic/ Professional References 

How long will this service take?

Thirty (30) working days depending on availability.

How much does it cost?

No cost

Where can I obtain this service?

MYSC Headquarters and District offices

Where can I get more information on this Service

MYSC District Offices

Opening hours: 07:30 to 12:45 and 13:45 to 1630 Monday to Friday except for Public Holidays.

What is needed to apply for an internship?

Organizations may require a formal application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, two or three letters of recommendation, as well as an essay on why you’re interested in interning for the company or some other related question. Not all internships have the same requirements.

What’s the difference between internship and attachment?

In this article, you’ll learn about what an internship is, what an attachment is, and how the two differ.

Differences Between an Internship and an Attachment.

They can take between three to twelve monthsThey usually take three months to complete

How do I get my first internship?

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5 Tips to Find Your First Internship

  1. Perfect your CV.
  2. Make use of your university’s careers service.
  3. Send speculative applications.
  4. Check out job listing websites.
  5. Try volunteering.
  6. Access more internship opportunities via Nottingham Business School.