Eastern cape, south africa


ISTIA’s internships, managed by PAICTA, are designed as dynamic work experience programs lasting up to 12 months. These programs are tailored for students, recent graduates, and unemployed graduate youth, aiming to provide them with relevant skills and practical experience in their chosen fields. The internships vary in nature, offering both stipend-supported (paid) and volunteer (unpaid) opportunities, and typically range in duration from one month to a full year.

To date, ISTIA has successfully hosted three cohorts of internships in partnership with MICT SETA. In the context of academic learning, particularly within Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) frameworks, ISTIA’s internships are often a crucial component of the curriculum, and in some courses, they are even mandatory for graduation. This integration ensures that participants are not just learning theoretical concepts in the classroom, but are also applying this knowledge in real-world professional settings. Such an approach is instrumental in bridging the gap between academic theory and practical application.

These internships are pivotal in providing hands-on experience, promoting the application of learned concepts, and aiding in the development of professional networks. They are key in preparing participants for their future careers, enhancing their employability and ensuring they are well-equipped to enter the professional world. Additionally, ISTIA has hosted two WIL cohorts in collaboration with the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), further illustrating the program’s commitment to practical, experiential learning.

Location 1

East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Location 2

Gqeberha, Eastern Cape, South Africa