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The Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) offers a dynamic and rewarding internship program designed to provide practical experience and develop skills in the field of conciliation, mediation, and arbitration. This program presents an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about promoting fair labor practices, resolving workplace disputes, and contributing to a harmonious working environment.

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  • Assist in the facilitation of conciliation, mediation, and arbitration processes under the guidance of experienced CCMA professionals.
  • Conduct research and analysis on labor legislation, case precedents, and industry trends to support the resolution of workplace disputes.
  • Prepare documentation, including case files, reports, and correspondence, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to ensure effective case management and maintain a high level of service delivery.
  • Attend meetings, hearings, and proceedings to gain firsthand experience of the CCMA's operations.
  • Provide administrative support, such as organizing files, scheduling appointments, and managing records.
  • Stay updated with relevant labor laws and regulations to ensure compliance and enhance knowledge in the field.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of CCMA processes and initiatives through innovative ideas and feedback.
  • Currently pursuing or recently completed a degree in law, industrial relations, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical and research skills with the ability to critically assess information and apply it to specific cases.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively articulate legal concepts and negotiate resolutions.
  • Detail-oriented approach with the ability to maintain accurate records and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professionalism, confidentiality, and ethical conduct.
  • Proficiency in using standard office software and familiarity with legal research databases.
  • A genuine interest in alternative dispute resolution, labor law, and promoting fair and equitable workplace practices.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle challenging situations.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on experience in conciliation, mediation, and arbitration processes.
  • Exposure to diverse labor-related cases and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Mentorship and guidance from experienced CCMA professionals.
  • Networking opportunities with stakeholders in the labor relations field.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • Potential for future employment opportunities within the CCMA or related industries.
  • Research and Prepare: Familiarize yourself with the CCMA's website, mission, values, and internship program details. Understand the requirements and qualifications for the internship position you are interested in.
  • Prepare Your Application Documents: Update and tailor your resume/CV to highlight relevant skills, education, and experiences. Prepare a well-crafted cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and explaining how your background aligns with the CCMA's work.
  • Submit Your Application: Visit the CCMA's official website or check their job portal for any available internship opportunities. Look for specific instructions on how to apply, including whether to submit your application online or via email.
  • Complete the Application Form: If the CCMA requires an application form, ensure that you fill it out accurately and completely. Pay attention to any specific instructions or additional documents they may request, such as academic transcripts or letters of recommendation.
  • Double-Check Your Application: Before submitting, review your application materials to ensure they are free of errors and properly formatted. Proofread your cover letter and resume/CV for any grammatical or spelling mistakes.
  • Submit Application Within the Deadline: Be mindful of the application deadline and submit your application before the stated cutoff date. Late applications may not be considered.
  • Follow-Up: After submitting your application, you can consider sending a polite follow-up email or making a phone call to the CCMA's Human Resources department to confirm receipt of your application. This shows your enthusiasm and interest in the internship.
  • Prepare for Interviews: If your application is shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview. Research commonly asked interview questions, prepare thoughtful responses, and practice your interview skills.
  • Attend the Interview: Arrive on time, dress professionally, and bring any requested documents or references. During the interview, demonstrate your knowledge of the CCMA, express your passion for the work they do, and showcase your relevant skills and experiences.
  • Thank You Note: After the interview, send a thank-you note or email to express your appreciation for the opportunity to interview and reiterate your interest in the internship.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Job Location
Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa, Polokwane, Limpopo, 0700, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 14, 2024
Valid through
June 7, 2025
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