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DBSA Internship 2023-2024

The Internal Audit field may not be for everyone, but for those that it is for, not many opportunities arise like this! DBSA is now accepting applications for its Internal Audit Internship program.

This is an excellent way for anyone looking to get a start in the field to eventually grow and establish a successful career.

With this internship, candidates are given valuable training and finish this program with a significant amount of work experience that they can add to their CVs.

If this looks promising to you, then don’t wait any longer and apply right away. Below is a guide on exactly how you can do that!


The DBSA Internship program will not be accepting applications after 12 July 2022.

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Please ensure that your application is in by then along with any requested support documents that the internship provider will require.

Failure to do so will result in your application being dismissed from the selection process.


This learnership will be held in Midrand, Gauteng.

What is DBSA?

Established in 1983, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is a government-owned development finance organization with the mission to advance regional integration and economic growth for sustainable development projects and initiatives in South Africa, SADC, and the greater Sub-Saharan Africa region.

What is The DBSA Internship?

Graduates who are interested in obtaining experience and joining the team of internal auditors are offered an internship opportunity by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA).

The internship is designed for candidates who desire to pursue a career in internal auditing and follows the IAT structured training program that will last for 2 years.

The program’s primary performance areas are:

  • Keeping track of client processes and practices to better understand audits.
  • The overall effectiveness of audit procedures, including risk assessment and identification, creation of audit plans, fieldwork, and development of audit conclusions in accordance with internal audit methodology.
  • Throughout the audit, keep in constant contact with clients by attending and leading client meetings.
  • Finish the prescribed audit task within the budget allotted.
  • Perform research on particular topics related to internal audits.
  • Manage your personal productivity deliverables punctually and effectively to make sure they are submitted on schedule and to your satisfaction.

Important Measures:

  • Knowledge of the internal auditing procedure.
  • Implementation of the suggested learning interventions.
  • Attendance at audit meetings.
  • Fulfillment of audit deadlines.


This internship program will require applicants to meet the following criteria to be considered ideal applicants:

  • Applicants must have a BCom degree or another degree in internal auditing that is appropriate and must have been earned.
  • Studying for an Honours degree is advantageous.
  • Must possess strong communication abilities (verbal and written).
  • Must be familiar with computers and Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook).
  • Must be eager and capable of learning.

How To Apply

Applications for this internship are pretty easy. All you need to do is complete the online application form that you can find here.

You also need to make sure that you have the following support documents with you:

  • An updated CV.
  • A certified copy of your ID.
  • A certified copy of your most recent qualifications. 

Contact Details

If you have any questions or concerns related to this internship program, then you can contact the DBSA company directly through the following means:

Contact page:

Good luck with your application!