DBSA Internship Opportunities

This is an Internal Audit Internship which is a two-year contract which follows the IAT structured training programme. The successful applicant will join the team of Internal Auditors.


DBSA Internship Opportunities


  • Documenting client processes and procedures for audit understanding
  • Overall performance of audit procedures which include risk identification and assessment, developing audit programmes, conducting fieldwork and developing audit findings in line with internal audit methodology.
  • Attend and conduct client meetings and liaise with clients continuously during the audit.
  • Complete assigned audit work within the allocated budget.
  • Conduct research on specific areas relevant to internal audit.
  • Manage own productivity deliverables in a timely and efficient manner ensuring that deliverables are submitted on time and in a satisfactory manner.
  • Key Measurements
  • The understanding of the Internal Audit process
  • Application of the learning interventions that have been put forward
  • Participation in Audit Meetings
  • Meeting of allocated audit deadlines


  •  A BCom Degree or any relevant degree in Internal Auditing.
  • Studying towards an Honours degree will be an advantage.
  • Good verbal and writing skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (MS-Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook)
  • Learning ability and willingness to learn

Personal Attributes:

Verbal Communication

  1. Able to present a theme in writing in an ordered, intelligible manner with well-structured and relevant supporting detail.
  2. Able to understand topic switches and use the vocabulary of attitude.
  3. Reasonably fluent in speaking.


  1. Designs / customizes reports to meet user needs.
  2. Prepares complex or tailored reports, gathers information from a variety of sources, analyses and includes in a report.
  3. Keeps standard reports under review and proposes improvements to meet user needs.

Computer Literacy

  1. Consistently uses relevant office software products such as word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and email packages to an acceptable standard for the job.
  2. Has the ability to use standard and/or program-specific the organisation databases, and merge / import data from one program to another.
  3. Adapts method of working to accommodate changes in the technological developments.

Planning and Organising

  1. Plans and manages multiple priorities and deadlines.
  2. Uses effectively advance time management processes to deal with high workloads and tight deadlines.
  3. Organises, prioritises, and schedules tasks so they can be performed within budget and with the efficient use of time and resources.
  4. Achieves goals in a timely manner, despite obstacles encountered, by organising, reprioritising, and re-planning

Solution Focused

  1. Identifies optimal solutions based on weighing the advantages and disadvantages of alternative approaches.
  2. After implementation, evaluates the effectiveness and efficiency of solutions.

Financial Acumen

  1. Makes sound financial decisions after having analysed their impacts on the organisation, partner agencies, and community.
  2. Knows the internal and external factors that impact on resource and asset availability.
  3. Is able to interpret management account reports in an operational/commercial context and take action as appropriate to maximize revenues and control costs.
  4. Skilled in the use of various financial modelling tools and techniques.

Detail Orientation

Reviews all relevant information or aspects of a situation before taking action or making a decision.
Pays close attention to details that are important to others to make sure they are right.
Verifies that work has been completed according to the standards and procedures.


Achievement Orientation

  1. Delivers work on time and quality and follows through on agreed commitments.
  2. Views new work experiences as an opportunity for growth.
  3. Reacts immediately to overcome setbacks or/and obstacles in order to meet goals.
  4. Recognises and acts upon current opportunities.

Attention to Detail

  1. Double-checks the accuracy of information or work.
  2. Ensures that the work produced doesn’t contain any errors.

Customer Service Orientation

  1. Makes self fully available, especially when the customer is going through a critical period.
  2. Requests ongoing feedback from customers and takes action in response to it; manages to retain and capitalize on existing customers.
  3. Takes the “extra step” to resolve customer issues appropriately, even in the case where they do not fall under own area of responsibility.
  4. Is aware of the level of service offered by the competition and provides more for customers than they expect.

Self-Awareness & Self-Control

  1. Feels strong emotions in the course of a conversation or other task, such as anger, extreme frustration, or high stress.
  2. Holds the emotions back and continues to act calmly.
  3. Ignores angering actions and continues a conversation or task.
  4. May leave temporarily to withhold emotions, then return immediately to continue.

Teamwork & Cooperation

  1. Values and utilises the expertise of colleagues, asking for ideas and input and collaborates to form decisions and plans.
  2. Willingly learns from others.

Creates opportunities for knowledge and expertise sharing between all members of the team.

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