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Graduate Internship Program

In a Nutshell

The Thornybush Graduate Internship Program (12 months) is designed to enable recent graduates who have completed their Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management to gain hands-on work experience at the foundation of their professional lives. Our graduate internship program will give you first-hand insights into the lodge environment.

What you will be doing

Our internship will allow you to become familiar with the hospitality environment with a focus on high-end luxury lodges and their complete operation. You’ll participate in the day-to-day work of the lodge. During your graduate internship, you will be supported by a buddy and your manager who will ensure that you have a valuable learning experience.


  • Have recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree: Tourism Management
  • Less than 6 months of working experience
  • Currently unemployed
  • Live in the Limpopo Area
  • Be fluent in oral and written English
  • Computer literate
  • Clear Police Record
  • Meet the SETA requirements

Position Details

About the internship

  • 12 months (Fixed Term Contract)
  • Work on site Hoedspruit or Sabi Sands Wildtuin
  • Work cycle 6 weeks on: 2 weeks off
  • CATHSSETA Funding Dependant – stipend R 5 000

We will provide:

  • Accommodation
  • Uniform

How to apply

Before applying for this Graduate Internship, we would like you consider and think about the following:

  • Will I be comfortable working in a Big 5 environment?
  • Will I be comfortable working onsite for 6 weeks at a time?
  • How will I get to the lodge, what will the cost be to me?
  • In the case of a family emergency, given that I am working on site for 6 weeks at a time, what would I do?
  • Am I prepared to work away from home and be able to provide my own meals and look after myself?
  • Am I committed to a 12-month intense Graduate Internship program?

Still interested in applying?

Have the following ready

  • CV – Word format
  • Certified copy of Bachelor’s Degree: Tourism Management
  • Certified copy of your results transcript
  • Copy of your ID


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