University of the Free State – Internship Programme (x5)

Vacancy:3803: Interns (contract appointment: 1 year) (x4 positions) – Bloemfontein Campus (x1 position) – South Campus
Department:Centre for Teaching and Learning
Description:Centre for Teaching & Learning
Advising, Access and Success
Interns (contract appointment: 1 year)  
(x4 positions) – Bloemfontein Campus
(x1 position) – South Campus
Job ID: 3803
KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.a detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking);certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);a certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);a copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).Duties and responsibilities:Answer calls/messages and emails received via the advising communication channels to offer relevant support for students (i.e. GPS contact centre).Assist the Central Advising team (BFN, South and QQ campuses) carrying out online advising research and practice initiatives.Assist with First Year and Senior specific orientation and registration focused advising support.Assist with adhoc student referral where online advising (chatbot and contact centre) are concerned.Support the team with the administrative and logistics related advising training and development initiatives.Databases: Compile/capture advising related data (i.e. evaluations/attendance registers, case management) database of advising initiatives.Assist advisors with providing thorough constructive referral and support feedback to students per the academic advising cycle and the relevant initiatives. Inherent requirements:A Bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7.Required competencies:• Results Orientated: 
o Ability to work well under pressure. • Strategic Thinking: 
o Good organisational skills and have the ability to manage events/processes effectively and independently. • Business Acumen:
o The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
o Proven computer skills, including but not limited to MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
o Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
o Basic qualitative and quantitative research skills.
o Time management skills.
o Excellent planning and organisational skills.
o Problem solving skills.
o Meticulous attention to detail. • Leading: 
o Ability to work effectively with others and have good interpersonal skills.Recommendations:A Bachelor Degree with Psychology or Industrial Psychology up to 3rd year level on NQF level 7.The following criteria apply to the selection of candidates:Not currently participating in an existing learnership / internship programme.Willing to sign a learnership / internship agreement with the UFS.Candidate must be available for a period of 1 year.Postgraduate qualification will serve as a recommendation. Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.Closing date: 19 April 2021Salary: The salary is R7 353.50 per month.Enquiries:For enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9848/ 7705 /7267 /9003 or email The University reserves the right not to fill the post. The University subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to candidates from the designated groups, in accordance with the principles of the aforementioned act and the employee profile of the specific department/division.The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position.  Applications that are incomplete or sent by fax or e-mail, will not be considered. Communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not be contacted within six weeks of the closing date for applications, you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.APPLY ONLINE:External candidates can click HERE to apply online.UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click Self-Service, Recruiting and Careers to apply online.