The University of the Free State in Bloemfontein is currently accepting applications from qualified Bloemfontein/Qwaqawa residents for its PYEI Internship intake for 2023. Be sure to go over the minimum eligibility criteria and key responsibilities of the role if you intend on applying.
About the University of the Free State
The University of the Free State was established in 1904 as an institution for higher learning (tertiary level) of Grey College. In 1950, it became an independent university with its name changed to the University of Orange Free State. The University then changed to its current name in 1993 to embody the institution’s character and environment.
UFS PYEI Internship 2023
In line with the objectives of the country’s Presidential Employment Stimulus to ease the economic difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, it has launched the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative and the Higher Education Employment Initiative. The internship role is a full-time role (40 hours/week) and entails the following key duties and responsibilities.
- Serve as first line of support for the Food Environment Office attending to various queries
- Build and manage register (data) of all tasks
- Take active participation in various projects and activities
- Make sure processes are complied with to prevent data loss
- Capture and manage data
- Perform general office tasks
- Distribute vegetable and food packs
The role is based at the Bloemfontein campus with the successful candidate receiving a R5,000 monthly stipend.
Who should apply?
In addition to being Bloemfontein or Qwaqawa residents (or from the surrounding areas), applicants need to meet the role’s basic eligibility criteria to apply:
- Holds a bachelor’s degree, BTech or Advanced diploma, postgraduate certificate or NQF Level 7
- A South African resident or permanent resident between 18 to 35 years old
- Not a full-time student; preferably attending school after working hours
- Good communication and listening skills
- Have not been part of any internship or learnership programme
- Willing to sign and commit to a 6-month internship/learnership contract with the UFS
Note that the above is a general description of the nature of work attributed to the role and may not list all the duties and responsibilities, and requisite skills of the position.
How do I apply?
Before applying for this internship position, be sure to prepare the supporting documents listed below for uploading during the application process. Important: convert and compile all documents into a single pdf or Word document when uploading it during the online application process.
(Certified copies must not be more than six months old)
- A comprehensive CV (three contacts will be contacted for reference checking)
- Cover letter
- Recent certified copy of academic transcript (no more than 3 months)
- Recent certified copy of qualifications/certificates (include SAQA registration for foreign qualifications)
- A recent copy of identity document (certified and no more than 3 months)
- Proof of accreditation with a professional body (if applicable)
- Copy of driver’s license (if available)
- Service record from previous or current employer
Once ready with your documents, candidates will need to register an account on UFS’ online recruitment page. Click the link below to start the application process.
The deadline for the submission of applications is on 26 December 2022.
If no feedback is received within six weeks after the submission deadline, consider the application as unsuccessful.
For further questions about this internship, refer to the University’s contact details below:
Email: Recruit@ufs.ac.za or MakolaCM@ufs.ac.za
Tel. no: 0514019814
Click the link to view the UFS PYEI Internship 2023 advert page.
Do not post queries if this internship opportunity is no longer available.