UNISA Internship Programmes 2023

The University of South Africa is calling on suitable graduates to apply for its multi-discipline Internship Programmes 2023 intake for fielding at various locations within South Africa. Don’t forget to review the minimum eligibility criteria and application instructions before applying.

About UNISA

Established in 1873, the University of South Africa is the largest university in South Africa by number of students enrolled (420,000 in 2019) and one of the largest mega universities in the world. About a third of all tertiary students in South Africa are attracted to attend the university to enroll in its comprehensive vocational and academic studies, a good number of which has been awarded international recognition. Among its many noteworthy alumnus are Nelson Mandela and  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, both Nobel prize laureates.

UNISA Internship Programmes 2023

UNISA Internship Programmes 2023

The University of South Africa is currently offering internship opportunities for different disciplines in various locations around South Africa as listed below.

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/01 SMT
    Location: CAES, Horticulture Centre, Florida: Science Campus
    Degree or National Diploma in Agriculture, Horticulture, Environmental Science
    Contact person: Silias Tau, CAES.1@mylife.unica.ac.za, (012) 429 8583
    Positions open: 10
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/02 SMT
    Location: Directorate Counselling and Career Development, KwaZulu-Natal Regional Services
    Qualification: BA (Hons) in Psychology
    Contact person: Silias Tau, DCCD1@mylife.unica.ac.za, (012) 429 8583
    Positions open: 1
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/03 SMT
    Location: ICT, Muckleneuk Campus
    Qualification: National Diploma in Information Technology, Asset Management, Logistics, or higher
    Contact person: Silias Tau, ICT1@mylife.unica.ac.za, (012) 429 8583
    Positions open: 10
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/04 SB
    Location: Student Affairs and Regional Services / Counselling & Career Development, Eastern Cape
    Qualification: Currently registered Hons students in Industrial Psychology, Psychology, or higher
    Contact person: Sekitle Bahula, ECRegion@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3673
    Positions open: 6
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/05 SB
    Location: Communication & Marketing / Eastern Cape Regional Services
    Qualification: Currently registered 3rd year student pursuing National Diploma in Public Relations or BA in Communication Science
    Contact person: Sekitle Bahula, ECRegion@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3673
    Positions open: 2
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/06 XM
    Location: Marketing Division – Dept. of Institutional Advancement, Muckleneuk  campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or bachelor’s degree  in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations
    Contact person: Xoli Malindisa, VPID@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 8648
    Positions open: 4
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/07 XM
    Location: Facilitation of Learning – Pietermaritzburg/Durban, KwaZulu-Natal Regional Services
    Qualification: National Diploma in Office Administration
    Contact person: Xoli Malindisa, KZN1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 8648
    Positions open: 2
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/10 BM
    Location: Finance: Salaries, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Financial Accounting
    Contact person: Brian Madiehe, Finance1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2715 )
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/11 NM
    Location: Finance – Creditors, Muckleneuk
    campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
    Contact person:  Naledi Motlhabane, Finance1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 4590)
    Positions open: 3
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/12 NM
    Location: Facilities Management, Science campus, Florida
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree  in Electrical, Civil, or Mechanical Engineering
    Contact person: Naledi Motlhabane, UESTATES@mylife.unisa.ac.za, ne
    (012) 429 4590
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/13 EM
    Location: Finance – Debtors, Muckleneuk
    campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Finance
    Contact person: Elisa Mokomane, Finance1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 4891
    Positions open: 6
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/14 EM
    Location: HR – HR Development, Muckleneuk
    campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management
    Contact person: Elisa Mokomane, VPID@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 4891
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/15 DM
    Location: HR – HR Staffing, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Human Resources Management
    Contact person: Dumi Mahlwele, VPID@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3605
    Positions open: 2

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/16 DM
    Location: VP – Research, Postgraduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialization, Inhlanyelo Hub
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Human Resources Development/Management, or postgraduate diploma in Human Resources Development
    Contact person: Dumi Mahlwele, VPResearch@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3605
    Positions open: 2
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/17 ND
    Location: Library Services, Rustenburg campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Library, Information Science
    Contact person: Nadine De Jager, MIDLANDS1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2355
    Positions open: 2
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/19 BD
    Location: College of Education – ODeL
    Acceleration Unit, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: Bachelor of Education in Senior Phase or Further
    Contact person: Bulelwa Daile, CEDU1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2353
    Positions open: 50
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/21 NM
    Location: Support Services – Operations and Facilities, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Agriculture or Horticulture
    Contact person: Nthabiseng Mpako, UESTATES@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2353
    Positions open: 2
  • Position Reference Number: 2022/22 RM
    Location: Research, Innovation and Commercialization: Research Support – Professional Research Committee
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Public Relations, Marketing and Communications, or Library Science
    Contact person: Ringeta Mavasa, VPResearch@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 6265
    Positions open: 1

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/23 RM
    Location: Student Affairs and Regional Service – Academic
    Technology Support Unit, Eastern Cape Regional Services
    Qualification: National Diploma in Information Technology
    Contact person: Ringeta Mavasa, ECRegion@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 6265
    Positions open: 3

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/24 ND
    Location: Research, Innovation and Commercialization – Research Support, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: Hons degree in Human, Social, or Health Sciences
    Contact person: Nicolene Dunjana, VPResearch@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2355
    Positions open: 2

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/25 ND
    Location: Finance – Bank Reconciliation Section, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Finance or Accounting
    Contact person: Nicolene Dunjana, Finance1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2355
    Positions open: 2

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/26 HM
    Location: Supply Chain Management – Procurement, Florida Science Campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Logistics, Procurement, or Supply Chain
    Contact person: Hlobisile Maseko, Finance1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 4901
    Positions open: 4

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/28 NV
    Location: University Estate – Office of the Executive Director, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Management Accounting
    Contact person: Nadia Van Vuren, UESTATES@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 2066
    Positions open: 2

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/30 CHN
    Location: University Estate: Waste
    Management Section, Muckleneuk campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Environmental Science
    Contact person: Charles Ndlovu, UESTATES@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3075
    Positions open: 2

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/31 CHM
    Location: University Estate – Maintenance, Florida Science Campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Civil Engineering
    Contact person: Charles Ndlovu, UESTATES@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3075
    Positions open: 4

  • Position Reference Number: 2022/32 CHM
    Location: Institute for Nanotechnology and Water Sustainability, Florida Science  campus
    Qualification: National Diploma or degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science
    Contact person: Charles Ndlovu, CEST1@mylife.unisa.ac.za, (012) 429 3075
    Positions open: 2

Who should apply?

Applicants must be able to satisfy these basic eligibility requirements to apply for the role:

  • Must  meet the minimum educational requirement for  the role being applied for
  • An unemployed South African citizen with no formal work experience
  • A UNISA graduate, or currently pursuing a degree at the University (as required by role)
  • Must not be more than 35 years of age
  • Internet-savvy and knowledgeable with MS Office Suite
  • Good interpersonal, communication, and telephone skills
  • Proactive, committed, punctual, and responsible
  • Comfortable working as part of a team under  constant supervision
  • Able to meet deadlines in a high-pressure work environment
  • Trustworthy; able to handle confidential information
  • Sharp eye for detail, and comfortable going the extra mile
  • Effective time management, problem-solving, and English communication skills (verbal and written)

How do I apply?

Eligible candidates are required to fill out an online application form on UNISA’s recruitment portal. On the recruitment portal, make sure to clearly indicate the position reference number of the internship role you’re applying for as well as your National Identity number.

Click the link below to access the online application form:

Apply online for the UNISA Internship Programmes 2023.

After filling out the form, submit the following support documents to the email address that corresponds to the position you’re applying for:

  • CV
  • A one-page letter of motivation indicating why you should be accepted into the internship
  • Certified copies of the following (not over 6 months old)
    • Certificate of matric along with all other qualifications
    • Academic transcript on an official UNISA letterhead
    • South African Identity Card/Book

Application Deadline?

The deadline for submission of applications is on 16h00 23 December 2022.

If you do not receive feedback from UNISA within two weeks after the deadline, please  consider your application as unsuccessful.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the internship, send it to the email associated with the internship you’re applying for.

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the Unisa Internship Programmes 2023 advert page.

If this internship is no longer available, please do not post any queries. You may want to view our other graduate programme, internship, and learnership listings that are currently open for applications.

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