University of the Free State (UFS): Internship Programme 2018 / 2019

University of the Free State (UFS) hereby invites South African unemployed graduates to apply for Internship / Graduate Programme for 2018 / 2019.

Closing Date: 23 January 2018
Location: Bloemfontein, Free State
Period: 12 Months

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Vacancy: 2171:Intern: (contract appointment: 1 year)
Department: Institutional Advancement
Type: Support
Description: Department Institutional Advancement
Intern: (contract appointment: 1 year)
Job ID: 2171

Duties and responsibilities:

Gain exposure in the following areas:

  • Manage the relationship between students and the university after graduation.
  • Keep the alumni connected to one another and to the university, encourage, promote the professional development of alumni at an individual level, and keep the alumni community aware of the university’s developments and needs, including fundraising opportunities and achievements.
  • Communicate with the alumni community through newsletters, events, web pages and other resources.
  • Respond promptly to alumni inquiries.
  • Work and collaborate with other office interns.
  • Assist with daily office administration.
  • Assist with the coordination of Alumni events.
  • Research alumni best practices.
  • Assist with content development
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders.

Inherent requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification (preferably in communications).

Required competencies:

  • Understanding of events coordination.
  • Knowledge of alumni relations.
  • Administration skills.
  • Research skills.

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:
23 January 2018.

The salary scale is available on request. For any further enquiries, please feel free to contact 051 401 9161/3934/ 3687/3106.

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.

Applications may only be submitted online. All applications must be accompanied by the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID).

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 on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.


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