University of Fort Hare: Internship Programme (x115)

Internship Description:

The Department of Higher Education and Training seeks to provide 3000 unemployed university graduates an employment and on the job training opportunities in the higher education sector, as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI)-Higher Education Employment Initiative (HEEI), which forms part of the Presidential Employment Stimulus (PES), seeking to mitigate the devastating economic challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth between the ages of 18 and 35, who are currently unemployed, not studying full time, nor receiving any form of a government grant (including NSFAS) and young people living with disability and women, are eligible and encouraged to apply for this enriching experience. Candidates selected for placement will have an opportunity to receive on the job training on various skills that will equip them for future employment opportunities.

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The University of Fort Hare is pleased to announce that recruitment for Interns in the specified disciplines of the Higher Education Employment is now open.

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All successful candidates will be placed on graduate Internships (in universities they graduated from) for six months, from 1 April 2022 to 30 September 2022, for the following available opportunities:

  • Finance
  • Administration
  • ICT
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Auditing
  • Institutional support
  • Research
  • Supply Chain
  • Properties
  • Any other specialist areas

To qualify as an Internship placement, you must have completed your qualification (Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree) at the University of Fort Hare and provide proof of same. Applicants in a debt repayment agreement for fees owed to the university may also apply.
To work in the university environment, you must have an excellent ability to work with people and within groups, have good communication skills, be a good listener, and be interested in serving the university community.
Should you receive notice that you have been shortlisted, you will be required to submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Testimonials (x 2)
  • Police clearance certificates / Affidavit/Declaration by the applicant stating they have no criminal record while awaiting the Police clearance (only if required in line with the university policy requirements)
  • Certified qualifications such as Matric and university qualification, or confirmation of completion.
  • Certified copy of South African identity document (this opportunity is only available to South African Citizens and permanent residents)
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How To Apply:

Please note that the recruitment and placement of Graduate Interns will be done in line with the university’s policies.

  • Closing Date: 23 March 2022

To Apply: Interested applicants who meet the criteria are invited to:

  1. Apply online to the UFH recruitment portal on with MOTIVATION LETTER CLEARLY INDICATING THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR, with a complete resume, certified copies of the identity document, qualifications.
  2.   Enquiries please must be addressed to: Ms Sindiswa Gayiya on
  3. Applications must clearly indicate the reference number and name of the post applied for on the SUBJECT LINE. 
  4. No faxes or walk-ins (hard copies) will be accepted.
  5. Applicants are urged to ensure that their applications reach the Human Resources Department before the closing date.  Late applications will not be considered.
  6. Failure to comply with the above directions will result in the application being disqualified.
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The University reserves the right NOT to make an appointment.
University of Fort Hare is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Pursuant to complying with the Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998, when appointing preference will be given to applicants from designated groups whose appointments will contribute towards achievement of equitable demographic representation of our workforce profile.
*The University offers a competitive package which is negotiable based on experience, qualifications and UFH guidelines.


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