2024 Internship Program at the University of the Free State (UFS)

2024 Internship Program at the University of the Free State (UFS)

2024 Internship Program at the University of the Free State (UFS). The University of the Free State (UFS) is offering internship opportunities for the year 2024, providing a chance for qualifying individuals to gain valuable experience.

  • Closing Date: October 27, 2023
  • Job Title: Intern (40 hours per week)
  • Contract Appointment: 1 year
  • Number of Positions: 2
  • Job ID: 5473
  • Organizational Unit: University of the Free State -> Vice-Rector: Academic -> Centre for Teaching and Learning -> Student Learning and Success
  • Contract Type: Contract
  • Occupational Level: Unskilled
  • Location: Qwaqwa Campus – Qwaqwa, FS ZA (Primary)

Salary and Benefits

  • A stipend of R8,293.75 per month.

About University of the Free State

The University of the Free State (UFS) is one of the oldest and most respected higher education institutions in South Africa. With a rich history dating back to 1904, it has grown into a multi-campus institution that accommodates over 40,000 students, actively engaging with its communities and contributing to their growth.

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Duties and Responsibilities

As an intern, you will be responsible for various tasks related to the academic support of students. Your duties include but are not limited to:

  • Compiling a database of tutors.
  • Assisting with problem-solving related to venues.
  • Booking venues and scheduling online links for tutorial and training purposes.
  • Resolving venue and online tutorial challenges.
  • Assisting tutors in specific modules with planning and implementing session plans.
  • Capturing attendance data for reporting and research.
  • Assisting with claims for tutor payments.
  • Developing an evaluation schedule for each semester and facilitating the distribution and collection of evaluation forms.
  • Supporting portfolio assessments and session plan submissions.
  • Participating in research initiatives.

Job Requirements

Inherent Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7.

Recommendations:

  • Proven computer skills, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Effective teamwork and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage events and processes independently.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Basic qualitative research skills.
  • Previous tutoring or academic facilitator experience in higher education.

Competencies

The following competencies are required for this position:

  • Results-oriented:
    • Setting high standards and working to achieve success.
    • Adapting to changing environments and evolving situations.
    • Being reliable, responsible, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Strategic Thinking:
    • Dealing with multiple activities and planning work.
    • Creativity and open-mindedness when addressing work issues.
    • Analyzing information carefully and using logic to address problems.
  • Business Acumen:
    • Adherence to rules and regulations.
    • Proficiency in using MS Office.
  • Leading:
    • Maintaining high personal motivation, energy, and enthusiasm.
    • Taking charge of situations and offering guidance to others.
    • Encouraging cooperation and teamwork.
  • Building Coalitions:
    • Being sensitive and understanding of others’ needs and feelings.
    • Interacting and establishing personal connections with people.
    • Making decisions through consultation, collaboration, and working with supervision.

How to Apply

Ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application, including:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Copies of qualifications (include SAQA accreditation for foreign qualifications).
  • A copy of your identity document (ID) or passport for foreign nationals.
  • Proof of registration with a professional body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
  • Confirmation of employment from your current or last employer (if unemployed, external applicants only).

Assumption of duties: February 1, 2024

Closing date: October 27, 2023

Enquiries

For inquiries, please contact:

General

The UFS is a designated employer committed to excellence, diversity, and equity in accordance with its Employment Equity Plan. Preference will be given to candidates from under-represented designated groups, including candidates with disabilities.

The UFS will only consider applications from candidates who meet all inherent requirements of the position.

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