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Wednesday, 7 February 2018

High Impact Practices Internship at UFS 2018

The purpose of the internship programme is to offer graduates (diploma/degree) with no relevant work experience the opportunity to obtain practical workplace exposure and experience.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the Teaching and Learning Coordinator (TLC) with carrying out research initiatives.
  • Assist with portfolio assessments on Blackboard.
  • Venue administration: Assist with adhoc problem solving where venues are concerned.
  • Tutor Training: Assist with logistics of all tutor training sessions.
  • Databases and financial administration: Compile database with full details of tutors.
  • Assist TLC to complete Ad-hoc claim forms for tutor payments.
  • Capture attendance data on Oracle for reporting and research purposes.
  • Assist TLC with providing thorough constructive feedback to tutors during observations.
  • Liaise with tutors and develop evaluation schedule for each semester.
  • Distribute, collect and scan evaluation forms for reporting purposes.
  • Assist tutors in specific modules with planning and implementing of session plans.
Inherent requirements:
  • A relevant B-degree.
Required competencies:
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to function with ease in the University's richly diverse working environment.
  • Intermediate computer skills, including but not limited to MS Word and MS Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Good organisational skills and have the ability to manage events/processes effectively and independently.
  • Ability work well under pressure.
  • Above average written and oral communication proficiency in the official administrative language of the institution.
  • Basic qualitative and quantitative 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 one (1) year.
  • Postgraduate qualification will serve as a recommendation.
Assumption of duties: As soon as possible.

Closing date: 14 February 2018



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 (please note that the first three (3) referees on your CV will be contacted with regard to reference checking); 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.

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