UNISA invites unemployed South African youth to apply for 2024 Internship Programme

Job Summary

UNISA invites qualified professionals to apply for the 2024 Internship Programme.

Duration : 6 Months
Assumption of duty : 01 March 2024
Stipend : R5 000 (per month)

Closing date: 14 February 2024

Available Internships and Requirements

The following are the available internship opportunities and the respective qualification requirements:


  • Unemployed South African Citizens who have completed a UNISA qualification. (3 years National Diploma or Degree) which is equivalent to NQF level 6 and above.
  • No formal work experience in the field of application.
  • Interns who were previously appointed at UNISA or any other institution may not apply.

  • Both the position reference and your UNISA student number must be accurately indicated on the Portal
  • Applications for multiple positions must be submitted individually.
  • Age requirement: Not older than 35 years old
  • Applicants must be only UNISA Graduates

Other Requirements

  • Computer literacy in respect of office automation packages (Microsoft Office Suite) and internet
  • Good interpersonal relations; communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Ability to take initiative, work in a team under constant supervision.
  • The ability to prioritize, pay attention to detail and go the extra mile.
  • Sense of commitment, responsibility, and punctuality
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  • Ability to work under pressure, and under strict deadlines.
  • Proficiency in English (Verbal and written)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Time Management
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously.

How to Apply

To apply please click the following link to access application form

NB: The link will only allow access to Unisa Students and graduates. You are required to attach the following documents on the applications process.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • One-page motivational letter – why you should be considered for this internship.
  • Certified copies (Not more than 6 months old) of South African ID, Matric Certificate and Unisa Completed Qualification

Careers at UNISA

UNISA is the only publicly funded institution in South Africa dedicated to distance education. In keeping with its mandate as a comprehensive, open and distance learning tertiary institution offering a variety of academic and career-focused programmes.

Here is Unisa at a glance:

  • 370 000+ students
  • 54 000+ students obtain certificates, diplomas & degrees annually
  • 500+ qualifications offered
  • 1 000 000+ Unisa alumni
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We strive to make the process of applying for positions at Unisa less cumbersome to prospective applicants. To this end the process is constantly being reviewed to keep pace with best practice. 

If you believe that you are ready for a stimulating environment and thrive in innovation then Unisa may be the employer for you.


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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