UCT: Institutional Planning Internship Programme

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31 Oct, 2013

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Internships in South Africa

University of Cape Town Internships

The Institutional Planning Department is responsible for providing information and a range of services to support decision making and promote a culture of continuous improvement within the university. The Department has established an Internship to enable people, who would like to work in a university, to acquire practical experience.

What can you learn during your internship in a Planning Department?

The intern would have an opportunity of working in any/all the following areas during the internship: Institutional Information and Research, Academic Planning, Social Responsiveness, the UCT Knowledge Coop and Quality Assurance. More information can be found on these areas on the Planning Department’s website.


During the year the intern can develop the following kinds of skills and knowledge:

Knowledge about university policies and issues and challenges facing universities

Project management, team work, report writing, minute taking and networking skills

Statistical analysis

How to promote and enhance the contributions of universities to addressing development challenges facing South Africa and the continent more broadly

Servicing of university committees

Knowledge about academic planning and quality management systems in universities

How to broker partnerships between the University and community partners



Potential candidates should have:

a university degree (preferably an Honours or Postgraduate Diploma)

an interest in working in a university

potential to succeed based on past performance in other contexts

good verbal and written communication skills

Proven computer literacy

Candidates with statistical expertise are particularly encouraged to apply.



The annual remuneration is between R100 000 and R 141 815 and will be commensurate with the tasks detailed in a fixed-term contract and previous work or other experience.



Applications must be submitted to Mrs Rochelle Speller at Rochelle.speller@uct.ac.za by 15 November 2013.

The applications must be accompanied by at least two written references and a detailed motivation written by the applicant covering:

reasons for applying for the internship, and the nature of the applicant’s interest in working in a university


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Reference: I-2820

Closing date for applications: 15 November 2013

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