The University of Cape Town’s International Academic Programmes Office ( IAPO) is responsible for forging partnerships with its stakeholders in order to enhance the profile of UCT both locally and internationally.
The aim of the IAPO Internship programme is to provide graduates who are interested to work in a university environment and specifically in the area of internationalization, with practical work experience enabling them to compete for possible job opportunities in the future. We seek to appoint 2 Interns for appointment as soon as possible.
Reference number: E60302
The duties of the intern are as follows:
Reporting to the Advisor: Special Projects, the interns will be responsible for:
- Providing research, report writing, and back up administrative support services to the Directorate, specifically with respect to assisting the directorate doing research on trends in internationalisation, preparing draft presentations for the Director, and managers upon request, etc. Providing input and logistical support to special IAPO initiatives, like workshops, conferences, seminars, high level meetings, lectures, and to ongoing IAPO programmes;
- Respond to student queries and assist by providing support to student interface and internationalization at home initiatives;
- Provide servicing support to meetings hosted by IAPO managers, as from time to time required;
What can you learn during your internship in IAPO?
The intern will provide capacity and learn about the work of each of the 6 IAPO divisions, and will as such, acquire insight, skills and knowledge in:
- Understanding the facilitation, empowerment and support services in international education;
- Hosting international visitors and diplomacy;
- Partnerships and linkages;
- Report writing, minute taking, presentations and doing basic research in the area of international education;
- Organizational and logistical support skills in organizing visits, workshops, meetings, conferences, etc.;
- Stakeholder relationship building and management;
- Customer care and liaison;
- Team work;
- Time management skills;
- A tertiary qualification such as a 3-year diploma (e.g. National Diploma); preference will be given to those with a university degree.
- Limited or minimal formal working experience.
- Potential to succeed based on past performance in other contexts.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- An interest in working in a university.
- Sound interpersonal skills.
- Strong planning and organizational skills, demonstrated in other contexts.
- The ability to work independently and within a team.
- Proven computer literacy in the use of MS Office.
- Must be able to work at least 35 hours a week during usual working hours of 08:30 – 16:30 (normal working hours are 37.5 hours)
- Must be willing to sign a contract for 1-year (April-to-April, preferred).
- Must be a South African citizen or a permanent resident.
The remuneration package is R7700.00 per month.
The internship will run from April 2016 (start date to be negotiated) for one year.
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How to apply
Closing date is 07 March 2016. To apply, please e-mail the below documents in a single pdf file to Ms Fiona Grant at [email protected]
UCT Application Form (download here)
Cover letter, and
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
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 university administration
Please ensure the title and reference number (E60302) are indicated in the subject line. An application, which does not comply with the above requirements, will be regarded as incomplete. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and may be required to undergo a competency test.
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