SASSETA/ Universities South Africa: Internship Programmes 2024

Universities South Africa (USAf), in partnership with SASSETA, is offering a 24-month experiential learning program for graduates.

Closing date: 18 June 2024

Location: Pretoria

Applications are open for Internship opportunity for twenty-four months for workplace experience as
Project Administrator for seven unemployed graduates.

Universities South Africa (USAf) is a national association that represents the interests of the South African public universities through its key roles of advocacy, strategic research and sector support services.

USAf encourages cooperation among universities and among partners with whom it shares interests. USAf office is based in Pretoria. As a non-profit organisation, USAf is funded through membership fees and revenues from contract management services and donor agencies

Available internship vacancies

Internships are available in:

Finance & Administration x6 positions – A Bachelor’s degree or BTech preferably in commerce, management, administration, information technology or office management and technology or equivalent

Research & Project Support x1 position – Honours in Social Sciences or Education.


🔹 Strong communication skills
🔹 Proficiency in Microsoft Office & Adobe Acrobat
🔹 Knowledge of project management software is a plus

Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative support: Assist relevant managers with correspondence and general administration in the organization; Collect information on students from institutions and capture all relevant information; Research, prioritize, and follow up on incoming issues and concerns from stakeholders, addressed to the organization, in terms of the bursary project; Provide a bridge for smooth communication between and within internal divisions; Perform any ad hoc duties as and when required.

Information Management: Assist managers to update project information in the project management system; Assist with preparation of reports; Ensure secure storage of project documentation and manage the project filing system and Central Repository.

Project administration: assist with bursary-related issues to ensure necessary records are maintained that can readily provide current, accurate, and accessible information; Ensure all project documents related to bursary applications are compliant with donor requirements.

Financial administration: Verification and approval of payments submitted to Finance for processing; processing daily and monthly payments; monthly processing of transactions through cashbooks and maintaining supporting documents; reconcile the supplier general ledger accounts and intercompany accounts every month.

How to Apply

Apply by 18 June 2024 with your motivation letter & CV to Pearl Mokwena at [email protected]. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

If you have not been contacted within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

People from designated groups, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to apply. Universities South Africa reserves the right not to make any appointments.

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