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Vacancy:4147: Intern (x2 positions – contract appointment: 1 year)
Department:Office of the Dean: Sesiu sa Sesotho National Lexicography Unit
Description:Faculty of Humanities  
Office of the Dean: Sesiu sa Sesotho National Lexicography Unit
Intern (x2 positions – contract appointment: 1 year)
Job ID: 4147

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.

KINDLY TAKE NOTE: Applications may only be submitted online through the official UFS vacancy website: Applications submitted through any other platform will not be considered. 

Please ensure that all relevant documentation is attached to your application. INCOMPLETE OR APPLICATIONS SENT VIA EMAIL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 
• A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter; 
• Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records;
• Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications);
• A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID);
• Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable);
• A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).
• A service record from your current employer/last employer.

Duties and responsibilities:
• Assist with compiling dictionaries.
• Handle different terminologies daily.
• Assist editor in chief with lexicographic and terminology material.
• Assist with the travel and accommodation arrangements for Editor in Chief.
• Assist with the managing of appointments for Editor in Chief.
• Assist with harvesting new and old terminology.
• Assist with terminology development of various disciplines.
• Communicate with students, the public and UFS staff members.
• File terminology daily.

Inherent requirements:
• A BA or B-Tech degree NQF level 7 in  Language Practice or Communication with Sesotho as a major or a Bachelor’s degree on NQF level 7 in Languages with Sesotho as a major or a 3-year National Diploma on NQF level 6 in Language Practice or Media Studies with Sesotho as a major.
• 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.

Required competencies: 
• Results oriented.
o The ability to be reliable, responsible, dependable and to fulfil obligations.
o The ability to maintain composure and self-control.
Strategic Thinking
o The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
o The ability to plan work and to follow plans.
o The ability to deal with several activities at a time.
• Business acumen.
o The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
o Proficient in using MS Office.
• Leading.
o The ability to lead, take charge of situations, and offer opinions and directions to others.
o The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
• Building coalitions.
o The ability to be self-assured and at ease with people in all types of social situations.
o The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
o Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

Assumption of duties: 01 February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter  

Closing date: 07 January 2022

The salary is R7 353.50 per month.


For enquiries, please feel free to contact me at 051 401 7267 or email at [email protected] or  [email protected]. Additionally, kindly contact 051 401 9848 /9857 /9810 /9003 for assistance.General: 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. The UFS is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Plan is available at For this post, we seek particularly to attract black (i.e. African, Coloured and Indian) and disabled South African candidates.The UFS will only consider applications of candidates who meet all the inherent requirements of the position. Applications that are incomplete 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.The University processes personal information in line with its obligations under the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and any personal information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and processed in accordance with the rights provided to data subjects under POPIA.

APPLY ONLINE: External candidates 
can click HERE to apply online.
UFS staff members can log onto PeopleSoft, click on Self Service, then on Recruiting, and then on Careers to apply online.

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