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University of KwaZulu-Natal Internships 2024 New Application

The University of KwaZulu-Natal is offering exciting internship opportunities for motivated and talented individuals seeking to gain practical experience in various fields. As an intern at UKZN, you will have the chance to work alongside experienced professionals, contribute to meaningful projects, and develop essential skills that will enhance your future career prospects.

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  • Research Interns: Assist in ongoing research projects, data collection, and analysis under the guidance of esteemed faculty members.
  • Administrative Interns: Gain hands-on experience in administrative tasks, project coordination, and office management within various departments.
  • IT Interns: Work with our IT professionals to support and maintain the university's technology infrastructure, troubleshoot issues, and contribute to innovative IT solutions.
  • Marketing and Communication Interns: Contribute to marketing campaigns, content creation, and social media management to promote the university's programs and events.
  • Human Resources Interns: Assist in HR functions, including recruitment, employee relations, and training initiatives, to gain insight into HR processes within a large organization.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or postgraduate program.
  • Strong academic background and a passion for learning.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team.
  • Proficient in relevant software and tools related to the specific internship position.
Job Benefits
  • Valuable hands-on experience in a reputable academic institution.
  • Networking opportunities with professionals in various fields.
  • Exposure to real-world projects and challenges.
  • Potential for mentorship and guidance from experienced staff.
  1. Prepare Your Application Documents:
    • Resume: Include your educational background, relevant coursework, work experience (if any), and any other skills or achievements.
    • Cover Letter: Clearly state your interest in the specific internship position and briefly outline your qualifications, skills, and what you hope to gain from the experience.
    • Supporting Documents: Include any additional documents requested in the job description, such as academic transcripts, letters of recommendation, or a portfolio (if applicable).
  2. Application Email:
    • Address your application to the specified email address provided in the job description. If no email address is provided, check if there's an online application portal or any alternative application method mentioned.
  3. Subject Line:
    • Clearly indicate the internship position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. This ensures that your application is directed to the correct department or individual.

    Example: Subject - "Application for Research Internship Position - [Your Full Name]"

  4. Attach Documents:
    • Attach your resume, cover letter, and any supporting documents as PDF or Word files. Ensure that the file names are clear and professional.

    Example: "YourLastName_Resume.pdf"

  5. Application Deadline:
    • Submit your application before the specified deadline mentioned in the job description. Late applications may not be considered.
  6. Follow-Up:
    • After submitting your application, you may consider sending a polite follow-up email to confirm receipt and express your continued interest in the position. However, be respectful of the application review process.

    Example: "Subject - Follow-Up: Application for Research Internship Position"

  7. Interviews and Selection:
    • If shortlisted, you may be invited for an interview. Prepare for the interview by researching the university, understanding the internship role, and being ready to discuss your experiences and aspirations.
  8. Acceptance and Onboarding:
    • If selected for the internship, follow the instructions provided by the university for the acceptance process and onboarding procedures. This may include orientation sessions and necessary paperwork.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Higher Education
Job Location
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 15, 2024
Valid through
January 15, 2028
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