Intern Psychologists (six positions) at the Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Intern Psychologists (six positions) six-month contract

It is the primary objective of the Centre for Student Counselling and Development to be focused on student wellness and development. The CSCD consists of five units and delivers an integrated, professional, client centred service that focuses on support and development. This position is based at the Unit for Academic Counselling and Development.

*PLEASE NOTE: Two six-month contracts can be combined to complete a twelve-month internship. The CSCD will assist you to compile an adapted programme for approval with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.


  • Delivering psychological services to students as well as prospective students, including psychometric assessment, academic counselling, career development counselling and psychotherapy;
  • Presenting workshops;
  • Writing psychological reports;
  • Conducting intake interviews;
  • Performing administrative tasks;
  • Participating in individual and group supervision;
  • Case presentations;
  • Relevant research to support case work.


  • Registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa as Intern Psychologist in  Educational Psychology on appointment;
  • Proof of registration or proof of successful completion of a structured Masters programme in Educational Psychology;
  • A completed module in Career Counselling at Masters level;
  • Knowledge of and experience in a narrative approach to career counselling;
  • A scientific-practical approach to the development of essential skills to foster student success;
  • Experience in putting together and facilitating work sessions for groups;
  • Computer proficiency.
  • The ability to work under pressure;
  • The ability to work effectively within a team;
  • The ability to work according to a fixed schedule in a structured environment and deliver a quality service.


  • Work experience within a multidisciplinary professional team;
  • Above average written and verbal proficiency in English and one other official South African language.


Enquiries regarding job content: Dr. Munita Dunn-Coetzee on 021 808 4707, or on, or  Ms. E Sinclair  on 021 808 4707, or on

Enquiries regarding remuneration/benefits as well as technical assistance with the electronic application process: Human Resources Client Service Centre on 021 808 2753

Closing date: 15 March 2018

Commencement date: 1 January 2019

The University will consider all applications in terms of its Employment Equity Plan, which acknowledges the need to diversify the demographic composition of the staff corps, especially with regard to the appointment of suitable candidates from the designated groups.

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Your application, comprising a comprehensive curriculum vitae (including the names and e-mail address of at least three referees), must reach the University before or on the closing date of the advertised post. You are also requested to provide proof of your registration for an approved masters programme. A letter to motivate your reason for applying for this position must also be included.

To submit your application please click on the “Go to application page” button.

Candidates may be subjected to appropriate psychometric testing and other selection instruments.

The University reserves the right to investigate qualifications and conduct background checks on all candidates.

Should no feedback be received from the University within four weeks of the closing date, kindly accept that your application did not succeed.

Reference number: SSVO/041/0218


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