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Rhodes University: PYEI Internships Program 2022

Rhodes University: Invites Unemployed Graduates to Apply for the PYEI Internships Program 2022

Closing Date: 04 March 2022
Job Type: Internships (Contract)
Location: Grahamstown, South Africa

Internships Description

The Department of Higher Education and Training has allocated 150 unemployed university graduates to Rhodes University as part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI).

Youth between the ages of 18 and 35, who are currently unemployed, not studying full time, nor receiving any form of a government grant (including NSFAS). Candidates selected for placement will have an opportunity to receive on the job training on various skills that will equip them for future employment opportunities.

List of Degree and Subjects Required Below

Degree requiredGuideline subjectsWork  area
BCom Accounting / ManagementStudent Bureau 
BA / BCom HonAccounting / Management
BA Honours plus PG Diploma in International StudiesInternational studies, SociologyInternational Office
Bjourn (Masters or Honours or Bachelors)International studies, Sociology
BSocSc (Masters or Honours or Bachelors)International studies, Sociology
B Ed / BA (x 4 positions)Education, Humanities and Social Sciences Centre for Social Development
BAAdministrationStudent administration
BA (Law major), LLBLaw + computer literacyFacility of Law
BA (Masters)Psychology/HumanitiesPsychology
BA HonsPsychology/Humanities
BATourism, Marketing, HospitalityConference and Events 
BA  Hospitality
BComAccounting, Economics related subjectsFinancial Operations
Bsoc Scimanagement, sports admin, finance, project managementSports administration
BCommanagement, sports admin, finance, project management
BA (x 2 positions)management, sports admin, finance, project management
BAHumanities subjects Community Engagement
BA (Honours preferable Masters)Humanities subjects 
BAMarketing, Communications, Media Studies or JournalismJournalism
BAAdministration, Sociology, PsychologyHuman Resources
BcommAdministration, Sociology, Psychology
BAManagement, finance, project coordination, communicationVC Office
Bpharm (Mpharm, PhD preferable, Honn considered)Thesis work in the Electron Microscopy UnitElectron Beam Laboratory
BSc (Honn, MSc, PdD) x 3 positionsGeology/Zoology/Entomology/Botany/Chemsitry/Marine Biology/Fisheries/Entomology/Physics/Water Resources. 
BAEnglish, Communications, Writing, Grammar, Photography, MS Office SuiteMarketing and communications 
BA/BcomCommerce and/or Social Sciences subjects advantageousMCU
BcomCommerce, Business, Commercial LawFundraising and Development
BAProject Management, Copy creation, PhotographyAlumni Relations 
BA (Humanities)Psychology, IT, Computer scienceCounselling Centre
BA/BcomICT, EducationFaculty of Education
BA/BcomAdministration, ICT, support for the Resource Centre
BA/BcomAdministration, ICT, support for Teaching Practice
BSc and Honours degreesAfrican vertebrate biology/ZoologyZoology and Entomology
BScEntomology, Zoology
BSc and Honours degreesZoology/Entomology
BcomAdministration, commerce
Degree and Subjects Required


  • Only interns that successfully obtained a degree at a University would be considered.
  • Applicants should be South African citizens.
  • Must be unemployed and between ages 18-35.
  • Interns will be paid a monthly stipend of R5 000.00 per month.
  • Only interns residing in Makhanda will be considered.
  • The internship will be for six months.
  • It is expected that interns will be deployed full time to support the transfer of work-related skills and competencies during the intern period. This indicates a full working day over the six months.

The starting date of the internship will be either April, May or June and will be discussed during the interview. Please note that the recruitment and placement of Graduate Interns will be done in line with all Rhodes University’s policies and protocols.


To work in the university environment, you must:

  • Have an excellent ability to work with people and within groups,
  • Have good communication skills,
  • Be a good listener, and
  • Be interested in serving the university community.

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