2025 University of Western Cape (UWC) Internships Opened

University of Western Cape (UWC) has opened its 2025 academic year Internships program. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

Internship Application Closing Date: 31 August 2025

Internship Application Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

The aim of the programme is to create learning opportunities for UWC graduates to develop the much-needed work readiness skills. It is for this reason that SDS is continuing with the recruitment of additional Graduate Competency Development Programme (GCDP) candidates.

The Interns will be placed across the following departments:

  • Office of the DVC SDS (including but not limited to Communications, Media Society, and Student Governance)
  • Centre for Student Support Services (CSSS)
  • Office for Student Development (OSD)
  • Residential Services (RS)
  • Financial Aid (Fin Aid)
  • Sports Administration (SA)

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with and influencing the development, implementation and review of the communication plan in profiling SDS key activities
  • Contributing to the development and maintenance of sound marketing strategies to market the activities of the departments
  • Assisting with programme or project implementation
  • Preparing the release of updates and stories from SDS events
  • Assisting with information management and data analysis 
  • Contributing to the planning and organising of events and projects
  • Participating in the design and co-facilitation of the workshops and training
  • Assisting with the compilation of the departmental reports that will contribute to the finalisation of the Divisional Annual Report
  • Assisting with other duties assigned by the respective SDS Departments
  • Perform any ad hoc tasks or duties assigned which are linked to the project, programme or effective running of the Department or Office.

Requirements

  • Must be a UWC graduate that has completed an academic programme in 2020, or have graduation pending in 2025.
  • Preferred degrees: B Admin, B Com, BSc, BA, BEd
  • Preferred majors:
  1. Accounting,
  2. Financial Accounting,
  3. Industrial Psychology,
  4. Computer Science,
  5. Information Systems,
  6. Language and Communications,
  7. Management, Psychology,
  8. Social Development,
  9. Social Work 
  • Unemployed with no formal work experience

Competencies:

  • Critical and analytical thinking
  • Planning and organising
  • Presentation skills 
  • Ability to work in a team and independently and takes initiative (self and relationship management)
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office 
  • Social and multimedia savvy 
  • Ability to work under pressure

How to apply

Click here to apply online for University of Western Cape (UWC): Internships 2025


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.