University of Pretoria Counseling Psychologist Internship 2019/2018

University of Pretoria Counseling Psychologist Internship 2019/2018

University of Pretoria Counseling Psychologist Internship 2019/2018,  The University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications to apply for x5 Counseling Psychologist Internship Programme for 2018 / 2019 in Pretoria. The duration of this Internship Preogramme is 12 months. Successful candidates will receive a stipend of R 96 000 per annum as determined by UP policy guidelines .The University of Pretoria’s commitment to quality makes us one of the top research Universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.



  • Proven registration as a MA or MSc Counselling Psychology Intern at an accredited university;
  • Registration as an Intern Psychologist with HPCSA.


  • The incumbents will be responsible for rendering counseling psychology services to students/young adults to ensure academic success and emotional wellness.
  • This will include the development and identification of training and guidance programmes to enhance the academic success of students/young adults.

Competencies & Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Efficient planning, organising and prioritising skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Professionalism, confidentiality and sensitivity towards the diversity of students;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and e-mail;
  • Ethical insight and reliability;
  • To be available on call for the 24-hour Crisis line on a rotating basis;
  • Ability to manage crisis interventions.

The successful candidates will actively participate in the following areas:

  • Psychotherapeutic / counselling services to students / young adults to ensure academic and emotional wellness;
  • Group work sessions as part of the co-curricular programme for students / young adults;
  • Career assessment, report writing and counselling;
  • Development of training and therapeutic programmes in view of the identified needs of students / young adults;
  • Providing therapeutic services to children at other off-campus institutions as part of training;
  • Mandatory supervision as part of training;
  • Render a 24 hour crisis line service on rotation;
  • Data analysing as part of research process.

Internship Application Closing Date: 08 August 2018

Internship Provider: University of Pretoria

Internship Location: Pretoria, Gauteng

How to Apply

Applicants are requested to apply online at, and follow the link: [email protected].

Apply Online for University of Pretoria Internships 2018 / 2019

In applying for this post, please attach:

  • A comprehensive CV;
  • Certified copies of registration as a current MA or MSc Counselling Psychology student;
  • Certified copy of registration as a current Student Psychologist with the HPCSA;
  • Certified copies of undergraduate qualifications;
  • Certified copies of academic results;
  • Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact;
  • Self-evaluation.

Enquiries: Dr L Blokland, Tel: (012) 420 2333


Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 September 2018, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.