Sefako Makgatho University: YES Internships 2023 / 2024

Sefako Makgatho University: YES Internships

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) invites South African unemployed youth to apply for 50 x YES Internships Programme 2023 / 2024.

Internship Application Closing Date: 24 October 2023

Internship Location: Ga-Rankuwa, Gauteng, South Africa

Job Title: Various Junior, Middle-Role, and Senior Academic Vacancies (x52 posts)

Organization: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU)

Assumption of Duties: 01 November 2023 or soon thereafter

Stipend: A stipend of R5000 will be paid per month

About Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) is a university located in Ga-Rankuwa, Gauteng Province, South Africa. It was previously known as the Medical University of South Africa and later as a campus of the University of Limpopo. SMU is committed to shaping the training of medical and other health professionals and scientists.

Job Overview: SMU is on a mission to attract top talent to join its journey and is offering various academic vacancies for junior, middle-role, and senior positions. These positions offer unique opportunities to shape the training of medical and health professionals, and scientists.

Inherent Job Requirements:YES Internships

  • Graduates between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Not studying full time, with classes preferably after hours.
  • Must be a South African citizen.


  • Planning and organizing.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Time management.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Confidentiality, tact, and discretion when dealing with people (client focus).
  • Result-focused.
  • Stress tolerance.

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Key Performance Areas: All appointed interns will gain experiential learning in their respective departments.

YES PROGRAMME INTERNSHIPS (x50 posts): (6 months programme) Ref: 1/2023/PYES/Intern

SMU is participating in the Presidential Youth Employment Stimulus (PYES) program, coordinated by the Department of Higher Education and Training. The program aims to provide temporary employment opportunities for young graduates from universities who have not been able to find employment. It offers opportunities for graduates to gain useful experience in various areas.

How to Apply

Ensure you meet the following criteria before applying:

  • Have not participated in any learnership/internship program.
  • Willing to sign a learnership/internship agreement with SMU.
  • Available for a period of six (6) months.

Please submit a typed application (quoting the reference number) containing the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae and cover letter.
  • Two (2) testimonials.
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of all academic records or confirmation of completion.
  • Certified copies (not older than 6 months) of qualifications (please provide the SAQA accreditation in the case of foreign qualifications).
  • A certified copy (not older than 6 months) of your identity document (ID).
  • Proof of registration with a Professional Body (if applicable).
  • A copy of your driver’s license (if applicable).

Application Details: Submit your application:

By post: Human Resources Department, P.O Box 68, Medunsa, 0204.

By email (in MS Word format):

Or hand-deliver to: Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Human Resources Department, Clinical Pathology building, 5th Floor, Molotlegi Street, Ga-Rankuwa.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Failure to submit the requested documents/information will result in your application not being considered.

For telephonic inquiries regarding conditions of service: (012) 521-4393.

SMU is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only. Applicants who have not been contacted within 30 days of the closing date must consider their applications as unsuccessful. The University reserves the right not to make an appointment. The closing date for applications is 24 October 2023.

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