University of South Africa (UNISA): Public Relations Internships 2021

University of South Africa (UNISA) hereby invites applicants to apply for Public Relations Internships programme 2021.

Internship Application Closing Date: 24 March 2021

Internship Location: Eastern Cape

Reference No: ECM&C/INTERN/SM2021

Assumption of duty: As soon as possible

Duration: 12 months contract

Salary: R67 630 pa

The purpose of this Internship opportunity is to expose students on the following areas:

  • Research: This involved daily scanning (press clippings); and environmental scanning
  • Planning and advising: This involves attending planning and progress meetings
  • Management of Media Relations: This involves drafting media invitation and media briefs. Regular updating a database of media of contacts (media list)
  • Writing: Assist in writing articles for intranet and internal newsletter
  • Attend career exhibitions
  • General administration duties in the unit


  • Third-level Public Relations: Student registered for Module: DPR3711

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer literacy in respect of Microsoft packages and the internet
  • Proficiency in English (verbal and written)
  • Good interpersonal skills, communication skills and telephone etiquette
  • Ability to take initiative and work in a team under constant supervision
  • Sense of commitment, responsibility and punctuality
  • The ability to prioritise and pay attention to details
  • Problem solving skills

How to apply

Reference No: ECM&C/INTERN/SM2021

To apply for this position, the following documents must be submitted,

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Original certified copy of matric certificate and all other qualifications, certified within the previous six months
  • Original certified copy of South African identity document, certified within the previous six months
  • Certified transcript or record on an official letterhead
  • One page motivational letter – why you should be considered for this internship
  • UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position

Applications can be emailed to: [email protected]

Please note:

  • UNISA is not obliged to fill an advertised position.
  • Late applications will not be considered.
  • Appointments will be made in accordance with Unisa’s Employment Equity Plan and other applicable legislation.
  • All applications should reach UNISA before 16:00 on the closing date.


  • Mr TL Kgaswane (Human Resources) (043) 709 0437
  • Ms NB Gasa (Marketing & Communication) (043) 709 0405

Correspondence will be limited to short-listed and successful candidates only. If you have not been contacted within 2 months after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was not successful.

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