University of South Africa (UNISA) Public Relations Internships 2021

By | March 22, 2021

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

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

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

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:

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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