2022 Psychology Internship

The Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) at the University of Johannesburg is an accredited training institute for Intern Psychologists in the category of Educational Psychology and Counselling Psychology. Intern Psychologists are appointed at PsyCaD based on the guidelines and the principles of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (1997). 

Psychology Masters students, who have completed their theoretical year at any accredited South African University, are eligible to complete an internship at PsyCaD. The internship programme is therefore also designed according to the legislation, policies, and regulations, as required by the Professional Board for Psychology of the HPCSA. 

All Intern Psychologists' duties are carried out under the Supervision of registered Psychologists in PsyCaD, in the relevant registration category. Intern Psychologists receive continuous multi-disciplinary training throughout the year, relevant to their job description and PsyCaD functions.

The internship requires the intern psychologist to provide the services listed below. This is a generic outline of all the services rendered. This represents the required experiences for intern training. Please note that the intern psychologists only participate in those activities pertaining to their scope of practice when providing psychological services to all PsyCaD clients. 

We hereby invite interested Psychology Masters' students to submit their applications for an internship for 2022 at the Centre for Psychological Services and Career Development (PsyCaD) at the University of Johannesburg. 

We are looking for Educational and Counselling Psychology candidates. 

The core functions of the PsyCaD internship comprise of the following: 

  • Psychotherapeutic Services (individual, groups, couples, children, parental guidance, and families) 
  • 24- Hour Crisis Line 
  • Career counselling services (individual) 
  • Scholastic assessments including subject choices and school readiness 
  • Group psycho-educational workshops 
  • Entrepreneurial project
  • Community projects
Please note that candidates will be selected based on the information required in the application package and an interview (only shortlisted candidates). Therefore ensure that all your application forms are completed accurately and legibly. All information will be treated with the strictest confidentiality so far as it may be required and permitted by law. 

Please ensure that ALL of the following are included in your application package:

Application Form
Curriculum Vitae (comprehensive copy)
Certified copy of ID
Certified copy of Degree Certificates

E-mail your APPLICATION PACKAGE to sumayyas@uj.ac.za

You will be informed via e-mail whether you are invited to a personal interview.  

Please take note of the following important dates: 

​​Closing Date for Applications:             

31 May 2021

Interview Dates:                                       July 2021
 (Dates to be determined)

You will be advised as to whether you are shortlisted for an interview. Please find the application form attached herewith for your completion.

We look forward to hearing from you.

For More Information Contact: 
Ms. Sumayya Sewrajan 
PsyCaD Internship Coordinator