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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, whom 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.

PsyCaD clients include:

  • All UJ students on all campuses
  • UJ Staff
  • Members of the general public e.g. school children, parents, families, couples, individuals, communities, members of the private sector etc.
Psycad Internship Candidates
We are looking for Educational and Counselling Psychology candidates.

We hereby invite interested Psychology Masters’ students to submit their applications for an internship for 2023 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
  • 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:

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E-mail your APPLICATION PACKAGE to applications will not be accepted.

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: 07 June 2024

Interview Dates: July 2024 (Dates TBC)

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
PsyCaD Psychometry Practicum

PsyCaD has a close partnership with and is a service provider to the Industrial  Psychology and People Management (IPPM) department at the University of Johannesburg. However, with regard to placement within the Practical Psychometry Program, please contact Ms. Agnes Maloka on 011 559 1346 or email