Wits Health Consortium: Human Resources Internship Programme 2024

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Wits Health Consortium is recruiting and invites recent graduates to apply for the Human Resources Internship Programme 2024.

Closing Date: 28 September 2023

Location: Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Soweto


Wits Health Consortium (Pty) Limited (“WHC“) is a wholly owned company of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (University) established to serve as a legal entity through which the University, and primarily the Faculty of Health Sciences, can conduct contract or sponsored research, entrepreneurial and philanthropic funded activities and services (including clinical services).

In our two decades of operating, WHC has established a world-wide reputation for responsibly managing sponsor and commercially funded activities worth over USD72 million annually.

Given our flexible structure, our trusted management, and our entrepreneurial approach, WHC harnesses the commercial potential of our scope of work by limiting any unnecessary or bureaucratic burdens.

This enables clinical researchers and health academics to undertake ground-breaking projects and establish commercially viable operations.

These include the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre, which was first incubated within WHC, and the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute.


To provide administrative support to the Human Resources team and assist with a wide range of Human Resources related activities and tasks.


Key performance areas

  • Compile contract renewals, transfer/increase/promotion/retirement/change in working conditions letters,
    maternity leave agreements and certificates of service.
  • Collate all relevant month end input for HR and Payroll (i.e. timesheets, starter packs etc.)

  • Maintain all current HR databases, spreadsheets and records to ensure data integrity at all times.
  • Maintain personnel files to ensure the availability of information and data integrity at all times.
  • Update all records and files for audit purposes.
  • Process all employee terminations i.e. resignations, end of contract, non-renewal of contracts etc.

  • Assist the Human Resources Officers with recruitment activities i.e. screening applicants, scheduling interviews,
    preparing interview packs, qualification checks, reference checks etc.
  • Prepare regret letters for all short-listed candidates.

  • Assist and resolve queries relating to recruitment offers and employment contracts.
  • Ensure that probation appraisals are done and assist with post probation interviews.
  • Generate all required HR administration within deadlines.


Required minimum education and training: Human Resources Degree/ Diploma
Required minimum work experience: A minimum of six months working experience in a Human Resources field will be advantageous.

Desirable additional education, work experience and personal abilities:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • High level of integrity.
  • Good attention to details.
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • Good communication skills.
  • Excellent planning and organizing skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion, work independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Must have a high level of customer service orientation and the ability to adapt in a consistently changing environment.


Should you be interested in applying for this vacancy, please send an email to [email protected].

The subject heading of the email must read HR Intern. Please include the following documentation:

  • A cover letter (maximum one page) that clearly states which vacancy you are applying for
  • A detailed CV


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