Department Of Health: Psychologist Internship/Graduate 2021

  • Internship
  • Cape Town , South Africa

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates to apply for the Psychologist Internship programme at the Department of Health.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • In- and outpatient clinical assessment and psychological treatment of adults and children.
  • Ward work will comprise of a range of psychiatric diagnoses, as well as medical wards, intellectual disability and forensic services.
  • Conducting psychometric assessments including personality and comprehensive neuro psychological evaluations.
  • General and clinical administrative tasks.


  • Achievement of training standards set by the HPCSA and SA Professional Board of Psychology.
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure and maintain a high standard of professionalism.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written) in at least two of the three official languages of the Western Cape.

Education / Qualifications:

  • Honours degree in Psychology.
  • Successful completion of the theoretical part of the Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.

Inherent Requirements:

Registration with HPCSA as a Clinical Psychology Intern by 1 January 2021.


How to Apply

Apply Online for the WC Department Of Health: Psychologist Internship programme 2021


All applicants are to submit:

  • A comprehensive Curriculum Vitae;
  • 3 referee reports and Interim Supervisors report;
  • Identity Document,
  • Matric certificate,
  • Academic transcripts
  • HPCSA registration certificate as Psychology Student.


Please note:

  • All applicants should indicate 5 institutions of preference, but may be placed at other institutions, depending on the availability of posts.
  • If the applicant does not select 5 institutions their application will not be considered.
  • All short listed candidates will be expected to submit a reflective task prior to the interview.
  • It will be expected of successful candidates to provide your yearend final supervisor’s report if you are selected to the Intern program.

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