2025 Intern Educational Psychologists


2025 Intern Educational Psychologists

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2024 School-based Support (South Africa)


Nova Pioneer is a network of schools developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century. We are looking for dynamic, passionate, and innovative student Psychologists to join our Psychosocial Team (PST) in 2025 as interns.

Our Psychology Internship opportunities aim to contribute to the training and development of high-quality Psychologists who are passionate to deliver excellence in mental healthcare in educational and other settings. Working in an innovative and dynamic school environment, intern psychologists will have the opportunity to gain diverse experience in individual therapeutic work, assessments, group interventions, and multidisciplinary teamwork.


Working with the school’s educational psychologist to provide educational psychological services to students across campuses of Nova Pioneer. This will include individual therapeutic interventions, psychoeducational assessments, group intervention, meeting attendance and collaborative multidisciplinary work, case management, and consultations with parents and teachers.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Work under the supervision of Nova Pioneer’s educational psychologists, who will act as the site supervisors
  • As per the HPCSA requirements, the internship will be full-time, and the intern will be required to work through school holidays. Leave days are allocated according to the HPCSA guidelines and school contract
  • Provide therapeutic interventions, including play therapy and trauma support to primary and secondary  school students from Grade 00/000 to Grade 12
  • Provide learning support and remedial interventions to students in primary school.
  • Conduct psycho-educational assessments
  • Write professional, useful, and psychometrically-sound assessment reports
  • Provide workshops, group interventions and facilitate Social and Emotional Learning experiences with an emphasis on prevention and psychoeducation to students, staff and parents
  • Attend Student Support Team meetings (SST) and work as part of a collaborative student support team
  • Maintain accurate clinical records
  • Maintain the highest level of professional and ethical conduct, upholding the professional rules of conduct pertaining to the profession of psychology as laid down by the HPCSA



  • Have completed or be nearing completion of an accredited Master’s degree in education or counseling psychology (no time will be given for completion of course work)
  • Have an individualized internship program that has been approved by the Professional Board for Psychology by December 2024
  • Be registered with the HPCSA as an intern Psychologist by no later than January 2025
  • Be willing and able to work on different campuses of the school
  • Have supervised experience in therapeutic interventions and psychological assessment
  • Be willing and able to work on different campuses of the school.
  • Be willing to travel when necessary
  • Have supervised experience in therapeutic interventions and psychological assessment.


Does working at Nova Pioneer excite you? If so, then apply now!

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All applications will be reviewed and applicants notified of the next steps within a week of this closing date. There are a series of stages in the Nova Pioneer interview process and candidates will be moved forward in the process depending on their success in the previous stage.

The process is as follows:

  • Phone interview: a short conversation to understand your skills and experience a little better.
  • Practical demonstration of what you can do: you will complete a written task or a demonstration related to the role you are applying for.
  • In-person interviews: at this point, you will visit one of our schools to meet the team and participate in a series of in-person interviews.
  • Final interview: you’ll have a final conversation with the hiring manager before decisions are made.


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Closing Date
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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