Senior School Intern Programme 2024


St John’s D.S.G., established in 1897 by the Society of St John the Divine, is situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. It is a leading Anglican, independent, day and boarding school for 580 girls (Grades RR – 12), and is a member of the Independent Schools’ Association of Southern Africa. St John’s has a strong community ethos that gives it a distinct character.



Effective from January, 2024

We are looking for Senior School Interns who would like to immerse themselves in the life of our school and sow into the lives of our students. Our Intern posts will suit applicants who are keen to learn how to teach while they study, so need self-discipline and enthusiasm. We require applicants who will be committed to the Christian ethos of the school, as well as our goal to be a place where every student is seen and belongs. Interns will assist with extra-curricular activities, boarding duties, transport duties, tutoring, coaching sport, outreach and clubs. Interns will be assigned a mentor who will review progress and provide guidance in the classroom.

If you wish to apply:

  • Have you turned 21?
  • Are you studying towards a Bachelor of Education or a PGCE in 2024?
  • Are you majoring in Social Sciences or Languages (English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu and French)?

If you answered “yes” to all three questions above, please proceed and submit an application to be considered for this position.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be open to being mentored and coached in order to develop pedagogy skills and competencies.
  • Have a high level of computer competency and be willing to learn new systems.
  • Learn how to integrate technology into the curriculum using various electronic media in the classroom.
  • Be willing to apply for SACE registration and clearance with the Child Protection Act and Sexual Offences Register.

There is an opportunity for female applicants with a driver’s licence to live and work in the Boarding Establishment (in a single capacity) and the applicant’s willingness to do so will be an advantage.

Please note that this is a one-year contract.

An application form must be completed to be considered for the position. It may be downloaded from our website:

Once completed, the application form, a covering letter addressed to Dr Borain and the other requested documents including certified copies of the requested documents must be emailed to:

Please note: only emailed applications will be accepted.

Closing date: 14:00 on 21 June 2023

St John’s reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of this post. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or an appointment. Applicants who do not meet the requirements of the advertised post or who do not submit the application form and requested evidence, will automatically be disqualified from consideration. Applicants who have not been contacted by 1 August should take it that their applications have not been successful.

St John’s D.S.G., in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Closing Date
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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