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Interns (Boarding Department)


Applications are invited for the following positions.

Intern (x5)


  • START DATE: January 2021
  • DEPARTMENT: Boarding
  • REPORTS TO: Head of Boarding
  • CLOSING DATE: 29 October 2020

Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a residential boarding school with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12 students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, a copy of the highest qualification/s and the copy of identity.

Interested candidates must register their profile at

to submit their application.

Further information about the Academy can be found on its website.

Regrettably emailed, faxed and hand delivered applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted through the SkillsMap portal will be considered. Only suitably qualified applications will be considered. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2020, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Academy reserves the right not to fill this position.

The Academy is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job purpose

The Intern is expected to provide high-quality pastoral care to students and to take pride and ownership for the good running and presentation of the allocated residence. In collaboration with the Matron, the Assistant Matron, the House Mistress and the Head of Boarding, the incumbent must play a parental role to the learners.

The Intern must help establish a healthy living environment that provides learners with a “home away from home experience’ and work in collaboration with the Residence team and the Facilities department to ensure the proper functioning of each house, maintaining all daily routines and procedures.

Depending on the issue at hand, the successful candidate must be able to work with other colleagues within the Academy such as the Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Catering, Academics, Uniform Controller, Administration, Facilities Management and Extramural & Sports Coordinators.

Minimum academic requirements and experience

  • Matric certificate.
  • Diploma or a degree and be studying towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Education through correspondence in 2021 OR should be in their 2nd or 3rd year of study (part time) towards a diploma or a degree.
  • Ability to fully participate in the school’s extramural programme.
  • Have the passion for learning and see themselves working towards a permanent career in teaching.
  • Actively seeking to develop professionally in a school environment that is committed to providing a quality education.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful incumbent will be required to:

  • Submit a recent police clearance certificate.
  • Work shifts; and
  • Live on the Academy premises while on Academy duties.

The following will serve as an added advantage:

  • Boarding house experience.
  • Proven Child & Youth Care experience.

Key responsibilities

OWLAG is committed to assist Interns with career development by providing real work experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and develop professional skills and competencies. The Interns will therefore be exposed in various areas of the Academy.

Depending on the Interns ‘expertise and the area of interest, the Interns will be expected to perform all or some of these duties:

  • Supervision of students in the residence.
  • Assist with various aspects of the curriculum in the classroom.
  • Assist with various aspects in the Wellness department;
  • Assist with student recruitment;
  • Assist with Reception duties;
  • Assist with Tuck Shop relief duties;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

  • Ability to build and maintain effective and productive working relationships.
  • Possess a strong working ethic.
  • Have a positive outlook and an open mind.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Leadership skills and modelling.
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Fully computer literate.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to use own judgement and discretion.
  • Ability to listen and relate to each student.
Closing Date
Henley-on-Klip, Meyerton, Gauteng, South Africa
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