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Employer: National Library of South Africa

Job Title: Administrative Assistant Internship

Job Type: Internship

Stipend: R 5 700.00 per month

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Location: Pretoria, South Africa

Job Description: 

  • NLSA: Administrative Assistant Internship

The objectives of the National Library of South Africa (NLSA) are to contribute to socioeconomic, cultural, educational, scientific and innovative development by collecting, recording, preserving and making available the national documentary heritage and promoting an awareness and appreciation thereof, by fostering information literacy, and by facilitating access to the world’s information resources.

The NLSA invites applications from suitably qualified person for appointment on a three-year contract basis, as Administrative Assistant (Intern). The successful individual will be based at the Pretoria Campus. The successful candidate will report to the Manager: Office of the CEO.

Minimum Requirements:

  • NQF level 6 qualification in Business Administration or related qualification.
  • Knowledge of Office Administration.
  • Minimum of 12 months of office administration related experience


Provide administrative support
• Minute taking.
• Scheduling meetings.
• Develop and maintain action plans and/or registers.
• Draft and distribute correspondence.
• Generate reports and other documents.
• Maintain contact lists.
• Typing of memoranda, letters, items, reports, etc.
• Opening and sorting mail and forwarding to relevant parties / stakeholders.
• Making copies of documents where required.
• Perform administrative duties for the Executive Management.

Records keeping
• Develop and maintain file indices (indexes).
• Process incoming mail for filing and distribute to Departments in the Organisation.
• Issue overdue notices for files not returned.
• Systematic disposal of records in terms of legislation.
• Filing of operational documents into individual, personnel and clients’ files to ensure efficient and effective management of the Organisation’s records.

Receptionist duties
• Answering all incoming calls and correctly transfer to respective personnel.
• Attend to visitors, establish the nature of visit and direct requests to appropriate personnel.
• Recording details of enquiries and/or messages in the absence of personnel and forwarding for attention upon availability.
• Attending to complaints/queries/requests at the reception desk and providing a high level of customer service.
• Receiving documents and parcels, signing for documents, forwarding to the relevant departments/personnel.
• Ensure that calls and visitors are promptly and professionally attended to in accordance with laid down customer services principles.
Render meeting support, and travel and accommodation booking services
• Confirm attendance of meetings/workshops/conferences.
• Arrange travel (air, road, etc.), car hire (or local transportation) and accommodation (hotel or other establishments permitted by Policy).
• Make bookings for meetings within the company, organise flip charts, files, minutes, white board markers, etc.
• Organise catering.
• Order and control office supplies.
• Be a point of contact for a range of internal and external stakeholders.

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Behavioral and Technical
• Computer literacy
• Communication skills
• Customer service skills
• Proficiency in MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular)
• Attention to detail

NLSA: Administrative Assistant Internship

How to Apply:

Interested applicants must submit a completed prescribed application form obtainable from our website ( ) accompanied by a covering letter; Curriculum Vitae; Matric/Grade12 certificate; proof of qualifications and a copy of Identity Document by email to:

The NLSA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of Employment Equity. We encourage applications from people living with disabilities.

NLSA reserves the right to not make an appointment.

Prospective candidates will be subjected to background verification, competency assessments and security clearances.

Closing date: 06 March 2024

Please ensure that you quote the reference number and the position in the subject line of your email. Shortlisted candidates will be expected to avail themselves for an interview at NLSA’s convenience.

No applications from recruitment agencies will be accepted.

NLSA: Administrative Assistant Internship

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