SASSA Eastern Cape Internship Programme 2024 (various fields)

Job Summary

South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) invites unemployed graduates to apply for the Eastern Cape Internship Programme (various fields).

Closing Date: 01 March 2024

Stipend: An all-inclusive monthly stipend of R7 043.00 will be payable.

Location: East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa

All Applicants must be between the ages of 18— 35 years and be South African citizens. Successful candidates will be appointed for 24 Months Internship contract.


The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) is a national agency of the South African government created in April 2005 to administer South Africa’s social security system, including by distributing social grants, on behalf of the Department of Social Development (DSD).

SASSA is under the oversight, but not the operational control, of DSD and the Ministry of Social Development.

Its key functions relate to the administration and payment of social grants, which support a large proportion of the South African population: in 2022, 46% of South Africans received a social grant.

Available Internships

The following posts are based in East London:

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Grant Administration x5 posts

Qualification: Degree/ B-Tech/ National Diploma (NQF Level 6 or 7) in Public Management/ Public Administration/ Social Sciences (Ref No: SAS 01/2024)

Information and Communication Technology x2 posts

Qualification: Degree / B-Tech/ National Diploma (NQF Level 6 or 7) in Information Technology (Ref No: SAS 02/2024)

Finance x2 posts

Qualification: Degree/ B-Tech/ National Diploma (NQF Level 6 or 7) in Financial Accounting (Ref No: SAS 03/2024)

Communications and Marketing x1 post

Qualification: Degree/ B-Tech/ National Diploma (NQF Level 6 or 7) in Public Relations / Communication / Media Studies / Multimedia Journalism (Ref No: SAS 04/2024)

How to Apply

Important notes: Appointments will be subjected to compulsory pre-employment screening in the form of qualification, ITC, criminal checks It is our intention to promote representivity in terms of race, gender and disability through the filling of these post and candidates whose appointment will promote representivity will receive preference.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to have foreign qualifications evaluated by South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) pnor to the selection process. SASSA is under no obligation to fill a post after the advertisement thereof.

Please note:

  • All SASSA staff are subjected to compulsory security vetting on appointment
  • E-mailed applications will not be accepted.
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Closing date: 01 March 2024

The Agency Is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates whose appointment will assist the Agency In achieving Its Employment Equity targets In terms of the Agency’s Employment Equity Plan Person with Disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants interested in applying for the Internship Programme should send their applications (fully completed signed new Z83 and a detailed / comprehensive CV, certified copies of qualifications) quoting the relevant reference number as per the advert to the relevant address:

Attention: Human Capital Management SASSA Private Bag X 9001 Chislehurst. East London 5200 Hand Delivery: SASSA Offices BKB Building, Corner Fitzpatrick & Merino Road, Quigney, East London.


  • Katlego Malope

    Katlego is a final-year student at the University of Johannesburg. Apart from bouncing molecules against each other in the Chemistry lab, she loves curating job opportunites for fellow youth. Katlego is also quite a singer!

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