The GRIT Internship

The GRIT Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to meaningful enterprise level workplace experience

About The Internship

Gaining hands-on experience as a student enhances your education and gives you an edge in your career journey. The Garden Route Innovation & Technology Hub is an ideal place for you to push yourself and get involved in meaningful real life projects.

In addition, the Internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and research experience into GRIT Hub's work, while improving skills and enhancing your CV with practical work experience.

Internships are available in both Information Technology (All areas) and Business Studies (Marketing & Management) as well as, from time-to-time other business units (such as Human Resources, Communications, Accounting, etc.). However, please note availability during a given internship term is based on business need and your focus area may not be selected for this term.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must have earned a South African National Senior Certificate or the equivalent of High School Diploma. Having earned or being currently enrolled for either an undergraduate degree or in a TVET College is highly desireable. There is no age limit.

Fluency in English is required. Other skills such as computing skills are extremely advantageous.

With a core value of Digital Inclusion in the workplace, we value diversity and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse cultural and academic backgrounds to apply.

For all non South African applicants, you must have a valid Student or Work visa or have a Temporary or Permanent residency with the ability to work.

Additional Information

The GRIT Internship Program seeks candidates in the following fields of interest and study:

  • Information Technology
    • Hardware and Server Management,
    • Software Development,
    • Software Quality Assurance,
    • DevOps,
    • IT Business Analysis,
    • User Experience Design and Development,
    • Software Design,
  • Business Studies
    • Online Marketing,
    • Online Advertising,
    • Social Media Marketing,
  • Content Creation,
  • Event Planning,
  • Human Resources,
  • and Program Management

The GRIT Internship pays a monthly travel allowance up to R 1,000/mo. with a weekly commitment of 2 to 5 days a week of in office activities. Interns are responsible for their own accommodations. Driven by business needs, most Intern positions are based in George, South Africa.

The GRIT Internship is offered once a year:

Winter Internship (July-December): The application period is July-August each year.

All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)

Application Process

Applications must be completed by 11:59 PM CAT on the last day of the application period. Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately. You will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • - Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • - Statement of Interest
  • - Copy of your SA ID or Passport
  • - Copy of your SA Senior Certificate or High School Diploma
Please Note
  • Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
  • Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.
  • Upon submission of your application you will receive an email confirmation.


All applications are stored in a database which is consulted by hiring Managers based on business needs. Please note that candidates will not hear from us unless they are shortlisted by a hiring Manager that is looking to hire an intern. We do not have a pre-identified number of positions for interns per season. For each season, hiring is solely based on business needs.


How to apply

Submit your internship application online.