SA’s leading internship site!

The Graduate Asset Programme (GAP) is an internship programme aimed at growing the SME sector in South Africa. By helping place thousands of capable and willing unemployed graduates into internships, GAP assists the host businesses to gain much-needed skills and the graduates to gain valuable, practical learning experience. GoGap has helped thousands of businesses and interns to connect with each other.

graduate interns

Here are a few testimonials from past GAP clients :

“Thank you for the shortlisting. I mentored my intern, and I am proud that after her 2 month internship she was employed by a fashion house. I would like to be a mentor again.”

Rayana Edwards

Thank you for the awesome assistance! GAP has helped us find some great graduates for our internship programme.

Raneel Singh

“I have learned so much in my internship. I am one of the first interns at this company, the staff are so experienced so I am learning so much from them.”

Lindiwe Nkosi

“My internship has been incredible,I have learned so much from time management to the reality of how a start up business operates. Gap’s resources have been very useful.Thank you GAP.”

Lethabo Nyathi

“I have to say Fetola has done it again – what an easy to use tool to find an intern.The system works flawlessly, it is easy to navigate, and extremely easy to manage.”

Tabitha Bailey

“Thank you for the certificate, it really means a lot! Your organization does have a significant impact on graduates and aspiring interns. I have recommended GAP to a number of graduates.”

Errol Mahamba


Gap Year for International Students with African Sunrise

Although GoGap South Africa is focused on placing South African graduates in intern positions in companies and businesses in South Africa, we receive several email inquiries each month from international students and graduates looking for intern positions and inquiring about the possibility of becoming a volunteer in South Africa. We recommend that South Africans interested in finding intern placements in the country head over to Fetola which is dedicated to South African graduates only, but for those international applicants looking for intern positions or volunteer work, we suggest you try African Sunrise Volunteers. This Cape Town based initiative has been running for several years now and has assisted hundreds of international students and graduates wishing to complete a gap year as an intern or volunteer in South Africa.

internship in south africa for overseas students

African Sunrise have an impeccable record of placing interns from all over the world including the United Kingdom, USA, Sweden, Australia, Germany, Holland and several other European countries. Because the agency specializes in dealing with students and graduates from abroad, they are familiar with all the concerns that these international students and graduates may have. African Sunrise assist their clients with every concern they may have and arrange everything that they require in advance before arriving in South Africa, including safe and comfortable accommodation and a placement within a project or business that will best utilize their specific skill-set or field of study.  If you are from outside of South Africa and are looking for the best possible options of internships in South Africa, then African Sunrise is the agency for you. The agency has partnered with dozens of local community upliftment initiatives as well as hundreds of local businesses in the interests of providing their internship applicants with the a unique and fulfilling experience whilst in South Africa.

For any further information regarding African Sunrise Volunteers please view their website, or contact us directly.

GoGap Example Featured Listing

Nicholas Owsley


  • Looking to Start: 27 May 2013
  • Duration Desired: 3 Months
  • Remuneration: R3001 – R7500
  • Organisation I would like to work for: Small-Medium Business
  • Internship Type: Graduate Internship
  • Willing to relocate: No
  • Are you applying for an internship as part of In-service Training in order to complete your qualification? No


  • Masters: Master of Business Science, Marketing – (Final Year: 2011)
  • Postgraduate Diploma: Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, Marketing – (Final Year: 2011)
  • National Diploma (ND): (Final Year: 2013)


  • Age: 23
  • Gender: Male
  • Nationality: South African
  • Drivers Licence: Yes
  • Language: Afrikaans (Good)