Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) Internship Programme

The agency charged with managing government employees’ pensions, Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA), is inviting applications for its 12-month-long internship programme from qualifying graduates.

The internship programme is planned to start in March 2012.  The interns will be paid R40 430.00 per annum. There are approximately 34 internship opportunities at GPAA in various fields (see below) [Quote Application REFERENCE NUMBER found below in brackets when applying].

1. Employee benefits (ref: EB 10)
2. Internal audit (ref: IA 2)
3. Strategy and policy (ref: SP3)
4. Finance (ref: FIN 10)
5. Supply Chain Management (ref: SCM 3)
6. Employee wellness (ref: EHW 1)
7. Business Support Services Administration (ref: BSS 1)
8. Project Management (ref:  PM4)
9. Monitoring and Evaluation (ref: CM& E)
10. Organisational development (ref: OD2)
11. Change management (ref: CM2)


Applications must be submitted on the Z83 form obtainable from any government department or from the Government Employees Pension Fund Website at Post the completed Z83 form together with a comprehensive CV and certified copies of qualifications to Private Bag X63, Pretoria, 0001. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Use separate applications when applying for more than one position. Don’t forget to write the relevant REFERENCE NUMBER on the Z83 form. Please apply if you have completed relevant qualifications.

Additional requirements: Applicants must be unemployed graduates and South African citizens.


For any questions leave a comment below and we will send you an email with the relevant people’s contact details if we can’t answer the questions ourselves.

Good luck, The Bursary Bin.

8 Replies to “Government Pensions Administration Agency (GPAA) Internship Programme”

  1. Hi Mathibz,

    I think for “employee wellness” and “employee benefits” you will need HR, Psychology, or a related qualification. For “finance” you need Financial Management, Finance, Accounting or related study area. “Monitoring and evaluation” would require business management, business planning or other business-related study-area. I hope this answers your question.

    1. Hi Gugu, yes there will be such opportunities. But the positions are not yet advertised. We estimate that they will be advertised just before 2012 ends (towards the end of November). I hope you have signed up to receive notifications when we publish so that you would not miss this opportunity.If you haven’t signed-up I encourage you to do so by entering your email address in the box that’s written “get an email every time we publish”

  2. I would like to know if these opportunity commence next year, will they cater for people who also have matric and call centre certificates; an again what is the minimum age criteria used in this programme?


    1. Hi Moses,
      Usually internships are targeted at people with a degree or national diploma. People with matric are normally targeted by learnerships. Call centre certificates are also required by certain internships, but these would be those that require call centre agents.

      Opportunities for next year at the GPAA have net yet being advertised, but we estimate that the advert will be released towards the end of next month.

  3. A friend of mine was working for a station saps . He ishad an early retirement due to his illness. He was not paid for his pension since 2009. He is desperate. How should he do?

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