Allan Gray Grants Officer Graduate Internships – 2022

Application for the Allan Gray Grants Officer Graduate Internships Programme – 2022 Entry is now open for interested applicants by Allan Gray in South Africa.


Allan Gray is offering an Internship opportunity to unemployed and prospective graduates to apply in the fields that are in line with the Corporation’s core business. The Corporation is therefore inviting applications for the Allan Gray Grants Officer Graduate Internship Programme that runs for a maximum period of 12 months in the following disciplines/fields of study.

The best student on the course receives an accolade for performing well academically,  and for excelling in all areas of the training. By portraying a positive attitude, this student contributes to enhancing the image of Allan Gray.

The Allan Gray Grants Officer Graduate Internship Programme uses a fully integrated approach that combines theory with practical training and leads to a recognized qualification/certification. Allan Gray provides an internship opportunity in the following areas listed below:

  • Grants Officer

This internship opportunity is situated at the following locations in South Africa:

  • Western Cape

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Purpose of RoleThe Intern Grants Officer will assist in supporting grant development and management for the Grant-Making Centre of Excellence, with the role primarily focused on grant-making for the Philanthropy Initiative with Employees of Allan Gray. The Intern Grants Officer will provide critical support and input in campaign management, reporting, grant development and communications, and grantee capacity-building. S/he will report to the Senior Grants Officer and work in close collaboration with Grants Officers, Philanthropy Initiative Program Manager and Ambassadors. This is an opportunity to deepen practical knowledge of the philanthropic landscape and develop high-level, professional skills and engage with a diverse group of partners across Education, Economic Resilience, Early Childhood Development, and other sectors.
Objectives of Role• Support the effective management of the entire grant life cycle, from request for proposal to grant closure, including developing and/or analysing opportunities, conducting thorough due diligence, maintaining, and updating the grant management system, drafting grant agreements, preparing payments, tracking milestones, reviewing, and monitoring grantee reporting. • Provide input into grantee capacity building interventions and workshop coordination. • Assist with grant communications during Philanthropy Initiative campaigns and support the development of newsletters for internal and external stakeholders. • Proactively develop strong, professional relationships and partnerships with Philanthropy Initiative partners, including grantees and Ambassadors. • Increase technical knowledge in core focus areas and share insights and observations with the grant-making team and other stakeholders as relevant.
Experience and Qualifications• Bachelor’s Degree in development, business, economics, or similar. • Maximum two years’ work experience. • Preference will be given to EE candidates.
Competencies• You are someone who is passionate about development and want to grow in this space. • You have a positive demeanour with strong inter-personal skills and will contribute to developing and learning from a dynamic, diverse team. • You are able to source, synthesize, and effectively present information, and enjoy writing for different audiences. • You are a quick learner and self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work in a fast-moving, team orientated environment. • You are a great communicator with excellent English verbal and written communication skills. • Your attention to detail is excellent and you want to develop strong analytical and reporting skills. • You are good at building relationships with diverse groups of people. • You are adaptable and are willing to identify and try new ways of doing things. • Technology is a good friend.


Kindly visit the Allan Gray Grants Officer Internship application portal and fill in the required details as well as documents.

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