2025 Sanlam Industrial/Organisational Psychology Internship



Closing date

31/05/2024 12:00 am


We believe in empowering talented individuals to unlock their full potential and launch their career on a path of success. The Sanlam Group Industrial/Organisational Psychology Internship is an exciting opportunity that will propel you into a journey of growth, professional development and continuous learning. ​


Who are we?

Sanlam was established in South Africa as a life insurance company but has since transformed into a diverse financial services group. Today, the Group is one of the largest internationally active insurance organisations in the world and has the biggest non-banking financial services footprint on the African continent. ​The Group’s business clusters house the Group’s business operations. The Group Office provides strategic direction and support to the clusters, assisting them in realising their strategies and meeting their business objectives. ​


Sanlam has been awarded the Top Employers Certification for the ninth consecutive year by the Top Employers Institute. ​


What will you do?

The Sanlam Group is reaching out to all suitable Industrial/Organisational Psychology Master’s graduates who are interested in creating and completing a bespoke Industrial/Organizational Psychology Internship programme for 2025. You will receive a contract for 12 months and be able to write the HPCSA board exam in 2026.

The Sanlam programme allows you to complete the requirements of your internship while gaining experience in all aspects of Human Capital management in a leading financial services company. As such, this would be a mutually beneficial working relationship in that, while the intern(s) will be completing a registered I/OP internship, it is expected that the intern(s) will also be an integral part of the Human Capital department, fully contributing and supporting the work that is performed.

The intern will be placed in the Group Talent department. The primary purpose of Talent Management is to ensure our organisation has the talent it needs to grow and succeed. We attract, hire, grow, and retain the most diverse and skilled talent in the market. As part of the programme, the intern will get exposure to various Sanlam business clusters.

Your responsibilities will include:

What will make you successful in this role?

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships ​
  • Ability to communicate effectively to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome​
  • Organised, structured and deadline oriented ​
  • Adaptive and agile​
  • Innovative ways of doing things to reach the desired outcome ​
  • Ability to manage and juggle multiple priorities and deliverables​
  • Proactive, flexible, open-minded, willing to learn and embrace feedback​


  • Fully completed Industrial/Organisational Psychology Masters coursework and dissertation by December 2024.
  • Currently registered with the HPCSA as a Student Psychologist.
  • Having previous full and/or part-time work experience (advantageous)
  • Microsoft Excel/Word and PowerPoint proficiency is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • South African citizen
  • Driver’s license (advantageous)

Once applications are received, a university endorsement will be obtained from your respective department.


Western Cape, ZA

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