Internship For The Large Loan Programme

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About SEF and the job:

The Small Enterprise Foundation (SEF) is a developmental microfinance NGO, with over 200 000 clients, which alleviates poverty by enabling self-employment through micro-enterprise. We are dedicated to reaching the most disadvantaged in rural communities and currently work in such communities throughout most of South Africa.

SEF’s Larger Loan Programme (LLP) aims to reach the Micro and Small Enterprise segment of entrepreneurs with an individual-liability loan product and a suite of non-financial services to accelerate business growth. The development and scale-up of the LLP requires an intern to assist with a host of projects related to risk management, product development, digitalisation, marketing, and operations.

The intern will be based in Limpopo and will be required to work onsite and remotely. SEF provides all interns with accommodation and a monthly stipend.


a)      University education in development, business, finance, or a related field

b)      Excellent Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel

c)       Programming skills or experience on an IT implementation project would be a plus

d)      Any experience in microfinance or assisting a development project would be an advantage as well

e)      Must be willing to spend time in the Limpopo Region of South Africa when travel is possible. Housing will be provided.


a)      Passion for poverty alleviation

b)      Self-starter

c)       Able to work diligently with limited oversight


Participate in the development and implementation of our scale-up strategy which includes…

a)      MIS implementation

b)      Data analysis and reporting

c)       Strengthening our risk management framework

d)      Enhancing our non-financial services offering

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send CV/Resume and a cover letter, Certified ID Copy, Matric Certificate and Qualification/s to [email protected]

Application deadline: 20 January 2022

Contract Internship

Compensation: Stipend

NB: Any incomplete or late application will not be considered

All positions are Employment Equity targeted and preference will be given to targeted groups, including persons with disabilities

Should you not hear from us three weeks after the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected].

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