Urban Sustainability Internship Programme (LOTS of water-related positions, paid)

City of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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About the internship

The twelve-month internship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop skills in key operational areas in the City of Cape Town and gain practical experience in your field.

As an intern you will be mentored by a manager within the relevant City department, and will have the opportunity to attend compulsory training workshops and interventions when necessary.

We offer a minimum stipend of R39.75 per hour, based on a 40-hour (5-day) week, as well as limited employment fringe benefits such as paid annual leave, sick leave and training.

The internship contract runs from 1 February 2019 – 31 January 2020. If you are offered the position, you will be required to commence work on Friday, 1 February 2019.

Available posts

The following posts are available:


Applicants are required to be recent graduates of a tertiary institution, with a recognised degree or national diploma. Specific qualifications are noted in the individual advertised posts.

You are also required to have the following:

  • a valid driver’s licence for selected posts
  • good planning, administration, writing, analytical and oral communication skills
  • literacy in computers, especially the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • the ability to work independently, within a team and under pressure

Preference will be given to graduates from universities, technical universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape. Candidates must not be enrolled for further studies coinciding with the internship period.


To apply for one of the positions, please send the following documents to :

  • A cover letter (maximum one page), including the post reference number (e.g. CCTUSIP 05)
  • A brief CV (maximum two pages) containing the contact details of two referees
  • A certified copy of your Identity Document (ID)
  • A certified copy of your academic transcript

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 15 October 2018 at 16:00.


  • Application documents should not exceed 4 MB.
  • A separate email must be sent for each post you apply for.
  • Applications received will not be acknowledged in writing.
  • We will request additional supporting documents from shortlisted candidates only.
  • NB: If you have relatives or friends currently employed by the City of Cape Town, state their names and the departments they work for in your email. Similarly, if you are a City of Cape Town bursar, please include this information in your cover letter.

Contact us

Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

Contact us if you have general enquiries about the internship programme or advertised posts.