Internship opportunity: Urban Sustainability Programme (CCTUSIP)

Community outing on Harmony Flats Nature Reserve on Cape Flats

The City of Cape Town is offering a full-time 12-month internship for 38 new graduates in specific study fields. The internship provides an exciting opportunity for graduates to develop capacity and skills in key operational areas in the City of Cape Town and to gain practical hands-on experience. The interns will be mentored by managers within relevant City departments. Skills development will be enhanced by attending compulsory capacity-building and training workshops and appropriate training interventions could also be attended when and if necessary.

A suitably qualified intern will work in one of the following sections/branches:

  • Environmental heritage management, compliance, coastal zone management, energy and climate change, renewable energy/energy efficiency, nature conservation, policy and strategy (Environmental Resource Management Department – 12 intern posts).
  • Landscape architecture and spatial planning, urban design (Spatial Planning and Urban Design Department – 4 intern posts).
  • Land use management planning (Planning and Building Development Management Department – 8 intern posts).
  • Entrepreneurship and employment support, local area economic development monitoring and evaluation, policy and strategy development, economic information and research, administration (Economic Development Department – 6 intern posts).
  • Development information (analysis, indicators, research and monitoring/evaluation), information and knowledge management (Development Information & GIS Department – 5 intern posts)
  • Information and knowledge management, development economics, sector research/policy review (Trade and Investment Department – 3 intern posts)

An applicant should:

Be a new graduate in one of the fields of environmental science/studies ● heritage resource management ● nature conservation ● energy management ● green economy ● landscape architecture ● spatial planning ● urban and regional planning ● land use management planning ● policy and strategy development ● social sciences, humanities, development studies, geographical science ● information and knowledge management/sciences ● marketing/communication

  • Have good planning, administration, writing, computer, analytical and oral communication skills.
  • Be able to work independently/in a team and under pressure.

A valid driving licence is essential for some posts.

A minimum stipend of R32,64 per hour, based on a 40-hour week, will be paid together with limited employment fringe benefits such as paid annual leave, sick leave, training etc.

12-month contract: 1 February 2016 – 31 January 2017

Interviews will take place during early December 2015, and applicants must be able to commence work on 1 February 2016. Preference will be given to graduates from the University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Western Cape (UWC), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and University of Stellenbosch (US), and who have not enrolled for further studies coinciding with the internship period.
Details of all available posts and reference numbers for the internship are provided within this document.

Application closes 13 November 2015.


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One Response to “Internship opportunity: Urban Sustainability Programme (CCTUSIP)”

  1. magau m

    Good Day

    My names are Magau Mulisa, i am a graduate from the University of Venda (B.Urban and Regional Planning) with over 12 month voluntary working experience in Land-Use Applications, EIAs and Mapping.

    I am a reliable, hard working, responsible and versatile person. I take pride in my work and do my best to learn what I do not know, I have the ability to work under pressure and I can also manage my time very well.

    I am looking for an internship so that i can expand my knowledge in Town Planning and Environmental Management. The internship will also help me in terms of SACPLAN registration as a professional Town Planner.

    If you need assistance and would like to hire an intern, I am available and can forward my CVs now and start working as soon as possible

    kind regards


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