Project Description

Sustainable Development Internships in Cape Town.

South Africa provides a unique landscape for those interested in pursuing experience in sustainable development. During your internship, join one of a number of organizations, companies, and government agencies in Cape Town that promote social, economic, cultural and environmental sustainability and are working towards solutions to common problems in a social and/or environmental context.  Sustainable internships can offer a rare blend of being involved with grassroots community projects or a part of economic progress with a beautiful environment in need of protection.  Whichever your focus, you will be a part of positive sustainable efforts for community and environmental well-being.

South Africa is a leading African nation in sustainable development practices. The 2014 World Design Capital, held in Cape Town, put a spotlight on South Africa’s sustainability progress and goals.  Candidates for our sustainable development internship sites are expected to have a strong academic background, research experience, and a particular interest in social, economic, or environmental growth. We have placed program participants in the following sustainable development work settings:

  • Sustainable & economic development
  • Social and community development
  • Environmental sustainability and awareness
  • Renewable energy solutions
  • Low-income housing development

The benefits of participating in a sustainable development internship in South Africa:

  • Gain Valuable Field Experience: Work within the specific field of sustainable development that relates to your professional interests.
  • Experiential Learning: You will be placed in a professional setting that allows you to work hands-on with professionals in your particular field.
  • Create an Impact: Cape Town has both a unique environment worth preserving and significant poverty that needs eradication. Both of these facts provide an opportunity for sustainable development to make a difference in the environment and economic structures of South Africa.
  • Career Building: In addition to the practical job exposure, your internship will help you build your professional resume/CV with invaluable international work experience.

If you are interested in participating in one of our sustainable development internships in Cape Town, please contact us today to begin your application process.

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