City Of Cape Town: Graduate / Internship Programme 2017 [ 39 posts ]

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21 Oct, 2016

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Graduate Jobs in South Africa

Closing Date: 28 October 2016 at 16:00
Location: Cape Town
(various departments around the city)

Stipend: R34,60 per hour, (40-hour week)
Duration: 12 Months (1 February 2017 – 31 January 2018)

Interviews: 15 November to 15 December 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.

The City of Cape Town is offering a full-time 12-month internship for 39 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.

Major Programmes and Projects: Environmental Business AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 01 [x1]

  • A degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Geography, Urban Planning, Economics or International Relations or some combination of these.
  • ESSENTIAL – Good communication, written and oral skills and computer literacy, driver’s licence.

2 – Environmental Compliance AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 02 [x1]

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in Environmental Management or a similar related field of study.
  • A sound working knowledge of environmental law is a strong recommendation for this position.
  • Previous relevant training and experience, such as for Peace Officer, is recommended.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Management Systems and their application.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment and its application.

Environmental Policy AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 03 [x1]

  • Honours degree in Environmental Science, Geography or similar subjects

Climate Change and Green Economy AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 04 [x1]

  • An honours degree in Environmental Science, Geography, Climate Change or similar subjects related to urban sustainability or climate change.
  • or an honours degree in Economics
  • or an Engineering degree

Coastal Management AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 05 [x1]

  • BTech, BSc (Hons) or MSc in environmental or oceanographic sciences.

Environmental and Heritage Management AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 06 [x2]

  • A degree in Environmental Management, Physical Geography, Natural Science, Planning, Architecture, Urban Design or a similar environmental or heritage qualification
  • Good written communication skills
  • Keen interest in the environment, heritage, urban planning, urban design and conservation
  • Basic knowledge of environmental and/or heritage legislation

7 – Energy and Climate Change AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 07 [x2]

  • Masters in Urban & Regional Planning/Transport Planning; Honours/Masters in Law, Environmental Science, Economics, Development Studies, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering or Physics

8 – Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 08 [x1]

  • Honours/Masters in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Environmental Science or Economics; Masters in Urban & Regional Planning

9 – Environmental and Heritage Resources Information Centre AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 09 [x1]

  • A degree or diploma in Library and Information Sciences
  • Good written communication skills
  • Good organisational skills and an ability to work unsupervised

10 – Environmental Communication AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 10 [x1]

  • A National Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in an Environmental or Communication field

11 – Land Use Management Planning AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 11 (9 intern posts)

  • National Diploma or Bachelor’s degree and/or Post-graduate degree in Urban and Regional Planning.
  • Good communication, written and oral skills

12 – Spatial Planning AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 12 [x1]

  • Professional Degree in Town Planning / City and Regional Planning (four-year undergraduate or post graduate Masters)

13 – Architect/ Landscape Architect AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 13 [x1]

  • B. Arch or M. Arch degree in Architecture (compliant for SACAP registration); or
  • Honours Landscape Architecture
  • Masters in Landscape Architecture.

14 – Research AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 14 [x1]


  • A degree or diploma in built environment, incl. regional planning, urban design, environmental management, architecture, property economics.
  • A driver’s licence and own vehicle.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office suite of programs)
  • Enthusiasm and self-starter in relation to tasks taken on.


  • A Master degree in the built environment, incl. regional planning, urban design, environmental management, architecture and property economics.
  • Intermediate-to-advanced quantitative analytical skills.
  • Working familiarity of GIS, AutoCAD.

15 – Project Management AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 15 [x1]

  • National diploma or BTech in Civil Engineering
  • Good communication skills
  • Good writing skills
  • Analytical and mathematical skills
  • Site supervision/contract documentation skills will be advantageous

16 – Programme Marketing AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 16 [x1]

  • A recognised tertiary qualification in: PR, Events, Communication or Marketing,
  • Excellent communication, written and oral skills and computer literacy

17 – Business Development Analyst AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 17 [x1]

  • Bachelor’s degree in field of business economics. Honours/Masters degree would be preferable.
  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and communication skills
  • Familiar with business processes and functions
  • Ability to demonstrate problem solving skills
  • Basic understanding technology and business concepts.
  • Strong report writing and data analysis ability
  • Experience: Knowledgeable and experienced in business process analysis, data and system implementations, change management, large group facilitation, and/or major analytical or research studies.

18 – Information and GIS AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 18 [x1]

  • An honours degree Geography or
  • BTech in Geographical Information Systems or similar subjects related to urban sustainability or
  • Development studies qualification

19 – Project and Contract Management AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 19 [x1]

  • Project management certificate/diploma
  • Bachelor Degree in Developmental Economics/ Masters in Development Studies
  • Local Economic Development qualification

20 – Contract Administration AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 20 [x1]

  • Tertiary qualification in Business Administration/ Business Management
  • Local Economic Development qualification

21 – Economic Research AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 21 [x2]

  • Degree in Economics (preferable) or Development Studies, with a strong interest and knowledge of economic development issues.
  • Econometric and/or statistical courses at university level.

22 – Sector Development AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 22 [x1]

  • A degree in Economics or equivalent tertiary qualification with Economics as a major subject
  • Computer literacy: MS Office suite of programs
  • Planning and organising
  • Project management
  • Report writing
  • Good communication skills
  • Research

23 – Development Information AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 23 [x2]

  • A recognised degree, preferably Honours degree, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies or Geographical Sciences; Public Administration
  • Knowledge of urban development issues, with a focus on Cape Town
  • Knowledge of urban development data and information, analysis, research, indicators and monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Knowledge of project management and administration processes

24 – Development Information Research AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 24 [x1]

  • A recognised degree, preferably Honours degree, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies or Geographical Sciences
  • Knowledge of the external and local urban development context, with a focus on Cape Town
  • Knowledge of urban research, urban indicators and monitoring processes
  • Knowledge of project management processes

25 – Development Information Analysis AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 25 [x1]

  • A recognised degree, preferably Honours degree, in Social Sciences, Humanities, Development Studies or Geographical Sciences
  • Knowledge of urban development issues, with a focus on Cape Town
  • Knowledge of urban development, socio-economic data and information, analysis and statistics
  • Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) will be advantageous
  • Knowledge of data and information analysis processes

26 – Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) AssistantRef No: CCTUSIP 26 [x2]

  • Degree or diploma in Information and Knowledge Management (IKM), Information Systems or Business Intelligence, Decision-support, Information Sciences, Computer Science

How To Apply

Only applications by e-mail to [email protected]  will be accepted (no hard copies). Please ensure that the attachments in your e-mail do not exceed 4 MB in size.

Please submit a separate e-mail for each post you are applying for with the post number, name and reference number in the subject line e.g. Post 5 – Coastal Management Assistant (Ref: CCTUSIP 05)

The application must include:

  1. A one-page cover letter, including the post reference number
  2. A brief CV (max. two pages) that contains the names and contact details of two referees
  3. A recent academic transcript from a tertiary institution

Other supporting documents will be requested if you are shortlisted for an interview (don’t send now).

Kindly note that applications received will not be acknowledged in writing.

Important: If you have any relatives or friends currently employed at the City of Cape Town municipality, state the name of the person and the department they work for in your e-mail.

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