Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme at the City of Cape Town: A minimum stipend of R49,08 per hour

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme at the City of Cape Town

DEADLINE: 16 December 2022

Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

The city of Cape Town is offering full-time graduate internships in specific fields related to urban sustainability. Each internship is for 12 months, and the deadline to submit applications is Friday, 16 December 2022.

About the internship

The internship provides an exciting opportunity for you to develop skills in key operational areas in the City 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.

The City of Cape Town offer a minimum stipend of R49,08 per hour, based on a 40-hour (5-day) week, as well as limited employment benefits such as paid annual leave, sick leave and training.

Positions available

As an intern, you will work in one of the following sections/branches:

  • Urban design, spatial planning, development implementation, architecture or landscape architecture – Urban Planning and Design Department
  • Strategic policy, organisational research, research analytics, economic analysis (Policy and Strategy Department)

The following positions are available:

  • Spatial Planning Assistant
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Assistant
  • Climate change Mitigation and Reporting Assistant
  • Landscape Architect Assistant

Find out more about each of the available positions.


If shortlisted, you will need to attend assessments and interviews, and you must be able to start work on Monday, 3 February 2023


Applicants are required to be recent graduates of a tertiary institution, with a recognised degree or national diploma in a related field. Specific qualifications will be listed in the advertised post.

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

You must not be enrolled on further studies that coincide with the internship period.


Preference will be given to graduates from universities, technical universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges in the Western Cape. 


To apply for one of the positions, first register for e-Services, activate the Careers service and create your online CV. You can then find the relevant position through City of Cape Town job search app, and apply. 

You will need to include the following in your application:

  • A cover letter (maximum one page)
  • A brief CV (maximum two pages) that contains the contact details of two referees 
  • A recent certified copy of your identity document
  • A recent certified copy of your academic transcript from your tertiary institution


Applications will not be acknowledged in writing. Late applications will not be considered. If you have not received a response by Tuesday, 31 January 2023, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. 

Contact the City of Cape Town

Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

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

[email protected]

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Click here to visit the official page of the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme at the City of Cape Town

Click here to visit the official page of the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme at the City of Cape Town



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