Internships 2024 Cape Town

Your Internships 2024 Cape Town

Why Cape Town?

Home to 3.7 million residents in its metropolitan area, Cape Town is a fusion of languages, cultures and religions and the economic hub of the Western Cape. Take in the scenic views of mountains and coastline and enjoy the sheer beauty of the city’s surroundings. Start your day with coffee and a koeksister (South African pastry) and share a large Gatsby sandwich with a colleague for lunch. An IES internship in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market.

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An Internships 2024 in Cape Town develops your professional skills, your ability to communicate across cultures, and provides substantive work experience to jump-start your career in today’s competitive job market. You’ll be guaranteed an unpaid summer internship in Cape Town, where you’ll work up to 32 hours a week at a local business or organization.

Personalized Placements

We help you find a placement matching your professional and personal goals.

Academic Seminar

Enroll in a required internship seminar with other IES interns.

Cultural Events and Activities

Join IES Abroad-led trips to Langa Township and the Winelands.

Outdoor Adventures at Your Finger-Tips

Take advantage of South Africa’s beautiful climate and geography.

How to apply for Internships in Cape Town

To apply for internships in Cape Town, you must submit an application form to the relevant organization. Depending on the organization and the internship, you may need to provide personal information, educational qualifications, work experience, and other relevant information. You may also need to provide a copy of your passport or other form of identification. Once you have submitted your application form, you will need to wait for it to be processed.

  1. Apply for a graduate internship

The City offers various training and skills development opportunities for graduates between the age of 18 – 35.


Applications for our training and skills development opportunities closed on 1 February 2023.

Graduate Internship Programme

If you are a graduate student who has completed your qualification at a University of Technology, please apply. You will need to be in possession of a national diploma or degree. The programme may part time or full time.


To qualify for a graduate internship, you must be in possession of a bachelor’s degree or postgraduate qualification.

Infrastructure Skills Development Grant (ISDG)

This programme is specifically aimed at engineering and science graduates. It exposes you to various science and engineering fields, and ensures you are registered, or eligible for registration as Professional Natural Scientists, Professional Engineers, Technologists or Technicians.

You need to be in possession of either a BSc Eng; BSc Hons; MTec;, MSc; PhD; BTech; M.Eng qualification in either of the following:

  • Civil/Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical or Industrial Engineering
  • Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Materials Science
  • Microbiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Virology
  • Chemical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Hydrogeology
  • Geochemistry
  • Hydrology
This programme has a quarterly intake of graduates during the financial year.
The internship forms part of the Infrastructure Skills Development Grant (ISDG), which is aimed at enabling registration with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) in selected fields of study.

Skills Programme

This programme is aimed at those in possession of Grade 9/10/11 or a National Senior Certificate. It gives you practical exposure and aims to provide structured practical learning opportunities.
The Skills Programme has a quarterly intake of candidate throughout the year.

Work Integrated Learning

This programme is aimed at those in possession of a National Certificate – N6. This in-service training integrates academic learning with practical experience in the workplace. This work experience has clear learning outcomes and is a specific requirement to obtain a formal qualification.
This programme has a quarterly intake of candidates during the financial year.
Contact us

City Call Centre

0860 103 089


  1. Apply for the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme

We offer full-time graduate internships in specific fields related to urban sustainability.

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.

We 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.


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)

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 for 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 our 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 Us

Urban Sustainability Internship ProgrammeContact us if you have general enquiries about the internship programme.


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