City of Cape Town Urban Sustainability Internship Programme 2023

Deadline: 16th of December, 2022

In certain sectors connected to urban sustainability, the City of Cape Town is offering full-time graduate internships. Each internship lasts for a full year.

The internship is a unique chance for you to advance your knowledge in crucial City operating areas and earn relevant experience.

As an intern, you will get mentoring from a manager in the appropriate City department and have the option to participate in required training seminars and interventions as needed.


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.


  • The City of Cape Town offers 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.

Available Positions:

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


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

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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