Chemical Engineering Research and Development Assistant: Waste Management


Chemical engineering, Research, Waste management, Product development, Internship

Career Field


Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



The Host Organisation

One of Cape Town's leading waste management research and consultancy companies which offers a comprehensive range of products and services within industries including; oil & gas, pharmaceutical & medical, mining, food & beverage and power generation.

Roles and Responsibilities

Gain hands-on experience in one of South Africa's pioneering waste management companies. The intern will assist with the research and development of absorbent spill control products, waste collection products and services and waste recycling products and services. The intern will also have the opportunity to attend site visits and client meetings.


Completed or currently studying a chemical engineering or related course and BSc or higher level. Strong research and analysis skills. Good written and verbal communication skills.

Skills Acquisition

Preparing and creating environmental investigation reports. Laboratory-based research techniques Data analysis Product development Critical thinking

Benefits to Intern

Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting. Gain a first-hand understanding of the technology involved in waste management solutions. Assist with crucial research and learn how to produce professional documentation. Gain experience in all stages of product development. Understanding client relationships.

Schedule & Compensation

Full-time temporary role with expectation of 37.5 hours work per week. Summer placement of 8-12 weeks with some flexibility and potential to extend Internship completed on an unpaid basis.



Please note that this position is offered as part of a comprehensive professional internship programme which has a fee. We offer lots of opportunities in this career area as part of our internship programme.

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