Sustainable Development

Research and consulting assistant: Cape Town's green economy


Sustainable Development, Consulting, Research, Strategic Growth, Internship

Career Field

Sustainable Development

Job Type

Internship Programme


South Africa



The Host Organisation

An inspiring NGO that works with local businesses and government departments towards the goal of Cape Town embracing green economy solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

The intern will have the chance to attend client, government and community meetings. They will gain an in-depth understanding of green technologies and services. The intern will be responsible for assisting in the creation of sustainable growth strategies for clients, conducting research and suggesting methods for change in current economic policy, helping with fundraising and developing community partnerships.


An interest in and a good understanding of worldwide environmental issues The ability to work independently Excellent communication skills Some previous research experience would be beneficial

Skills Acquisition

Cross-cultural communication skills Research and analytical skills Problem-solving and critical thinking Report creation Financial reporting Networking Client management

Benefits to Intern

Gain a comprehensive understanding of renewable energy technologies Build confidence by attending networking events and meeting with influential stakeholders Add to your CV with hands-on experience in a variety of fields including sustainable development, economic policy, advocacy fundraising and business consultancy

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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Key programmes features

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Choice of programmes

We offer several programme options to suit different budgets

Choose your level of support and independence

Pay only for what you need from your trip

Programme fee starts at GBP £396 (USD $495)

Unlimited duration. No extra fee

Stay for any amount of time that you need and the price you pay for your programme does not change.

Total flexibility and control over your stay duration

You're free to change your itinerary whilst you're here, no hassle.

Unique guarantees

You won’t pay a penny unless we can offer you your ideal internship. Get 100% back if you’re not 100% happy after our placement search.

Your needs and preferences always come first

You're in total control of your experience

You won't get a 'cookie cutter' experience with us.

Four unique promises underpin our services. See them.

Focus on the skills you need.

Not only do you choose your industry, but also choose the exact skills you want to develop within that industry. Communication, negotiation, political negotiation. Just say!

We have a huge network of host organisations that allow us to find your match with unbeatable accuracy.

Our unique application provides you with the opportunity to highlight the skills you need to develop.

Our placement search is totally driven by your personal requirements.

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