Civil Engineering Internships In Cape Town
2017 & 2018
The Best Civil Engineering Internships in Cape Town?
Pursing an engineering internship in an international company will make all the difference to your job prospects, whilst giving you the opportunity to explore your specific interests and passions and enhance your CV with work samples and projects.
We collaborate with some of the leading civil engineering firms in Cape Town that work on the planning, designing, construction, operations and maintenance of different infrastructures.
Internship opportunities include Geotechnical, environmental, transportation, structural, hydraulic, construction and land engineering.
Through our customised Civil Engineering internship, you will gain practical work experience whilst enjoying all that Cape Town has to offer!
Read on for a full overview of the best Civil internships in Africa.
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Civil Internship Key Skills:
- Engineering problem solving
- Drawing management
- Gantt chart and project programme management
- Design communications
- Project management
- Stakeholder management
- Time management
Academic & Career Benefits
- Increase size and breadth of your Civil Engineering work experience portfolio
- Gain academic credits towards Civil Engineering qualification
- Build links with top civil Engineering firms in South Africa
- Work for one of Cape Town’s leading civil engineering firms.
- Choose from a wide range of Civil Engineering internship opportunities.
Ideal Internship Applicant
- Some experience in Civil Engineering
- Has an interest in Civil Engineering, or similar engineering disciplines
- Improve your job prospects.
- Build your CV up with relevant work samples.
- Work for one of Cape Town’s leading civil engineering firms.
- Choose from a wide range of internship opportunities.
- Minimum age: 18
- Completed (or will have completed) A2-Levels or equivalent
- Minimum of 4 weeks duration, no maximum
- Not a resident of South Africa
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Key Skills Developed Through Our Civil Engineering Internship
Civil Engineering interns will be requested to write and collate reports, participate in meetings, liaise with project stakeholders, manage resource.
Civil Interns will be involved with a range of projects of differing size during their internship. They will develop and hone management skills to help projects keep to budget and time.
Interns will be involved in problem solving to help projects run smoothly and overcome challenges. Expect to collaborate with others to find solutions.
Completing engineering calculations will be part of your day to day. You will be stretched and challenged with support from your colleagues and internship manager.
Interns will be required to work with colleagues from a range of backgrounds and cultures, developing an increasingly important skill for the global marketplace.
Interns will be expected to manage themselves effectively, being on time and consistently enthusiastic and committed to their internship host organisation.
Typical 8 Week Civil Engineering Internship
Internship Week 1
Arrival & orientation. Introduction to Cape Town, your accommodation and your internship host organisation and colleagues.
Internship Week 2
Get stuck into your Civil Eng internship placement and establish yourself with your organisation. Come our free social event.
Internship Week 3
Enjoy a great work-life balance, getting out and about to see the sites alongside working hard on your internship.
Internship Week 4
Pick up more responsibility in your internship as you prove your capability. Enjoy regular activities in Cape Town outside of work. Come to another social!
Internship Week 5
Now you’re flying (metaphorically) at work, you’ll be more and more autonomous. Expect to pick up even more challenges!
Internship Week 6
Internship is going swimmingly, now go and do something crazy like swimming with some great white sharks or abseiling off of a mountain.
Internship Week 7
Regularly enjoy the benefits of Cape Town and at work, gather materials needed for portfolio (e.g. references from us and provider).
Internship Week 8
Putting the finishing touches to your internship and gathering feedback from us and your internship provider for use in your academic / career portfolio. Finalise paperwork for university (if needed) and debrief.
Leave a Changed Person
Leave with the satisfaction of having helped a Cape Town Civil Engineering firm, building experience and lifelong friendships.
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* We will endeavor to deliver experiences similar to this to each one of our interns but please note that the work experience you gain will largely depend on your personal proactiveness and the internship organisation that you select.
Civil Engineering Internships Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of civil engineering firm will I work with?
We only work with Cape Town’s best organisations. When it comes to finding you a Civil Engineering firm, expect to work in a reputable, forward thinking company with prestigious projects.
Is there a minimum time for a Civil Internship?
Yes, we provide 4+ week internships. Anything less than that means it is hard to get to grips with how a company works, and to make the most of the opportunity. However there is no maximum.
Will I live near my Civil Engineering internship organisation?
Yes, we always place interns as near to their organisation as possible. We’ll also make sure you know how to get there efficiently and safely.
Can I get experience in other areas alongside my Civil internship?
Yes we will help you to develop all the skills you wish alongside your main focus of Civil Engineering. If this means getting you some time with another organisation (even if outside of Civil) then we can make that happen too.
What kind of experience will I get in my civil engineering internship?
The organisations we partner with are looking for ambitious, enthusiastic interns that want a range of experiences. You should expect to have a wide range of experiences, simply throw yourself at it and watch opportunities emerge!
Do I need civil engineering experience to do this internship?
Not necessarily. The organisations look at a lot more than experience, they are looking for people that will help them achieve their goals. So, demonstrate good character and skills, and you’ll be in with a great chance of being selected.
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