Intern And Mentorship Programme


The goal of the internship programme is to afford individuals a head start with their careers in the broad field of Environmental Management; and give back by contributing to the development of a local (South African) and professional skills base.


The objective is to provide new graduates an opportunity to enter the workplace under the guidance and mentorship from a senior consultant; in the interest of transferring knowledge and experience to the new incumbent and the promotion of professionalism within the industry.

Training Elements

The intern will be exposed to some of the following aspects:

  • A basic overview of Environmental Law, Environmental Authorisations and Environmental Management Plans including their interpretation and application,
  • Environmental compliance monitoring and auditing, including site inspections and report writing,
  • Record and document control,
  • General knowledge of project-specific impacts, including their prevention,correction, or enhancement,
  • Terrestrial Ecology Assessments,
  • Conduct on duty, including participation within a professional/project team,
  • Establishing and maintaining open channels of communication (liaising) with the client, contractor, government officials and other interested and affected parties or stakeholders, including conflict resolution,
  • Recording and distributing minutes of meetings,
  • Planning and time scheduling,
  • Phases of the EIA process including Public Participation,
  • Research/Investigation, and
  • Office administration including scanning, faxing, printing, etc.

Conditions of Internship

  • Ecoleges offers internships to qualified post-graduates in the field of environmental science, environmental management and nature conservation,
  • Have good planning, administration, written and oral communication, IT and use of MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Google research skills.
  • Be able to work in a cultural mosaic (multi-cultural team) and under pressure.
  • A valid Code B driving license is absolutely essential.
  • Interns are expected to treat the contents of all files, correspondence and documents, written and electronic, as confidential.

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How to apply

  • If you are interested in applying for an internship kindly complete the Online Form below.
  • Note that receipt of applications will not be acknowledged in writing and that copies of supporting documents will not be returned.
  • Your details will be captured on a candidate database (waiting list) and you will only be contacted if you meet the requirements for a position that comes up in the future.