Environment and Sustainability Internships

If you’re passionate about the environment and about encouraging more sustainable practices then there is an abundance of relevant environment and sustainability internship opportunities in Cape Town that we can facilitate. As well as helping communities become sustainable through urban food gardens and alternative household energy solutions, previous interns have been involved in research and monitoring of the wildlife trade, and in work in national parks including biodiversity management and clearing alien vegetation. Your passion and expertise will be matched to the right internship for you!

Check out our other environment and sustainability internships in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Dublin and Shanghai.

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Jesse Endert

Environmental Law Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University
25 November 2016
I would not have had the same experience without Connect-123. My internship coordinator made sure that I had everything I needed and continues to be a great friend even after I left Cape Town. I can say the same about everyone I met through Connect-123. Interning through Connect-123 prepared me for my dreams of living abroad. In fact, I will soon be independently returning to Cape Town to continue my internship, but for an extended period of 5 to 6 months. I could not be more thankful for this opportunity and I highly recommend that you try it too.

Salomey Osafo-Ampadu

Sustainable Development Intern | Cape Town
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
17 December 2014
My time in Cape Town was absolutely adventurous, educative and life changing. I was able to mingle with people from all over the world and gained so many experiences. Working at a company that was solely run by interns gave me a great responsibility to the pos...

Ellie Tallis

Environment / Sustainability Intern | Cape Town
Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
5 December 2014
Over the summer I spent 3 months completing an internship at an environmental company who are based in Cape Town. I was part of their Product and Reach team mainly assisting the product team members with sales and fundraising. Any nerves and worries I had abou...

Kelsey Stewart

Environmental Policy Intern | Cape Town
Michigan State University
15 July 2010
On my study abroad in Cape Town I had an internship with a branch of an international conservation organization. They dealt with fishery trade issues, I spent most of my time researching and gathering information about these issues and the possible resolutions...

Carolyn Robertson

Sustainable Development Intern | Cape Town
University of Winnipeg
3 April 2010
I am an International Development Studies student from Winnipeg, MB (Canada). I had been to South Africa in 2004, and dreamt of returning ever since. For my practicum, I decided to return to Cape Town. I did a lot of research and came across Connect-123 who of...

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