CSIR: Environmental Assessment Practitioner Internships 2022 / 2023

Company : CSIR
Location: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Closing date: 13 December 2022

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CSIR: Environmental Assessment Practitioner Internship Programme 2022 / 2023


The CSIR has an internship opportunity for an Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) in training in the Environmental Management Services research group, within the Smart Places cluster.


The purpose is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience and development capabilities in environmental impact assessment, as well as related fields such as strategic environmental assessment, risk assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and sustainability frameworks and systems thinking. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Work together with colleagues to develop our environmental assessment and management capabilities, through developing networks, growing the business, and building new competencies;
  • Co-ordinate and manage environmental assessment studies, from the proposal and negotiation phases through to public consultation, information collation, report writing and communication of findings (under the supervision of a senior EAP);
  • Conduct independent investigations as well as integrate information from across disciplines;
  • Travel regularly within South Africa and to other African countries as required.


  • An Honours degree in Environmental Science or in a field related to Sustainable Development, Conservation Ecology, Environmental Engineering, or Planning;
  • Valid South African Code B or EB driver’s licence.



  • A Master’s degree would be advantageous; 
  • Short courses and further qualifications that include environmental legislation, geospatial analysis, systems thinking, and stakeholder engagement would be advantageous;


Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in application of scientific analytical research methodology;
  • Problem solving skills and solutions-oriented approach;
  • Capability in conducting independent investigations and trans-disciplinary integration;
  • Critical grasp of national and international developments regarding sustainability issues;

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Date listed: 2022-11-23 06:26:38 | Closing date: 2022-12-13 | INTERN | Location : Stellenbosch South Africa