ACDI Internship Programme (temporarily paused due to Covid-19)*
*Our structured internship programme has been temporarily paused due to Covid-19. However, individual staff members may take on an intern should they have the capacity to mentor the individual. Interns are expected to make meaningful contributions to ACDI’s ongoing operations and research, in line with their interests, disciplinary background and experience. Should you be interested in an informal internship at the ACDI, please browse through our team profiles, read through the various projects, and contact specific team members directly to see if they have capacity to mentor you through an informal internship.
DST-NRF Internships at UCT
The DST-NRF Internship Programme offers unemployed Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) graduates and postgraduates (including those in Social Sciences and Humanities) an opportunity to acquire practical work experience through mentoring and exposure to a research environment.
Each year UCT hosts DST-NRF interns across several departments. South African undergraduates in their final year, and Honours students and Masters students in their final year who are interested in interning at the ACDI or in other UCT departments are encouraged to apply to the DST-NRF internship program when it opens around November each year.
Resources for career advice
Read through ACDI’s early-career blog series on finding meaningful work in the environment and development sectors: