The City of Johannesburg EISD Student Internship is now open for applications for GIS Students. This internship program is designed to provide on-the-job exposure that is essential for students to complete their academic qualifications or gain experiential training after graduation.

If you are a young resident of Johannesburg and have not previously participated in an internship program, this could be your chance to gain hands-on experience and contribute to the city’s development.

About the City of Johannesburg EISD Student Internship

  • Department: Environment Infrastructure Services Department (EISD)
  • Branch: Strategic Coordination and Integration
  • Position: GIS Intern
  • Location: 118 Jorissen Street, Traduna Building, Johannesburg
  • Remuneration:
    • R9 531,54 pm (for those who have completed their qualification with a minimum of 360 credits)
    • R3 500,00 pm (for those who are currently enrolled as students)
  • Closing Date: Wednesday, 05 June 2024

Program Overview

This internship is specifically aimed at students in the Johannesburg community and is available for a maximum period of 18 months. The goal is to offer work-based training to qualifying students, enhancing their skills and knowledge in a real-world environment. This is an excellent opportunity for students to bridge the gap between academic theory and practical application.

The primary function of the GIS Intern is to provide GIS services within the EISD, focusing on environmental management-based layers and project administration within the City of Johannesburg. The role involves liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including government departments, officials, and service providers.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be youth residing in Johannesburg.
  • Must not have participated in an internship program before.
  • Must be currently enrolled in or have completed a diploma or degree in Environmental Management, GIS, or an equivalent qualification registered at SAQA level 5 or 6.
  • Computer literacy, particularly in ArcGIS and MS Office applications, is required.
  • Knowledge of Environmental Management is an advantage

Key Performance Areas

As a GIS Intern in the City of Johannesburg EISD Student Internships program, you will be expected to perform a variety of tasks and responsibilities that contribute to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Environment Infrastructure Services Department (EISD). Here are the detailed key performance areas you will be involved in:

  • Data Collection: Gathering relevant environmental data from various sources, including field surveys, satellite imagery, and existing databases.
  • Data Analysis: Analyzing collected data to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies that are significant for environmental management and planning.
  • Data Integration: Integrating diverse datasets into the ArcGIS platform to create comprehensive maps that highlight environmental features and issues.
  • Layer Management: Organizing and managing different GIS layers, ensuring that data is accurately represented and easily accessible for analysis and reporting.
  • Quality Control: Conducting quality control checks to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the GIS data.
  • Public Engagement: Engaging with the public to educate them about environmental issues, sustainable practices, and the importance of preserving natural resources.
  • Material Preparation: Preparing educational materials such as brochures, posters, and presentations that effectively communicate environmental messages.
  • Event Coordination: Coordinating with other departments, stakeholders, and volunteers to ensure the smooth execution of environmental awareness activities.
  • Feedback Collection: Gathering feedback from event participants to assess the impact of awareness campaigns and identify areas for improvement.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborating with team members from diverse backgrounds to foster an inclusive and supportive work environment.
  • Administrative Support: Providing administrative support to the EISD, including scheduling meetings, preparing reports, and maintaining records.
  • Document Management: Ensuring that all documentation related to environmental projects and GIS data is accurately filed and easily retrievable.
  • Communication: Maintaining clear and effective communication with internal and external stakeholders to support project goals and objectives.
  • Procedure Adherence: Adhering to established GIS and environmental management procedures to ensure consistency and accuracy in project execution.
  • Best Practices: Staying updated with the latest GIS technologies, tools, and best practices to enhance your skills and contribute to the department’s success.
  • Innovation: Identifying opportunities for innovation and improvement in GIS applications and environmental management practices.
  • Training and Development: Participate in training sessions and workshops to enhance your technical skills and professional development.
  • Report Generation: Assist in the preparation of detailed reports and presentations for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Liaise with other government departments, NGOs, and community groups to support collaborative environmental initiatives.
  • Project Coordination: Coordinate specific environmental projects, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget.

Competencies and Skills

  • Computer literacy in MS Office applications and ArcGIS.
  • Organizing skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, listening, and written).
  • Time management and ability to work under pressure.
  • Diligence and professionalism.

Application Process

  • Interested applicants must complete the online job application form and attach all relevant documents, including certified qualifications, ID, and CV.
  • Applicants are advised to use Google Chrome when applying for positions with the City of Johannesburg.
  • For enquiries, contact Revonal McKenzie at (011) 082 7999.

Applicants are respectfully informed that if no notification of appointment or response is received within six weeks of the closing date, they should consider their application unsuccessful.

This City of Johannesburg EISD student internship opportunity is a stepping stone for students in the Johannesburg community to gain invaluable experience and start their careers on the right foot. If you meet the criteria and are passionate about environmental management and GIS, don’t miss this chance to make a difference in your community.