The City of Johannesburg Internships are now open for application. The COJ is committed to fostering growth and development, is offering a unique opportunity for passionate and qualified graduates to join its Environmental and Infrastructure Service Department (EISD). This initiative is designed to provide hands-on experience and professional exposure to individuals who are eager to contribute to the city’s sustainability and environmental initiatives.

City of Johannesburg Internship Overview

Company: City of Johannesburg
Position Title: Air Quality and Climate Change Internship
Department: Environmental and Infrastructure Service Department (EISD)
Duration: 18 Months Contract
Stipend: R9,531.54 per month
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About the Environmental and Infrastructure Service Department (EISD):

The EISD is at the forefront of the City’s efforts to create a greener, more sustainable urban environment. Comprising dedicated professionals and experts, the department plays a pivotal role in shaping and implementing policies that promote environmental stewardship, infrastructure development, and energy efficiency. By joining the EISD team, interns will have the chance to work on impactful projects and gain valuable insights into the complexities of urban planning and environmental management.

City of Johannesburg Internship Duration:

Successful candidates will embark on an enriching journey with a duration not exceeding eighteen (18) months. This extended period ensures that interns have the opportunity to delve deep into their respective roles, contributing meaningfully to ongoing projects, and gaining a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of environmental and infrastructure management.

Why Join the Internship Program:

  • Professional Development: Engage in hands-on projects and work alongside experienced professionals, fostering a dynamic learning environment.
  • Networking Opportunities: Build valuable connections within the City of Johannesburg and the broader environmental and infrastructure sectors.
  • Mentorship: Benefit from mentorship programs designed to guide and support interns in their personal and professional growth.
  • Contribution to City Initiatives: Contribute to the development and implementation of policies and projects that directly impact the city’s environmental sustainability and infrastructure development.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Policy Development and Compliance: Collaborate in the formulation of comprehensive policies, strategies, and plans to ensure City of Johannesburg compliance with energy framework policies and guidelines. Contribute to the development of innovative approaches that align with sustainable energy practices, while ensuring cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency.
  • Planning and Coordination: Take an active role in planning and coordination activities, ensuring seamless integration of energy-related initiatives across departments. Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to align energy plans with broader municipal goals and objectives.
  • Government Policy Support: Provide crucial support and information during the national, provincial, and local government policy development and planning processes. Stay informed about evolving legislative landscapes, ensuring City of Johannesburg initiatives align with regulatory requirements and contribute positively to broader government objectives.
  • Stakeholder Management: Implement effective stakeholder management strategies, fostering positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Collaborate with diverse groups, including government bodies, community organizations, and industry partners, to build consensus and support for energy-related initiatives.
  • Energy Policy Implementation: Actively participate in the facilitation of energy policy implementation, including the enforcement of bylaws, strategies, and plans. Monitor and evaluate the impact of implemented policies, making recommendations for adjustments or improvements as needed.
  • Energy Service Delivery Framework: Assist in the development and enhancement of the Energy Service Delivery Framework for the organization. Contribute insights and recommendations to optimize energy service delivery, ensuring alignment with organizational objectives and the broader community’s needs.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Facilitate meaningful stakeholder engagement initiatives focused on all energy matters within the city. Organize and participate in forums, workshops, and outreach programs to gather input, address concerns, and promote community involvement in energy-related decisions.

Qualifications Required:

  • Matric Certificate plus a degree in one of the following:
    • Bachelor of Science (BSC)
    • Engineering Degree
    • Energy Studies

Skills and Competencies:

  • Computer Literacy: Proficient in utilizing a wide range of computer applications, with advanced skills in MS Office Applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Ability to navigate and utilize various software and technological tools effectively.
  • Communication Skills: Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills, capable of conveying complex information clearly and concisely. Ability to communicate with diverse stakeholders and present information in a compelling manner.
  • Coordinating Skills: Strong organizational and coordinating abilities, ensuring seamless collaboration and workflow efficiency. Capable of managing multiple tasks and projects simultaneously while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Climate Financing and Project Development: Possesses knowledge and understanding of climate financing principles and project development processes. Familiarity with funding mechanisms and strategies related to environmental initiatives.
  • Climate Change Concepts: Fundamental understanding of climate change concepts, including its impact, mitigation strategies, and adaptation measures. Keeps abreast of current trends and developments in the field.
  • Time Management: Effective time management skills, ensuring tasks and projects are completed within established timelines. Capable of prioritizing assignments to meet deadlines and achieve organizational objectives.
  • Creative Problem-Solving: Proven ability to think innovatively and address challenges with creative solutions. Demonstrates a problem-solving mindset, contributing to the development of innovative approaches to complex issues.
  • Multitasking: Skilled in managing multiple responsibilities concurrently, maintaining a high level of productivity and quality in each task. Adaptable to changing priorities and able to handle pressure with composure.
  • Collaborative/Teamwork: Thrives in a collaborative work environment, fostering positive relationships with team members. Able to contribute effectively to team goals, share knowledge, and work cohesively towards common objectives.
  • Values and Integrity: Upholds strong ethical values and integrity in all professional interactions. Demonstrates honesty, transparency, and a commitment to ethical conduct in the workplace.
  • Attention to Detail: Pays meticulous attention to detail, ensuring accuracy and precision in all tasks. Consistently produces high-quality work, minimizing errors and promoting excellence.
  • Customer and Service Delivery Management (Batho Pele): Dedicated to customer satisfaction and service excellence, adhering to the principles of Batho Pele. Focuses on delivering services with professionalism, responsiveness, and a customer-centric approach.
  • Ethics and Professionalism: Operates with a high level of professionalism and ethical conduct. Adheres to established codes of conduct and professional standards, promoting a positive and trustworthy work environment.

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