March 15, 2011

University of Cape Town Internships in Energy and Climate Change Research for South Africans

Internship Opportunities for Students

Course(s) Offered: Energy, Climate Change
Course Level: Graduate Internships
Provider: University of Cape Town
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
The Energy Research Centre at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is offering Internship Opportunities for Students currently registered for a Masters or PhD degree.

The Energy Research Centre at UCT undertakes multi-disciplinary work on energy policy and climate change for a range of clients, from the of Cape Town, to national government, to the United Nations. The Center is currently doing ground-breaking research on ways in which the South African energy system can be made more climate-friendly.

The Energy Research Centre is looking for one or two interns to assist it with these projects.

Eligibility
Candidates should be numerate, familiar with Excel, be able to write clearly and precisely (in English), be familiar with energy issues and technology, and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

The Center at UCT is especially looking to attract black South African students, but all interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institutions
Energy Research Centre, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Fields of study
Eligible fields include:
  • energy studies, 
  • engineering (particularly chemical engineering), 
  • economics, 
  • environmental and geographical science, 
  • applied mathematics, 
  • policy studies or international relations, 
  • climate change mitigation
Number of awards
One or two positions will be awarded

Sponsorship duration

Scholarship benefits
The internship is focused on three key areas: knowledge, skills and networking

Method of Application
Interns apply either directly to the Center or through a partnership arrangement with their university.

It is important to read this current Internship Call(pdf) and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply to this Internship position
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DEADLINES:
All applications must be received on or before the 25th March 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is a public research university located in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. UCT was founded in 1829 as the South African College, and is the oldest university in South Africa and the second oldest extant university in Africa.

UCT is the highest-ranked African university in the QS World University Rankings, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities, and its Law and Commerce Faculties are consistently placed among the hundred best internationally.

Application Deadline: 25 March 2011
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

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