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Council for Geoscience: Internships 2024 / 2025 New Application

Council for Geoscience invites applications for internship opportunities across various departments. This internship program offers students and recent graduates the chance to gain practical experience, develop professional skills, and contribute to impactful geoscientific projects. Interns will work closely with experienced professionals, participate in research activities, and assist in the execution of projects aimed at addressing critical challenges in geoscience and related fields.

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  • Assist in Research Projects: Collaborate with CGS researchers and scientists on ongoing projects related to geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrology, or environmental science.
  • Data Collection and Analysis: Collect field data, conduct laboratory analyses, and utilize software tools for data processing and interpretation.
  • Report Writing: Prepare reports, presentations, and technical documents summarizing research findings, observations, and recommendations.
  • Mapping and Surveying: Support mapping and surveying activities, including field mapping, GIS analysis, and remote sensing.
  • Project Support: Provide administrative and logistical support for project planning, implementation, and monitoring.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to knowledge sharing initiatives within CGS and with external stakeholders through presentations, seminars, and workshops.
  • Education: Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a Bachelor's, Honours, or Master's degree program in Geology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geography, or related fields.
  • Technical Skills: Basic understanding of geoscientific principles and methodologies. Proficiency in GIS software (e.g., ArcGIS, QGIS) and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret geoscientific data accurately.
  • Communication: Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to convey technical information clearly and effectively.
  • Teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Initiative: Proactive approach to learning, problem-solving, and taking initiative in project tasks.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-on Experience: Gain practical experience in geoscience research, mapping, and project management.
  • Professional Development: Access training opportunities, mentorship, and networking events to enhance your skills and career prospects.
  • Contribution to Society: Contribute to meaningful projects that have real-world applications and impact on societal challenges.
  • Exposure: Gain exposure to cutting-edge technologies, methodologies, and industry practices in geoscience and related sectors.
  • Stipend: Competitive stipend and allowances may be provided to eligible interns.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, cover letter, academic transcripts, and any relevant supporting documents via the CGS website or designated application portal. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Join Council for Geoscience's internship program and embark on a journey to explore the fascinating world of geoscience, contribute to meaningful research, and pave the way for a rewarding career in earth sciences. Apply now and be part of our mission to unlock the secrets of the Earth for a sustainable future.


Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Research Services
Job Location
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 5, 2024
Valid through
March 5, 2029
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