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SA Weather Service: Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Internships 2024 Apply Here

The South African Weather Service invites dynamic and motivated individuals to apply for our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Internship program. This opportunity is designed to provide students with real-world experience and practical knowledge in the field of meteorology and related disciplines. As a WIL intern at SAWS, you will have the chance to work alongside seasoned professionals, contribute to meaningful projects, and gain valuable insights into the exciting world of weather science.

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  • Hands-on Learning: Engage in practical, on-the-job training in various areas of meteorology, climatology, and atmospheric science.
  • Data Analysis: Assist in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of weather data using state-of-the-art meteorological instruments and technology.
  • Forecasting Support: Contribute to the preparation and dissemination of weather forecasts and warnings, learning from experienced meteorologists.
  • Research Opportunities: Collaborate on research projects that explore new developments in meteorological science, climate studies, and related fields.
  • Communication Skills: Enhance your communication skills by participating in the preparation of weather-related information for diverse audiences, including the general public.
  • Team Collaboration: Work closely with multidisciplinary teams to understand the interconnectedness of weather, climate, and environmental factors.
  • Professional Development: Attend workshops, seminars, and training sessions to augment your knowledge and skills in meteorology.
  • Currently enrolled in a relevant degree program (Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, Climate Studies, Environmental Science, etc.).
  • Strong academic record with a keen interest in meteorology and related disciplines.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work well in a team and adapt to a dynamic work environment.
Job Benefits
  1. Professional Development:
    • Gain hands-on experience in meteorology and atmospheric science.
    • Work alongside seasoned professionals and mentors.
    • Attend workshops, seminars, and training sessions to enhance your skills.
  2. Real-World Application:
    • Apply theoretical knowledge to practical, real-world scenarios.
    • Contribute to meaningful projects with tangible impacts.
  3. Networking Opportunities:
    • Build professional relationships with experts in the field.
    • Connect with peers and professionals in the meteorological community.
  4. Career Guidance:
    • Receive guidance and mentorship from experienced meteorologists.
    • Learn about career paths within the meteorological industry.
  5. Cutting-Edge Technology:
    • Access and utilize state-of-the-art meteorological instruments and technology.
    • Gain exposure to advanced tools used in weather forecasting and analysis.
  6. Research Exposure:
    • Collaborate on research projects and contribute to advancements in meteorological science.
    • Participate in studies related to climate change, environmental science, and more.
  7. Communication Skills:
    • Improve written and verbal communication skills.
    • Contribute to the preparation of weather-related information for diverse audiences.
  8. Team Collaboration:
    • Work in a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.
    • Understand the interconnectedness of weather, climate, and environmental factors.
  9. Resume Enhancement:
    • Add a prestigious internship with the South African Weather Service to your resume.
    • Stand out to future employers with practical experience in a specialized field.
  10. Potential Career Opportunities:
    • Explore potential employment opportunities within the South African Weather Service.
    • Build a foundation for a successful career in meteorology or related fields.
  1. Prepare Your Documents:
    • Update your resume, ensuring it includes your academic background, relevant coursework, and any prior experience.
    • Write a compelling cover letter expressing your interest in the WIL Internship program, detailing how your skills and aspirations align with the objectives of the South African Weather Service.
  2. Application Deadline:
    • Take note of the application deadline specified in the job description.
  3. Compose an Email:
    • Create a new email addressed to the provided email contact.
    • Use "WIL Internship Application - [Your Full Name]" as the subject line.
  4. Attach Documents:
    • Attach your resume and cover letter to the email.
    • Ensure that your documents are in a common format (PDF or Word) and labeled appropriately.
  5. In the Email Body:
    • Write a brief introduction expressing your enthusiasm for the internship opportunity.
    • Clearly state the position you are applying for.
  6. Submit Application:
    • Send your email to the designated email address provided in the job description.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Environmental Services
Job Location
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, Centurion, Gauteng, 0157, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
May 17, 2024
Valid through
January 29, 2028
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