Closing Date: Tuesday 11th of June 2019
Organization CSIR
Employment Type Internship
Province Western Cape
Town/City Stellenbosch
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)

The CSIR is has an Internship opportunity for an Intern in the Sustainability Science and Resources Economics impact area within the Smart Places Cluster. The purpose of the Internship is to provide graduates with an opportunity to gain practical work experience through performing Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of alternative grocery carrier bags.


Key responsibilities:

Under supervision, the intern will be required to:

  • Conduct an environmental life cycle assessment of alternative grocery carrier bag options in South Africa;
  • Make use of relevant Life Cycle Assessment software and database(s);
  • Work with the project team to ensure integration with the social and economic assessments toward a Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment;
  • Assist in compiling a report on the methodology and the results of the assessment.


Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • A Master’s degree in engineering with training in Life Cycle Assessment;
  • Specific application of life cycle assessment to plastics or knowledge of the environmental impacts of plastics and specifically plastic carrier bags is desirable;
  • Additional knowledge with respect to Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment will be advantageous.


How to Apply

Apply Online for the CSIR: Engineering Internship programme 2019 / 2020


Closing date: 11 June 2019




Useful Links

How to apply for a learnership or an internship | Watch Video

CSIR: Engineering Internship programme 2019/2020

Get Updates Via Email