|Closing Date:||Friday 21st of December 2018|
Applications for the 2019/20 Internship Programme intake are now open. The department invites unemployed graduates, who wish to apply for the 24 months Internship Programme. DEA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. It is our intention to promote representivity (race, gender and disability). The persons with disabilities will receive preference for the Internship programme, and therefore are encouraged to apply. The departmental recruitment and selection processes apply. The programme will commence on 01st April and end on 31st March (24 Months). Successful candidates will receive a stipend / allowance of R5 000.00 per month.
Procedures and information to apply
Environmental Careers Overview
The environment provides many exciting, interesting and satisfying career choices stretching across a tremendous range of fields and disciplines. Working in the environmental field is rewarding because you can contribute to the maintenance and conservation of essential life systems necessary for our human survival. There are two main routes which you can take:
It is important to note that these two complement one another and effective environmental management combines both these perspectives.
Normally one progresses into the social-environmental perspective through a Social Science or Arts degree presented at a university. Subjects may include Anthropology, Archaeology, Development Studies, Geography and Environmental Studies, Law (Environmental Law), Journalism (Environmental Journalism) and Education (Environmental Education). Careers in this field are centred around humans and their relations with the environment, and ways of making these relations beneficial to both people and the environment.
Career path qualification:
Environmental science careers
Environmental science careers start by completing a science degree at university or a relevant diploma course at technikon. Subjects in the natural sciences such as Zoology, Botany and Ecology generally lead to a career path in biodiversity conservation, but may also lead to a career in environmental management. Subjects in the physical sciences such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry might lead to a career path in environmental management aspects such as pollution control or waste management. Landscape architects and civil engineers pursue environmental management through ensuring that environmental concerns are brought to bear on infrastructural development.
Career path qualification
Universities and Technikons will have more information on courses and degrees.
Contact the Department of Environmental Affairs for more information as well as the requirements and timelines of the annual internship programme’s intake. The call for applications is usually sent out in October/November each year.
Mr Thomas Mathiba. Director: Sector Education, Training and Development
How to Apply
Applications must be:
Incomplete, e-mailed, faxed and late applications will NOT be considered.
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Enquiries and hand deliveries:
For enquiries contact:
Mr Mbongeni Mncube
Mr Dinilesizwe April
Applications must be directed to Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001, Attention: Learning and Development.