Technical Services Internship Programme 2023

We are delighted to announce that applications for the 2023 Technical Services Internship Programme at the Council for Geoscience are now open.

Embark on an enriching internship opportunity that immerses you in the world of geoscience and mineral exploration. The Council for Geoscience welcomes applications from passionate candidates for their Technical Services Internship Programme, designed as a stepping stone for individuals who wish to deepen their knowledge of geoscience and contribute meaningfully to the industry.

The Council for Geoscience, South Africa’s national geoscience agency, is offering four positions on a 24-month fixed-term contract for the Technical Services Internship Programme. These positions will be based at the head office in Pretoria and various other provinces in South Africa. This internship aims to provide practical experience and valuable insights into the industry, preparing interns for their future careers in geoscience.

Benefits of the Internship Programme:

As an intern, you will receive a monthly stipend of R 13,000, gain exposure to critical industry operations, and have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge in real-world situations. Some of the key responsibilities and learning opportunities during the internship include:

  1. Reviewing prospecting reports and extracting crucial prospecting data and information.
  2. Monitoring mineral rights applications bi-annually.
  3. Participating in geo-scientific investigations or research under supervision.
  4. Contributing to statutory and occasionally commercial projects, and publishing research findings internally or externally.
  5. Delivering formal scientific or technical presentations at conferences or symposia.
  6. Providing scientific advice to the public and private sectors within established guidelines.
  7. Learning to conduct work within the required ISO standards.

Eligibility Criteria:

Interested candidates should meet the following qualifications, knowledge, and experience requirements:

  1. Completion of Grade 12.
  2. An Honours Degree in Geology, Economic Geology, Exploration Geology, or a related geoscience field.
  3. A valid driver’s license (C1) will be an added advantage.

Key behavioral attributes and required skills include:

  1. Customer orientation.
  2. Effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  3. Ability to work in a team and collaborate effectively.
  4. Problem-solving skills.
  5. Proficiency in report writing.
  6. A sense of urgency and the ability to work under pressure.
  7. Computer literacy.

The Council for Geoscience is committed to Employment Equity and diversity. Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented designated groups. Females and individuals from previously disadvantaged groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure:

If you meet the above requirements and are excited about this opportunity, follow these steps to apply:

  1. Visit the Council for Geoscience job portal.
  2. Click on the “Apply” button below the job description.

Please note that correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only. If you do not receive a response within eight weeks of the closing date, please assume your application was unsuccessful. All appointments are subject to positive vetting results and vetting processes.

Application Date:

The application process is now open and will close on 28th July 2023.

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