Internship Opportunity// Land and Water

Job Description:

The office at Cape Town, Johannesburg, South Africa is looking for interns to join their Land & Water team. The Intern will form part of a growing team engaged in a downstream Oil & Gas sector client program focusing on supporting the execution of the field components of contaminated land assessments. The incumbent should be able to communicate effectively with colleagues and sub-contractors. The position will also provide the opportunity to participate in other SLR key client projects within the mining, infrastructure, and industrial sectors.


  • Help execute key field components of contaminated land projects, including Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) and remediation.
  • Conduct data collection for projects which encompasses the following key elements:
  • Sampling of a range of media (soil, groundwater, vapour and waste)
  • Collating field data according to applicable Quality Management Systems (QMS).
  • Travel to various sites at remote locations across South Africa and Africa to perform the above-mentioned fieldwork.
  • Provide sub-contractor supervision.
  • Draft high-quality factual, technical reports.
  • Coordinate laboratory services and interpret/visualise environmental data.
  • Familiarise yourself with the company and client’s Health Safety and Environmental (HSE) protocols and expectations: ensuring the safety of oneself and team members during project operations.
  • Ensure project tasks are delivered on time, within budget.
  • Communicate effectively with project stakeholders (peers, Project Managers, and subcontractors).
  • Show a keen interest in personal development and learning within the technical discipline and advancing oneself by leveraging the opportunity provided within SLR’s Intern Programme.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc), Geology/Earth Science and/or a postgraduate degree in a related field,
  • Field sampling experience in the sampling of environmental media (soil, groundwater, surface water and waste) would be advantageous.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with intermediate Excel and Word knowledge and an aptitude to learn and work with various digital applications.
  • A willingness and ability to travel and conduct fieldwork.
  • A valid drivers’ license


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (in English), with demonstrated skill in technical report writing.
  • Excellent time management skills and an ability to multi-task and prioritise tasks.
  • Detail-oriented with a mechanical aptitude and hands-on troubleshooting and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Should be able to work well in a team and communicate confidently with others.
  • Strong commitment to safety, including following established Health and Safety protocols.
  • The ability to work to deadlines and within set budgets is essential.

This internship is fixed-term and full-time. Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

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