Mid-July to early December
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Construction Management
As an intern with EMI South Africa in Cape Town, you will have an opportunity to partcipate in the work of EMI, engage in a mulitcultural office environment, and explore a unique area of the world. The internship starts with an orientation where you will meet the office staff and fellow interns and get to know the EMI DNA. Following orientation you will join a Project Leader and other volunteers on a project trip either in South Africa or a neighboring country. Your role will be to provide technical assistance to the team and engage with the partner ministry as we develp a design to serve them.
Although projects for this term have not been finalized, typical partner ministries include those providing orphan care, early childhood and youth development, and organizations ministering in informal settlements. Along with larger trip-based projects, this office completes several smaller in-house design project each year.
EMI interns support both our project trip efforts and internal design work. Your involvement will likely include work on multiple projects during your internship. You will work under supervision of South African and international professional volunteers and EMI staff to produce design plans and report documents. You will have opportunities to gain professional experience in design software such as AutoCAD and SketchUp, as well as hone your crticial thinking and writing skills. You'll be partnered with a mentor to provide guidance as you navigate the highs and lows of working to bring resoration to those who deeply need it.
Our T2 internship begins during the rainy and cool winter season and ends in summer. As the days get warmer and longer, activities in and around the city ramp up. Interns have the flexibility to explore Cape Town and South Africa using their leave days included in the internship. We invite you to serve with your skills in this beautfiul urban setting!