Engineering Internships In South Africa

By | January 20, 2020

There are multiple companies offering unique intern opportunities for talented, eager candidates.  If you are motivated to work in one of the fields of engineering, then an internship will give you a great advantage and will expose you to working experience.

Civil Engineering Internships Available

Internships at the individual companies may offer candidates the following positions:

  • Structural Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Environment Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Projects Engineer
  • Construction Planning
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Bridge & Road Planning
  • Bridge and Road Monitoring

Many of these can be found with companies such as:

  • Perkin Elmer
  • ABB
  • Unilever
  • Hatch Goba
  • Sandvik
  • Sasol
  • Eskom
  • Transnet

Mechanical Engineering Internships Available

If you are planning to work in one of the following fields, these mechanical engineering internships will aid you in gaining work experience. The following career paths are available within this field:

  • Aerospace Research
  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Aerospace Design
  • Chemical Manufacturing
  • Chemical Development
  • Automotive Markets
  • Automotive Designs
  • Automotive Manufacturing
  • Defense Equipment
  • Defense Support
  • Defense Services
  • Construction Infrastructure
  • Building Designs
  • Heating and Ventilation Designs
  • Manufacturing
  • Developing New Materials
  • Household Product Manufacturing
  • Marine Development
  • Metal Development
  • Metal End Production
  • Railway Construction
  • Railway Systems Management
  • Electrical Power Systems
  • Rail Control Systems
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Development
  • Water Supply
  • Power Supply
  • Waste Management
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Many of these can be found with companies such as:

  • Total
  • ABB
  • Perkin Elmer
  • CSIR
  • Hatch Goba
  • Petra Diamonds
  • Vodacom
  • General Electric
  • Amka Products
  • Transnet
  • SPT

Mechanical Engineering Internship Requirements

If you would like to apply for any of the mentioned career paths or any available within the Mechanical Engineering field, candidates will require the following:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid South African ID
  • Candidates must live in South Africa
  • Candidates must pass their Grade 12 with exemption
  • Candidates must have own transport
  • Candidates must hold a degree relevant to their career path

The ideal candidate will be goal orientated, positive, creative, smart and hard working.  Interns will mostly be exposed to all levels of system designs, trained in all aspects of manufacturing, while gaining invaluable knowledge about the industry and field.


Please include your latest school results, certified copy of your ID, motivational or cover letter, along with completed application and all other relevant documentation to the company you are applying to.  Some companies do offer online application processes for internships, others will have downloadable application forms, and some may just have contact information.
Whatever the form of application, candidates are reminded to always ensure their application is complete, signed and all required documentation attached.

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