Energy Efficiency Internship: South African - German Energy Programme (SAGEN IV)

Reports to: Programme Component Manager: Energy Efficiency

Duration: Six (6) months


The South Africa German Energy Programme (SAGEN IV); funded by the German Government and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in cooperation with the Department of Mineral Resources & Energy (DMRE) supports renewable and energy efficiency stakeholders to maximize the opportunities presented by the energy sector.  SAGEN IV focuses on renewable energy and energy efficiency and aims to maximize investment in these sectors.

In renewable energy the work centers on improving grid access and stability in the light of more large-scale renewable energy plants being connected to the grid, as well as support to increase high quality rooftop photovoltaic installations.  In energy efficiency, SAGEN works closely with the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to ensure that municipalities and other role-players implement energy efficient measures to reduce electricity consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions.

Activities in energy efficiency include:

  • Support to the  the implementation of Municipal Energy Management System (MEMS) Programme.
  • Coordinate Energy Efficiency activities including logistical arrangements for the component.
  • Collaboration with municipalities to introduce energy management systems and energy efficient technologies to reduce municipal consumption of electricity.
  • Support to municipalities to invest in energy efficient technologies, for example, energy efficient streetlights.

Against this backdrop SAGEN IV wishes to employ an intern within Energy Efficiency component for a period of six months. The intern will form part of the energy efficiency team expected to coordinate SAGEN’s support activities on the implementation of the Municipal Energy Management System (MEMS) and energy efficient streetlighting and building Energy Performance Certification (EPC). The intention is to expose the intern to the work environment events, and ongoing training programmes within the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector.


Suitable candidates should apply by submitting a one (1) page motivation letter stating why they should be preferred candidate for this internship. This should be accompanied by a detailed CV indicating nationality to with the following subject line “Application for Internship - Energy Efficiency: South African - German Energy Programme (SAGEN IV)” for the attention of Head of Human Resource.

Closing date for applications: 30 December 2022.
Only shortlisted candidates will be informed!
Applications without a motivation letter will not be considered!

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