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Applications for the Wind Industry Internship Programme (WIIP) 2023

The South Africa Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) is excited to announce that Wind Industry Internship Programme (WIIP) will be running for the second time in 2023. WIIP first launched in 2022 January, where 15 interns where placed and mentored by SAWEA member organisations for a period of 12 months.

The WIIP internship offers hands-on experience to exceptional South African students who are committed to building a career in renewable wind energy.
The purpose of the WIIP is to provide young professionals who have recently completed a degree (or those undertaking graduate programmes) with the opportunity to gain practical work experience in line with their studies and interests, and to expose them to work that is related to sustainable energy.
The 2023 applications for the internship programme will open in October 2022 and young aspiring professionals are encouraged to apply.
Focus Areas
The wind industry has a diverse skills requirement; the focus areas will be on the following broad skills areas:

  • Engineering: Energy, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical, Industrial, Civil etc.
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Statistics and Environmental Sciences.
  • Administration and Management (Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, Procurement, Human Resource Management)
  • Social Sciences/Humanities (Economics, Gender, International Relations, Communication, Population Studies, Law)
  • Information Technology (Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Multimedia Web Design, Software Engineering)

Please register your interest to participate in the WIIP internship by completing the application form on our website.

Interns can apply via

Companies can apply via

Alternatively you can express your interest in writing to or by submitting your CV, qualifications, Certified proof of ID.

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