The African Centre for a Green Economy (AFRICEGE),  is a Think Tank and innovation hub supporting the transition to a new/green economy in Africa. AFRICEGE was founded in 2012, to provide a platform for emerging sustainable leaders in Africa to champion the transition to a green and inclusive economy. Since its founding, AFRICEGE has been instrumental in advancing thought leadership on green economy in Africa, through its research, capacity building and green business incubation programmes.

Our vision is to inspire a generation of change makers to help Africa transition to a new and just economy that promotes human wellbeing and environmental sustainability.

To achieve our vision, we we provide thought leadership, raise awareness and promote green innovations to empower those at the base of the pyramid, and influence policy.

AFRICEGE offers short term internships (3- 6 months), to postgraduate students or recent graduates with a Masters or PhD degrees. These science, innovation and business internships are open to all candidates with interests in the following areas:

  • Green/new Economics
  • Financial innovations for sustainable development
  • Agriculture and food security
  • Water resources management
  • Sustainable energy solutions
  • Climate change adaptation and low carbon strategies
  • Development/science communications


To qualify for these internships, applications must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a post graduate student (i.e. masters and doctoral candidates) and/or recent graduates with advanced degrees (Masters/PhD/MBA/LLM etc.) in natural, environmental, social, economic and political sciences.
  • Have strong research and/or administrative skills; website management skills will be desirable
  • Be detail-oriented;
  • Be able to work independently and collectively as part of a group;
  • Experience in working on green economy issues, with a focus on applying its principles for empowering those at the base of the pyramid.
  • Candidates must be independent and have the ability to support themselves in Cape Town, South Africa (accommodation, transportation, subsistence, health insurance)
  • The internship is open to all nationalities.


  • Conducting research, writing and/or copy editing papers and newsletters for publication;
  • Assisting with the planning, coordination, and execution of programs, meetings, events and other special projects;
  • Supporting AFRICEGE’s outreach and communications operations;
  • Updating and managing contact databases;
  • Assisting with content management of websites;
  • Other tasks as may be assigned.

Support provided by AFRICEGE

AFRICEGE will provide the following during the internship

  • Basic infrastructure including but not limited to office space, internet, and telephone services.
  • A conducive environment for learning and conducting green economy research
  • Opportunity for interaction with, and mentorship by experienced research fellows and experts in green economy
  • Participation in national and regional capacity building initiatives organized by AFRICEGE and its partners.

Application Procedure:  Please send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to