Housing Development Agency: Town Planning Internship Programme 2024 in Cape Town

Job Summary

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is recruiting unemployed graduates for a twelve-month Graduate Internship Programme.

Closing date: 21 February 2024

  • Reference: Cape Town Internship Programme (HDA) 2024
  • Job Title: Town Planner Intern
  • Remuneration Scale: R84 000 per annum (all-inclusive package)

Location: HDA Cape Town

Job Purpose

Main Purpose: To provide unemployed graduates, especially from tertiary (University and Universities of Technology) institutions with valuable work experience and skills in the construction and human settlements sector, and to enhance their employability by providing them with internship opportunities in the public service.

About the Housing Development Agency (HDA)

The Housing Development Agency (HDA) is a national public sector development agency that inter alia has the mandate to identify, acquire, prepare, and develop suitable land for human settlements.

The Agency also undertakes the programme and project management for development of housing and human settlements.

The HDA carries out its functions in partnership with a range of stakeholders including national, provincial and local government as well as with communities, developers and financiers.

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Established in 2009, the Agency was established by an Act of Parliament in 2008 and is accountable through its Board to the Minister of Human Settlements.

Internship Requirements

Graduates in the following disciplines should apply:

  • BTech or BSc Town & Regional Planning or similar
  • Only candidates residing in Cape Town with no internship or work experience need apply.

How to Apply

Closing date for applications: 21 February 2024

To submit your application, please send an email


When submitting your application for a position, please adhere to the following:

  • 1. CVs received after the closing date will NOT be considered.
  • 2. The Job Title and Reference number for the relevant position must appear in the subject line of your application.
  • 3. The CV must be in PDF format.
  • 4. Copies of all qualifications must be provided.
  • 5. Copies of identity document must be provided.
  • 6. Two contactable references.

Kindly take note if you have not been contacted within twenty-one (21) working days of the closing date; please consider your application unsuccessful. Shouldyou not comply with the above requirements your application will NOT be considered.

Conditions of service: ● The HDA is an equal opportunity employer ● Appointments will be made in accordance with the HDA Employment Equity policyand priority given to people living with disabilities and females ● The HDA reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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We thank all applicants for their interest. Communication will be conducted with short-listed applicants only.


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