Cape Town

The Our Future Cities Internship programme covers various aspects of city-making and urbanism and combines rapid learning, skills development, mentorship and live project experience. In its 12th year, our graduates can be found making a difference around the world.

Work with Our Future Cities and gain experience in urbanism and city-making
  • Learning: Reading material, workshops, site visits, events and assignments on topics like public spaces and placemaking, mobility, housing, policymaking, city planning and more.
  • Skills Development: Learn skills in research, engagement, communication and project management.
  • Mentorship:  Support and guidance for you career ahead.
  • Project Experience: An opportunity to use what you have learnt and apply it to projects.

How does it work?

The 6 month programme is based in Cape Town, and requires working together in-person 3 days a week. It takes place over 2 phases, both of which are conducted in-person with some flexibility for applicants outside of Cape Town or South Africa.

  • Month 1 – 2: A rapid learning experience in urbanism. Read more about the syllabus here.
  • Month 2 to Month 6: Exposure to projects including site visits in Cape Town and possibly South Africa along with skills development and engagement with clients and other stakeholders.

Some flexibility around the start date could be accommodated for successful applicants who are relocating to Cape Town.

Who are we looking for?

  • Aspiring urbanists from any city of country
  • Energetic, curious and hardworking people passionate about gaining experience in urbanism and exploring how our cities work.
  • We do not require prior experience or an academic background in urbanism, design, or any built environment field.

How can I Apply?

Express your interest by completing this short online application form here.

Deadline for Cohort 2 of 2023: 07 June 2023

Please note: Only queries directed to will be responded to.

Rashiq Fataar
Rouen Smit
37 Parliament Street
Church Square
Cape Town City Centre
Cape Town, 8000
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