Sustainability Reporting Research Internship in South Africa
SustainabilityServices.co.za – a niche consultancy specializing in the provision of independent third party assurance over sustainability reports – is seeking to recruit up to 3 interns to participate in its third annual review of sustainability reports in South Africa. Requirements include a minimum of an undergrad degree, a penchant for sustainability issues, and a willingness to participate in volunteer activities.
The roles of the selected interns would include:
Conducting research into sustainability reporting in South Africa. This follows on from the previous research reports published (go to www.sustainabiltiyservices.co.za to download latest report).
Participating in the writing of ‘King III & GRI +12: A review of sustainability reporting in South Africa’ with potential co-authorship mention.
Assisting with the project management of the launch event for the research report.
In exchange for their participation in the above, SustainabilityServices.co.za will offer:
Payment for each report reviewed, which could exceed R1 000 per day (based on the productivity of last year’s researchers, although the average was R800 per day or about US$100)
Access to opportunities to job shadow members of the SustainabilityServices.co.za team on client engagements
Opportunities to assist in socioeconomic development projects linked to the Soweto Marimba Youth League (SMYLe) Trust (www.smyle.co.za), the Orlando Children’s Home (www.och.co.za) and/or Cotlands (www.cotlands.org): all of which are entities supported by SustainabilityServices.co.za.
The internship would start mid to late February, and would extend for roughly 3 months. Where necessary, assistance will be offered with respect to accommodation (to be discussed on a case-by-case basis).
About the author: Mehrdad Nazari (MBA, MSc, LEAD Fellow) is a Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability Reporting & ESIA Advisor, and Director of Prizma. He was previously an environmental consultant with Dames & Moore, Principal Environmental Specialist at the EBRD and CSR Research Director at CoreRatings. Mehrdad is a GRI-approved trainer on GRI's sustainability reporting framework and a licensed AA1000 Assurance Provider.