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Internship - WIIP

Wind Industry Internship Program (WIIP)

Designed by the Wits Business School, the inaugural Management Development Programme for Women in Renewable Energy was launched in March 2023. The programme aims to address the skills gap in the renewable energy industry and to accelerate the growth of senior female leadership within the sector. The initiative is led by the South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) through the collaborative Gender Diversity Working Group (GDWG) with the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) and Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSeta). 

The programme, which runs over a nine-month period is founded on the key principles of self-development, understanding business models, design thinking for strategic management, managing people, as well as leadership, with several electives proven attractive to the sector at large. 

Focus Area of the Internship Programme

The wind industry has a diverse set of skills required on a daily basis and therefore the focus will be on the following broad skills areas:

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