Experiential learning for Nature Conservation students

23 June 2017 - 4:00pm

A one-year work-integrated learning opportunity is available at our Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden from 1 December 2017 – 30 November 2018.

The student will gain hands on experience in nature conservation and have the opportunity to work with specialists in the field. The programme includes exposure in the following estate functions:

  • guided tours,
  • surveys,
  • patrols,
  • data collection,
  • research,
  • the management plan for the estate as well as
  • the Kirstenbosch Biodiversity database. 


The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:

Students who are self-motivated and enthusiastic and have completed their first and second year subjects are encouraged to apply. Good grades will be a strong advantage. Note that this programme is only applicable to students registered for Nature Conservation.  Students who have already graduated need not apply. 


Monthly stipend of R4 000. No benefits apply. 


1 December 2017 – 30 November 2018 

Application Procedure

Please complete the attached application form. Applications should include a CV; letter of interest; goals while training at SANBI; letter of recommendation from lecturers or supervisors; and certified copy of your results. Please submit your application to students@sanbi.org.za.

Subject: Nature Conservation WIL.

Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews on a date and time as determined by SANBI. SANBI reserves the right not to fill this position.

If no response has been received within 14 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful. 

 Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

23 June 2017 - 4:00pm
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