ND Nature Conservation students only

1 December 2020 – 30 November 2021

A one-year work-integrated learning placement opportunity is available at our Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden from 1 December 2020 – 30 November 2021.

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

  • Patrols
  • Data collection
  • Research
  • Management plan for the estate
  • The Kirstenbosch Biodiversity database
  • Ecological Surveys
  • Environmental education and outreach
  • Conservation-related field trips
  • Alien species control
  • Trails maintenance
  • Occupational safety, health and environment management
  • Waste control
  • Fire management
  • Memorial bench and woodwork maintenance
  • Fence maintenance
  • Conservation-related displays
  • Maintenance of living fish display

Requirements: 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.

Value: Monthly stipend of R4 800,00. No benefits apply.

Duration: 1 December 2020 – 30 November 2021

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; letter from university stating that you need to complete work-integrated learning and certified copies 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 (telephonically or virtually) 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 30 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Closes: Friday, 4 September 2020
Location: Kirstenbosch

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