Call for two year internships: 01 June 2021- 31 May 2023

Groen Sebenza is aimed at developing priority skills in the biodiversity sector to create sustainable job opportunities for unemployed graduates for a period of two years. Groen (in Afrikaans meaning green) Sebenza (meaning work in isiZulu) brings young South Africans from previously disadvantaged backgrounds together with experienced biodiversity professionals to learn, grow and eventually gain the competence and confidence to embark on rewarding and meaningful biodiversity careers.

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the following fields:

Division/

Directorate

Field Placement Minimum qualification Stipend rate
(BEPE)

Biodiversity Education & Public Engagaement

 

 

Environmental and Science Education Betty’s Bay (Western Cape)

Bloemfontein

Cape Town

Johannesburg

Mbombela

Pietermaritzburg

Pretoria

National Zooogical Garden

Walter Sisulu

Mokopane

Thohoyandou

Worcester (Western Cape)

National Diploma/BA/BSc in Environmental/Conservation/  Eduaction with Environmental Eduaction specialisatiion.

 

 

R 5 444.00 - R 6 588.00

 

 

 

 

 

(PAIM)

Policy Advice Information & Management

Biodiversity Planning Cape Town BSc Honours in Environmental Management; Geographical Sciences or Natural Sciences R 7 785.00
Biodiversity Information Management Cape Town BSc Honours in Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences/Data Management (or relevant data-intensive discipline) R 7 785.00
BSc Honours in Computer Science/Information Technology
BSc Honours in Natural Sciences/Computer Science
Ecological Infrastructure Cape Town

Pretoria

BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences R 6 588.00
BSc Honours in Environmental

Management/Natural Sciences

R 7 785.00
Biodiversity Mainstreaming Cape Town

Pretoria

Pietermaritzburg

BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences R 6 588.00
BSc Honours in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social  Sciences R 7 785.00
BSc with a post graduate qualification in Project Management/Sustainability Science/ Economic Managememt Science R 7 785.00 – R 8 983.00
Planning and Land Use Management Pretoria BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences/Urban & Regional Planning

 

 

 

 

R 6 588.00
(BRAM)

Biodiversity Research Assessment and Monitoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Molecular Ecology /  Herpetology /

Molecular Genetics

Cape Town

 

 

BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Genetics) R 7 785.00

 

 

MSc in Genetics/Biochemistry/

Molecular Biology

R 8 983.00
Wildlife Economy /

Biodiversity Economy

Pretoria

 

MSc  in Biological Sciences (with Biodiversity Conservation/Zoology /  Wildlife Economy) R 8 983.00
Threatened Plant Species Durban

Johannesburg

Graskop (Mpumalanga)

 

BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany)/ R 7 785.00
MSc in Biological Sciences /

Environmental Sciences (with Biodiversity Conservation / Botany)

 R 8 983.00
Restoration Ecology/Citizen Science Cape Town BSc Honours in Biological Science (with Botany) R 7 785.00

 

MSc in Biological Science (with Biodiversity

Conservation / Botany)

R 8 983.00
Freshwater Ecology Pretoria

Cape Town

MSc in Biological Sciences (with Freshwater Ecology) R 8 983.00
Ecology/Vegetation Ecology Pretoria

Cape Town

MSc in Biological

Science (with Biodiversity Conservation) / Botany / Ecology)

R 8 983.00
GIS (National Biodiversity Assessment) Cape Town

 

MSc in Biological Sciences (with GIS/Botany R 8 983.00

 

Invasives & GMO Assessments Cape Town BSc Honours in Natural Sciences R 7 785.00
BSc Honours in Marine Sciences
Biological Invasions Cape Town

Bloemfontein

East London

Nelspruit

Pretoria

Stellenbosch

Thohoyandou

BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences R 7 785.00

 

 

MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Sciences (with GIS) R 8 983.00

 

 

 

 

MSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences
MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Management (with Invasion Biology, GIS, Taxonomy/Systematics)
Post Graduate Qualification/ Masters in Project Management
Honours in Natural Sciences/ MSc in Natural Science R 7 785.00 –

R 8 983.00

(FBS)

Foundation Biodiversity

Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forensic Genetics Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens) MSc in Genetics/Zoology R 8 983.00
Veterinary Sciences Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens) BSc in Animal Health/Veterinary Technology R 8 983.00
Wildlife Nutritionist Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens) BSc in Animal Nutrition / Animal Health R 6 588.00
Animal Welfare Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens) Diploma in Animal Health with Higher Certificate in Animal Welfare R 5 444.00
Plant Systematics

 

 

 

Cape Town

Durban

Pretoria

BSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany) R 6 588.00

 

BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany) R 7 785.00
Zoological Systematics Pretoria BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Zoology) R 7 785.00

 

(GC)

Garden Conservation

 

 

Conservation /

Botanical Horticulture /

Eco Tourism

Pietermaritzburg

Pretoria

Thohoyandou

Mokopane

Worcester (Western Cape)

Diploma in Nature Conservation/Horticulture/

Eco Tourism

R 5 444.00

Requirements

Candidates must be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in biodiversity conservation.

The opportunity is aimed at unemployed youth.

People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions)

  • Diploma completed (or equivalent to NQF 6): R5 444.00
  • Bachelors completed (or equivalent to NQF 7): R6 588.00
  • Honours completed (or equivalent to NQF 8): R7 785.00
  • Masters completed (or equivalent to NQF 9): R8 983.00

Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the above fields may apply, however only remuneration stated per field will be applicable.

Application procedure

Each application is to be accompanied by a standard application cover sheet – see attached internship application cover sheet.

Applications are to include a letter of interest (indicate the reason why you should be considered for the internship); full CV; certified copies of highest qualification/academic record/transcript; and ID (certification as a true copy should not be older than six months). Send all documents to groensebenza@sanbi.org.za  with “Groen Sebenza III internships” in the subject line.

Contact details
Ms. Zama Nzeru
012 843 5101

SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships. If no response has been received within 40 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Closes: Monday, 22 March 2021
Time: 16:00
Location: South Africa

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