Call for Two Year Internships

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme for the next two years. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (Diploma – Doctoral level) and place them nationally in different organisations (government and non-governmental) where they will be incubated (trained and mentored) to further develop their competence and confidence in the management of environment/biodiversity.

The programme goals:

  1. Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.
  2. Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond phase II.
  3. Transformation and organisational strengthening - strengthen different organizational development aspects including transformation in its totality, mentoring, proactive skills, and planning to better respond to organisational mandates and other national priorities.
  4. Research informed - through research, develop a ‘live’ skills intelligence system that will enable the sector to proactively plan for skills development and track and trace the utilisation of the developed skills.

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

Directorate/Division/ Programme Field Location (where the Intern will be based) Required Qualification Number required Stipend rate (per month)
Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring, Directorate on Biodiversity Assessments Research Management Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Masters in Environmental Management/Science/

Nature Conservation

1 R10 035
Freshwater Ecology BSc Honours or MSc in freshwater related research with GIS skills 1 R8 697

or R10 035

MSc or PhD in Freshwater-related Sciences, Physical Geography, Earth-Sciences or Hydrology 1 R10 035

or

R12 035

BSc Honours or MSc in freshwater management/monitoring and research with GIS skills 1 R8 697

Or  R10 035

Master’s in environmental management/Science/

Nature Conservation; with a focus on freshwater biodiversity

1 R10 035
Molecular Ecology Honours or MSc Phylogenetics conservation, Herpetology 1 R8 697

Or R10 035

Marine Research and Policy Honours or MSc (MSc in Marine Sciences, Zoology or Botany with data informatics, data science and /or data management. 1 R8 697

Or  R10 035

Marine Ecology BSc Honours/ MSc or PHD in Marine Science, Zoology or Botany 1 R8 697

or  R10 035

or  R12 035

Master’s in environmental management, Geography, Marine Science, Biology 1 R10 035
Red Listing Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden MSc in freshwater related research with GIS background 1 R10 035
Threatened Species Garden Route B-Tech in Nature Conservation or BSc Biological Science 1 R7 359
Biodiversity Assessments Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden MSc or PhD with GIS and Remote Sensing experience, preferably ecology background 1 R10 035

Or R12 035

Ecology/vegetation mapping Pretoria National Botanical Garden MSc Plant/Vegetation ecology 1 R10 035

 

Biodiversity Economy Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden MSc or PhD in Botany or related field 2 R10 035

Or R12 035

Research Management Pretoria National Botanical Garden Minimum BSc Honours in an environment related field 1 R8 697
Climate Change Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSc Honours (biological sciences) 1 R8 697
GMOs/Biosecurity Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden / Pretoria BSc Honours (Biotechnology) 1 R8 697
Biodiversity Research, Assessment and Monitoring, Directorate on Biodiversity Evidence

 

 

Early Detection and Rapid response research

 

Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden BSc Honours Botany or Ecology or Zoology or Environmental Science 3 R8 697
ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation / BSc or related in Environmental Management / Biodiversity related field 3

 

R6 082

Or R7359

Early Detection and Rapid response Research Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ MSc in Environment related studies 2 R7 359

Or R10 035

Master’s in a Biodiversity related field 2 R10 035
ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation / BSc or related in Environmental Management / Biodiversity related field 3

 

R6 082

Or R7359

Early Detection and Rapid response Research Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Mbombela

BSc Honours in Environmental Management/

B-Tech Nature Conservation

1 R8 697
ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ BSc or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 3 R6 082

Or R7359

Rapid Response

 

Pretoria National Botanical Garden BSc Honours in Environmental Management/Nature Conservation 1 R8 697
Taxonomy

 

BSc in botany/ biological science 1 R7359
Early detection and Rapid Response ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ BSc or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 3

 

R6 082

Or R7359

Management of biological invasions and their impacts on socio-ecological systems Free State National Botanical Garden

Bloemfontein

Master’s in Natural Sciences, Spatial Analysis (RS-GIS) 2 R10 035
Early detection and Rapid Response ND or B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ BSc or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 3

 

R6 082

Or R7359

Research

 

Pretoria National Botanical Garden Master’s in botany or a biodiversity related field 2 R10 035
Bioprospecting and biodiversity economy

 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden /Pretoria National Botanical Garden Master’s Botany 2 R10 035
Impact assessments, lists, or indicators of biological invasions Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden / Stellenbosch MSc or BSc Honours Biological Invasions

 

1 R7 359

or R10 035

Risk analyses of Biological Invasives Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden / Stellenbosch MSc or BSc Honours Biological Invasions 1 R10 035
Early detection and Rapid Response, GEF 7 project Pretoria National Botanical Garden National Diploma / BTech in a biodiversity related field. 3 R6 082

Or R7 359

Biodiversity Information Management Pretoria National Botanical Garden BSc Honours (Conservation Biology / Environmental management / Information Management / Computer Science /Geography / GIS) 2 R8 697
National Botanical Garden National Botanical Gardens Kwelera National Botanical Garden

East London

Diploma Horticulture 1 R6 082
Diploma Nature Conservation 1 R6 082
Diploma in Administration 1 R6 082
National Zoological Garden Environmental Education Pretoria National Zoological Garden Diploma Nature Conservation

Any qualification in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences

2 R6 082
BSc in Life Sciences / Nature Conservation/ Environmental Management 2 R7 359
BSc in Life Sciences/ Nature Conservation 2 R7 359
Graphic Design

Diploma or Degree

 

1 R6 082

or

R7 359

Diploma Nature Conservation

Any qualification in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences

2 R6 082

Or  R7 359

Diploma Nature Conservation

Any qualification in the Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences

2 R6 082
Mokopane BEd (Focus Biology, Life Sciences)

BSc Zoology / Botany / Environmental Sciences (interest is education)

2 R7 359
National Zoological Garden, Animal Collection Bird Section Husbandry and Enrichment. Pretoria National Zoological Garden

 

Diploma or B-Tech in Nature Conservation/ BSc Zoology or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 1 R6 082

or

R7 359

Reptile, Amphibian & Arachnid Husbandry and Enrichment. Diploma or B-Tech in Nature Conservation / BSc Zoology or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 1 R6 082

or

R7 359

Wildlife Conservation Pretoria National Zoological Garden Diploma or B-Tech in Nature Conservation / BSc Zoology or related in environmental management / biodiversity related field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Horticulturalist Mokopane Biodiversity Conservation Centre Diploma Horticulture / BSc Horticulture 1 R6 082

or

R7 359

Animal Welfare and Enrichment Mokopane Diploma in Animal Health Technology

B-Tech in Animal Health Technology.

1 R6 082

or

R7 359

Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice Impact of business on biodiversity Pretoria National Botanical Garden Master’s in Economics or Business 2 R10 035
Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Postgraduate degree in Economics (Honours / Masters) 1 R8 697

or

R10 035

 

Pretoria National Botanical Garden or Pietermaritzburg BSc Honours Environmental management or related 1 R8 697
Worcester BSc Honours in Environmental Management / Natural Sciences/ Social  Sciences 1 R8 697
Biodiversity Information Management Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSc Honours (Conservation Biology / Botany/ Information Management / Computer Science /Geography / GIS) 1 R8 697
Biodiversity Planning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSc Honours (GIS / Environmental Science) 1 R8 697
Environmental Management Pretoria National Botanical Garden BA (Geography),

BSc Honours (Environmental Science)

1 R7 359

or

R8 697

Biodiversity stewardship and GEF 7 project Pretoria National Botanical Garden Honours in Environmental science or Environmental Management 4 R8 697
Catchment Convening & Coordination Pretoria National Botanical Garden MSc in Water Resource Science 1 R10 035
Catchment Convening & Coordination Pretoria National Botanical Garden MSc in Geography and GIS 1 R10 035
GIS; citizen science and reporting Pretoria National Botanical Garden BSc GIS or Environmental Management 1 R7 359
Biodiversity Mainstreaming Pretoria National Botanical Garden BSc / BA Environmental Management or related 1 R7 359
Social and organisational learning Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSocSc or BSc Honours, flexible on specialisation but interest in social learning facilitation essential   R7 359

or

R8 697

Biodiversity Education & Public Engagement Environmental Education Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field. 3 R6 082

or

R7 359

Harold Porter National Botanical Garden

Betty’s Bay

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden

Worcester

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Free State National Botanical Garden

Bloemfontein

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden

Pietermaritzburg

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Pretoria National Botanical Garden ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 3 R6 082

or

R7 359

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Roodepoort

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Lowveld National Botanical Garden

Mbombela

ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden ND / B-Tech / BA / BSc in the environmental / conservation field 2 R6 082

or

R7 359

Capacity Development for teachers and teacher trainers Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden

Roodepoort

Bachelors with Honours in the environmental / conservation field or in education with a specialisation in environmental education 2 R8 697
National Infrastructure Programme Built Environment Pretoria NZG (3)

Kirstenbosch NBG (2)

Pretoria NBG (1)

Thohoyandou NBG (1)

Lowveld NBG (1)

Walter Sisulu NBG (1)

KZN NBG (1)

KZN-Herbarium (1)

Kwelera NBG (1)

Harold Porter NBG (1)

Karoo Desert NBG (1)

National Diploma in

Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Building Science

14 R6 082
Succulent Programme Ex situ conservation - Succulent plants Pretoria National Botanical Garden B-Tech / AD Horticulture 1 R7 359
Conservation Biology - Succulent plants Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSc Botany / Conservation Biology or B-Tech / AD Horticulture 1 R7 359
Plant Taxonomy –

Succulent plants

KZN Herbarium BSc Honours Botany / Natural Sciences 1 R8 697

 

Threatened species/ Plant redlisting/ Plant Production Nursery Worcester B-Tech / AD Horticulture 1 R7 359
Foundation Biodiversity

Science

 

Plant Taxonomy National Herbarium (3), Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden (1), and Kei Herbarium: Walter Sisulu University (1)

 

 

BSc Honours / MSc in Plant Systematics /biological sciences (plant taxonomy),

MSc (Botany) in Plant Systematics,

BSc Honours in natural/biological sciences (plants)

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

R8 697

or

R10 035

 

 

 

 

 

 

KZN Herbarium, Durban (2)

 

BSc Honours or MSc (Botany) in Plant Systematics

 

2

 

R8 697

or

R10 035

Pretoria National Botanical Garden.

KZN Herbarium, Durban (3)

BSc Honours with Botany as a major 3 R8 697
Pretoria National Botanical Garden BSc Botany 1 R7 359
Compton Herbarium, Cape Town BSc in Biological Sciences 2 R7 359
Graphic/Information design Pretoria National Botanical Garden Diploma / Degree in Graphic or Information Design 1 R6 082

or

R7 359

SANBI Libraries Pretoria National Botanical Garden and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Diploma/ Degree in Library Science 8 R6 082

or

R7 359

SANBI Libraries Pretoria National Botanical Garden and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Degree in Library Science / Cataloguing Experience 4 R7 359
Biobank National Zoological Garden, Pretoria

 

BSc Zoology or Biotechnology 1 R7 359
Biodiversity Informatics Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden MSc or PhD in Natural Science/Biological Science/Botany/Zoology 2 R10 035

or

R12 035

Zoological Systematics Pretoria National Botanical Garden. National Zoological Garden, Pretoria  BSc Biological Sciences

 

 

1

 

R7 359
Honours Molecular Biology (2); Honours Genetics (2)

Honours Zoology (1)

5 R8 697

 

MSc Zoology (2)

MSc Genetics (1)

3 R10 035
Genetics Services Unit / Conservation genetics National Zoological Garden, Pretoria Diploma or equivalent qualification at NQF level 6 in any natural science discipline. 1 R6 082
Honours or equivalent qualification at NQF level 8 in genetics or any related molecular science discipline 1 R8 697

 

Natural Science Collections facility Pretoria National Botanical Garden Diploma / Degree in information management / natural sciences 6 R6 082

or

R7 359

Pretoria National Botanical Garden Postgraduate qualification (Masters level) in information management / natural science 2 R10 035
Biodiversity Biobanks SA Pretoria National Botanical Garden MSc or PhD in molecular biology / microbiology 1 R10 035

or

R12 035

Molecular Ecology Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Honours or MSc 1 R8 697

or

R10 035

Human Resources

 

Capacity Development support Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Bachelor’s or Honours or PGD in Human Resources Development / Training and Development 1 R7 359

or

R8 697

Pretoria National Botanical Garden PGD in Labour Relations 1 R8 697
Groen Sebenza Project Management Unit Communication Pretoria National Botanical Garden Bachelor’s degree in communications 1 R7 359
Project Coordination (Regions) Gauteng/ Western Cape/ KZN

 

Honours/Masters in Environment/Biodiversity Management with Project Management modules/Certificate 3 R8 697

or

R10 035

 

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Pretoria National Botanical Garden Masters /PhD in skills development 1 R10 035

or

R12 035

Finance Pretoria National Botanical Garden or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden National Diploma or Degree in Finance Administration/Internal Auditing 3 R6 082

or

R7 359

Human Resources Pretoria National Botanical Garden or Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden National Diploma Human Resources 3 R6 082

 

Information Technology Pretoria National Botanical Garden x 1

National Zoological Gardens x1

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden x 2

National Diploma in Information Technology 4 R6 082

 

Supply Chain Management Pretoria National Botanical Garden Diploma/Degree/Honours in Supply Chain Management/ Finance/Logistics or equivalent. 3 R6 082

or

R7 359

or

R8 697

Adaptation Policy and Resourcing Gender and Climate Change Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BA Honours in Gender Studies or related 1 R8 697
Ecosystem based Adaptation Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSc Honours /BA Honours in Environmental management or related, with specific expressed interest in climate change 1 R8 697
Community and stakeholder engagement Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden BSocSc Honours or

BSc Honours, flexible on specialisation but interest in stakeholder and community engagement

1 R8 697

Requirements:

  • Must be a SA citizen.
  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Innovative, dynamic, and creative
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector
  • Must hold qualifications mentioned in table above
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply

* Underemployed refers to youth employed in any sector than the one they studied for as per the above listed fields.

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

Qualification  Stipend
Diploma R6 082
Bachelor’s R7 359
Honour’s R8 697
Master’s R10 035
Doctoral R12 035

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 form.

The following documentation should accompany your submission:

  • One page letter of interest – this is not a reference letter (your letter of interest must indicate why you should be considered for the internship)
  • Full CV/ resume
  • Valid certified copies of highest qualification/academic record/transcript (certified copies should not be older than six months)
  • ID (certified as a true copy and should not be older than six months)

Send all documents to GroenSebenza@sanbi.org.za with: “Groen Sebenza phase II internships” in the subject line.

Contact details:

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: Wednesday, 7 December 2022
Time: 16:30pm
Location:
South Africa

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