The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), in partnership with the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE), is calling on second and third-year students studying Horticulture, Landscape Technology, Nature Conservation, Wildlife Management, Game Ranch Management and Ecotourism to apply for work- integrated learning placement.

Placement will be from 1 January 2023 or 1 July 2023 and duration will be either 6 or 12 months, dependent on specific centre requirements.

Opportunities include:

Field of study Placement Work areas
Horticulture

 

Landscape Technology

Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Garden planning, development and maintenance
  • Plant propagation and collection management
  • Plant identification, inventory & accessioning
Hantam National Botanical Garden, Nieuwoudtville
Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, Betty’s Bay
Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg
Kwelera National Botanical Garden, East London
Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Nelspruit
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort
National Zoological Gardens, Mokopane
National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria
Nature Conservation Hantam National Botanical Garden, Nieuwoudtville
  • Alien invasive and bush encroachment management
  • Veld fire breaks, trails and perimeter maintenance
  • Erosion control
  • Biodiversity checklists
  • Environment and Waste management
  • Risk management

 

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town
KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg
Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Nelspruit
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort
Ecotourism KwaZulu-Natal National Botanical Garden, Pietermaritzburg
  • Biodiversity interpretation
  • Biodiversity monitoring
  • Marketing and Tourism in ecotourism
  • Customer satisfaction surveys
Pretoria National Botanical Garden
National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria
Wildlife Management

 

Game Ranch Management

 

Nature Conservation

National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria
  • Animal care & feeding duties
  • Enclosure cleaning and maintenance
  • Breeding and conservation programmes
  • Animal capture activities
  • Environmental enrichment activities and animal conditioning training
National Zoological Gardens, Mokopane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements: Second- and third-year Horticulture, Landscape Technology, Nature Conservation, Ecotourism, Game Ranch Management and Wildlife Management students who are self-motivated and enthusiastic are encouraged to apply. Good grades will be a strong advantage.

Students who have already graduated need not apply. 

Students must make their own arrangements for accommodation. 

Monthly stipend: R3 575.75

Application: Please complete this application form and submit the following documents (Failure to supply the below documents will result in rejection of the application.):

  • A letter of interest
  • A CV
  • Your goals while training at SANBI
  • Letter of recommendation from lecturers/supervisors
  • Letter from university stating that you need to complete work-integrated learning
  • Certified copies of your results
  • Certified copy of your ID.

Please submit your application to students@sanbi.org.za  and copy students.sanbi@gmail.com.

Subject line: SANBI/DFFE WIL placement.

Candidates will be expected to be available for interviews on dates and times as determined by SANBI. SANBI reserves the right not to fill these positions.

If no response has been received within 40 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

Enquiries:
Mr Bulelani Mgodeli
E-mail: b.mgodeli@sanbi.org.za

Closes: Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Job type: 6 or 12 months contract dependent on specific centre requirements
Location: All RSA provinces except North West
Stipend:
R3 575.75 per month

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