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Internship for Nature Conservation, Environmental Management graduates @ SANBI


Closes: Monday, 16 October 2023 Location: South Africa Call for internships

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme for three years. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (diploma – PhD 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 funding.

  3. Transformation and organisational strengthening - strengthen different organisational 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.

South African Education Project (SAEP) in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the following fields: Field: Environmental Education Officer

Location: Beautiful Gate, 73 Stock Rd, Philippi, Cape Town, W.Cape

Required Qualification: ND in Nature Conservation / BSc or BTech Environmental Management

Stipend rate: R6 082 -R7 359


  • Must be a SA citizen.

  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.

  • Valid driver’s license will be added advantage

  • 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; BSc = R7 359; Honours = R8 697; MSc = R10 035; PHD = 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 If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application (including a motivational covering letter and CV) to Clearly state the field you are interested in the subject line of your email when applying

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. SAEP website


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