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Internships for Horticulture, Landscape Tech, Nature Conserv, Wildlife OR Game Ranch Mngmnt @SANBI


Closes: Friday, 20 October 2023 Monthly stipend: R3 575.75 Placement: 6 or 12 months 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 2024 to July 2024 or 1 January 2024 to December 2024 and duration will be either 6 or 12 months, dependent on specific centre requirements.

Opportunities include: Field of study: Horticulture Locations: Free State National Botanical Garden, Bloemfontein Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden, Worcester, Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Mbombela, Pretoria National Botanical Garden, Thohoyandou National Botanical Garden, Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, Cape Town

Work areas

· Garden planning, development and maintenance · Plant propagation and collection management · Plant identification, inventory & accessioning

Field of study: Ecotourism

Locations: National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria

Work areas

· Biodiversity interpretation · Biodiversity monitoring · Marketing and Tourism in ecotourism · Customer satisfaction surveys

Field of study: Wildlife Management, Game Ranch Management, Nature Conservation

Locations: National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria, National Zoological Gardens, Mokopane

Work areas

· Animal care & feeding duties · Enclosure cleaning and maintenance · Breeding and conservation programmes · Animal capture activities · Environmental enrichment activities and animal conditioning training Requirements:

Second- and third-year Horticulture, 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 who have failed some of their modules will not be eligible for placement as they would be unable to register for WIL. Students must make their own arrangements for accommodation. Application:

Please complete this application form and submit the following documents (failure to submit documents listed below will result in the application being disqualified):

  • A letter of interest

  • A full 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 (Must be for 2024 placement)

  • Certified copies of your results

  • Certified copy of your ID

Please submit your application to cc Subject: SANBI / DFFE WIL placement. Click HERE to download Application form

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.

Contact details: Ms R du Toit at

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