SANBI: Internships (Nationwide)

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:


1. (BEPE) Biodiversity Education & Public Engagement

Environmental and Science Education

Qualification: National Diploma/BA/BSc in Environmental/Conservation/ Education with Environmental Education specialization

Location: Betty’s Bay (Western Cape), Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Mbombela, Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria, National Zooogical Garden, Walter Sisulu, Mokopane, Thohoyandou, Worcester (Western Cape).


2. (PAIM) Policy Advice Information & Management

2.1 Biodiversity Planning - Cape Town

BSc Honours in Environmental Management; Geographical Sciences or Natural Sciences


2.2 Biodiversity Information Management Cape Town

Qualification: BSc Honours in Environmental Sciences/Natural Sciences/Data Management (or relevant data-intensive discipline), BSc Honours in Computer Science/Information Technology, BSc Honours in Natural Sciences/Computer Science


2.3 Ecological Infrastructure - Cape Town, Pretoria

Qualification: BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences, BSc Honours in Environmental, Management/Natural Sciences


2.4 Biodiversity Mainstreaming - Cape Town, Pretoria, Pietermaritzburg

Qualification: BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences, BSc Honours in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences, BSc with a post graduate qualification in Project Management/Sustainability Science/ Economic Management Science


2.5 Planning and Land Use Management - Pretoria

Qualification: BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences/Urban & Regional Planning


3. (BRAM) Biodiversity Research Assessment and Monitoring

3.1 Molecular Ecology / Herpetology / Molecular Genetics - Cape Town

Qualification: BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Genetics), MSc in Genetics/Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology


3.2 Wildlife Economy / Biodiversity Economy - Pretoria

Qualification: MSc in Biological Sciences (with Biodiversity Conservation/Zoology / Wildlife Economy)


3.3 Threatened Plant Species - Durban, Johannesburg, Graskop (Mpumalanga)

Qualification: BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany)/ MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Sciences (with Biodiversity Conservation / Botany)


3.4 Restoration Ecology/Citizen Science - Cape Town

Qualification: BSc Honours in Biological Science (with Botany)/ MSc in Biological Science (with Biodiversity

Conservation / Botany)


3.5 Freshwater Ecology - Pretoria, Cape Town

Qualification: MSc in Biological Sciences (with Freshwater Ecology)


3.6 Ecology/Vegetation Ecology - Pretoria, Cape Town

Qualification: MSc in Biological/ Science (with Biodiversity Conservation) / Botany / Ecology)


3.7 GIS (National Biodiversity Assessment) - Cape Town

Qualification: MSc in Biological Sciences (with GIS/Botany