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SANBI invites Human Resources Management or Development graduates to apply for this internship!


Closes: Tuesday, 18 April 2023 Location: Cape Town

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: Capacity Development support at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

National Diploma/ Bachelor’s or Honours in Human Resources Management or Development


  • 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.

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 and sent to

  • 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)

All candidates are requested to complete an online application form, please click on this link to complete the application.

Enquiries: Ms Glynnis Webb E-mail: 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.


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