South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) invites applicants to apply for Groen Sebenza Internship Programme 2019 / 2020 financial year.
Closing Date: 17 August 2018
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 internships in the following fields:
|Molecular GeneticsMolecular Ecology / Genetics||Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens) Cape Town||MSc in Genetics / Biochemistry / Molecular BiologyBSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Genetics)|
|Forensic Genetics||Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)||MSc in Genetics / Zoology|
|Veterinary Sciences||Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)||BSc in Animal Health/Veterinary Technology|
|Environmental and Science Education||Betty’s Bay (Western Cape)Bloemfontein
Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)
Worcester (Western Cape)
|Diploma in Nature Conservation (or Natural Sciences)BSc in Life Sciences (with Ecology or Zoology) / Environmental Sciences|
|Conservation / Botanical Horticulture /
Worcester (Western Cape)
|Diploma in Nature Conservation / Horticulture /Eco Tourism|
|Biological Invasions||Cape TownBloemfontein
|BSc Honours in Marine SciencesBSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences
MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Sciences (with GIS)
MSc Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences
Masters in Biological Sciences/Environmental Management (with Invasion Biology, GIS, Taxonomy/Systematics)
Masters in Project Management
|Wildlife Economy / Biodiversity Economy||Pretoria||BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Biodiversity Conservation / Zoology / Botany)|
|Threatened Plant Species||DurbanEast London||BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany)|
|Freshwater Ecology||Pretoria||MSc in Biological Sciences (with Freshwater Ecology)|
|GIS / Remote Sensing / Statistical Ecology||Cape Town||BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with GIS / Remote Sensing / Statistical Ecology)BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Statistics / Statistical Ecology)|
|Marine Sciences||Cape Town||BSc Honours in Marine Sciences|
|Plant Physiology / Climate Change||Cape Town||BSc Honours in Environmental Management (with Plant Science / Physiology / Ecology)|
|Plant Systematics||Cape TownDurban
|BSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany)BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany)|
|Zoological Systematics||Pretoria||BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Zoology)|
|Biodiversity Planning||Cape Town||BSc Honours in Environmental Management or Natural Sciences|
|Biodiversity Information Management||Cape Town||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
|Ecological Infrastructure||Cape TownPretoria||BSc in Environmental Management / Natural SciencesBSc Honours in Environmental Management / Natural Sciences|
|Planning and Land use management||Pretoria||BSc in Environmental Management / Natural Sciences|
Candidates must be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in the conservation of biodiversity. These internships are only available to South African citizens and will be awarded in line with SANBI’s equity targets.
Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions)
- Diploma completed (or equivalent to NQF 6): R5 000
- Bachelors completed (or equivalent to NQF 7): R6 050
- Honours completed (or equivalent to NQF 8): R7 150
- Masters completed (or equivalent to NQF 9): R8 250
Each application is to be accompanied by a standard application cover sheet – see attached internship application cover sheet. Applications are to include a letter of interest; full CV; certified copies of academic record/ transcript, highest qualification and ID. Send all documents to [email protected] with “Groen Sebenza II internships” in the subject line.
Please do not apply online for this position. Please send applications to [email protected]
Ms Zama Mdluli (Tel.: 012 843 5101)
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.