South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI): Internships 2021

South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) invites unemployed graduates to apply Internship Programme 2021.

Internship Application Closing Date : 22 March 2021 at 16:00

Internship Location: South Africa

 Description: SANBI, through it’s Groen Sebenza initiative in
inviting graduates for the Internship Programme 2021. 
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. Environmental and Science Education

Minimum qualification

  • National Diploma/BA/BSc in Environmental/Conservation/  Eduaction with Environmental Eduaction specialisatiion.

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

2. Biodiversity Planning

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Environmental Management; Geographical Sciences or Natural Sciences.

Location: Cape Town

3. Biodiversity Information Management

Minimum 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

Location: Cape Town

4. Ecological Infrastructure

Minimum qualification

  • BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences.
  • BSc Honours in Environmental.
  • Management/Natural Sciences.

Location: Cape Town and Pretoria

5. Biodiversity Mainstreaming

Minimum 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

Location: Cape Town, Pretoria and Pietermaritzburg

6. Planning and Land Use Management

Minimum qualification

  • BSc in Environmental Management/Natural Sciences/Social Sciences/Urban & Regional Planning.

Location: Pretoria

7. Molecular Ecology /  Herpetology / Molecular Genetics

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Genetics)
  • MSc in Genetics/Biochemistry/
  • Molecular Biology

Location: Cape Town

8. Wildlife Economy / Biodiversity Economy

Minimum qualification

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

Location: Pretoria

9. Threatened Plant Species

Minimum qualification

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

Location: Durban, Johannesburg and Graskop (Mpumalanga)

10. Restoration Ecology/Citizen Science

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Biological Science (with Botany
  • MSc in Biological Science (with Biodiversity
  • Conservation / Botany)

Location: Cape Town

11. Freshwater Ecology

Minimum qualification

  • MSc in Biological Sciences (with Freshwater Ecology)

Location: Pretoria and Cape Town

12. Ecology/Vegetation Ecology

Minimum qualification

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

Location: Pretoria and Cape Town

13. MSc in Biological Sciences (with GIS/Botany

Minimum qualification

  • GIS (National Biodiversity Assessment)

Location: Cape Town

14. Invasives & GMO Assessments

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Natural Sciences
  • BSc Honours in Marine Sciences

Location: Cape Town

15. Biological Invasions

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences
  • MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Sciences (with GIS)
  • MSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences
  • MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Management (with Invasion Biology, GIS, Taxonomy/Systematics)
  • Post Graduate Qualification/ Masters in Project Management
  • Honours in Natural Sciences/ MSc in Natural Science

Location: Cape Town, Bloemfontein, East London, Nelspruit, Pretoria, Stellenbosch, Thohoyandou

16. Forensic Genetics

Minimum qualification

  • MSc in Genetis /Zoology

Location: Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)

17. Veterinary Sciences

Minimum qualification

  • MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Sciences (with GIS)

Location: Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)

18. Wildlife Nutritionist

Minimum qualification

  • MSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany) / Environmental Sciences

Location: Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)

19. Animal Welfare

Minimum qualification

  • MSc in Biological Sciences / Environmental Management (with Invasion Biology, GIS, Taxonomy/Systematics)
  • Post Graduate Qualification/ Masters in Project Management

Location: Pretoria (National Zoological Gardens)

20. Plant Systematics

Minimum qualification

  • BSc in Biological Sciences (with Botany)
  • BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Botany)

Location: Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

21. Zoological Systematics

Minimum qualification

  • BSc Honours in Biological Sciences (with Zoology)
  • Post Graduate Qualification/ Masters in Project Management

Location: Pretoria

22. Conservation / Botanical Horticulture / Eco Tourism

Minimum qualification

  • Diploma in Nature Conservation/Horticulture/ Eco Tourism

Location: Pietermaritzburg, Pretoria, Thohoyandou, Mokopane and Worcester (Western Cape)

Requirements

  • Candidates must be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in biodiversity conservation.
  • The opportunity is aimed at unemployed youth.
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

Internship monthly stipend values (no other benefits apply as these are internship positions)

  • Diploma completed (or equivalent to NQF 6): R5 444.00
  • Bachelors completed (or equivalent to NQF 7): R6 588.00
  • Honours completed (or equivalent to NQF 8): R7 785.00
  • Masters completed (or equivalent to NQF 9): R8 983.00
  • Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the above fields may apply, however only remuneration stated per field will be applicable.

How to apply

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 (indicate the reason why you should be considered for the internship); full CV; certified copies of highest qualification/academic record/transcript; and ID (certification as a true copy should not be older than six months). Send all documents to [email protected] with “Groen Sebenza III internships” in the subject line.

Contact details: Ms. Zama Nzeru – 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.

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