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  • Must be a SA citizen. 

  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35. 

  • Valid driver’s license will be added advantage  

  • 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. 

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




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 

Clearly state the field you are interested in the subject line of your email when applying If you meet the above criteria, please submit your application (including a motivational covering letter, CV, copy of qualifications and ID) to  

Clearly state the field you are interested in the subject line of your email when applying. 



Contact details: 


Closing date: 7 September 2023 


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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The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme funded for next three years. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (diploma – PhD 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 funding.

  3. Transformation and organisational strengthening - strengthen different organisational 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.



South African Education Project (SAEP) in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the following fields:


Internships and student placements are a great way for aspiring professionals to gain experience and to contribute at the same time.


We host social work students from local and international universities for their practical placements, provide opportunities for students to research advance organisational goals while mentoring aspiring professionals.


Internships are mutually beneficial:  Interns inform and add value to the workplace while gaining practical experience and adding value to their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to or with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


SAEP hosts volunteers from all over the world, of different ages and backgrounds, and with an amazing variety of skills and interests.


Volunteering at SAEP is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and young people. It is impossible to list all the ways volunteers can contribute to SAEP so here are just some examples:

- tertiary student adviser

- tutoring & training

- fund raising & social media/photography

- administration

- helping on hikes, outings & camps

- building & maintenance of ECD centres 

If you are interested in volunteering please send us your CV and a letter of motivation to with details of the time you have available and how you are interested in becoming involved.


This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic Tertiary Support Programme, helping students from low socio-economic backgrounds to achieve their goals of graduating with a tertiary qualification. Advisers support tertiary students in their personal and academic development through face to face meetings, joint events and electronic check ins.


Mentors must be graduates themselves, understand how to navigate tertiary institutions and commit to support a student for a year. Advisers and students are matched as far as possible according to educational background, career path, and other factors such as geographical location. The ultimate goal is for the students and adviser to have a meaningful, supportive relationship.




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