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Employer: South African National Biodiversity Institute

Job Title: Internship Programme x5

Job Type: Internship

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Location:  Pretoria, South Africa

Job Description: 

  • SANBI: Internship Programme (x5)

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is executing the Ecological Infrastructure for Water Security (EI4WS) Project, a seven-year, multi-stakeholder project to unlock development finance to secure ecological infrastructure for water security in two critical catchments. Future water security requires policies and plans that integrated ecosystems and climate change into decision-making, and implementation of projects in a manner that promotes ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change. SANBI supports building skills and capacity in various ways, including by bringing 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 in the Biodiversity Information and Policy Advice (BIPA) Division for incubation in the following field:

FieldPlacementMinimum qualification
Ecological InfrastructurePietermaritzburg x 1Pretoria x1Worcester x 1(the placement in Worcester requires Afrikaans, English and IsiXhosa skills) Honours degree in Environmental Management / Natural Sciences/ Social Sciences
Biodiversity mainstreamingPretoria/Cape Town x 1Honours degree in Environmental Law / Environmental Policy / Environmental Management
GIS / Remote Sensing / Statistical EcologyCape Town x 1Honours degree in Biological or Geographical Sciences (with GIS / Remote Sensing / Statistical Ecology)


Candidates must be enthusiastic and have a keen interest in biodiversity conservation and mainstreaming, environmental management, ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change and sustainable development.

People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

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

  • Bachelors completed (or equivalent to NQF 7): R 8 349.00
  • Honours completed (or equivalent to NQF 8): R 9 876.00

Candidates holding higher qualifications than the ones stated in the above fields may apply, however only remuneration stated per field will be applicable.

SANBI: Internship Programme (x5)

How to Apply:

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; letter of reference and ID (certification as a true copy should not be older than six months). Send all documents to and cc with “BIPA internships” in the subject line.

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.

Enquiries: Ms Rene du Toit, E-mail: 

Closing Date: 21 February 2024

SANBI: Internship Programme (x5)

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