SANBI Groen Sebenza Phase II internship program

Groen Sebenza Phase II internship program and a specific call for internship in the field of Conservation Area Management in partnership with Nature Connect and The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). This program aims to provide work-based learning opportunities for unemployed graduates in various fields related to nature conservation and management. Here’s a summary of the key details:


Program Details:

  • Program Name: Groen Sebenza Phase II
  • Duration: From the date of appointment until 31 December 2024
  • Goal: To provide workplace-based learning, create job opportunities, promote organizational development, and establish a research-informed skills intelligence system.

Internship Field and Location:

  • Field: Conservation Area Management
  • Location: Cape Town, Western Cape

Required Qualification:

  • National Diploma/Advanced Diploma/Postgrad Diploma/BTech in Nature Conservation or Nature Management

Number of Interns:

  • 1 intern is required for this field.


  • Stipend rates range from R6,082 to R8,697 per month (depending on the qualification level of the intern).


  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Age: Young unemployed and underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Qualifications: Applicants must hold the required qualifications as mentioned.
  • Preference is given to applicants with a valid driver’s license.
  • Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
  • “Underemployed” refers to youth employed in a sector other than the one they studied for.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested candidates should submit an updated CV, copies of ID and qualifications, and a motivational letter.
  • The motivational letter should highlight what makes the candidate unique and why they are the ideal candidate for the position.
  • Applications should be submitted via email to louisem@natureconnect.earth 
  • Closing Date: 18 August 2023.

Contact Information:


  • Higher qualified candidates may apply, but the remuneration is capped according to the minimum requirements.
  • SANBI reserves the right not to fill these internships.
  • If there is no response within 40 days of the closing date, candidates should assume their applications were unsuccessful.

If you have any specific questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask. Contact Number: 021-100-5613

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