SANBI: Internships 2017 / 2018 in South Africa

SANBI: Internships Programme in South Africa

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is offering  internship Programme for the academic year 2017/2018. This is 18 months  long internship programme and the intern will receive a monthly stipends during their placement.

Enthusiastic students with a Bachelor of Science degree are urged to apply. Applicants should be GIS and or wetland ecology students interested in gaining practical experience in research. No prior working experience is required but good grades at university and a keen interest in the conservation of South Africa’s biodiversity will be an advantage.  Knowledge of / previous experience with data capturing of water features will be an added advantage.

Internship Application deadline is 15 July 2016.

Internship Provider:  SANBI

Internship Location: South Africa

Field of Study

  • BSc graduates with GIS.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Writing of reports and communication with a network of scientists (excellent written and spoken communication in English is required)
  • GIS, data capturing, data sourcing, including knowledge on how to digitise water features
  • Basic understanding of Wetland Ecology

The monthly stipend offered is fixed at

  • R6 050 for a Bachelors graduate
  • R7 150 for an Honours graduate
  • R8 250 for a Masters graduate

No other benefits apply as these are internship positions.

How to apply

Click here to download the application form. Applications should include a full CV, letter of reference, certified copies of ID and academic record.  Completed applications can be forwarded to [email protected]  Subject: SANBI Wetland Mapper Internship. Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.

Enquiries to Namhla Mbona at [email protected]


If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications was unsuccessful.

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