SANBI: Internships 2017 in KZN

SANBI: Internships Programme 2017 in KZN

The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is offering a 12-month internship position to support a project on the Flora of KwaZulu-Natal. The successful intern will provide technical support to coordinators of the project. The project will provide opportunities to get to know the plants of KwaZulu-Natal, for interactions with plant taxonomists and some field work. The duration of the internship is November 2016 – October 2017, with a possibility of an extension for another year.

Internship Application deadline is 26 August 2016

Internship Provider: SANBI

InternshipLocation: KwaZulu-Natal


Enthusiastic students with at least an Honours Degree in Life Sciences, preferably in systematics, are urged to apply. The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of herbarium processes, have good written and spoken English and advanced organisational skills. The internship will suit a self-driven individual who is keen to be part of a collaborative team. A valid driver’s licence is required.

The monthly stipend offered is fixed at:

  • R7 150 for an Honours internship
  • R8 250 for a Masters internship
  • R9 300 for a PhD internship

How to apply

Click here to download the application form. Applicants are required to highlight in their cover letters how they see their skills being applied to Flora of KwaZulu-Natal project. Applications are to include a full CV; certified copies of ID, academic record, highest qualification and drivers licence. Send all documents to [email protected] with “Plant systematics internship” in the subject line. Please note that any emails sent to SANBI must be under 10MB in size.


Dr Yashica Singh
Curator: SANBI, KwaZulu-Natal Herbarium
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 031 202 4095


SANBI reserves the right not to fill this internship position. If no response has been received within 21 days of the closing date, candidates may assume that their applications were unsuccessful.

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