SANBI: Environmental Management/ Biodiversity Internship Programme 2024

Applications are now open for the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) Environmental Management/ Biodiversity Internship Programme 2024.

Closing date: 19 June 2024

Location: Contour Enviro Group, 10 Stuart Close, Somerset West Business Park

Contour Enviro Group is an environmental management company with a very strong focus on veld management, capacity development, environmental education as well as environmental compliance for agriculture.

Internship Overview

Contour Enviro Group in partnership with the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the following fields:

  • Field: Environmental Management or Biodiversity
  • Number of interns required: 2
  • Stipend (monthly): R10 035.00

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

About the Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme

The Groen Sebenza Phase II Programme is a bridging into work programme. GS Phase II aims to recruit 1050 unemployed graduates (Diploma – PhD level).

After recruitment, SANBI then places the interns 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:

  • Enable workplace-based learning for graduates aimed at building and strengthening their capacity at various levels.
  • Creation of job opportunities and possible permanent placement beyond funding.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Must be a SA citizen.
  • Young unemployed and *underemployed professionals between the ages of 18 and 35.
  • Innovative, dynamic and creative
  • A commitment to career development in the environmental/biodiversity sector.
  • Must hold Master of Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • 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.

How to Apply

First, DOWNLOAD FULL ADVERT HERE [pdf], then proceed to apply if you meet the indicated minimum requirements.

Application procedure: Please email your CV and field that you are applying to for attention Lincoln Meyer.

Contact details: Email your application to – [email protected]
Closing date: 19th June 2024

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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