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Nature Connect: Groen Sebenza Internships Latest Opportunities 2024

Nature Connect is seeking a dynamic and passionate individual to join our team as a Groen Sebenza Internship Program Coordinator. The Groen Sebenza Internship Program, funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and other partners, aims to address the critical need for skilled professionals in the environmental sector while promoting inclusive growth and transformation within the industry.

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  1. Program Coordination:
    • Oversee all aspects of the Groen Sebenza Internship Program, including recruitment, selection, placement, and mentorship of interns.
    • Develop and maintain partnerships with participating organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies to facilitate intern placements and support.
    • Coordinate training sessions, workshops, and networking events for interns to enhance their skills, knowledge, and professional development.
  2. Mentorship and Support:
    • Provide guidance, mentorship, and support to interns throughout their placement, ensuring a positive and enriching experience.
    • Facilitate regular check-ins and evaluations to monitor interns' progress, address challenges, and provide feedback for improvement.
  3. Administration and Reporting:
    • Maintain accurate records of intern placements, activities, and outcomes.
    • Prepare regular reports and updates for funders, partners, and stakeholders on program performance, achievements, and impact.
  4. Promotion and Outreach:
    • Promote the Groen Sebenza Internship Program to potential interns, partner organizations, and stakeholders through various channels, including social media, events, and presentations.
    • Participate in outreach activities and recruitment efforts to attract a diverse pool of candidates from different backgrounds and communities.
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental science, conservation biology, ecology, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Experience in project management, program coordination, or related roles.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with the ability to multitask and prioritize effectively.
  • Knowledge of environmental issues, conservation principles, and sustainable development practices.
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including government agencies, NGOs, academia, and community groups.
  • Passion for environmental conservation, social inclusion, and youth empowerment.
Job Benefits
  • Opportunity to make a meaningful impact in environmental conservation and sustainability.
  • Professional development and networking opportunities within the environmental sector.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  1. Review the Job Description: Carefully read through the job description provided above to ensure that you meet the qualifications and requirements for the position.
  2. Prepare Your Application Materials:
    • Update your resume/CV to highlight relevant experience, skills, and qualifications.
    • Write a cover letter that outlines why you are interested in the position, how your experience aligns with the job responsibilities, and why you would be a good fit for Nature Connect.
  3. Submit Your Application:
    • Visit the Nature Connect website or follow any application instructions provided in the job posting.
    • Fill out the online application form, if available, and upload your resume/CV and cover letter.
    • If applying via email, ensure that you include all required documents as attachments and use a clear and professional subject line (e.g., Application for Groen Sebenza Internship Program Coordinator Position).
  4. Follow-Up:
    • After submitting your application, you may consider following up with Nature Connect to confirm receipt and express your continued interest in the position.
    • Be prepared to respond promptly if contacted for an interview or additional information.
  5. Prepare for Interviews:
    • If selected for an interview, take the time to research Nature Connect, familiarize yourself with the organization's mission and programs, and prepare thoughtful responses to common interview questions.
    • Highlight your passion for environmental conservation, your experience in program coordination, and your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  6. Attend Interviews:
    • Participate actively in the interview process, demonstrating your enthusiasm, professionalism, and readiness to contribute to the Groen Sebenza Internship Program.
    • Be prepared to discuss your relevant experience, skills, and qualifications in more detail, and ask any questions you may have about the position or the organization.
  7. Follow-Up After Interviews:
    • Send a thank-you email or note to your interviewers expressing your gratitude for the opportunity to interview and reaffirming your interest in the position.
Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Environmental Services
Job Location
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 13, 2024
Valid through
February 12, 2028
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