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South african National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI): Internships 2024 Apply Online

As an intern at SANBI, you will have the opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals on a wide range of projects and initiatives aimed at conserving South Africa's biodiversity. Interns will contribute to various tasks, including research, data collection and analysis, project management, public outreach, and administrative support. Under the guidance of experienced mentors, interns will gain valuable skills and knowledge while making meaningful contributions to conservation efforts.

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  • Assist with fieldwork, data collection, and analysis related to biodiversity research projects.
  • Support the development and implementation of conservation initiatives and programs.
  • Contribute to the creation of educational materials and outreach activities to raise awareness about biodiversity conservation.
  • Assist in the maintenance and management of botanical gardens and conservation areas.
  • Provide administrative support, including document preparation, scheduling, and communication with stakeholders.
  • Participate in team meetings, workshops, and training sessions to enhance professional development.
  • Currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a relevant undergraduate or graduate program in biology, environmental science, conservation biology, or a related field.
  • Passion for biodiversity conservation and environmental sustainability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and basic data analysis software.
  • Prior experience or coursework in biodiversity research, ecology, or conservation is desirable but not required.
Job Benefits
  • Hands-On Experience: Gain practical experience working on real-world projects alongside experienced professionals in the field of biodiversity conservation and environmental management.
  • Mentorship: Receive guidance and mentorship from experts in your field of interest, who are dedicated to supporting your learning and professional growth.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals, researchers, and fellow interns in the biodiversity conservation community, expanding your professional network and building relationships that may benefit your future career.
  • Professional Development: Participate in workshops, training sessions, and seminars designed to enhance your skills and knowledge in areas such as research methodologies, project management, and communication.
  • Exposure to Diverse Projects: Contribute to a variety of projects and initiatives aimed at conserving South Africa's rich biodiversity, gaining exposure to different aspects of conservation work and expanding your skill set.

To apply for an internship with SANBI, please submit a resume/CV, cover letter outlining your interest in biodiversity conservation and relevant experience, and contact information for two professional or academic references. Applications should be sent via email with the subject line "SANBI Internship Application."

Employment Type
Duration of employment
3 Months
Environmental Services
Job Location
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2000, South Africa
Working Hours
Date posted
April 17, 2024
Valid through
February 21, 2028
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