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Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency – Internships 2023

Location: Mpumalanga, South Africa

Closing Date: 03 February 2023

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency: Internship Programme 2023

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) in partnership with The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is pleased to announce a call for applications for incubation in the below mentioned fields of study.

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

  • Diploma: R6 082
  • BSc: R7 359
  • Honours: R8 697
  • MSc: R10 035
  • PHD: R12 035

The following Internship Opportunities are open for applications:

Geographical Information Systems/Science Intern

Location: Lydenburgm (Biodiversity Planner)


  • Diploma in GIS
  • Postgraduate Diploma in GIS

Environmental Science Intern

Location: Lydenburg (EIA)


  • BSc in Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Resources Studies

Aquatic Intern

Location: Lydenburg

  • Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Environmental & Water Science

Zoology Intern

Location: Head Office

  • Qualifications: BSc in Zoology or Wildlife

Veterinary Science Intern

Location: Head Office (Wildlife Management)

  • Qualifications: BSc in Zoology or Wildlife

Botany Intern

Location: Head Office (Wildlife Management)

Qualifications: BSc in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Botany
  • Plant Science
  • Plant Ecology
  • or Conservation Biology

Ornithology Intern

Location: Lydenburg

  • Qualifications: National Diploma in Ornithology

Wildlife Management Intern

Location: Head Office (Wildlife Management) 


  • Diploma in Wildlife Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Wildlife Management

Applicant Requirements

  • 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 qualifications mentioned in the table above
  • People with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

NB. Underemployed refers to youth employed in any sector than the one they studied for as per the above listed fields.

How to Apply

Application Procedure:

  • Hand deliver an application letter, detailed CV, copy of qualification(s) and valid proof of residence to the mentioned Locations (Nature Reserves) or at the MTPA Head Office Base Stations – Block J Office J8.
  • Certified copies of ID will be required from ONLY shortlisted candidates only.
  • Applicants must indicate their preferred base station on the application letter.

Closing Date: 03 February 2023 at 16h00.

Please note:

  • Emailed and Faxed applications will NOT be considered
  • Correspondence will only be limited to short-listed candidates.
  • If you do not hear from us within thirty (30) days after the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

For any enquiries you may contact:

  • Bongani Vilane: boganiv@mtpa.co.za
  • Brilliant Knoza: brilliant@mtpa.co.za
  • Nomusa Hlekwayo: nomusa@mtpa.co.za
  • TEl: 013 – 065 0870

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